On April 19th, CCN launched its 50-metre superyacht Elsea in Avenza (Carrara), Italy, marking the shipyard’s debut in the fully custom production of unique motoryachts.
Elsea’s exterior design has been created by Studio Bacigalupo, while the interior design is the work of Studio Vafiadis. Imperial collaborated in the role of Owner’s Representative, Construction Supervisor and Manager during the build and after the delivery.
Built from an aluminium semi-planing hull and powered by a triple MTU 16V 2000M94 engine set-up, Elsea is expected to reach a top speed of 27 knots and to comfortably cruise at a speed of 18 knots.
The experience onboard Elsea is inspired by the outdoor-oriented Mediterranean lifestyle, especially by the French Riviera. The layout offers generous guest areas for conviviality, well balanced between inside and outside to best convey its Mediterranean inspiration. The main deck includes living and dining areas, as well as the full- beam master suit, while the upper deck is entirely devoted to life in the open air.
Two indoor saloons feature different styles to satisfy all needs: the lower saloon is a formal dining space for 12, while the upper saloon is more intimate, warm and cosy, fitted with a large circular sofa.
Among the outdoor areas, the most remarkable are the external salons and the beach club, fitted with a bar and a day toilet, plus an audio system with loud speakers to get the party going.
Out of the upper salon, a spectacular external area serves as a party lounge with a central jacuzzi decorated with mosaics. Around the pool, sun beds and comfortable seating areas create the perfect environment for fun, sunbathing and relax.
Accommodation is provided for ten guests in five staterooms, including the full-beam owner’s cabin, a VIP suite, two doubles and a twin room. The crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 11 people.
“Elsea was an important challenge for us as it opens to the shipyard new course,” says CCN CEO, Diego Departi. “It is the first one-of-a-kind motor yacht which marks CCN’s debut in the world of “Fuoriserie” world-class bespoke projects, and further highlights our great versatility and its ability to meet the most diverse needs.”
Imperial Director, Julia Stewart comments on a successful project: “Imperial is proud to launch the very first custom-made 50-metre CCN superyacht in strong collaboration with the yard, helping them to upgrade their capacities and reaching a new level in high-end creation. Imperial’s team were actively involved in the project with the yard, and we thank CCN for their efforts to maintain the build process to very high standards.”
CCN, which was officially rebranded in September 2015, announced a new line of displacement hull explorer yachts, including the Navetta ‘pocket superyacht’. The yard will also continue to build the fast GRP yachts that made it famous, including the restyled 102 Flyingsport and 86 Flyingsport lines.