August 15, 2011

Projects: Cranchi M 40, Cracnhi M 35, Cranchi 30 Endurance

After making the last two years concentrating on its new Yacht Class line which today features three models and goes up to 66 feet, Cranchi goes into the fall of 2011 in full attack to the sport cruiser market between the thirty and forty feet mark with three upcoming new projects set to launch in Cannes and Genoa.  This is a size which without a doubt showed Cranchi build a strong reputation for quality and reliable boats since the early nineties.  The first of the projects shown above is the M 40, which takes a lot from its exterior looks from the latest new model coming from Cranchi what is the 56 Soft Top. But the M 40 is a huge challenge which represents a size which have given a lot of growth to Cranchi, think models as the 40/41 Mediterranee, or 39 and 41 Endurance.  The M 40 has a lot of strong features from a very spacious aft cockpit deck with sun pad, C-shaped settee, a couple loungers, and dual seat helm station, to a spacious cabin area below.  This sleeps a total of six or seven, in two cabins plus a convertible dinette.  It also features two heads, and a very so far on plan spacious looking galley.  Power for what is an over all sport cruiser of 44 feet in length is from twin Volvo 300 or 330hp engines with dual prop stern drive propulsion.  Speed estimates for a boat weighing close to ten tons dry are of 33 knots max with the twin 330hp engines.     
The M 35 is again a hard soft top sport cruiser from Cranchi.  In my thinking this model is the hard top version of the 36 Zaffiro, and  should replace the highly successful and still wanted over one thousand units delivered 34 Zaffiro.  The M 35 does in fact share hull shape from the 36 Zaffiro with an identical length and beam, with the same sleeping six in two cabins including the convertible dinette lower deck layout.  The main deck aft cockpit is still a split level area but has been redesigned with the entrance now moved to port instead of starboard as is the 36, and features an extra lounger and new style wet bar.  Power choices are the same to what the 36 Zaffiro offers from twin 260 to optional 300hp Volvo engines.  Top speed is a 34 knots max with twin 300hp engines.
The Cranchi 30 Endurance continues the legacy created in the eighties by what is a classic from the North East Italian boat builder the 31 Endurance.  With the 30 Endurance Cranchi joins the other Italian builders who think walk around style outside, and a comfortable cabin area below.  This brings a good compromise for a day boat, with good cabin space for a small family to cruise.  In fact the 30 Endurance sleeps four below in a convertible dinette, double berth at midships, and a separate shower head.  The galley is located outside, and a light material sunroof on top of the center helm is also available as optional.  A total of five Volvo engine choices are available in both petrol and diesel from a single 270, to twin 225hp.  Speed estimates are for 32 knots max with a single 320hp petrol engine.