2003 Cranchi Mediterranée 50
Are you looking for the "Showpiece" that will have you in awe the second you put eyes on her? "Caterina" Hull# 32 with her custom package literally was the "Show Piece" and Flagship of Cranchi during 2003. She debuted at the Newport show and then remained on the show circuit until 2009 prior to delivery. "Caterina has remained in the original owners family since then and is now a brand new listing on the market!
- Professionally maintained since new with many owner extras!
- Impressive list of upgrades and improvements over the past 6 years totals over $295K alone. reference full spec's for detail.
- Only 493 original hours!
LocationBranford, CT, US
Boat TypeExpress Cruiser
Flag of Registry
Available for sale in U.S. watersYes
Length50 ft - 15.24 meter
LOA:50 ft 3 in - 15.32 meter
Beam:14 ft 2 in - 4.32 meter
Draft - max:-
Dry Weight:45720 lbs
Cruise Speed:32 MPH
Horsepower:715 (Individual), 1430 (combined)
Max Speed:39 MPH
Fuel Tank:515 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
- Volvo-Penta D12 Diesel Engines (2 @ 715hp each = 1430hp total) w/servo throttle controls Stainless Steel exhaust system with raw water-cooled turbos
- Stainless Steel Shaft Drive Configuration
- Teignbridge bronze high-performance speed props, four blade 42" pitch props
- Hydraulic steering and rudder systems, with backup steering module
- Hydraulic dual trim tabs
- Volvo hydraulic bow thruster
- Dual power snubing winches for port and starboard aft cleats
- Power winch at tender garage w/ remote
- Power windshield wipers
- Power directional search light
- Dual Diesel fuel tanks with cross flow; port and starboard fills (Dual tanks = 515 gallons) Fischer-Panda 12kv Generator with remote starter panel at main breaker panel
- 200 gallon fresh water tank
- Dual fresh water pump system with upgraded valving
- Shore fresh water connection at stern
- Coaxial cable connection at stern
- Stern platform exterior shower (hot and cold fresh water)
- Electric and manual bilge pumps
- 50amp shore power system with electric cord reel system; transformer power distribution system
- Isotherm fresh hot water coil tank, includes optional engine supplied hot water coil feed for hot water supply while underway
- Power Windlass Anchor System w/chain storage, helm control, hand-held remote control
- Fresh water washdown
- Hydraulic tender garage at stern with power winch and roller assembly
- Hydraulic telescoping teak Passarelle (gangway system) with remote control and blue gangway lighting
- Engine room lighting
- Dual battery charging system for both house and generator batteries
- Lumishore Underwater light system (Color: blue) with remote control
- MarineAir Chilled water AC cooling with 3-zone air handling system (2- head chiller system producing 50,000btu)
- Fire Boy automatic halon fire extinguishing system with helm indicators (fore and aft engine rooms)
- Full galley with Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and induction cooktop
- Coffee maker
- Master head and guest head have showers with teak grates
- VacuFlush head system in both heads
- KVH-TV3 Satellite TV System paired with Direct TV receivers
- (4) Samsung flat screen TV's with independent DirectTV satellite TV receivers and remotes. On-deck seating area is wired with power and dedicated SAT TV receiver for flat screen television.
- Custom white and blue deck lighting system
- Isotherm Stainless Steel Refrigerator/Freezers (2)
- Wet Bar, Electric Grill, and Icemaker at Cockpit
- Custom Teak Cockpit table with telescoping pedestal lift
- Fusion Digital Radio System; smartphone link, and Sirius XM receiver; zoned deck speakers and salon speakers
- Wi-Fi Modem, Router and Antenna array (secure network)
- LOA = 50'-3"
- Beam = 14'-2"
- Draft = 3.5 ft.
- Weight = 45,720 lbs.
