[dropcap]B[/dropcap]oat builder Cerri, which has been part of the Gavio Group since 2011, launches a new line of steel and aluminium “Navetta”-style yachts ranging between 24 and 35 metres, designed by Studio Spadolini.
Boat builder Cantiere Navale Cerri 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 (or 27m, depending on the flag the yacht will fly) 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 onboard 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, totally 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 sunpads, 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, transversally, thereby allowing to enjoy a lovely swimming platform by the sea when the garage door is open.
The Navetta can be equipped with 2 CAT C18 Acert (or two MTU 8V 2000 engines), allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
A similar philosophy has been applied on the smaller (24 m) sister ship, which comes in steel and aluminium or entirely in aluminium. The wide body design ensures great airiness to the approximately 40 sq m salon, featuring ceiling-high glazed surfaces that let plenty of natural light into the day area, which includes a lounge and a dining area. Also on the main deck is a large galley, from which access is gained to the crew quarters. The night area has a traditional layout, with the master stateroom on the main deck and the guest cabins on the lower deck. On the upper deck are a wide terrace, located aft, with built-in sofas and a dining area, while a comfortable day living area can be found behind the pilot station. The entire flybridge has been fitted as a sunbathing area.
“This Navetta represents yet another step forward in Cerri’s evolution, on the way to becoming one of the leading players on international markets – commented Cerri’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati – We have breathed new life into some of Cerri’s historical projects, such as the 102′ Flyingsport, and introduced two new product lines, the Explorer and this Navetta, in just two months. I think our flexibility, together with the large variety of our products, is a real competitive advantage on an increasingly demanding market. This is a challenge we have taken up with great enthusiasm, but also very humbly.”
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