Beauty has a new dimension.
In the 25 meters of the new Settantotto you can see the grandeur of the whole and the precious attention to detail; an idea of beauty that is both contemporary and classic, essential without surrendering to minimalism, timeless. The lines of the Settantotto are fluid and without sharp edges: they convey a natural sense of balance. There is nothing excessive, forced or aggressive in the design choices made by Christian Grande – who is in close collaboration with the Shipyard Research Study Center. Yet the strength that is expected from a flagship shines through: in the frictionless shapes of the Seventy-eight you can read the muscularity of a yacht that can face the sea in all conditions, with its perfect hull, the high and flared bow, the head of pronounced gunwale band.
Also thanks to the suggestive play of colors between the structure and the superstructure, with the latter visually lightened, the lines of the Settantotto are streamlined and sinuous and amplify the effect of amazement that can be discovered in the large rooms and the generous volumes of the interiors, perfectly illuminated by natural light, as suggested by the symmetrical subtractions in the hull that can be read at the level of the main and lower decks.
Freedom, without borders
On the main deck and on the flybridge, the yacht offers large open spaces, with areas dedicated to socializing and relaxation both aft and bow. Added to these is the small beach that can be reached safely and easily. Equipped with a lift that allows it to rise and fall and move forward, the dashboard can become an immense terrace overlooking the sea thanks to the extraordinary surface provided by the teak-clad garage compartment. By opening the hatch of the compartment, a large space is revealed in which the area in charge of housing the tender and jet ski can be separated from the part closest to the beach where the chaise longue can be placed.
Large volumes, elegance and functionality are also the hallmarks of the square, where the kitchen, living room and relaxation areas are optimally distributed. An unusual detail for yachts of this size is the presence of an additional bathroom also on the main deck.
The decor presented on this page is one of the five interior design proposals conceived for the 1970s by Christian Grande together with the Research Studies Center of Cranchi Yachts. Inspired by the city of Venice, this decor stands out for its striking accents: orange leather and lacquers, warm-toned marbles, mirrored glass with amber reflections and lively contrasts between glossy and matte surfaces.
Your new comfort zone
The below deck layout includes up to four cabins, all with bathrooms: three large double beds and a cabin with single beds. All the beds are positioned longitudinally with respect to the stern / bow axis to ensure the best comfort during rest. The rooms are furnished with a refined and elegant style. The full beam owner’s cabin amidships with walk-in closet, study corner or beauty corner offers the sensations of a large luxury suite. Sophisticated elegance and great comfort distinguish the VIP cabin in the bow. The crew cabin is also comfortable, with two berths and a bathroom with separate shower. The crew cabin, with separate access from the rest of the rooms, also houses the laundry room with washing machine and dryer. The room is located between the engine room and the owner’s cabin to ensure the best acoustic comfort in the sleeping area, a comfort to which the soundproofing coatings applied to all bulkheads contribute in an excellent way.
To make the on-board experience even more pleasant and comfortable, each of the spaces is served by entertainment and home automation systems, all of which can be easily managed from a smartphone or the steering console thanks to Garmin’s glass cockpit which gives easy access to all systems.
Insulation and sound damping systems were adopted in all areas of the yacht and particular attention was paid to the engine room. This place has been studied in every detail, including the design choices, to facilitate access, mobility, maintenance activities and above all safety. Great attention was paid to the layout and choice of materials, favoring stainless steel and aluminum and building the fuel tank in fiberglass to exclude any possibility of leakage and infiltration.
The engine room houses three in-line six-cylinder Volvo Penta D13s, each capable of delivering 1000 HP of power when needed. Together with as many IPS3 pods they form a compact, reliable and manageable solution: ideal for this large yacht.
In the machine room there are also not one but two generators: a solution that increases efficiency, reduces consumption and reduces the likelihood of being stranded.
All the on-board systems – including the fire-fighting one – represent the state of the art of the nautical industry and are designed and installed in such a way as to make maintenance always easy.
The Humpree system is also unsurpassed to guarantee stability and ideal trim to the yacht both at sea and at anchor, with carbon fiber stabilizing fins, blade interceptor and electronic control unit for immediate and effective trim corrections.