CCN superyacht Elsea begins sea trials

12 May 2017 • Written by Chris Jefferies

The 49.9 metre Cerri Cantiere Navali flagship superyacht Elsea has been pictured under power for the first time during her pre-delivery sea trials.

Built from an aluminium semi-planing hull with an aggressive, slender profile, Elsea is powered by a triple MTU 16V 2000M94 engine set-up that the yard estimates will return a top speed of 27 knots. As this new image shows, she is also highly manoeuvrable with a very tight turning circle for her length.

Elsea is the largest yacht to be launched by Cerri Cantiere Navali so far. Photo: Facebook / CCN

Sold in February 2016 by Imperial Yachts, who also provided project management services, Elsea is a fully custom project that features exterior styling by Studio Bacigalupo and interior décor from Studio Vafiadis.

Speaking last year Diego Michele Deprati, CEO of the yard, said: “Elsea was an important challenge for us as it opens up a new course. It is the first one-of-a-kind motor yacht that marks CCN’s debut in the world of bespoke projects — unique masterpieces that respond to the customers’ requirements for full customisation."

Accommodation is for ten guests in five staterooms, including an owner's cabin, a VIP suite, two doubles and a twin room. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 11 people.

The two saloons feature contrasting styles: the lower saloon boasts formal dining space for 12, while the upper saloon is a more warm and cosy affair, fitted with a large circular sofa — ideal for hosting movie nights.

Elsea was launched at the Italian yard last month

CCN officially rebranded itself to the public in September 2015. The yard announced a new line of displacement hull explorer yachts, including the Navetta ‘pocket superyacht’, which is one of the yachts that prove that bigger is not always better. Tomasso Spadolini designed a 35 and a 27 metre version of the Navetta, as well as the rugged looking 35 metre Phileas.

Despite these new undertakings for CCN, the yard will also continue to build the fast GRP yachts that made it famous, including the restyled 102 Flyingsport and 86 Flyingsport lines.

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