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150 Years and the New Cranchi Settantotto 78 Flagship Yacht

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Italian boatbuilder Cranchi Yachts releases its new flagship called the Settantotto.
Cranchi Settantotto 78 Flybridge Yacht aft detail
The Cranchi Settantotto 78 Flybridge yacht can lower its swim step. Credit: Cranchi

In 1866 Giovanni Cranchi opened his first workshop on the shores of Lake Como and a short 4 years later, in 1870, Giovanni Cranchi registered the company, officially opening the long history of the boat builder we know today as Cranchi.

This year Cranchi celebrates an extraordinary 150 year anniversary, and to mark the occasion the Italian yard’s 15 decades of learning and discovery has culminated in the launch of a new flagship yacht, named the Settantotto, which translated in English means ‘Seventy Eight’.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge aerial view
The Settantotto 78 looks sleek from above. Credit: Cranchi

Resting just shy of that number, the Settantotto’s hull designed by Aldo Cranchi is 76’3” long – with an overall length of 82’6” when including the aft swim platform that notably can be lowered for easy access to the water.

The theme of the new flagship centres heavily around design, so Centro Studi Ricerche Cranchi (the Research arm of the Cranchi shipyard) worked with the renowned Italian designer Christian Grande to create a yacht that exuded excellence.

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The Settantotto is powered by 3 Volvo Penta D13’s. Credit: Cranchi

Reflecting on the 78 Settantotto yacht’s design, Christian Grande commented “The breadth of the space in the Cranchi Settantotto pushed us towards a design with a markedly architectural matrix, which uses freestanding furniture elements and finishes that are still unconventional in the yachting world, such as back-painted glass and fabric covers for the walls. Large openings connect exteriors and interiors, integrating natural light and the sea element into the design.”

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge aft view

3 Cranchi Settantotto Exterior Selections

Starting outside, 11 design themes were formulated by designer Christian Grande for the Settantotto Yacht, with him finally selecting his top 3. The Italian boatbuilder has stated once before, that in its eyes, the colour of a yacht is not an accessory, it is the expression of the owner’s soul and character. According to Cranchi, from the first inspiration and very first pencil marks in designing the Settantotto yacht, the color choices were at the centre of the project.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge side view under power

Cranchi hopes each owner will be able to find the combination most in tune with his tastes or start from these suggestions to imagine their ideal palette.

Cosmo Supremo. Intense emotions
This nuance of superfine elegance enhances the technological qualities of the Settantotto, the skillful play of full and empty spaces, the powerful lightness of its lines.

Cranchi Settantotto Cosmo Supremo exterior

Nube Supremo. Balance is strength
In this coloring, the perfect volumes of the Settantotto come alive with iridescent reflections; the lines blend harmoniously with the reflections of the sea and the infinite shades of the sky.

Cranchi Settantotto Nube Supremo exterior

Panama Supremo. Pure beauty
This timeless classic gives the flagship a special aura, a warm and enveloping shade, which however lends itself to suggestions of great dynamism if combined with the custom flybridge in Cosmo Supremo and the T-top in matt black.

Cranchi Settantotto Panama Supremo exterior

The Settantotto features multiple areas dedicated to socializing and relaxation on the bow, stern, the yacht’s large open-air flydeck and main deck.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge GA deck layout plans
Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge GA deck layout plans. Credit: Cranchi

Additional space is offered by the easily accessible swim platform. Equipped with a lift that allows it to be raised and moved forward, the cockpit can become a huge terrace over the sea with the extraordinary surface provided by the teak-covered garage. Opening the garage door reveals a large space, in which the area set up for the tender and Jet Ski can be separated from the area closer to the swim platform, which is suitable for chaises lounges.

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Cranchi pride themselves on attention to detail. Credit: Cranchi

Insulation and sound damping systems have been implemented in all areas of the yacht, with special attention to the machine room. This space has been designed with meticulous attention to detail, including design choices that facilitate access, mobility, maintenance activities and especially safety. The layout and choices of materials have also been carefully determined, prioritizing stainless steel and aluminium and fibreglass fuel reserve tanks to ensure no leakage and infiltration can occur.

The machine room houses three straight six-cylinder Volvo Penta D13 each of which can reach 1000 HP when necessary. Along with IPS3 pods, these create a compact, trustworthy and manageable solution, ideal for a yacht of Settantotto’s size.

