October 2, 2012

New Model: Cranchi 54 Fly

Cranchi has made a very visible important effort to expand its over fifty feet yacht range in the recent years, and this new 54 Fly is another model in that direction from the known Italian brand.  The new 54 Fly comes again from the in house and family design team of Aldo Cranchi and the companies Research Development Lab, and welcomes itself with good looks and a mix of sports solutions and nice lines.  Interesting features will be the aft sun pad, something more likely to be found on a sport yacht then a flybridge one, the up and down bathing platform, and the low profile flybridge.  The aft sun pad also features a tender garage underneath increasing tender space for two units.  The saloon of the 54 Fly is also innovative for the fact it is a single level plan and features a dining area at the farthest fore part under the internal windshield, and making the lower deck staircase leading to the cabins in the middle of the saloon area behind the helmsman seat.  The galley is located in the middle of the saloon.  Down below Cranchi makes among the best use of the Volvo IPS pods and creates space for three double cabins with the more modern layout of a full beam midships owner suite with walk-in wardrobe, VIP to fore, double cabin, and a guest head to port.  A single berth crew cabin is located to fore peak with entrance from outside.  Standard power is Volvo 600hp with an option of a 700hp, both units powered by Volvo forward looking dual propeller pods.  Top speeds are a max of 31 knots plus peaks of 33 with the standard 600hp units.  Cruise is a 24 knots which at it the 54 Fly consumes just a little under 150 liters per hours and gives a range of over 300 nautical miles.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.2 m (56.5ft)
Hull Waterline - 15.3 m
Waterline Length - 13 m
Beam - 4.8 m
Draft - 1.25 m incl props
Displacement - 23,300 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 520 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin to fore
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 600hp, D11 700hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propellers pods
Speed - 33 knots max speed, 24 knots cruise * estimates
Range - 324 nm at 23-24 knots cruise
Project - Aldo Cranchi, Cranchi Research Development Lab.
Certification - CE B

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