Saturday, January 23

New Cetera 60: 3 Staterooms on the Main Deck

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Here’s a new idea from Cetera Yachts in Italy: A new 60-footer with all three staterooms on the main deck, giving them panoramic views and getting them away from the machinery spaces and waves that slap against the hull.

The galley and major indoor social spaces that are usually there, in a main deck salon, have been moved to the upper deck, while the engines and everything that makes the boat work are on the lower deck, along with a two-person crew quarter.

Cetera says the new 60, designed by Francesco Guida, is a “multispaces yacht,” and that it has 320 square feet more of extra living space than a traditional 60-footer.

Let’s start at the bottom. What Cetera calls the Technical Deck there is only about half as high as a normal accommodations deck. It has all the yacht’s machinery, particularly its twin 550-hp Volvo IPS700 pod drives. (They deliver a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.) All the way forward is the crew cabin, with its own head; it’s accessible from the boat’s foredeck. All the way aft is the tender garage.

The Main Deck works off a central walkway. Midships, on the port side, is the expansive master cabin with its en suite head. Aft, on the port side, is a double guest cabin, while a third, twin cabin, is to starboard. All the cabins have 6’ 6” headroom and full-height panoramic windows.

The Upper Deck, aka the flybridge, features glass windows all around. The helm station, with a two-person seat, is to starboard, and an L-shaped lounge with a dining table, seating  eight, is just aft of it. Another lounge is to port, opposite the helm station, and the galley is on the port side aft. A super-sized sunroof is overhead.

The boat is being built in the Fiart Mare yard in Naples. Read more:




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