An interesting novelty arrives in Cannes. In fact, on the strength of more than 100 years of shipyard experience, Sorrento-based Cantieri Aprea will show up at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 ( Sept. 12-17) with a brand new model, a dedication to traditional shipbuilding and the iconic Sorrentine lance, a must for the dolce vita of the 1950s. Then comes the all-new Lancia Aprea 52 (15.4 m), the firstborn of a new line (range 32 to 72 feet) dedicated to cruising and comfort. All, starting with this elegant first specimen. A specimen also capable of significant speeds, between 34 and 50 knots maximum, depending on the engines.
Lancia Aprea 52 – 15.3 m | PREVIEW
At 15.3 meters long and the offspring of an important tradition, the new Lancia Aprea 52 is thus a boat that seeks the right balance between style, comfort and performance, offering several options aimed at satisfying a bit of all needs. Mainly, a Mediterranean version and an American version will be available, differentiated by propulsion type, deck layout and interior, with beds ranging from 4 to 6 overall. But let’s take a closer look at it in this preview.
For those interested, it will be possible to see the new Lancia Aprea 52 (Mediterranean “Family” version) “live” at Cannes Yachting Festival 2023, September 12-17 at berth Pan049. For information or reservations: email@example.com
Sleek but strong lines with a classic flavor, large lounge areas, and walkaround setting. This is what the new Lancia Aprea looks like, designed on the “exteriors” front by Brunello Acampora and Victory Design Style Center.Starting from the stern, the differences between the Mediterranea and Americana variants, powered inboard and outboard, respectively, immediately emerge. It thus changes, from the first glance, the large aft beach area, which, while remaining remarkable, is more sacrificed in the American version to make room for 3 or 4 Mercury Verado.
Then follows the differentiation of the cockpit, which, while the Mediterranea version sees a double sundeck facing aft with a C-shaped sofa integrated into its forward section, in the Americana variant sacrifices the sundeck in favor of a cabinet equipped for fishing, complete with rod-holding inserts, livewell and storage spaces. However, there is no shortage of the C-shaped sofa with center table, which is always present but simply lacks an integrated sundeck, now replaced by an additional sofa facing aft.
Except for these distinctions, the external layout remains common on both models. The cockpit thus contemplates a central convivial area consisting of a C-shaped sofa, bar cabinet and open kitchen, protected, as is the wheelhouse, by the large central hard-top, a rigid structure connected to the windshield capable of protecting from both wind and sun.
An interesting detail, there are two air intakes on the roof of the hard top for engine room ventilation, a solution that not only aerates the space, but thus also reduces on-board noise. Finally, in the bow, a large lounge area consisting of a large sundeck in the deckhouse and three additional sofas takes its place, maximizing the opportunities to enjoy the open spaces.
Lancia Aprea 52 | Interior
Coming to the interiors, curated by Studio Faggioni and Brunello Acampora, the overall style evokes Mediterranean life and Made in Italy, with extensive use of light-colored fabrics and colors, while maintaining a high level of customization by the owner, who can thus opt for the solutions that suit him best.
On this front, too, there are distinctions between the different variants, mainly distinguished in the number and composition of cabins. The Mediterranea variant will thus be available in Cruise and Family versions, respectively with two double cabins and a sitting area the former, and with three double cabins, but no sitting area, the latter. In both cases, there will be two bathrooms available.
In the American version, however, there will always be two layouts, Cruise and Lounge Cruise, respectively with a double master cabin, sitting area and double cabin with extra single bed the former, and with two aft single doubles plus large forward dinette the latter. In these two “American” cases, there is also a kitchenette below deck, at the sacrifice, however, of one of the two bathrooms.
Propulsion and performance
Finally looking at the living work, the hull of the Lancia Aprea 52 is strictly in theVictory Design style, “Wide” Series, thus wide and deep V-shaped, and ensures maximum seaworthiness, stability and low fuel consumption. The flaring and momentum of the bow sections, in addition to lending pride to the Lance, make sailing particularly smooth and dry.
In addition, different optimizations of this are provided according to the type of propulsion selta. In fact, if the American version provides 3 or 4 Mercury Verado 600 hp outboards, the Mediterranean version, on the other hand, leaves room for three different options: shaftline, inboard and IPS.
These options include a pair of MAN i6 850 hp, and pairs of Volvo PENTA IPS800 600 hp or IPS600 480 hp.In terms of performance, top speeds will be offered by the 4 Mercury outboards, capable of taking the 52-footer up to 50 knots (45 with the 3-engine version) for the American version. However, the Mediterranea version will be able to present remarkable speeds, with top speed fluctuations between 31 and 34 knots depending on the chosen motorization.
|Length Over All (LOA)||15.3 m|
|Hull Length (LOH)||14.03 m|
|Length at Waterline (LWL)||13.0 m|
|Baglio Massimo (B.max)||4.88 m|
|Motorization “American” version||A) 4x outboard Mercury Verado 600 hp.
B) 3x Outboard Mercury Verado 600 hp.
|Maximum Speed “American” Version||A) 50 kn
B) 45 kn
|Cruise Speed “American” Version||A) 35 kn|
|Motorization “Mediterranean” version||A) 2x MAN i6 850 hp
B) 2x Volvo Penta IPS800 600 hp
C) 2x Volvo Penta IPS650 480 hp
|Maximum Speed “Mediterranean”||A) 34 kn
B) 34 kn
C) 31 kn
|Cruise Speed “Mediterranean” Version||A) 25 kn|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2500 lt.|
|Fresh Water Tank Capacity||500 lt.|
|Beds||4 – 6|
|Cabins||2 / 3 (+ crew*)|
|Naval architecture and engineering||Brunello Acampora and Victory Design|
|Exterior design||Brunello Acampora and Victory Design Style Center|
|Interior design||Studio Faggioni and Brunello Acampora|
|Construction site||Aprea Shipyards|