Founded in 1997 by Carlo Cerri, an Italian entrepreneur with a passion for ships, Cerri Cantieri Navali carved out a history of increasing successes in the under 100 foot market segment, culminating in the Cerri 86’ Flyingsport model in 2002. This was an innovative open motor yacht concept devised to meet the demanding requirements of a prestigious clientele, enchanted by the now-recognisable ‘Cerri style’, who wanted to own a larger vessel.
This new model combined sportiness and comfort, being a fast open yacht with an extensive flybridge, making it possible to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and savour the taste of relaxation in absolute privacy. Thanks to the resounding commercial success of the Cerri 86’, the Italian shipyard decided to develop its design philosophy further with an even more ambitious project in order to get into the 100-foot-plus market segment. This was the origin of the Cerri 102’ Flyingsport design and, in 2007, the shipyard’s surface area and facilities were expanded especially to accommodate the building and fitting out of the new flagship. This vessel, more than 30 metres in length, makes full use of the shipyard’s experience while remaining in line with the innovative flyingsport concept. At the same time, it has been enhanced with further revolutionary solutions, such as a unique mix of a sporty style and luxurious elegance, combined with maximum performance and cutting edge selection of construction materials. Named “Toby”, the first hull of the Cerri 102’ Flyingsport took to the water in 2009 and was a huge success. While the second hull of the model was under construction, 2011 saw a major turning point in the history of the Carrara-based shipyard when it was bought by the Gavio Group, a leading Italian industrial group with interests in road infrastructure and transport logistics amongst other things, and, since last year, large ships, too, thanks to the purchase of the historic Baglietto brand. But that’s not all. Last year also saw the creation of a major strategic partnership with the Rodriguez Group. Thanks to the agreement signed by Cerri Cantieri Navali and the major French group, the latter will have world exclusive rights to sell the vessels produced by the Italian shipyard and to exhibit the Cerri range models at its stands at the main international shows. No sooner said than done. At the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance 2012, Cerri Cantieri Navali and the Rodriguez Group presented the debuts of two motor yachts launched during the summer: the 14th hull of the successful Cerri 86’ Flyingsport series and the 2nd hull of the Cerri 102’ Flyingsport. The first of these then played a starring role at the Genoa International Boat Show 2012, while the second was present at the quayside at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This was also the first time the Italian shipyard had participated in this show, demonstrating the renewed vitality of Cerri Cantieri Navali after its acquisition by the Gavio Group. Further evidence of this was provided by the Russian Owner who immediately placed an order for the third hull of the 102’, which has additional innovations such as the Owner’s cabin on the main deck and the Owner’s wellness room. [...]
Cerri 102’ Flyingsport technical specifications
|LOA||31.10 m / 102’02’’ ft|
|Beam||7.25 m / 23’78’’ ft|
|Draft||2.37 m / 7’9’’ ft|
|Dry Displacement||82 Tons
|Power||2 x 2.600 HP|
|Transmission||ZF Searex 160 S|
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Cruising speed||32 knots|
|Range||450 Nautical miles|
|Fuel capacity||10,000 litres / 2,641.721 US gallons|
|Fresh water capacity||2,000 litres / 528.3441 US gallons
|Shipyard||Cerri Cantieri Navali S.p.A.
|Worldwide distributor||Rodriguez Group