One of the longest-established names in Italian boatbuilding, Cranchi can trace its roots all the way back to the 19th century, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the Cranchi 43HT.

Launched in 2007, this was one of the first models to be specifically designed around Volvo Penta’s revolutionary new IPS system.

Part of the design was an extra-wide cockpit to reduce cavitation between the propellers and this has a huge benefit to interior space.

Moving below decks you’ll find a full-beam owner’s cabin amidships and a decent-sized double in the bows.

The drawback is the lower saloon, which is slightly compromised in terms of space and layout, but there’s more than enough room upstairs to make up for this.

The central helm position is a brilliant feature, with an electric sliding sunroof and three forward-facing chairs.

To read our full used boat report on the Cranchi 43HT, pick up the March edition of Motor Boat & Yachting, which is out on February 4.