If there’s one bandwagon whose suspension is straining under the weight of being jumped on it’s the one labelled “T-top sportsboats”.
Cranchi’s attempt is bound to be intelligently designed, so although it shares cues with the aforementioned rivals, the execution is likely to be top drawer.
The slab-sided exterior will split opinion but those high sides create very safe deck spaces and the aft bulwarks rotate down to create a pair of terraces overhanging the water.
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Mix in the hydraulic bathing platform and access to the sea is outstanding, plus the bathing platform becomes part of the launch system for a 2m tender that stows away beneath the sun pad.
The central dinette has sliding backrests on both benches – the aft one can move to extend the size of the sun pad and the forward one slides aft to create a forward-facing passenger bench for when the boat is on the move.
Below deck, the fit-out is clean and modern with an open-plan saloon, private full-beam twin cabin amidships and a heads with a separate shower cubicle.
The double bed in the open bow is permanently in place but a clever partition drops in to create a sofa for use during the day, adjacent to an armchair and fridge.
Standard propulsion is Volvo Penta IPS pods but – talking of bandwagons – Cranchi is planning on an outboard alternative soon after.
LOA: 45ft 10in (13.8m)
Beam: 14ft 1in (4.29m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta IPS450/600
Top speed: 38 knots
Starting price: €540,000 (ext. VAT)