El Gouna, January 18 2020 – The much anticipated Cranchi Settantotto (Cranchi 78) made its debut on Saturday, 18 January 2020, in boot Dusseldorf.
The almost 25 metres long yacht is the biggest project to date for the Italian shipyard and has been designed by the Cranchi Research Center in collaboration with acclaimed designer Christian Grande.
In building a flybridge above 70 feet, Cranchi Yachts had 2 advantages that no other shipyard in the world can claim, its 150 years’ history in boat building, and its production capacity. Inaugurated in 2009, with a total area of 140,000 m2, where the Cranchi 78 is built, perfectly proportioned for the launch of yachts of this size.
Combining contemporary with classic elements, the yacht offers a minimalist yet timeless design, with grandiose details. A yacht that can face the sea in any condition, with its perfect hull, the high and flared bow, the pronounced hawk band head.
Mail deck and Flybridge
On the main deck and on the flybridge, the yacht offers large open spaces, with areas dedicated to socializing and relaxing both aft and forward. The tender garage is equipped with a lift that allows the tender to rise, fall and move forward easily. When the tender garage door is opened, a wide space is revealed to house the tenders and jet skis which can be separated from the part closest to the small beach where the chaise longue can be placed. The dashboard can become a huge terrace overlooking the sea thanks to the extraordinary surface granted by the teak-covered tender garage area.
Upper and Lower Deck
The lower deck includes up to four cabins, all with heads: three large double bedrooms and 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 full-beam master cabin with its walk-in wardrobe, work area or beauty corner gives the feeling of a large luxury suite. Sophisticated elegance and great comfort distinguish the VIP cabin in the bow.
The crew cabin has separate access from the rest of the cabins and has two berths and a head with separate shower. It also houses the laundry room with washer and dryer. The room is located between the engine room and 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 and functionality are the distinctive features of the upper deck, where the kitchen, saloon and relaxation areas are optimally distributed. An unusual feature for yachts of this size is the presence of a further head on the main deck.
In perfect harmony with Christian Grande’s art direction, the Cranchi 78 is furnished with elements from the iconic Italian furniture brand Flexform collections. The elegant lounges on the flybridge, the cozy 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 colors and other furnishing accessories: all these elements contribute to embellish the feeling of classic and contemporary style that every detail of the Cranchi 78 can offer.
To make the onboard experience even more comfortable, each of the spaces is served by entertainment and home automation systems, all easily manageable from a smartphone or from the pilot console, thanks to the Garmin glass cockpit that gives easy access to all the systems.
Among the countless customisation options through the Cranchi Atelier customisation programme, the owners can choose the elements and accessories of furniture from the collections selected by Christian Grande, with the expert help of the shipyard’s designers.
A unique Production process
The entire production model has been optimized and perfected to ensure maximum efficiency and maximum quality with a rational, controlled and always repeatable process without improvisation.
According to the principles of Industry 4.0, dozens of robots intervene alongside a qualified and motivated workforce to ensure nanometric precision in all those operations that can be managed by machines. The work environment is kept in optimal conditions in terms of temperature, humidity and air cleaning, both to facilitate the work and to guarantee the best quality of the products. A futuristic air recirculation system protects the health of workers, ensures the absence of dust particles that could be deposited on the hulls causing imperfections and allows the substantial reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Environmentally sustainable process
The production process aims to be the most environmentally sustainable possible. through the reduction of the scraps of each type of material, the energy efficiency, the search for eco-compatible and bio-based materials, such as the release agents, the insulating and soundproofing coatings, all of new generation and with green certifications.
Materials research represents a decisive frontier for improving the quality and sustainability of a yacht. With the construction of the Cranchi 78, and even earlier with the more recent models, Cranchi Yachts has brought the use of carbon fiber, aramid and other hi-tech fibers to a level never achieved before in the pleasure boating sector.
Cranchi Yachts has developed a matrix of resins and fibers that was suitable – for directionality and malleability – to the needs of the nautical industry and was able to withstand the type of stress to which a boat is subjected, thus improving resistance and performance of the hull and other structures and at the same time obtaining lighter artefacts. Weight reduction was one of the objectives methodically sought in the construction of the Settantotto, also favoring lighter material such as aluminum. Lightness clearly has a value in terms of sustainability because it allows to use less powerful engines – with the same performance – and to limit fuel consumption. The use of hi-tech fibers also reduces the use of vinyl resins, further improving the ecological footprint of the yacht
In research related to the use of carbon fiber, Cranchi Yachts has been inspired by the automotive and aerospace sectors, drawing interesting ideas and reworking them according to its needs. Paints, adhesive fixatives 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 without comparisons between motor yachts in this segment.
Insulation and sound damping systems have been adopted in all yacht environments and attention has been given 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, favoring stainless steel and aluminum and building the fiberglass 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 also not one but two generators: a solution that increases efficiency, reduces consumption and reduces the chances of remaining stranded.
All on-board systems – including fire protection – represent the state of the art of the nautical industry and are designed and installed to make maintenance easy.
The Humpree system is also unsurpassed to guarantee stability and ideal trim for the yacht, both in navigation and at anchor, with carbon fiber stabilizing fins, blade interceptor and electronic control unit for immediate and effective trim corrections.
150 years of history in boat building
The Cranchi 78, with its nature as a superyacht, epitomises Cranchi’s productive and technological capacity and is the champion of the shipyard’s constant evolution to date.
The words of Paola Cranchi, marketing manager of the shipyard, underline precisely this aspect:
“Never as in this phase, just as we celebrate our 150th anniversary, the watchword of Cranchi Yachts is the future. We invest with conviction in technology and design, we do research, we renew the products and we always focus our eyes on the next challenges.
The launch of the Seventy-eight in 2020 follows the debut of new, very original models such as the T36 Crossover, the E26 Classic and the E26 Rider which have established themselves as true contemporary classics. Innovative boats that help affirm our brand as more evolved, more elegant, more sexy. If our first 150 years have been extraordinary, the next will leave everyone breathless. ”
About Cranchi Yachts
Cranchi Yachts is an Italian brand synonymous with technological excellence. True uniqueness in the world, the Shipyard continues its activity independently since 1870. Always at the top of the company, the Cranchi family owns the property together with Tullio Monzino which came into partnership in 1970.
Cranchi Yachts produces luxury motoryachts from 26 to 78 feet. Innovative boats, produced with cutting-edge technologies and materials, recognized as a reference point in their respective categories: flybridge, sport cruiser, trawler, day cruiser and luxury tender.
About Marine Centre International
Marine Centre International is the exclusive dealer for luxury yachts, including Cranchi Yachts, Capelli, MAIORA, CBi Navi & AB Yachts. With offices in El Gouna, Egypt & Athens, Greece, Marine Centre International offers yacht sales, brokerage, management and maintenance services and is the authorized Volvo Penta service Centre in the Red Sea.
Contact: Sandy Koukoura, Marine Centre International, Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna, Egypt, 002 012 72379794