[dropcap]M[/dropcap]/Y Francesca hit the water at the CCN yard in Avenza. Following the launch of 40 m M/Y Kanga, only a few days ago, this new yacht of 31 meters in lenght, representing the sixth craft in CCN’s successful line of CCN 102’ Flyingsport yachts, has been built for an American Owner. After cruising the Mediterranean Sea during the summer, the yacht will be presented as a world première at the Cannes Yachting Festival, to be held from 11 to 16 September.
Built in composite material M/Y Francesca boasta slender lines and a skilful, balanced mix of style and functionality, combining the characteristics of a flying bridge yacht with the sporty features and high speed typical of large open yachts.
The metallic light-champagne colour shade endows the hull with elegance and a strong personality – the same that can be found in the interiors designed by Tommaso Spadolini, who perfectly interpreted the taste and wishes of an Owner particularly keen on design.
The layout is the classical American one, with a spacious open country kitchen located on the main deck. This area is extremely bright thanks to the wide glazed surfaces of the salon letting in plenty of natural light, and to the skylight above the central dining table, which can be shaded by an electrically-driven liquid-crystal film. The furniture of the main deck also includes a comfortable custom-made sofa.
Across the yacht, the furniture and furnishings combine classical style and ‘bolder’ solutions, overlaying and alternating different materials, like sycamore and dark wood, glass and satin metal. Other materials also include a wide range of leathers, supplied by Marine Leather, obtained through different procedures (braided, smooth, pleated) and coming in different colour shades. In the full-beam master cabin, located on the lower deck, for instance, dark, lacquered colours alternate with lighter and brighter ones. The marbled sycamore wood on the walls is interrupted brightly-coloured fabric panels by Pierre Frey and is stylishly combined with the soft colour shades of C&C fabrics.
Great care has also been devoted to the selection of furniture, which is entirely custommade and carefully designed to use lightened materials, so as to ensure no impact on the yacht’s 40-knot required speed performance.
Conceived for cruising in tropical seas, Francesca can boast an over-23 sqm flybridge equipped with an easily removable awning and ensuring great comfort thanks to an icemaker, a barbecue, and a high-performing custom-made refrigerator. Indoor, a tropical air-conditioning system (248,000 Btu) will ensure the ideal temperature at all times.
Onboard technologies also include a state-of-the-art home automation system that fully integrates the two MTU 16V2000 M96L engines, the modern steering system, and all onboard utilities.
Another peculiar feature of this outstanding boat is her limited draught (1.20 m), allowing to move safely and quickly even in the shallow American waters, as explicitly required by the Owner.