- Sleeps 6 in three cabins: V-berth master stateroom, double-bed VIP stateroom, and twin bed (2) berth stateroom
- Performance Notes:
- Cruise speed = 28-30 knots
- Max speed = 34 knots
- Average range at cruise = 285 nautical miles
- Sound level at cruise = 83 dbA
- Solid fiberglass monocoque hull construction, with Kevlar reinforcement in critical areas. No coring used in hull or decks.
Improvements, upgrades, & refits
- Replaced all exterior teak with solid teak at all deck areas
- Installed all solid interior teak floors, salon and berths
- New complete Stainless Steel exhaust system and turbo chargers
- New Raymarine dual flat screens at helm station
- New Raymarine Nav-Depth/Speed/Auto pilot/digital Radar systems
- GPS/Radar/Chart Plotter; Raymarine Lighthouse II Series
- New Raynmarine VHF Radio array
- New antenna array for Nav/Comm systems
- New custom upholstery at cockpit lounge
- New custom recliners at fore and aft decks
- New custom deck floor mats to protect teak on deck
- New custom salon floor mats to protect teak floor
- New KVH TV-3 Satellite TV Antenna/Receiver package
- New Samsung flat screen TV's with individual SAT-TV Receivers
- New Wi-Fi Modem, Router and Antenna array (secure network)
- New Fusion Digital Radio System; smartphone link, Sirius XM receiver, zoned
- New Custom Teak Table with telescoping pedestal lift
- New 2 Isotherm Stainless Steel Refrigerator/Freezers
- New Bimini Top at main Cockpit (fore and aft)
- New Custom Fly Sail Sunshade w/Stainless Steel poles & deck mounts
- New Cockpit Windshield wrap
- New Teak deck covers to protect topside teak from exposure (tan)
- New Solar Covers at Stern Entry (white)
- Overhaul 12kv Fisher Panda generator and new remote panel
- New dual battery charging systems
- New potable water pumps (dual system) and upgraded valves controls
- New potable hot water heater
- Rebuilt both engine alternators
- New Fire Boy fire system (halon/USCG) fore and aft engine rooms
- Replaced all diesel fuel lines for engines and generator
- New Air horns and air compressor
- New Engine raw water inlet sea strainers and plumbing
- New Stainless Steel drive shafts and cutlass bearings
- New API off-shore fuel filter bypass (Raycor filters/strainers/transfer valves)
- New bilge pumps (3) & Shower sump pumps
- Stainless steel deck railing improvements
- New Cold Water Chiller AC System (2-head chiller system-50,000 btu)
- New AC raw water pump system and strainer for chiller cooling
- Lumishore underwater lighting system (remote & color: blue (3)
- Overhaul teak pasarelle system (new hydraulics, shaft seals and panel)
- New Batteries for Engines (starting), House, and Generator
- New Microwave oven
- New Custom fitted Mattresses at Master stateroom & Double Berth
From the Factory
Aldo Cranchi knows a thing or two about building boats. After all, it's the family business. For five generations, since 1870, the Italian firm of Cantiere Nautico Cranchi has been turning out finely crafted, well-engineered vessels, and Signore Cranchi is rightfully proud of his company's flagship, the Mediterranee 50. This is no prima donna performer. The Cranchi Mediterranee 50 is a big, bold, brawny boat. The robust sport yacht stretches more than 50 feet and has the fire of more than 1,400 hp in its belly. With a Kevlar-reinforced fiberglass hull, the Mediterranee 50 is ready to take on whatever is thrown its way.
A pair of 715 hp Volvo Penta D12 EVC/715 diesels are mounted close to amidships, giving the boat excellent balance, both in straight-line tracking and in turns. The Mediterranee 50 is nimble, especially considering its size. From a standing start, there is only a slight amount of bow-rise, which was easily compensated for with trim tabs. The 50 is solid and smooth, handling responsively throughout all maneuvers.
