Sessa brings Italian style to the American market with the new Fly 45—a sporty ride that is ready to entertain. Boat test of the Sessa Fly 45.
Leave it to the Italians to design a weekend cruiser that seems perfect for a jaunt out on the water with friends to enjoy some sunshine, swimming, and perhaps a Negroni or two if the time is right. The Sessa C44 is that boat. At just a shade over 45 feet and fitted with Volvo Penta IPS500s or 600s, she should be highly maneuverable and incredibly fun to drive.
When synched with four-cylinder common-rail D4s the boat should top out somewhere around 35 mph while maintaining a cruise just under 30 mph.
Beating The Heat
The Sessa C54 is an elegant and nimble boat that’ll keep you cool, literally and figuratively.
The Miami heat is unbeatable in June. And I’m not talking about LeBron James and company, as they clearly are capable of faltering in the summertime. I’m talking about the actual temperature in The Magic City in that first, blistering month of summer. As I
Sessa Fly 45
Sessa Marine’s Cristian Grande-designed Fly 45, which will splash September at the Cannes Boat Show, promises to optimize space onboard as few yachts of her size currently do. The boat’s namesake flying bridge should be able to accommodate as many as ten people (not including the helmsman) who will most likely congregate
Sessa’s Key Largo 34 promises to be one heck of a dayboat. With a top speed said to approach 52 mph she’s got more than enough pop in her to get your blood pumping. And if that isn’t enough sizzle for you, her loads of outdoor space—including a large sunpad in her bow—will ensure that your tan stays flawless. A good match for anyone looking for either a tender or
Sessa builds a sporty, sea-worthy monument to style, panache, and the good life
We boat testers at PMY like to tout ourselves as professionals, but sometimes it’s awfully hard to leave our emotions at the dock and focus on just the boat—especially if the boat is located in the South of France. And when she is precisely the type of vessel you’d
Italian builders are well known for their stylish exterior lines and opulent interiors, but because of that people sometimes assume that these builders have neglected other things—like performance. Sessa’s C43 stops such conjectures
Design and practicality are often at odds. A feature may look pretty but that doesn't mean it will serve its purpose. The design team at Sessa, headed by Christian Grande, worked hard not to fall prey to this age-old binary, trying throughout the creation process of the new C46 to brace function with form. And although at first glance, it seemed that some styling may have superceded pragmatism,
I couldn't stop laughing.
Craig Muir, Sessa Marine's U.S. general manager and my partner on a recent high-speed romp of a boat test, was laughing, too. Why? Torque. Every time I throttled up the three big-block, four-stroke, 350-hp Yamaha V8 outboards strapped to the transom of this 36-foot express cruiser, I felt what it must be like to defy gravity.
Sessa calls the 36's hull design
Can a thousand-boat-per-year builder be considered a startup business? The answer is yes and no. Milan, Italy-based and family-owned Sessa Marine has been a household name in the European boating scene since the late 1950's, but it decided to take on the highly competitive American boating market only in the last year or so.
A couple of factors have played a part in that decision.
They weren’t in a hurry or anything, but as I trundled my bag along the concrete quay toward the boat, I could tell not only that had I been spotted, but also that the engines were already running. Fresh from the airport, I was returning to Cannes, France, the day after the boat show closed, to join Sessa’s C52 for part of her return trip to Italy. However, I would only be riding along on part of