The first Cranchi Endurance 33 should reach American shores this summer after prototype hulls complete lengthy testing in Italy. The 33 will be available with gas or diesel inboard/outboards, but Cranchi is betting the diesels will dominate, offering a comfortable, efficient cruising yacht.
Cranchi blends European style and American desire. Side-by-side pilot and companion seats fit snugly behind a wraparound helm, so the cockpit will be race-like in "offshore" class mode. In softer environs, the bow and afterdeck sunpads will offer separate respites on the water.
There are accommodations for four, including a double berth in the after cabin, below the helm area. Hanging stowage compartments flank the berth. Two adults can sleep in the saloon and galley space, which includes a U-shape dinette.
The bow area is pure function, with an anchor winch backing up a Bruce anchor and chain. The stainless-steel railing is 316 gauge, and two sets of baskets are attached inboard for fender stowage.
Behind the helm is a seating area with table. A foldaway ladder, outside shower and stowage for a liferaft and water skis are accessible by following the portside teak flooring to the swim platform area.
Overhead, the noticeable mast will house antenna and navigation lights. Cranchi, (305) 867-4355; fax (305) 867-4350.