The semi-planing yacht designed by Studio Bacigalupo with interiors by Studio Vafiadis is a significant project for CCN, which has chosen to go down the full-custom route since being acquired in 2011 by the Gavio Group, which also owns the Baglietto and Bertram brands.
“Elsea is an important challenge for us as it opens up new course for the shipyard,” confirmed Diego Deprati, CCN’s CEO. “It is the first one-of-a-kind motoryacht which marks CCN’s debut in the world of 'Fuoriserie' [custom] world-class bespoke projects.”
The new yacht has an aggressive, slender profile and a modern “Deco” interior style with five guest cabins plus a spacious owner’s suite. Powered by three MTU 16V2000M94 main engines, she has a top speed of 27 knots and cruises at 18 knots.
“Imperial is proud to launch the very first custom-made 50m CCN superyacht in strong collaboration with the yard, helping them to upgrade their capacities and reaching a new level in high-end creation,” said Julia Stewart, Director of the Monaco-based company that is acting as owner’s representative, construction supervisor and manager, both during the build and after delivery.
Construction continues at CCN on another custom project: the 40m K-Series explorer in collaboration with Floating Life. With a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Light Ice Class yacht designed by Studio Sculli is due to launch at the end of the year.