The new Cranchi flybridge generation grows with the new Sessantasette, once again designed by Christian Grande. Where elegant yacht meets a marine hull.
The course charted by Cranchi’s flagship flybridge, the Seventy-eight (78 ft), is also continued on the 20.8-meter-long Sixty-seven (67 ft), which is distinguished by its protective appearance in terms of line, yet elegant and sinuous. “We have always made boats designed for really, really marine sailing,” he tells us. Paola Cranchi, Head of Communications of the shipyard – But I have to say that the effort made on all the new models in terms of design, which sees the know-how of our Research Study Center combined with the artistic direction of Christian Grande, is yielding really remarkable results.”
It is no coincidence that both models have examples sold until 2024. The English saying “less is more” finds good application here, for example on the broadside where from bow to stern, as was the case with the Seventy-eight, we find the cut of the windows below deck creating a major subtraction of volume, such as to slender the profile and capable of creating a tasteful symmetry with the salon.
At the stern you have a real beach area on a platform equipped with a lift that allows it to be moved not only up or down, but also to translate forward, and behind the hatch there is space for an inflated 3.25-meter tender. From here there is also access to the sailor cabin with two separate beds (double on request) and a bathroom equipped with a shower.
The secluded location gives maximum privacy to the accommodations for the owner and his guests, as does access to the engine room, which is from the side of the deckhouse for the same reason.
Inside, to help give an idea of space and airiness, the shipyard opted for very large windows that run through the entire salon, which is furnished according to the taste of the owner, who is guided to choose from a very refined selection of furniture and materials, with generously sized sofas, a square dining table that can seat up to 8 people, and on the right a hideaway compartment for the television, all without giving up the view of the outside. The wheelhouse has optimal visibility toward the bow and sides, while it is much more difficult to see toward the stern because of the size and type of boat itself.
Cranchi Sixty-seven – Dashboard
In this case Cranchi worked with Raymarine to make this model in particular a technological triumph. On board, in addition to the various Axiom displays, there is also the YachtSense digital control system and the DockSense system, which, in synergy with FLIR cameras, allows total control of what is around you while remaining comfortably at the command post. The galley, as befits an Italian boat, is equipped to ensure that nothing is missing, and a double door refrigerator can also be installed if desired. One of the focuses of the yard has been the ventilation of this entire section, starting with the opening window on the galley side to the hatch on the bridge side and, finally, the upwind hatch, in the center, which opens by electric mechanism, ensuring optimal ventilation.
Outdoors, the aft cockpit is designed with a large seating area with a coffee table to which armchairs can possibly be added to create a lounge area, or choose the set-up with a dining table, around which as many as eight people can eat. Attention to detail is reiterated by the staircase leading to the flybridge, which is made of wood and very wide, beautiful in terms of aesthetics and functional in terms of practicality.
Once you get on the fly you can enjoy the whole day there as well, as it is equipped with a wet bar or kitchenette, a cabinet with TV, an expandable table with its seating around it and loose elements aft, which can be chosen and positioned by the owner. Dinette and upper helm station are both protected by a lamellar t-top capable of opening and letting rays through with striking effect to the eyes. In the bow is a third outdoor area for both relaxation and convial (also equipped with its own refrigerator) and much appreciated by owners especially when moored in port and wanting privacy.
Cranchi Sessantasette – Below Deck
Below deck there is a choice of three or four cabins, with the owner’s cabin in the former also featuring a separate studio ideal for those who want to spend long periods and use the yacht 100 percent as a home. The master of the Cranchi Sessantasette is equipped with a central double bed, a walk-in closet, a seating area with armchairs and table, and finally a bathroom with the toilet and shower divided from the bathroom with the two sinks.
The warm and soft atmosphere of this cabin, also already seen on deck, emerges in the VIP cabin and guest cabin both with private bathrooms embellished with fine marble. A fourth cabin with bunk beds is available upon request.
Cranchi Sessantasette – Navigation
We climbed aboard during the shipyard’s official presentation, reserved for a small number of journalists, at Cranchi’s Marine Test Center in San Giorgio di Nogaro to see how she sails.
It is powered by two Volvo Penta D13s with IPS1350 for a total of 2,000 horsepower. With about 988 liters of fuel, 625 of water and 6 people on board, we sailed up to 29 knots with a cruising speed of 22 knots at which the boat consumed just over 310 liters per hour. Decisive in this regard is the Volvo propulsion, which not only simplifies the maneuvering phases, but also allows for optimizing fuel consumption particularly on long sailings where the Raymarine technology, which we told you about earlier, also makes a difference.
|Length f.t. LOA||20.8 m|
|Beam width||5.45 m|
|Dry weight Dry weight||36,000 kg|
|Serb. Water Water tank||900 l|
|Serb. fuel Fuel tank||4.000 l|
|Engine Engine Standard||Volvo Penta IPS 2XD13/1350|
|Power Power||2×1,000 HP|
|Vel. max (knots) Max speed (kt)||29.3*|
|Vel. croc. (nodes) Cruis. speed (kt)||24*|
|Cabins Cabins||3+1 / 4+1|
|Berths||6+2 / 8+2|
|Overall design:||Cristina Grande|
|Project Projects:||Cranchi Research Study Center|
|Hull Hull:||Aldo Cranchi|
|Shipyard Shipyard||Cranchi Yachts|
*data collected by Motorboats – data collected by Motorboat Magazine
|SPEED in knots*||RPM||FUEL Litres / hour*|
|12.9 (min. glide)||1660||187|