Giorgio Cassetta, the Italian designer of Cigarette Tirranna


When it was launched (and even after) it was in the spotlight. It is undoubtedly a model that has made thousands of boaters around the world squint their eyes. We’re talking about the Cigarette Tirranna, the 18-meter, 2400-horsepower all-outboard, flagship of the historic American shipyard Cigarette. Not everyone knows, however, that behind this fireball there is an Italian designer: Giorgio Cassetta. In an interview, released on Top Yacht Design magazine (click here to read it), Cassetta told his story from the beginning to today.


Giorgio Cassetta and his team – Photo: Top Yacht Design


Giorgio Cassetta and the Cigarette Tirranna

The beginnings with Benetti and an unmistakable touch that accompanies him. His yachts always have very clean lines, the general absence of superfluous decorations, and, above all, the ability to give his boats a non-classical, almost timeless look. The Italian designer’s projects include the 70-meter Spectre, which won him six awards including the World Superyacht Award 2019, the 63-meter Metis, and a 107-meter, Luminosity. Then a 75-meter designed in collaboration with Lürssen and a series of other hulls to be launched over the next two years. Top Yacht Design reveals that there is also an important collaboration underway with a shipyard that, for now, remains top secret.

The latest projects also include the Tirranna, Cigarette’s flagship. Read here the full interview with designer Giorgio Cassetta.

Cigarette Tirranna

Cigarette Tirranna, the 2400-horsepower 59-footer was unveiled at the last Miami Boat Show. A hull of the latest generation that takes to extremes the “outboard-mania” that has taken the world of boating, namely that of increasingly large boats with outboard engines. Read the full article on the boat here




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