Cranchi Yachts has launch its luxury tender A46, its aim, to address the luxury tender and dayboat express cruiser markets. Looking at it, you immediately feel a sense of originality, the ever evolving Cranchi styling is evident with subtle design cues that entice a sense of occasion before stepping onboard.
The designer Christian Grande wanted to emphasize the horizontal lines: the belt traces a very taut line and without being interrupted by any other element or vertical sign. The accent marked by the belt is taken up by the lines of the glass body that characterizes the hull. A cut, essential, precise but not aggressive.
The entire perimeter of the yacht can be traversed safely on walkable gunwales, without ever encountering obstacles. So it is extremely comfortable to move from the middle of the boat, where there are the steering console, the bar and the table, towards the bow and the stern where there are more seats and comfortable spaces: it creates three centres of gravity well-spaced to each other and at the same time they are perfectly connected to offer the owner a safe place, dedicated to pleasure, relax and conviviality.
The authentic vital and emotional centre of the yacht is the elegant galley corner, equipped with stove, sink, refrigerator and ice machine to enjoy the best occasions of relaxation and fun, the moments of happy hour or meals. A table is located aft of the bar, offering spacious seating on both sides: a sofa towards the bar, and on the other side, the large stern sundeck that thanks to the adjustable backrest serves as a second sofa.
Forward of the bar there is a triplet of seats facing the gear with an elegant sporty style. The pilot is destined for the central seat, in front of which there is a large pilot console equipped with the best that electronics can provide today, to manoeuvre the boat and to manage all the home automation and entertainment systems.
The driving position is sheltered by a wraparound windscreen and an extraordinary T-Top that is one of the authentic wow factors of the A46 Luxury Tender. Iconic for the beauty of its lines and for the suggestive chromatic effect given by the carbon fibre, the full-width hard top deeply characterizes the aesthetics and the character of this Yacht.
The cover is definitely hi-tech, very light and resistant, with lighting and integrated hi-fi system, but the sensations that can arouse are absolutely romantic. This is due above all to the blade system that allows the hard top to be opened in a few seconds, creating cuts of light and shade that give unique suggestions, perfectly in tune with the refined style of the A46. The shade offered by the hard top can also be extended to the rest of the cockpit thanks to comfortable fixtures.
In the bow there is also a second sundeck which, thanks to a configuration that recalls the classic Portuguese bridge, is perfect as additional seating. The stern area is instead dominated by the large sundeck that, as mentioned, can perform a dual function thanks to an adjustable and removable backrest that allows isolating the sofa that looks towards the table in the middle of the boat.
To discover the most surprising feature of the A46 Luxury Tender, however, we must look at the sides of this sundeck. The upper edges of the sides are wide and offer comfortable additional seating, ideal for moments of informal conviviality. The bulwarks themselves can be opened with a servo-electric mechanism to considerably extend the surface of the cockpit (over 5 metres) with two terraces jutting out over the water, in complete continuity with the cockpit flooring.
Here is yet another wow factor: space is expanded and access points to the water are multiplied, with two platforms at the sides that are added to the aft platform, which in turn can be moved in an up/down and transverse direction.
Under the stern sundeck opens a garage that can accommodate an inflatable tender up to two metres in length, for whose operations of putting in water and return is very useful. As is clear, this yacht invites outdoor life; nevertheless, the shipyard has not neglected the spaces below deck with convertible solutions which are both elegant and extremely functional.
The dinette in fact can be transformed into a sleeping area in addition to the comfortable aft full beam cabin. The bathroom is complete with separate shower cubicle.
There are numerous solutions, both below deck and in the cockpit, that make it easy to connect to electronic devices: watertight USB sockets, universal wireless charges for smartphones and audio and entertainment systems that can be controlled from any position.
The A46 Luxury Tender is powered by two Volvo Penta IPS D6 engines, each rated at 480HP (2×353 KW), which guarantee optimal navigation and low fuel consumption at a cruising speed of 26 knots and a top speed of 35 knots.
Hull colours and décor can be customised with the Cranchi Atelier program, delivering a unique and tailored experience for any would be owner. The A46 evident style is inspired by the savoir-vivre and Mediterranean culture, fitting of the markets in which it intends to compete.