Sessa 54 Fly review from the Cannes Boat Show
It is a well known fact that Sessa can build a stunning sportscruiser but the question is whether this success will be transferred to their first ever flybridge boat.
The style that they endow their sportscruisers with has been effortlessly applied to the flybridge shape, it is a great looking boat.
Outlandish design, as always with Sessa though, has been sensibly balanced with a sound application of practical features.
The flybridge is conventional with a big dinette aft, served by a well specified wet bar. Other neat feautres include the folding table in the cockpit, for when you want to eat in the shade and a hydraulic bathing platform.
There are two galleys on board, a small one upstairs and a bigger one down below near the accommodation. If you see split galley as a waste of space however, there is an option of just having a galley up arrangement.
The highlight of the sleeping accomodation is the full beam master cabin amidships, mainly thanks to the fact that it gets full benefit of the topside windows. The VIP cabin is nearly as plush minus that fact that it shares a heads compartment with the third cabin.
Last but not least, Sessa’s ambitions with this latest boat have extended all the way down to the water line as they have chosen to use the IPS II propulsion sytsem. As for how it drives, we are keen to find out, so look out for a full test in an upcoming issue of MBY.
- Looks, quality, practical, master cabin, abundance of light
- Usefulness of the split galley is questionable
Price as reviewed:
A great looking boat which is a perfect blend of form and function
Displacement: 22.6 tonnes
Top Speed: 36 knots
Fuel Capacity: 440 imp gal (2000 L)
Beam: 15ft 5in (4.7m)
Cruising Speed: 28 knots
Water Capacity: 141 imp gal (640 L)
Air Draught: N/A
RCD Category: B
Length Overall: 53ft 10in (16.4m)
Engines: 2 x Volvo IPS900
Contact: Bates Wharf Marine Tel +44 (0)1932 571141Website www.sessamarine.com