October 9, 2013

New Model: Cranchi 53 Eco Trawler LD

It's definitely one of Cranchi's most announced and awaited novelties, and also an unedited new direction for the World famous North Italian family run boat builder.  The 53 Eco Trawler LD is Cranchi's answer to a segment of the market which have seen a high renewed interest from boaters since fuel costs have started to increase more or less about a decade ago.  What's interesting about Cranchi new Explorer yacht is that in it come a lot of the ideas featured in the latest planning yachts; astern galley, full beam owner midships stateroom are here, fore deck settee, as well as IPS pod propulsion to help improve economy, giving more buck to the mile are all features of this entry in the long distance segment.  An interesting part of the 53 Eco Trawler LD layout is also the four option choice to the third cabin below.  You can have have this third cabin space in various utilities; twin berths, dinette with no bulk head, storage and two bunk berths, and last as a separate office.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 17 m (55.9ft)
Hull Length - 15 m
Beam - 4.95 m
Displacement - 18,200 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2700 l
Water Capacity - 810 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 4 berths in 2 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods


  1. I feel these trawlers give a lot of more compared to the same size boats.
    I'm surprised in the Cranchi 53 to see the engines right at the back, as Beneteau claims about the new 50 (that has the same IPS) that they avoided this design of having the engines right back, to ensure a better balance of the boat.

  2. Hello Fred, sometimes a good hull design (one that thinks where to put the engines) can overcome this obstacle. I think these new modern trawlers are more of a hybrid, giving what people are asking in general. A trawler with a forward present design attitude. I think the Estensi Maine from Italy where among the first to head into this direction in 2006, Beneteau and Azimut followed, with the newer Grand Banks models just after that. I think this new Cranchi will sell well though....

  3. I see what you mean about the design. Always spot on and informative in your answers. Indeed, I see these kind of trawlers to be in the range of most builders on the coming years. I believed Beneteau and Azimut were the first, I was not aware Estensi was the one.

  4. Estensi with the Maine series did not re-invent the rules in a trawler yacht, they made a planning hull more pleasant to drive in lower speed (something Grand Banks did for decades), and most importantly gave it a more modern feel about it. Rumour is that after presentation they sold 8 53 Maine in 2006, and about 12 in 2007. Good days that time for small medium sized builders.
    Azimut's Magellano on the other side apart having a very original exterior is more of a technical project. Yes its the way of doing things at Azimut as they showed with the S range back in 2003, they like to bring new limits to a style of yacht and push it forward.
    If you do not know Estensi Maine range I suggest to look around in the internet and google it, they are nice boats.