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Sessa Marine C68

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Pros

  • Dazzling, jaw-dropping styling, excellent spec/good base price, top speed and cruising speed, thoughtful practical detailing

Cons

  • Intrusive hardtop structure, cockpit stowage not the best, mediocre engineroom access

Price as reviewed:

£1,540,000

See the full test of the Sessa C68 in MBY December 2009

Sessa C68 teaser – October 2009

Motor Boat and Yachting were one of the first magazines to hop aboard the new Sessa C68 sportscruiser and carry out a comprehensive boat test. Even if you are gasping to part with around £1.5 million for your next big sportscruiser, we’d implore you to pause until the full Sessa C68 boat report appears in the December 2009 issue of Motor Boat and Yachting.

Here’s why it’s worth waiting. Form and function can be uneasy bedfellows at times. And with the world’s boatbuilders trying harder every day to grab your attention with ever more avant-garde styling, the relationship isn’t becoming any easier. So it was with a sense of relief that we burrowed around Sessa’s dramatically styled C68 rocket-ship (over 38 knots on test) to find that in only one area has the C68’s style dented its practical functioning. Class-best sidedeck safety isn’t something we’d been expecting on a boat whose dazzling metallic bronze hull looks as though it could have been sculpted by Michelangelo, but that’s what we found, along with some canny practical detailing, generous headroom and three roomy en-suite heads.
That practicality is complimented by an enjoyable dash of whimsy in places, notably in the galley, home to the most dramatic wine rack we’ve ever seen.

And the C68 is a sun worshippers delight, with its decadent sun loungers and nearby bimini on the foredeck, plus its convertible seating/sunbed in the cockpit. Read our December 2009 boat report to find out how the Sessa C68 fared when we pushed its glamorous nose out of the marina in Varazze in Northern Italy for a thorough workout.

Sessa C68 – first look May 2009

Sessa have released a rendering of their brand new flagship sportscruiser the C68.

They
say the most striking features are the distribution of space, choice of
materials and the amount of light let in by huge quantities of glass.

The
company are also pushing the benefits of their master aft cabin which
has been designed around the philosophy that light is the most
important ingredient.

With power coming from twin MAN V12 engines, offering 1,360hp each, the C68 is likely to have a fair turn of pace as well.

Sessa
say: “The C68 is a truly ‘Class Leading’ solution in the open hard top
segment. A 21 metre yacht with a hull form that is the result of
in-depth studies. A unique style with a personality all her own and a
design inspired by the classic cars from the 30’s and 40’s but with a
modern touch.”

Details

Displacement: 30 tonnes light, 34 tonnes loaded (loaded = light + 100% fuel & water)
Top Speed: 38.2 knots (MBY estimate)
Cabins: 4
Fuel Capacity: 704 imp gal (3,200 litres)
Beam: 16ft 10in (5.15m)
Cruising Speed: 25.8 knots
Water Capacity: 220 imp gal (1,000 litres)
Air Draught: 17ft 1in (5.20m)
RCD Category: A (for 14 people)
Length Overall: 69ft 1in (21.05m)
Engines: 2 x MAN V12 1,360hp
Range: 279 miles
Boats for Sale: Sessa C68 boats for sale

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