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The Flybridge of the Cranchi Settantotto 78. Credit: Cranchi
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Settantotto’s flybridge helm. Credit: Cranchi
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Outside on the Settantotto’s main deck. Credit: Cranchi
Cranchi Settantotto 78 bow seating aerial view
Plenty of space to relax on the bow too. Credit: Cranchi

4 Cranchi Settantotto Interior Proposals

Inside the Settantotto, Christian Grande designed 4 decor proposals each one drawing on a personality of 4 different Italian locations and asks the question “what idea of attractiveness inspires you most? The nocturnal and hi-tech of Milan, the bold one of Venice, the classic one of Rome, or the sunny and essential one of Siracusa?”

Decor Milano
The City that never sleeps, always looking towards the future that has inspired a contemporary and harmonious decor characterized by the burnished metals in which aluminium and steel with nickel effect shine with style.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge DECOR MILANO
Cranchi Settantotto with Decor Milano. Credit: Cranchi

Decor Venezia
Venice seduces and attracts us, its bold beauty has inspired decor with surprising accents. The orange leather, lacquers and warm-colored marbles together with the mirrored glass and amber reflections give a lively contrast between glossy and opaque surfaces. A true love at first sight.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge DECOR VENEZIA
Cranchi Settantotto with Decor Venezia. Credit: Cranchi

Decor Roma
True beauty is eternal. The elegant fabrics used for the vertical surfaces recall the tones of the Italian lands while the striped marbles give an unmistakable classic touch to the rooms.

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Cranchi Settantotto with Decor Roma. Credit: Cranchi

Decor Siracusa
A proposal with a temperate and essential elegance. The contrasts between light and dark surfaces enhance the natural brightness of the rooms and underline the linear and clean design of the Settantotto. Light glossy lacquer with black edges, oak floors combined with the light oak of the vertical surfaces, bright marbles and dove gray fabrics on board the yacht gives a feeling of well-being.

Cranchi Settantotto 78 flybridge Decor Siracusa
Cranchi Settantotto with Decor Siracusa. Credit: Cranchi

Inside, ample volumes, elegance and function are the distinguishing traits of the square deck, with an optimal layout for the galley, living room and relaxation areas. An unusual feature on a yacht this size is an additional toilet on the main deck.

The layout below deck can include up to four en suite cabins (three large double cabins and one cabin with two single beds). All beds are placed along the longitudinal bow/stern axis, to ensure the greatest comfort when resting.

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Settantotto’s salon looking forward. Credit: Cranchi
Cranchi Settantotto 78 salon interior view aft
Settantotto’s 78 salon looking aft. Credit: Cranchi
Cranchi Settantotto 78 owners cabin interior view
The owner’s cabin of the Settantotto. Credit: Cranchi

To make the onboard experience even more comfortable, each area is equipped with an entertainment and home automation system, which you can control from a smartphone or the navigation panel thanks to the Garmin glass cockpit, providing easy access to all systems.

In perfect harmony with the choices of art direction, the Settantotto is furnished with elements of the Flexform collections, a historic and dynamic Made in Italy furniture brand. The full-beam master cabin in the centre of the yacht offers luxury-suite style emotions, with a walk-in wardrobe and a study or beauty corner and the VIP cabin located in the Settantotto’s bow.

The cabin reserved for the crew is also very pleasant, with two bunks and a toilet with a separate shower. The crew cabin, with access separate from the other cabins, also includes a washing machine and tumble dryer.

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Atelier Cranchi new colors collection. Credit: Cranchi

Further Customizing With Cranchi Atelier

If any of the above layout and décor options don’t quite hit the mark Cranchi goes one step further offering buyers its personalization program called Cranchi Atelier, which allows each owner to make each Settantotto yacht completely unique.

The customization options are almost endless with owners being able to specify special paints, upholstery and fine moldings, fabrics, materials and essences, all selected together with the help of designer Christian Grande. The Cranchi Atelier program also focuses on satisfying any preferences an owner has in terms of altering the Settantotto’s layout and equipment.

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Cranchi provides endless customizing options. Credit: Cranchi

Cranchi Settantotto 78 Flybridge Specs:

  • Length overall: 25.15 m / 82 ft 6 in approx.
  • Hull length: 23.26 m / 76 ft 3 in approx.
  • Hull beam: 5.76 m / 18 ft 10 in approx.
  • Dry weight: 57000 kg / 125663 lbs approx.
  • Fuel capacity: 5920 l / 1302 UK gals approx. / 1563 US gals approx.
  • Fresh water capacity: 1250 l/ 270 UK gals approx. / 330 US gals approx.
  • Black water capacity: 500 l / 110 UK gals approx. / 132 US gals approx.
  • Gray water capacity: 500 l / 110 UK gals approx. / 132 US gals approx.
  • Design: Centro Studi Ricerche Cranchi
  • Art Direction: Christian Grande
  • Hull: Aldo Cranchi
  • Design category: A
  • Maximum capacity: 18 people
  • Engines: Volvo Penta 3 x D13 IPS 1350 / 3×1000 HP / 3×735 kW

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Feadship Shares Time-Lapse of New Boardwalk Superyacht Being Built

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Feadship has captured a time-lapse of the 252ft Boardwalk superyacht as it undergoes works before it leaves the shipyard and passes through the Dutch landscape on its way to the North Sea for sea trials.

