Charter Yacht of the Month
Built by Italian yard, International Shipyard Ancona in 2006 to the exterior design of Andrea Vallicelli, ISA Sport 120 36m HOOLIGAN II was launched with the name MIDNIGHT SUN. With her eye-catching champagne paintwork, sleek lines and semi-displacement hull plus superstructure in GRP, to RINA and MCA standards, she offers the perfect combination of performance and luxury. Powered by 3 x MTU 2000hp engines, driven by waterjets and with FIN electronic stabilizers, HOOLIGAN II is capable of an impressive top speed of 32 knots, whilst cruising at 19 knots, making island hopping a breeze in comfort.
The yacht underwent an extensive refit in 2019 and now boasts a sophisticated interior designed by Christiano Gatto in modern red, black and rich cream shades that reflect her strength and speed. Rich woods, plush furnishings and an open plan layout blend in an ideal format to maximise space and socialising for guests on board. Forward on the main deck is the salon area with sofas and a comprehensive entertainment unit. To port is a full bar with seating zone, and aft is the circular formal dining table, situated adjacent to the semi-circular glass doors that can remain open onto deck, providing spectacular views both day and night. On the generous aft deck an additional al fresco dining table is ideal for balmy nights dining under the stars or relaxed morning coffee at anchor, together with an oversized sunbathing pad further aft for sun worshippers to lounge during the day.
The large and well-equipped sun deck offers more impressive entertaining and relaxation areas, complete with a shaped overhang filled with sofa seating that converts to a vast sunpad to while away the hours. A further dining table plus wet bar affords outstanding panoramic views and forwards the jacuzzi is a favourite spot for charter guests to relax.
HOOLIGAN II boasts an extended swim platform, ideal for making the most of her impressive array of water sports toys carried in her garage – and there is room for more! Guests can enjoy plenty of fun with SeaDoos, water skis, wakeboard, paddleboards and a range of inflatables to name but a few. Star of the show is her sensational 12m military spec tender, intended for those on board to remain dry. Whether heading out for dinner or an exciting trip to the shops, there is plenty of space on board this powerful beast!
Her superb volume offers spacious accommodation for 10 guests in five comfortable staterooms. The full beam master suite is split level on the main deck complete with sunken bathroom, while below are two doubles and two twins, all identical, with entertainment centres and en suite bathroom facilities.
Her sporty fun crew of six are keen and energetic with fantastic knowledge of local cruising areas. Whether you are seeking Mediterranean hotspots or hidden gems, they will ensure you discover them all. The yacht prides itself on being child and family friendly, going above and beyond, so parents can relax knowing their children are safe and having fun with professional crew members.
This combination of yacht and crew have previously been a firm charter favourite and glowing accolades have become a regular occurrence. One happy charterer stated, “The experience on board was simply great and the crew gave exceptional service – we are looking to come for longer next year!”. During the challenges of summer 2020 it was also good to hear, “the charter was such fun, especially for keeping 3 energetic children entertained! With all the difficulties chartering in 2020, Captain Russel and Chief Stewardess Andrea were easily able to cope with all of our last-minute arrangements and changes to provide a truly superb experience.”
Packed with modern facilities and well-appointed deck areas, HOOLIGAN II offers a great deal of versatility, whether you wish for a charter providing the ultimate in seclusion or a whirl of stylish social events. With this head-turning yacht and her high performing crew, that summer getaway will most definitely be a memorable one.