A European buyer and CCN had much to celebrate as 2017 waned to an end. They formally signed a custom megayacht, a 102-footer (31-meter) penned by Guido de Groot Design. The all-aluminum project is the fourth Fuoriserie in build at the Italian shipyard.
Announced in January 2016, the Fuoriserie line complements CCN’s semi-custom yachts, its sole focus previously. In Italian, “fuoriserie” loosely translates to “custom built.” It refers to custom cars that really stand apart due to high-end details and their overall composition. For CCN, it refers to custom megayacht construction.
Naturally, each buyer can select the stylist, naval architect, and interior designer. Owners also can request hull forms and other performance aspects. For example, the owner of Elsea, the first Fuoriserie, worked with Andrea Bacigalupo for styling and naval architecture, and Studio Vafiadis for interior design. She measures 164 feet (50 meters) and reportedly cruises around 18 knots. This fourth Fuoriserie, meanwhile, is quite different when it comes to performance. With engineering by Ginton Naval Architects, she’s getting a diesel-electric propulsion system.
Specifically, twin Caterpillar diesels should permit a top end of 12½ knots when used on their own. Electric power alone, derived from gensets or batteries, should allow 8 knots. For even more efficiency, the diesel-electric system connects to a pair of Schottel steerable propellers.
Complementing the yacht’s emphasis on disciplined efficiency, this fourth Fuoriserie has sedate styling. A little sporty flair is present, too, but primarily she looks purposeful. Her general arrangement is pretty traditional, too, with two guest staterooms and the master below decks. The saloon, the dining area, and the galley all share the main deck, along with the helm. Interestingly, though, the galley has an open design. This could mean it has a pass-through fore or aft, or even lacks a wall separating it from the helm.
Regardless, open-air driving takes place on the flying bridge, as does relaxation and additional dining. For adventure off the yacht, the fourth Fuoriserie contains a tender, stowed on the swim platform.
Despite CCN not stating a delivery date, we expect hand over could occur in early 2019.