Design guru Christian Grande will be bringing his styling know-how to the Cranchi motor boat range

Italian yard Cranchi will be looking to refresh its styling after announcing a new partnership with Christian Grande.

The Parma-based designer (pictured above) has more than 20 years of experience working with the likes of Sessa, Sacs, Sanlorenzo and Invictus Yachts.

His work on more than 100 yacht designs has garnered dozens of international awards, making this a real coup for Cranchi.

Cranchi Z35Christian was full of praise for the Cranchi brand, saying: “Cranchi is a very sound yard, equipped with advanced state-of-the-art production systems in the medium-large size nautical series production sector.

“I believe that we both can grow and create unique products, because at the base of our rapport we have shared values and visions, which means synergy and winning approaches in all the creative phases for new boats with a high level of quality and aesthetics.”

Cranchi’s recent launches include the new Z35 sportscruiser (pictured above), which received its worldwide debut at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival.