Sessa Marine’s Sport Fly 54...

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Sessa Marine’s Sport Fly 54...

Design

The light-dark livery certainly works well on the renderings. We’ll get to see the real thing premiered at either Cannes or Genoa ’09.

JULY 2009

Sessa Marine is busy developing an all-new flybridge motoryacht range, with which it intends targeting the ‘big guns’ internationally in that sector – namely Azimut, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline and, of course, Cranchi, which incidentally is also working on several fly models between 15-23m (50-75ft). Sessa plans to introduce four ‘Fly’ models over the next four years from 13.7-21.3m (45-70ft), all to be drawn by the yard’s favoured regular designer, Palma-based Christian Grande.
This is the first we will see in the water, the Sport Fly 54, which is shown here with a particularly attractive light-dark livery; indeed she’s suggestive of some of the more-recent Rivas, which is a compliment indeed. Her interior also follows the light-dark theme.
Hull No1 goes into the water for late summer ’09, in plenty of time for a public debut at either Cannes or Genoa ‘09. She will be pulled along by twin IPS2s (850).
Then in 2010 we’ll see a Fly 60 with IPS3s (1100). Later there will be an entry-level of Fly 45 and subsequently a Fly 70.
Up until the market downturn, which of course kicked in with such vengeance last autumn, Sessa Marine had been growing year on year at around 20 per cent. Its ‘07/08 turnover was a record €70 million.

Basic Spec – Sessa Sport Fly 54...
LOA: 16.40m (53ft 10in)
Max Beam: 4.70m (15ft 5in)
Height: 4.4m (14ft 5in)
Engines: 2 x 700hp (515kW) Volvo Penta IPS2
Max Speed: 37 knots
Fuel: 2,000 litres (529 US gals)
Water: 640 litres (169 US gals)

For more, www.sessamarine.com.

© Phil Draper