Hot on the heels of the 27 OC and the 39 CA is this hard-edged 33-footer. There is no stopping this Finnish yard in terms of style and quality.
Grandezza is one of those brands that seems to have sprung from nowhere. The more glamorous, racy sibling to the practical Finnmaster brand, Grandezza has, in fact, been around since 2005 building quirky sportscruisers that were meant to deliver some Mediterranean style to its Finnish home market.
Then suddenly it burst onto the world stage in 2011 with the sharply styled and ultra contemporary 27 OC. We tested the very first one into the UK and concluded that it was one of the finest sub-30ft cruisers ever built. Six months later we were in Finland aboard hotly contested 40ft sportscruiser sector.
Taking on the likes of the Princess V39 and Sunseeker Portofino 40 was a tall order for anyone, not least a company with no experience over 30 feet, yet Grandezza pulled it off, creating a genuinely credible alternative that remarkably beat the establishment in a couple of key areas, such as the fully enclosed deck saloon and full beam owner’s cabin.
So when we heard that a brand new 33-footer was in the offing for 2013, we were straight on the plane to test the first boat the moment that it hit the water.
Greater than the sum of its parts, the Grandezza transcends its 33ft hull length to feel a far more substantial boat than it is. Also, it's typically Finnish solid build quality and capable demeanor, it punches above its weight.