January 16, 2012

New Model: Cranchi M40 ST

Cranchi showed good spirit in the fall of last year presenting four new models in all sizes aiming to upgrade its range to clients new demands.  The M40 ST has been one of the most awaited new models from Cranchi for its size, and comfort.  The M40 ST fills an important hole in Cranchi's sport cruiser range left empty since the demise of the 41 Mediterranee stopped in production in 2002.  The M40 ST impresses for its comfort which is also helped by an overall length which measures 44 feet.  But spaces in the M which stands in fact for Mediterranee and ST for Soft Top abound everywhere; outside and inside.  The interior is spacious in this size and style of sport cruiser offering sleeping for five in two cabins, with an owners room to fore plus two extra berths in the convertible C-shaped saloon.  Cranchi did not follow trends of offering a midships owner room but took the route to offer a three berth cabin here.  Below is also space for a spacious L-shaped galley, plus two heads one of which en-suite for the owner. Standard power is from twin Volvo 330hp with stern dual propeller propulsion which gives a 33 knots max speed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.7 m (44.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.01 m
Waterline Length - 9.90 m
Beam - 4.06 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 9500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Accommodation - 5 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drives
Speed - 33 knots max, 26 knots cruise
Project - Aldo Cranchi hull, Cranchi Research Development Lab 
Certification - CE B