Captain's ReportThe only way to produce a top-of-the-line 50-footer for less than $600,000 is to have an extremely efficient workforce, and that's the secret behind the Cranchi line. The A48 has all the best stuff...stainless steel-framed companionway doors with smoked glass; custom joinery work and dining table; seamless headliners and flawless interior doors; stainless steel bow rails, and even an anodized aluminum engine bed mounted atop the stringers for maximum weight distribution and minimum vibration.Out on the test track, the Atlantique handled more like a sportscar than a motoryacht, shouldering into turns and carving through them with ease. And by using the right sequence of throttle commands (and a little help from the standard bow thruster) you can ease the A48 into the tightest of slips with just a few quick pops on the Volvo Penta electronic controls. Unlike many controls, by the way, these have strong detents for forward and reverse idle, so you always know where you are when docking, and believe it or not, you can see the transom from the flying bridge helm by looking down the f/b stairway aft. Another nice touch when tying up after a long day on the water.In sum, the A48 offers Italian craftsmanship and styling for discrimating American buyers--especially those who know they don't have to pay more to get it.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Cranchi Atlantique 48 is 34.8 mph (56 kph), burning 55.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 208.18 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Cranchi Atlantique 48 is 33.2 mph (53.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.74 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.31 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 266 miles (428.09 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta TAMD 74 EDC diesels.
Standard and Optional Features
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
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