Debuts are announced one after another for 2016 Boot Düsseldorf. Now it’s time for Sessa Fly 42, which introduces on a larger scale the concepts seen on Fly 40.
It’s easy to forecast a good success for Sessa Fly 42, after the appreciation gained by Fly 40, as the key points of the latter are carried over to the new sibling. In addition, at Sessa Marine, and in particular in the designer Christian Grande’s mind, they wanted to go beyond, introducing some interesting new solutions.
Not just two extra feet
Let’s start with the flybridge: some parts are made in carbon fiber to increase rigidity and save weight. The area is quite large, with a double settee at the helm, an ample solarium to fore, a big L-shaped couch with teak table for six, and a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and grill.
In the cockpit, the dinette hosts eight, and it turns into a sun pad by adding an extra cushion. An electric awning gets out of the fly overhang to protect from the sun. A back-faced grill cabinet with sink completes the features and allows to enjoy the area being close to the water and not filling the salon with fumes. The swim platform is hydraulically retractable to launch jet-skis and other water toys.
Considering the cooking area on top and in the cockpit, the proper galley has been moved belowdecks, still with the necessary light and air. A 165-liter refrigerator and a big electric oven make you feel at home, while the space under the companionway houses a 6-Kg washing machine. The main salon, freed from the galley, features an L-shaped couch to starboard and a cabinet along the other side.
Much attention went to designing the cabins, with a headroom of 1.90 meters (6ft 4in). The master takes the bow and sports a double bed, the guest one is amidships, to starboard, and hosts two single berths. Both have en-suite and separate shower box.
As the boatyard was among the first to adopt the Volvo Penta IPS, such powertrain is available on Fly 42 too: the two choices are IPS 400 with 2×300 HP or IPS 500 2×370. The latter grants this Sessa a top speed of 36 knots, with a fuel consumption of around 80 lph at 25.
The numbers of Sessa Fly 42
Length overall 13.10 mt (42ft 11in)
Beam 3.90 mt (12ft 10in)
Displacement 10900 Kg
Engines, max Volvo Penta IPS 500 2×370 HP
Engines, standard Volvo Penta IPS 400 2×300 HP
Fuel reserve 2×490 lt (259 US gal)
Fresh water reserve 350 lt (92 US gal)
CE design category B