Sessa Yachts b.v. a new player on the Dutch and German yacht market

Sessa Yachts b.v. presents itself at this year’s HISWA in-water boatshow as the new official dealer of the Italian yacht company Sessa Marine for the Netherlands and Germany. Operating from its Muiden headquarters, Sessa Yachts will offer the complete range of Sessa Marine.

At the HISWA, the company presents one of the icons of the Yacht line, the C 48.

This 48’- footer is a unique, modern yacht, inspired by that Mediterranean lure, combining liveability and great sailing comfort. The predecessor to the series, the C46 was the first yacht with the IPS propulsionsystem. SESSA has now refreshed this model, to give it a new hard-top, a larger cockpit, even more comfort and numerous technical upgrades. The brand new large hydraulically operated beach platform at the stern allows simply launching of the onboard toys. The garage has space for up to a 2.85 meter tender or a jet-ski.

The other technical improvements at a glance:
• Fuel and water tanks in reinforced polyethylene to eliminate the risk of corrosion due to the effect of galvanic corrosion with steel tanks.
• Upgrading of the electric and hydraulic systems to improve their functionality. The standard electrical generator allows one to use any electrical appliance, even when far away from the dock, and to make full use of the yacht.
• Incorporating a high pressure water distribution system. The toilets use fresh water to avoid any unpleasant smells caused by seawater. The bilge water system is entirely managed by electrical pumps of first-class quality.

Sessa has redefined the C48’s hull form with modifications that have improved its hydrodynamics as well as focused on weight control and fuel consumption. The C48 has been made with structurally stiff though light materials in order to be even more durable and to reduce the levels of noise and vibrations when cruising. When tested in sea conditions with one meter waves, a full fuel tank (1.270 litres) and eleven people on board, the C48 reached a maximum speed of 34,3 knots, and a comfortable cruising speed of around 25 knots, at 3000 rpm and a trim of about 5° along with a consumption of about 110 l/h. The speed and consumption figures are in line with Volvo’s IPS expectations.

The infusion technology improved the mechanical characteristics and lightens the yacht, whilst still maintaining her structural rigidity and reliability. It is a yacht which is definitely more “eco-friendly” because
by being lighter, the fuel consumption is reduced resulting in lower costs for the owner. This technique also allows us to reduce our environmental impact by limiting our emissions from the solvents present in the resins. Sessa uses this process for the hull’s lamination and for the details that make up the deck, such as the garage shell, the console and the engine compartment cover. All these components have been made with dedicated moulds.

In addition, the Volvo IPS system directly reduces emissions compared to traditional inboard / outboard systems, and improves the propeller performance at certain speeds. The combination of these factors contributes to a yacht with a lower ecological impact compared to more traditionally built yachts. The 30-35% increase in efficiency has resulted in greater acceleration and speed with fewer emissions per nautical mile and lower fuel consumption. (Please refer to the Volvo Penta IPS data sheet and to the efficiency section – performance and ecological care.) The C48 is offered with twin IPS 600 systems, two 435 HP D6 engines.

With a hull and superstructure inspired by the C68 that follows the “family look” and functionality of the older sister, the C46, the C48 redefines the lines into something softer, more attractive and more feminine yet without losing her sportiness. Very contemporary, the C48 has a touch of chic with her metallic black hull and the large panoramic side windows.

Due to the lengthening of the aft area the cockpit is now 35 centimeters wider, making the outdoor space more welcoming and inviting. The windows in the cockpit are larger to allow for more light and there is also an electrically sliding skylight for the helmsman. The C48 cockpit can be made brighter due to the electrically operated hard top, which also allows for better airflow through the space. Finally, the more ergonomical helm position is fitted out with a full range of instrumentation including GPS chart and has been redesigned to be more “car-like”, something that is important to the in-house designer Christian Grande. The result is a modern yacht that combines true elegance with unique sportiness.

The interior has been redesigned, without changing the C46’s cabin layout. The black walnut furniture, the high gloss lacquer, the upholstery in brown leather, with the cushions and kitchen in cream, lighten and soften the edges of the C48. Microfibers and cottons have been used for the upholstered paneling and ceilings.