E26 by Christian Grande and Cranchi

The collaboration between Cantiere Nautico Cranchi shipyard and Christian Grande has led to the creation of E26, a 7.85-metre daycruiser which is also suitable as a superyacht tender.

E26 has sporty but simultaneously sophisticated look perfectly combined with vintage suggestions and contemporary lines. The teak foredeck brings to mind the classic heritage of wooden ships and is a visual counterpoint to the stern control panel, which is also covered with teak. The large stern sundeck stretches over the motor compartment and a fold-away bimini top can provide shade in the cockpit when needed.

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“The E26 Classic comes from reading the style of classic motorboats in a new key,” explains Christian Grande. “The history of pleasure boating has been written by this type of boat since the 1950s and 60s, thanks to refined, distinguished enthusiasts who spent time in the seaside resorts- and let’s not forget the great lakes. The size and performance of these boats allowed their crew and passengers to travel rapidly from shore to shore and to enjoy pleasant days aboard.”

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Christian Grande reinterpreted the theme of tradition by introducing some distinguishing and markedly modern traits, such as the vertical stem and the clear cut- off of the side windows, which give longitudinal momentum to the Cranchi E26 Classic and are the only sign of a top side. The dinette in the centre of the boat is served by an L-shaped seat (that provides continuity with the stern sunpad) and two pivoting seats, which can be turned to the bow when cruising and to the stern when relaxing. 

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The sporty character of the E26 Classic is further enhanced by the full-beam, wrap-around windscreen that protects the pilot and the person next to him. An opening in the middle of the screen allows to comfortably access the foredeck. Interior layout features a cabin and a toilet, for a comfortable daycruising or for spending the night in.

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