Christian Grande and Cranchi present their latest projects
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:48 AM
The partnership between Christian Grande, designer at the forefront of international yacht design, and the engineers and designers of the Centro Studi Ricerche & Centro Stile of the Cantiere Nautico Cranchi continues with many new developments.
As the finishing touches are being applied to the latest boats for the 2017/18 season, new long-term projects are already under way. The Cranchi shipyard is following its strategy for the development and renewal of the range, to offer boat owners innovation, comfort and quality while further enhancing the highest standards of safety, that have always distinguished the Cranchi range.
The new model, with project name XT36, will debut shortly along with the launch of an important restyling of the Eco Trawler 53.
THE NEW PROJECT XT36 – from trawler to sport-cruiser, in just 10 meters
The continual evolution of Christian Grande and the Cranchi shipyard is underlined by the new model that will debut in the 2017 season. The project is the XT36. This boat really stands out for its concept, a design so innovative that deserves its own category. The XT36 combines the rationality of a trawler and the thrill of a sports-cruiser. A boat with lively performance and a comfortable experience that will amaze, considering a length of under 10 meters.
On the main deck, the large area under the hard top is totally sheltered by a windscreen that offers comfort and protection, without any barriers to natural light and visibility. A sliding glass door closes this area making it pleasant to stay on board at any latitude, even in hot and humid climates (thanks to the air conditioning system) or in the colder winter months. Even with the door closed, there is a sense of continuity with the outdoor area; this sensation is emphasized when the doors are opened, creating a single spacious living area. The cockpit area, both inside and outside, develops on one level without any steps: everything with the XT36 confirms the idea of an immediate, easy and direct relationship with the sea.
The design of the exterior prefers prominent lines, both forward and aft, to extend the living spaces and give more dynamism and momentum.
In the cockpit there is a comfortable seat and along with a grill and a sink set into a piece of furniture. Access to the swimming platform, generous in size, is very easy. And it is just as easy and safe to move around, with a free obstacle passageway that runs around the entire perimeter of the boat. In the forward section there is the main sunbathing area, plus another one on the hard top, which can be used when the boat is moored. The covered cockpit area houses, in addition to the pilothouse, a lounge with a convertible sofa, and a kitchen.
On the lower deck, all the space is dedicated to the sleeping area, with truly astonishing solutions for a boat of this size. The XT36 will be available in two alternative layouts: with two cabins and two bathrooms, or three cabins and one bathroom. The owner can then make a choice according to his needs, without ever excluding comfort, conviviality and intimacy.
MAGNIFICA 78 – continual evolution
In addition to the latest boats, the Shipyard is already working on medium and long-term projects that will not only help widen the Cranchi range but will push the range into new dimensions. The company is prepared to make important steps ahead with significant investment in research, development and infrastructure.
Guido Cranchi, Vice President of the company, underlines that "our shipyards are recognized for production of leisure boats with the highest level of automation in the world, and are the ideal place to shape the Magnifica 78, a yacht with revolutionary features that will emerge in the coming seasons."
The Christian Grande design studio is presently at work on this project, collaborating with the Cranchi yard and it’s primary partners.
ECO TRAWLER 53 – an artist’s restyling
The second major novelty of the season reinforces the attention to shipowners' requirements, along with a desire to search for perfection and to embellish the stylistic choices of the Cranchi range. The restyling of the Echo Trawler 53 once again amazes with the optimization of space, the quality of the decor and the comfort of its three decks, especially the flybridge and the interiors.
Christian Grande, when referring to this model stated: "The interior styling represents a great step ahead, with the introduction of different materials like wood, leather and glass in contrast with each other, accentuating their identity and creating visual suggestions.”