The partnership continues between Centrostiledesign and Sessa Marine, the Italian shipyard that will soon be celebrating 60 years in business.
Making their debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 will be three yachts restyled by the company led by Davide Cipriani. The guiding thread for this ambitious, multi-faceted project was to flood the interiors with natural light and so create a modern and intimate sense of comfort.
Centrostiledesign, the design firm that regards innovation as its driving force, and Sessa Marine shipyard are gearing up for the launch of three new models at the upcoming Cannes boat show in September 2018. The profitable and prolific collaboration between the two companies has developed over the years around the restyling of several lines produced by the shipyard: Cruiser Line, Key Largo, Fly and Explorer.
Within the Cruiser Line, two models now join the two already completed, C44 and C38: they are the new C68 and C54, which will be making their debut at the French boat show. For these two models, the design work performed by Centrostiledesign was mainly focused on the interiors, which have larger side windows and so enjoy more natural light. With the same aim, the electric roof in the hard-top has been redesigned in crystal glass. The decor is based on alternating light/dark-coloured and polished/matt materials, while the Lower Deck brings together lacquered surfaces, nubuck leather and wood to conjure up a contemporary, intimate and welcoming mood.
For more demanding owners, the firm has developed various customization possibilities, ranging from the materials used for the exteriors, to the choice of 18 different types of wood, leather and fabric in the cabins. The owner can also decide between two cockpit layouts: a classic arrangement with table, sun lounging area and garage, or one with twin living areas (featuring a sofa that can be converted into a sun lounger) and a dining table.
For the Key Largo line, the shipyard’s most iconic and best known series, Centrostiledesign developed the restyling project for the KL24, which will also be making its debut at Cannes. The appealingly aggressive exterior design has retained its most characteristic features to ensure that this storied model remains easily recognisable and a consummate expression of the shipyard’s fine tradition. Several details add a touch of modernity, while maintaining continuity with the previous versions, like the glazed surfaces in the sidewalls and the new windshield. The interiors and upholstery have been revisited in the contemporary style shared by all the boats built by the shipyard.
Commenting on the collaboration with Sessa Marine, Davide Cipriani recalled that “the first result of this partnership was the F21, presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. Since then, we have continued to cooperate to highlight the appeal of a company whose history, based on dynamism, innovation, design and technology, all working in perfect harmony, is a fine story of ‘Made in Italy’ business success”.