It’s not often that you see some new concepts in yacht design, but the Italian-built Cetera 60, just unveiled at the Düsseldorf show, has more than its share. Francesco Guida, who usually designs larger yachts, created what Cetera calls “vertical repositioning” on its new 60, meaning that each of the three decks serves a distinct purpose, with the goal of making life on board easier and even more private.
The main change is that that the accommodations– three staterooms all with en suite heads and showers – are centered on the main deck. A central passageway then leads to a panoramic lounge forward.
The lower deck is called the technical deck. It has the usual engine room and equipment areas, as well as a crew cabin for two with their own head and separate shower.
The upper deck has the helm station, with double ergonomic pilot seats and a companion settee. It also has a galley and dinette with seating for eight, and a day sofa. The side and aft windows and overhead skylights can be opened for more light. The upper deck is reached by an interior staircase from the main deck, for safety and protection from the weather.
Back on the main deck, there’s a “sea-level beach club” aft of the cockpit; a tender garage and crane are tucked under the cockpit sunbed. A central corridor runs the entire length of the boat all the way to the foredeck. The owner and guest staterooms all have panoramic full-length windows. Forward of the staterooms is a lobby lounge, with a high skylight and a corner bar. The lounge area on the foredeck is protected by bulwarks and a windscreen for privacy even when the boat’s in port.
The Cetera 60 has a planing hull, with Volvo Penta IPS600 pod drives. Cruising speed is 20 knots; top speed, 23 knots. The boat will be built at the Fiat Mare plant on the Gulf of Naples. The first one will be ready late this spring or summer.
Specs.: LOA: 60’0″: Beam: 18’0”; Draft: 4’2”; Disp.: 52,000 pounds; Fuel: 396 gals.; Water: 158 gals.; Power: 2xVolvo Penta IPS600 pod drives.