May 2, 2015

Project: Cerri 35m Navetta

Boat builder Cantiere Navale Cerri, which has been part of the Gavio Group since 2011, is experiencing a real ‘rebirth’: today, in its modern production plant in Carrara-Avenza, the shipyard presented its new range of products, including the restyling of the 102’ Flyingsport line, a new series of steel and aluminium Expedition boats, called “Phileas” which was introduced as a world preview last month at the Miami Boat Show, and a new line of Navetta yachts between 24m and 35m – also in steel and aluminium designed by Studio Spadolini. The range the Carrara-based boat builder is offering the market, thus, further extends, resulting in a very diversified series of products between 24 and 35 metres in length and coming in different materials.  Flexibility and great functionality are the key features of Cerri’s new production strategy. Also thanks to a renovated, highly experienced and strongly motivated management, the shipyard can now meet the needs of an increasingly demanding clientele in an extensively differentiated way.  “A small megayacht”: this definition effectively conveys the entire philosophy at the basis of the new 'Navetta', designed by architect Tommaso Spadolini in two different lengths, so far: 24 metres and 35m. The ‘challenge', as Mr Spadolini himself defines it, was to ensure on a 35m-long craft the spaciousness and comfort that one normally finds on larger yachts: from the dedicated on-board routes for the guests and the crew to its large volumes, the Navetta 35 stands out for truly unique characteristics. The interior layout is certainly unusual for a yacht of this size: the main deck is entirely reserved for the guests and includes the master stateroom and two VIP cabins; two more VIP cabins are located amidships on the lower deck, to which access is gained via a dedicates staircase, totaling 10 passengers. On the lower deck are also the large, comfortable crew quarters, featuring 2 double cabins, a separate galley (to prevent fumes and smells from spreading to the other rooms), the crew mess, the laundry, and a cold room, as is the standard on larger boats. The captain cabin is located on the upper deck, behind the pilot station. Here is also an approximately 40 sq m sky lounge + indoor dining area, hosting 10 guests, while the aft outdoor area is furnished with built-in sofas and a table seating 8 people.  All areas have been specially designed to ensure maximum brightness, thanks to the large glazed surfaces and the natural light that flows through the central skylight on the fly deck. The 34 sq m sundeck is entirely devoted to activities in the open air: the sun-pads, sunbathing area, and the barbecue make this area ideal to enjoy time in the sun. A Jacuzzi can also be installed here, upon request.  The tender can be stored aft, transversely, thereby allowing to enjoy a lovely swimming platform by the sea when the garage door is open. The 35m Navetta can be equipped with twin CAT or MTU 1150hp engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruise of 12 knots.