Dutch shipyard Feadship has been working tirelessly on one of their latest builds, the 252ft superyacht known as Boardwalk (previously Project 707) and have captured the recent activity in a fascinating time-lapse.

Designed by de Voogt Naval Architects, Boardwalk is the 4th superyacht to be completed by Feadship in 2020 alongside Podium, Moonrise and Totally Nuts.

An earlier video shared by Feadship shows Project 707 captures the superyacht in an earlier stage of the build.

Now launched from Feadship’s shipyard at Aalsmeer earlier this month, the almost finished Boardwalk undertook a two day journey to the North Sea to undertake her sea trials, with the superyacht precariously passing through nineteen locks and bridges along the way.

Feadship built Broadwalk superyacht making its way to the North Sea. Credit: Feadship
Feadship built Broadwalk superyacht making its way to the North Sea. Credit: Feadship

Moving through the quaint Dutch landscape in the early hours of the morning, the superyacht makes curious bystanders appear tiny in comparison to the steel and aluminum superstructure.

Sharing the same name as the current superyacht owned by billionaire Tillman Fertitta, it is reported the family commissioned the Feadship build back in 2016 and will use this as their main yacht with the smaller 163ft Wesport built yacht still remaining in use.

The Feadship built Boardwalk is expected to be delivered in 2021.

Night view of Broadwalk. Credit: Feadship
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Bridge Aerial View
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Bridge Crossing
Boardwalk passing under the bridge in Rotterdam.
Feadship Boardwalk Superyacht Transportation Day Rotterdam

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Wally Yachts Reveals First Hybrid Yacht: The 88ft WHY200

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Monaco-based yacht builder Wally has revealed the design of their first-ever hybrid yacht – the spacious 88ft WHY200, offering 50% more living space compared to traditional designs of the same length.
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Wally Yachts new hybrid WHY200 “compact” superyacht. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

After more than 25 years creating some of the world’s most revolutionary sailing and power yachts, Italian based Wally Yachts has turned their hand to the “compact” superyacht category and have created the 88ft (27m) WHY200 – their response to the demand for a spacious design without the speed concessions of a displacement yacht.

Led by Wally founder and Chief Designer Luca Bassani and Ferretti Group’s engineering department, Wally Yachts worked alongside interior design firm A.Vallicelli & C Studio to create a streamlined design offering up to 50% more living space than a traditional yacht of the same length.

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Designed to offer up to 50% more living area than a traditional yacht of the same length. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

“In keeping the yacht registration under 24meters (78′ 8″) load line, we have been able to optimize the costs of running and berthing, while still providing the space and volume benefits of a much larger vessel thanks to its innovative full-wide-body design,” shared Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director.

One of the design methods Wally enlisted to achieve more than 2,153 square feet of indoor living area was absorbing the space used for exterior walkways into a full-beam salon. This use of space created a significantly larger open-plan living area and, when joined to the glass-encased sky lounge by a carbon fiber staircase, makes a seamless transition between living spaces.

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Main living area connected to the sky-lounge above via the carbon fiber staircase. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group
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Wally WHY200 upstairs sky lounge area accessed via the internal staircase. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

Another stand-out feature of the Wally WHY200 is the owner’s suite located at the yacht’s bow. Wrapped on all sides by glass, the oversized owner’s suite offers a 200-degree view as far as the eye can see.

“Providing owners with an elevated experience onboard has always been central to our mission at Wally. We have had a longstanding vision to create a wrap-around main deck in glass that would provide so many lifestyle benefits to the owner and now finally the technology has made this possible, unlocking game-changing extra interior volume on this deck”, confirmed Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer. “It has allowed us to create a sensational and unprecedented 37-square-meter (398 square feet) owner’s suite at the bow, which takes the onboard experience to a whole new level. Imagine the feeling of waking up to uninterrupted 200-degree views through vast windows in the bow, as if you are floating above the water. It is a genuine marvel to behold, we are especially proud of what has been achieved with this revolutionary layout.”

