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Motor Boat & Yachting tests the Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD

Motor Boat & Yachting tested one of the most hotly anticipated boats of the year in Italy this week, the Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD.

Boat test editor Jack Haines conducted the sea trial from Cranchi’s marine test centre in San Giorgio di Nogaro in the north of the country.

The 53 LD is the Italian company’s first foray into trawler building, and is a direct competitor for Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 50.

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“It’s an interesting proposition from Cranchi and there are few boats doing what this does on the market,” Jack said.

“The looks are certain to divide opinion but there’s no arguing that Cranchi has done good work adapting IPS to its new trawler project.”

Look out for a full test of the boat in an upcoming issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.

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