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Grandezza 39CA

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

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.

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.

Price as reviewed:

£331,583

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