Hot Take: If you’re after “striking,” the Cranchi Sixty Fly brings a host of features and amenities together in a daring European design.
While attending Boot Düsseldorf in January, I paid a visit to the thrumming Cranchi stand, where the sales team seemed to be up to its eyeballs writing orders. To say they were busy is an understatement, and brings to mind a chicken-and-egg question that American buyers may be challenged to wrap their heads around. Show of hands: Who realizes that European design actually results from the way they use their boats in Europe? And, more to the point, who understands Euro design is not created just to be exported (though of course some evolves into that). To understand, hit a boat show overseas and have a look at everything that never makes it to the U.S.
I paid another visit to Cranchi on our shores, at the Yachts Miami Beach show in February and caught the Sixty Fly as she showed off her substantial array of windows (in both hullside and superstructure), her cantilevered flying bridge, and her sleek, European-inflected lines—right down (or should I say “up”) to the most noteworthy use of a venturi windscreen I’ve ever come across.
This boat makes the most of her outdoor deck spaces. A sunpad on the foredeck features a foldaway bimini to block wind and sun at anchor (which will multiply the amount of time that guests will want to use it by, I conservatively estimate, a factor of three). There’s also a spacious cockpit with dining table, a large hydraulic swim platform, and, of course, that flying bridge, available with multiple configurations, including huge lounging settees and a dining option with alfresco galley.
But before you decide you need this boat, take a turn through the interior, and get a load of the sleek finish that begins and ends with an inviting, curvy chaise in the master stateroom. A terrific spot to recline and relax in privacy as the heads turn.
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- Builder: Cranchi
- Model: Cranchi Sixty Fly
- Boat Type: Cruiser
- Year: 2016
- Base Price: $1,515,800
- LOA: 60'8"
- Draft: 4'4"
- Beam: 15'10"
- Displacement: 63,500 lb. (full load)
- Fuel Capacity: 528 gal.
- Water Capacity: 142 gal.
- Standard Power: 2/625-hp Volvo Penta IPS800s
- Optional Power: 2/725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950s
This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.