Debuting in early 2024 is the new Cranchi Sessantadue (20.15 meters f.t.), the latest addition to the Piantedo shipyard’s “Flagship” range. A hull that is poised to breathe new life into the “flybridge” segment by bringing in an innovative design starting with the vertical bow that slims the line, but not only that.
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The lines of the Sixty-Two explicitly harken back to those of its big sisters, but the challenge for Cranchi’s Research Center was to maintain the same level of comfort and habitability in a hull just 17.68 meters (20.15 overall) long.
From Christian Grande ‘s artistic direction and Aldo Cranchi ‘s pencil for the hull, comes a boat that is all to experience, both in the interior and exterior environments, which will communicate with each other thanks to innovative solutions.
Stepping onto the boat from the swim platform, which can be electrically operated, one immediately finds access to the aft garage, a very large area that can accommodate a tender or jet ski up to 2.85 meters in length and other water toys. The boat’s layouts suggest that a crew cabin with a single bed and separate bathroom can also be obtained alongside the garage.
Climbing the few side steps leads to the cockpit, designed as a convivial area in continuity with the salon, from which it is separated by a glass door. Thus the comfortable and spacious cockpit sofa becomes both an outdoor seating and an extension of the salon lounging area when the glass door is open. The feeling of being on a veranda is also suggested by the continuity of materials, with teak lining the deck top and celino on either side of the glass door.
If instead of continuing to the salon we reach the bow, we find a lounge area with a large semi-C sofa and a large sundeck. Between the two areas for sitting or lounging, the shipyard has carved out a small table that can be moved as desired, with the option of shade with a convenient removable frame and tarp. Even from here, leaning out a bit, you can appreciate one of the main features of the Cranchi Sixty-Two’s water lines: the extremely vertical bow. This expedient allowed the waterline to be lengthened, favoring the overall momentum of the boat, and balancing the load of the flybridge superstructure.
It is not just a matter of harmony and proportion: in fact, the vertical bow has allowed for a significant additional portion of space below deck.
Cranchi Sessantadue – Flybridge
Absolute star of the Cranchi Sessantadue’s design is the flybridge, which is accessed by the staircase on the starboard side of the main deck. The area is designed to be experienced both while cruising and at anchor, with several seats around the expandable table and a cabinet that can be equipped as a kitchenette or wet bar. There is also an additional command area on the starboard side forward, with a dashboard with a minimal design reminiscent of cars and two seats for pilot and co-pilot. The flybridge area is covered and sheltered by a very light and strong T-Top, which can be partially opened by a slat mechanism.
Cranchi Sessantadue- Interior
The main deck salon on the Cranchi Sixty-Two is a natural extension of the cockpit. We find the dining room with a marble table and a fully equipped kitchen with cabinets covered in corrugated wood. Different environment, and in fact carpeted instead of teak, is what we find in the middle of the boat. This is the common convivial area, set up with two angular and mirrored sofas, on one side then finds a TV cabinet (retractable) while on the other an additional sofa. At the far bow of the salon is the command area, with console complete with all useful electronics in navigation and for managed home automation and entertainment. The room, where teak returns to clad the deck, is connected directly with the starboard walkway by a side door. To the left of the wheelhouse we find the ladder leading to the lower deck rooms.
In the sleeping area below deck, the layout is that in a 3+3 configuration : three cabins and three bathrooms. In the full-beam master stateroom set amidships we find carpeting, but the central double bed has a teak bedside rail. In addition to the private marble bathroom with double sink, toilet, separate shower and bidet, the suite has the walk-in closet and a sofa. Also separating the rooms is an antechamber that obscures the immediate view of the bed, thanks to a wall that also houses the TV. In the bow we find the VIP cabin, which benefits from the space created by the vertical line of the bow. Here too we find a central double bed, plenty of room to move around, and a private full bathroom with separate shower. Between the two double cabins is the guest cabin with two single beds, also served by the private bathroom with shower stall. The sailor cabin is carved out in the bow, is independent and has a private bathroom, with access from the outside.
Cranchi Sessantadue – Propulsion
To propel the Cranchi Sixty-two, the shipyard thought of two inboard Volvo nameplates with 1,000 horsepower each. Indeed, in the engine room we find two Volvo Penta D13 1000 hp inline-six cylinders.
Cranchi Sessantadue – Technical Specs
|Length f.t.||20.15 m (hull: 17.68)|
|Displacement with engines||32000 kg|
|Serb. water||700 L|
|Serb. blackwater||230 L|
|Serb. grey water||230 L|
|Serb. fuel||3300 L|
|Engine||3 x Volvo Penta D13 1000 hp|
|Maximum flow rate||16 people|
|Sleeping places||6 + 2|
|Bathroom||3 + 1|
|Project||Cranchi Yachts Research Center|
|Art Direction||Christian Grande|