The Mediterranee 50 deck plan offers generous space for open-air entertaining. On the bridge deck, there's a semi- circular sectional-seating area with a table at its center. A wet bar to port, holds an icemaker, a refrigerator/freezer and an electric grill. There are four forward-facing seats, two bucket seats at the helm and a bench seat on the port side. The helm console and controls are purposely arranged. A panel to the left of the steering wheel has room enough for the mounted large-screen digital displays. A Bimini top is standard. It's set on tracks that make it easy to deploy in a hurry, or put away when it is not needed. The Mediterranee 50 can accommodate guest who want the sun in two separate locations. There's a double recliner on the bow, plus an enormous double recliner at the stern that covers one of the hidden extras on the boat. The recliner array covers the roof of a tender garage that is designed to hold either a rigid-hull inflatable tender or a personal watercraft. A retractable roller system allows for easy deployment and retrieval of a tender or personal watercraft. The stern gangway also conceals the teak hydraulic telescoping pasarelle for easing boarding.
For all its exterior brawn and bravado, the Mediterranee 50 has a soft and luxurious interior.The interior is trimmed in high- gloss varnished American cherry wood. It is accented with supple leather and Alacantra suede upholstery, which has the feel of suede, yet is washable and easy to maintain. The curved lines in the furnishings and bulkheads are nothing short of elegant. Even some of the interior wood doors have been given a slight arc, so that they don't disrupt the harmony of the cabin lines. The main electrical panel is a work of art, having a brushed chrome face highlighted by softly glowing blue LED indicators. The main salon offers a seating and dining area, to port, that normally holds up to four to six adults. Cranchi included a pair of movable hassocks, so two more guests can be seated at the table. There's a fully equipped galley, to starboard, that includes an induction cooktop, a microwave oven and a refrigerator/freezer.
The size of the Mediterranee 50 allows for three generous staterooms, each of which has more than 6 feet of standing headroom. Forward, the master suite comes with a queen-size pedestal berth. Hanging lockers are thoughtfully provided on each side. It's significant to mention that one of the air-conditioning units is located under the berth, but you would never know it was there unless you needed to service it. Cranchi uses a chilled water system instead of the usual pressurized gas, thus preventing the compressor noise that keeps many boaters awake on hot evenings in tropical ports. The master suite has its own head compartment, with a separate shower stall. Another thoughtful touch is an onboard safe, to store jewelry and other valuables. It's hidden away inside one of the hanging lockers. Aft of the salon, you'll find a pair of almost equally sized staterooms. The one to port has a double berth, while the one on the starboard side has twin berths. Both cabins have hanging lockers and more than enough standing room to change clothes. A second full head is located at the aft port corner of the saloon. It, too, has a separate shower stall. There's an entrance from the salon as well as the portside aft stateroom.
What distinguishes the Cranchi Mediterranee 50 from many other boats in its class may not be readily obvious. You need to look beneath the beauty of its exterior. As previously mentioned, the hull is solid fiberglass throughout. No coring is used anywhere, only Kevlar fabric, for strength in certain areas. Because of this, Cranchi can produce the hull and deck using monocoque construction, a technique that is more common to aircraft. All of the rigidity is in the boat's outer shell. In addition, very little wood is used on board. Instead, Cranchi uses molded fiberglass pieces extensively throughout the interior, for flooring and bulkheads. It's an expensive method, but the result is a strong and quiet boat.
Another thing to appreciate about the way Aldo Cranchi builds a boat is his affinity for redundancy. Not that he expects anything to go wrong, but if it does, there's a backup system to keep you going. For example, there are two freshwater pumps, two air-conditioning chillers, a backup steering system and manual bilge pumps in addition to the electric ones. And none of these systems is buried in the bowels of the boat, where it can't be reached. If you look around, carefully, you will notice a large number of access panels throughout the boat, all made to attractively blend with the decor. Should something need mechanical attention, neither you nor your mechanic will have to break out the saws and hammers, just open a panel. With its long list of practical features, a helm that puts an impressive amount of usable power at your command, plus all the cutting-edge style and continental elegance you would expect from an Italian sport yacht, the Cranchi Mediterranee 50 will do more than turn your head. It just might win your heart.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.