Cranchi Yachts celebrated their 150th anniversary with the much-anticipated arrival of their new Settantotto flagship. 78 feet of beautifully sculpted Italian sports yacht, produced in their modern energy-efficient facilities in Lombardy. The new Settantotto is contemporary with touches of classic Cranchi design, it’s lines are fluid and without marked edges: they convey a natural sense of balance and poise. Let’s take a closer look at the head of the Cranchi fleet.
Christian Grande engaged in close collaboration with the Research Center of the Shipyard, saying- “there is nothing excessive, forced or aggressive. She shines & has the strength expected from a flagship. As the geometries of an Italian garden one perceives the vitality of nature, in the shapes without the friction of the Settantotto, one reads the muscularity of a yacht that can face the sea in any condition, with its perfectly engineered hull, the high & flared bow, the pronounced hawk band head.”
The Settantotto has an evocative play of colours between the structure and the superstructure, with the latter being visually lightened, the lines of the Settantotto are streamlined & sinuous and amplify the effect of astonishment that it captures spacious interiors, perfectly illuminated by natural light, as suggested by the symmetrical subtractions in the hull that are read at the level of the main & lower deck.
The layout below includes up to four cabins, all with heads: three large double bedrooms & a cabin with single beds. All the beds are positioned longitudinally with respect to the aft/bow axis to guarantee the best comfort during rest. The rooms are furnished in a refined & elegant style. The full-beam master cabin amidships with walk-in wardrobe, work area or beauty corner offers the feeling of a large luxury suite. Sophisticated elegance & great comfort distinguishes the VIP cabin in the bow.
The cabin reserved for the crew is comfortable, with two berths & a head with separate shower. The crew cabin, with separate access from the rest of the rooms, also houses the laundry room with washer & dryer. The room is located between the engine room & the owner’s cabin to ensure the best acoustic comfort for the sleeping area, comfort to which the soundproofing coatings applied to all bulkheads contribute in an excellent way.
Ample volumes, elegance & functionality are the distinctive features of the square too, where the kitchen, saloon & relaxation areas are optimally distributed. An unusual feature for yachts of this size is the presence of a further head on the main deck. On the main deck & on the flybridge, the yacht offers large open spaces, with areas dedicated to socializing & relaxing both aft & forward.
The tender can be accessed in a safe & easy way. The tender garage is equipped with a lift that allows the tender to rise, fall & move forward. The dashboard can become a huge terrace overlooking the sea thanks to the extraordinary surface granted by the teak-covered tender garage area. When the tender garage door is opened, a wide space is revealed to house the tenders & jet skis which can be separated from the part closest to the small beach where the chaise longue can be placed.
The Settantotto is furnished with elements from the Flexform collections, historic and dynamic furniture brand made in Italy. The elegant chaise lounge on the flybridge, the cosy armchairs in the cockpit – which can be set up as a lounge to obtain a “cocoon” effect or as a veranda with a table that is both practical and precious -, the iconic sofa that blends masterfully with the style of the salon thanks to its harmonious fabrics and colours and other furnishing accessories: all these elements contribute to embellish the feeling of classic and contemporary style that every detail of the Seventy-eight can offer.
Among the countless customization options that Cranchi Yachts can offer, the owners of the Settantotto will also be able to choose the elements and accessories of furniture from the collections selected with Christian Grande. The onboard experience comfortable is served by entertainment and home automation systems, all easily manageable from a smartphone or from the Gramin glass cockpit pilot console that serves as the access point to all onboard systems.
The production process of the Settantotto is aligned to the Cranchi environmental sustainability program. Many factors are built into the program, reduction in material scraps and the search for eco-compatible bio-based materials, such as the release agents, the insulating and soundproofing coatings, all outputs to a new generation of green certifications.
Weight reduction and strength were key objectives sought in the construction of the Settantotto. The use of hi-tech fibres coupled with aluminium, vinyl resins, allow the Settantotto to use less powerful engines, exceeding the target performance and fuel consumption planned for the 78.
Cranchi Yachts has been inspired by the automotive and aerospace sectors, drawing interesting ideas and reworking them into the Settantotto build process. Carbon fibre, paints, and adhesive that allow fastenings without the use of screws or rivets to reduce vibrations, soundproofing, sound-absorbing materials and barriers for damping noises and vibrations that ensure soundproof results that raise the standards of comfort.
Insulation and sound damping systems have been adopted in all yacht environments and particular attention has been devoted to the engine room. This venue has been taken care of in every detail, including design choices, to facilitate access, mobility, maintenance activities and above all safety. Great attention was paid to the layout and the choice of materials, favouring stainless steel and aluminium and building the fibreglass fuel tank to exclude any possibility of leakage and infiltration.
The engine room houses three in-line six-cylinder Volvo Penta D13 capable of guaranteeing each 1000 HP of power when needed. Together with as many IPS3 pods, they form a compact, reliable and manageable solution: ideal for this large yacht.
In the engine room, there are two generators: a solution that increases efficiency reduces consumption and reduces the chances of remaining stranded. The Humphree system guarantees stability and ideal trim for the 78 both in navigation and at anchor, controlled with carbon fibre stabilizing fins, the blade interceptor and electronic control unit for immediate and effective trim corrections.
The Cranchi 78 Settantotto is the perfect yacht to celebrate the iconic 150-year history of Cranchi Yachts. It’s hard not to be inspired by their meticulous focus to design, development and execution that has delivered an outstanding flagship for the brand. Most importantly, is their trust and belief in a brand promise that embraces tradition and innovation as equals. Cranchi Yachts