Sessa Marine re-enters the Hong Kong market
Published: Sunday, 01 January 2012
Now represented by local broker Promax, Sessa has launched several new yachts, in particular the stylish Fly 45. This new yacht, part of the 2011-2012 product line up for Sessa, was first introduced as a concept in the summer of 2011, and is the first effort to design yachts with a global outlook, rather being strictly focused on the Mediterranean.
The Fly 45 is much-like an open yacht in terms of performance, but with plenty of on-board space as well. The flybridge has been made as large as possible for those wanting a breezy ride, or who enjoy lounging in the sun. For this new yacht, Sessa developed what they call the Advanced Open Yacht concept. This is meant to include a good balance between indoor and outdoor spaces, strong lines and space optimisation.
Inside, the designers at Sessa have opted for stylish warmth, with intriguing use of woods and tan-coloured carpets past the wood floored areas near the aft deck. Three comfortable cabins below decks feature ensuites and separate shower stalls – a remarkable achievement on a 45-footer. Each cabin comes in at 17 square metres.
On the main deck, the saloon, dining and aft deck areas can comfortably host up to ten people. Part of the reason for having extra space in the cabins is accounted for by moving the galley up to the main deck and integrating it into the saloon.
The aft area is characterised by two uprights that recall some superyacht designs. This allows the creation of a window on the sea, with an openwork shaded area that can provide shelter from the cold. It also works to add security to the yacht and prevents unwanted attention – a feature that some will appreciate when at anchor. The flybridge has been designed to maximise space, with table and corner sofa that seats up to ten people.
The Fly 45 is powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 drives for spritely performance, while the IPS feature allows for better positioning in the marina.
In Hong Kong: www.promaxmarine.com