Sleek, stylish, and with a new take on on-board layouts, this Finnish hardtop is set to shake things up in the cruiser market

Product Overview

Pros:

  • The boat offers a fully enclosed deck saloon, superb deck access and fabulous full-beam master cabin, it delivers in areas other boats simply cannot.

Cons:

  • The options list is long, making this boat no cheap alternative to say the V39.

Product:

Grandezza 39CA

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£331,583.00

If you go boating in Finland, where for six months of the year it’s pretty much in perpetual darkness, you want to make the most of every sun-drenched minute, and that means having a boat that works on every level. But what we have here is not just your usual sensible north European cruiser, it’s one that is not afraid to do things a bit differently.

While most 40ft hardtops have what is ostensibly an open cockpit under the roof, this Grandezza has sliding cockpit doors to create a proper deck saloon, as you might find on, say, a 60ft model (only this one is a bit smaller).

It is as enclosed and comfortable as any flybridge saloon, with a large and slightly raised C-shaped dinette to port giving a good view out through deep windows, while opposite a full-length sideboard houses the cutlery, crockery and glasses in dedicated stowage compartments, and a TV retracts into the rear of the unit.

Further forward there’s a double helm, but the real surprise is a sliding door, giving the helmsman direct access to the deeply bulwarked starboard side deck, which is fantastic for shorthanded boating.

Price: £331,583
(excluding VAT).

First published in the December 2012 issue of MBM.

Verdict

The Grandezza 39CA inhabits a world in which comfort, practicality and ease of use top the agenda. What we love most about this boat is that it hasn't tried to tackle its rivals head-on, but instead carves its own subtly different niche which will appeal to many buyers.

Details

Displacement:9 tonnes
Top Speed:40 knots
Cabins:FORECABIN BERTH twin 6ft 5in x 2ft 6in (196 x 76m)MID CABIN BERTH 6ft 8in x 4ft 9in (203 x 145m)
Fuel Capacity:202gal (920lt)
Beam:131ft 0in (3.95m)
Cruising Speed:30 knots
Water Capacity:60gal (272lt)
Air Draught:41ft 11in (1.50m)
RCD Category:B
Length Overall:39ft 2in (11.95m)
Engines:Twin Volvo Penta D6-370 DPS sterndrives