September 13, 2010

New Model: Sessa C 54 Sport Coupe

Basing itself on the hull and water lines of the 54 Fly introduced in the fall of last year, Sessa and designer Christian Grande presents the C 54 Sport Coupe, what is an amazing glass filled open views new model. I might be biased saying this as I just saw a couple days ago the flagship C68, and that is a good looking flagship Sessa introduced last year. This model is very similar to it on the looks department, and this surely includes the wow factor and unique color scheme. There is also a detail which I particularly like and Sessa brochure and press release does not tell, which comes from much bigger boats that is the joining of the hull and upper structure coming by the shear line. This apart giving a more bigger boat looks, gives also a much neater approach unheard in most production boat of this size, unless these look traditional. The C 54 Sport Coupe follows modern trends of a fully enclosed hard top Sport Yacht with a three cabin, two heads accommodation, and a very spacious L-shaped galley located below. The owners suite is to mid ship, VIP to fore, and a double bunk is in the middle of the lower deck. An optional crew cabin for one is available to mid ship. The main deck is a single level and here you have an L-shaped sofa, dining table to port, and helm station. The exterior is all about enjoying the nature, sun and nice weather. I particularly like the aft sun pad which extends as if on a float, the spacious aft deck, the fore peak lounger, and not to forget the all around deep side decks which again feel of a much bigger yacht. Tender launching is also made easy thanks to a bathing platform with high low hydraulic movement. Power is from twin Volvo 700hp with IPS second generation larger pods, which gets you on the plane at 15 knots, cruises you at 25 knots, and reaches a 34 knots max speed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.20 m (53.8ft)
Hull Length - 14.70 m
Waterline Length - 12.70 m
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 21 t dry and unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1000 l
Water Capacity - 566 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo IPS900 700hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS900 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 25 knots cruise, 34 knots max
Hull - Polledric Vee with 14.5 degrees dead rise aft
Range - 11 hours @ 25 knots
Project - Christian Grande
Certification - CE B
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