Cetera 60 presents new category in yachting
Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The presentation of the brand philosophy behind Cetera and its first 60-feet model during the recent Boot Düsseldorf was one of the highlights of the show. Hull #1 is now under under construction, and the first Cetera 60 will make her international debut in the spring/summer of 2019.
The concept of the multispace yacht is based on a redistribution of the interior and exterior spaces through a process of vertical repositioning. The result is a uniquely innovative yacht category with a layout designed to enhance onboard liveability and deliver more available space while maintaining a high level of privacy.
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The main salon and three ensuite cabins of the Cetera 60 are uniquely located on main deck, which means they are further away from the engines, generators and the water, giving a quieter experience. The main deck is in a higher position, allowing for better views from larger windows. Head height is 2m throughout, and the salon/dinette is placed forward for 180° sea views on three sides.
The Cetera 60 has a forward and aft cockpit on main deck. The double cockpit offers extra privacy when moored stern to. A central corridor connects the entire length of the yacht from bow to stern for safe and easy access, including for young children. The retractable swim platform offers easy access from the beach club style cockpit, while the tender garage and crane are located under sofa/sunbed in aft cockpit.
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The “full upper deck” is accessible by interior staircase. The convertible-style upper deck offers generous living or dining spaces for up to eight guests with a large open-plan galley. Side and aft windows can be opened or closed with an innovative system, and openable overhead skylights give more natural light. The access from the double-height lobby on main deck is by comfortable interior staircase. Its wheelhouse offers excellent visibility, double pilot seats and day sofa.
The engine room, crew cabin and all technical areas (pumps, batteries, air conditioning, hydraulics, switchboards, etc) are on the lower deck for easy access and optimal weight distribution. The forward crew accommodation with access from forward cockpit is far away from the engine room for added comfort.
“The multispace yacht offers “stretching on board liveability”, providing approximately 30 square metres more living space on the Cetera 60 than other yachts in her size category with traditional layouts,” says yacht designer and naval architect Francesco Guida. “Moreover, the clear division between the technical and living areas means the yacht can be built more quickly and efficiently, which is a cost saving that is meant to be passed on to the client.”
“The main characteristics of the yacht may be summed up as such: easy to live on board, easy to maintain, and also easy to build”, says Ernesto de Bartolomeis, General Manager of Fiart Mare, where the first Cetera 60 is currently under construction. “When I first set eyes on the design, I immediately realised it was very different from what we typically produce at Fiart Mare, so we decided to set up a dedicated company to develop the product line. We really believe it represents something completely new for the market with features that will appeal to a wide range of international clients.”
Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 units for outstanding manoeuvrability and power control, the Cetera 60 will have a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.