From sports boats to explorer yachts: CCN's new direction revealed

9 September 2015

The name Cerri has long been synonymous with fast fibreglass sports boats, but today at the Cannes boat show Cerri Cantieri Navali revealed the yard’s new direction – building steel and aluminium explorer yachts. The Italian builder also rolled out its new image and logos at the show, rebranding itself to the public as CCN.

Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini is responsible for design of the new displacement-hull explorer yacht line from CCN, which includes the Navetta 35M, Navetta 27M and rugged looking 35 metre Phileas.

The move comes at a time when the builder is experiencing a self-proclaimed “rebirth”, having also recently presenting a restyled version of its 102 Flyingsport line.

CCN 102 Sea Look, one of the sports boats that made the yard famous

CCN established that they aren’t turning its back on the sports boats that made it famous – it will still be offering the 86 and 102, but with refreshed design elements. The new 102, for instance, will have a skylight, larger saloon and external staircase for easier access to the flybridge.

The yard also has recently bought the iconic American sportfish yacht brand Bertram. Part of the Gavio Group, they also own iconic Italian yacht brand Baglietto. CCN says, between the new displacement yacht offerings, the Bertram sportfishing yachts and Baglietto superyachts, they are primed to, “build any kind of yacht.”

This CCN 35 Navetta rendering illustrates the new direction CCN is taking

The new CCN explorer yachts will range from 24 to 35 metres and be built in steel and aluminium. The yard gave designer Tommaso Spadolini a brief to design pocket megayachts that had the spaciousness and comfort normally found on larger yachts in a smaller package.

While the Cerri Navetta 35 was first seen last spring, an updated version was introduced at the Cannes boat show that shows off a new bow design for better performance. The yacht stands out with an unusual interior layout for a yacht of her size, which sees the main deck dedicated to guests with a master stateroom and two VIP cabins. A further two VIPs are found amidships on the lower deck, and she accommodates 10 guests overall.