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The owner’s suite at the yachts bow offers uninterrupted views. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

With the WHY200, Wally has also recognized a change in owners’ use of the outdoor living spaces over the years and have been mindful when designing spaces with ample shade from the sun and protective measures from the wind and rain. An extended pillarless overhang above the main deck aft and flanking glass panels provide shelter to the alfresco dining and lounging area, which has unobstructed views on three sides and seamlessly flows into the main salon past sliding full-height doors. The extended overhang also offers a larger upper deck aft, with space to recline on sunloungers or sit at the shaded dining table.

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Wally WHY200 expandable beach club features three fold-out wings. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

Down on the beach club of the WHY200, guests can also enjoy access to the ocean via three expandable fold-out wings. Two concealed garages are also easily accessible and offer a tremendous amount of storage space for a yacht this size, including a four-meter tender and multiple water toys.

Wally WHY200 Yacht Aerial View
Includes two concealed garages for tenders and toys. Credit: Wally/Ferretti Group

The WHY200 is Wally’s first hybrid yacht and is optimized for both full- and semi-displacement cruising. Featuring an adaptive multi-propulsion system, the WHY200 is a balance between the voluminous but slower full displacement yachts and the restricted but lighting fast planing yachts. When making short trips, the crew can operate the WHY200 in hyper displacement mode to achieve a cruising speed of 20 knots, but when taking slower trips can switch to the economical long-range displacement mode.

No prices have been revealed yet however, Wally has indicated the WHY200 will make its official debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monaco this coming September.

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The Triton 3300/6 Personal Submersible Designed For Superyachts

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The new Triton 3300/6 personal submersible is designed for superyacht owners and is the world’s first six-person acrylic-hulled submersible capable of diving depths of up to 3,300ft.
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The Triton 3300/6 Personal Submersible for superyachts. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

US-based Triton Submarines have shared the latest model to leave their workshop floor – the 3300/6 personal submersible in “Tiffany Blue” as per the owners request. As the world’s first 6-person acrylic-hulled sub ever to be constructed, the 3300/6 features the world’s largest transparent, spherical passenger compartment and offers up to 6 passengers at a time an underwater experience of a lifetime.

Built on the same platform as the Triton 3300/3, the 3300/6 can reach a diving depth of up to 3,300 ft (1000m) and is optimized for use and deployment from a superyacht. The latest model offers unparalleled space and comfort levels and addresses the demand from mega-yacht owners and tourism operators for a larger capacity submersible that allows for families and groups of guests to share the diving experience.

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The Triton 3300/6 beginning to dive below the surface. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

Considered the highest-capacity, 3300ft rated personal submersible in the world, the Triton 3300/6 has been designed to carry up to 6 passengers and allows for generous amounts of head, shoulder, elbow, and legroom, although it can also be configured to accommodate only four passengers for the ultimate in passenger comfort.

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The Triton 3300/6 is capable of reaching depths up to 3300ft (1000m). Credit: Triton/ Nick Verola

Featuring a generously sized hatch that has been angled rearwards to maximize ease of boarding, the Triton 3300/6’s adjacent high-grip tread area makes it easy to board, and Triton’s signature ‘pontoon’ design ensures that throughout the boarding process, the submersible remains level and stable on the water.

Descending down the set of steps, passengers will find a luxuriously finished interior complete with hand-finished leather upholstery and the pilot’s seat located near the rear of the cabin. The passenger seats are located closer to the front of the acrylic “bubble” for an almost 360° view.

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The 3300/6 is designed with superyacht storage in mind. Credit: Triton/Nick Verola

When not in use exploring the wonders of the ocean, the Triton 3300/6 can be stored, launched, and recovered from within a traditional superyacht tender garage and has a footprint similar to that of the 3300/3, but with a lower overall height.

Triton’s engineers will work collaboratively with yacht builders (for new builds) and the engineering team (for existing vessels) to establish the full requirements for efficient and seamless integration of a Triton submersible with a yacht.

By choosing to mount all external equipment lower down on the latest model, the Triton 3300/6 takes full advantage of the space between the dual-gantry tender lift arrangements typically found on superyachts.

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Triton’s engineer’s can advise new superyacht builds to ensure seamless integration. Credit: Triton/Nick Verolas

Additionally, Triton’s engineers are able to work collaboratively with shipyards for new builds and the engineering teams for existing yachts to ensure the seamless integration of an owners Triton submersible with their yacht.

While no price has been released for the new Triton 3300/6, the smaller 3-seater model is in the ballpark of $3 million. For more information visit Triton Submarines website.

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