Sessa Marine is at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 with an exceptional nautical quintet that, as far as emotions are concerned, certainly does not skips on surprises. High quality, technology, avant-garde: in this edition, the Italian shipyard confirms its 60-year-long nautical history. Among the boats chosen for the exhibition stands out the Key Largo 34, a world premiere which is the little sister of the Key Largo 40. The fleet also includes the C47, presented to the public last May. They are joined by the F42 and the C35, with its large “open space” living area, expressed in a streamlined yacht stretching 13.42 metres that is in a decidedly revised version for the Festival. Another premiere is that of the two Mercury Verado 600 HP V12s installed aboard the Key Largo 40, dressed for the occasion in an exclusive wild version.
The Key Largo 40 is powered by 2 Mercury 600 engines
The Mediterranean sun also shines on the Key Largo 40. This is the Sessa Marine flagship moored in front of the PAN 218 booth on the Pantiero pier. The Key Largo 40 is fitted with two (ultra) Mercury Verado engines, 400HP each, now presented in world premiere. The Key Largo 40 attracts owners not only for its power but also for its eye-catching layout, which includes a modular cockpit. At the stern, the sofas can be converted into sundecks, obviously assisted by a table in teak, the wood that also characterizes the entire deck area, furniture and interior of the boat. Moreover,”two electro-hydraulic side balconies” offer additional space to enjoy a closer contact with the sea. There’s exciting music on board. A high-quality sound system, in fact, creates the right ambience, and there is also a bass-module under the aft settee. The sound system also features futuristic speakers scattered throughout the boat. It can be controlled via the controls that are also accessible directly from the bow sundeck, which also has a glass holder.
Also at the bow, reflecting the sea, we can see the steel bowplate for hauling in the anchor. The outline of the bow is marked by the high handrails, which show the great attention paid by the shipyard to safety right up to the central part of the boat. The classic handrails try to balance the absolutely sporty lines of the Key Largo 40. In the middle of the boat, it is covered by its white T-top. In the steering console, carbon is used throughout the entire dashboard. Three small armchairs with folding seats look out over the large instrument console protected by an enveloping windscreen. The latter is also “hand-holding” at the sides, at the height of the side-decks which are also comfortable and spacious. Behind the three pilot seats there is ample space for the cooling instrumentation. This is concealed, placed inside a white lacquered cabinet that makes up the external aft galley. The cabinet fans out in turn, displaying the boat’s name Key Largo 40 in a laser-cut stainless steel slab.
Particularly noteworthy is the “rope” handrail installed on the galley cabinet, which assists the passage from starboard to port and is also used when the galley is in use. A special feature is that the lower deck is lit by a porthole in the deckhouse which illuminates the vestibule at the end of the ladder. The rest of the light is reserved for the sides of the portholes that are obscured by the Venetian blinds facing the interior sofas in the bow.
The galley below deck makes extensive use of marble in the sink carved in perpendicular angles. Next to it is a plexiglass bottle holder.
The master cabin faces aft. Key Largo 40 has a maximum beam of 3.50 meters and a top speed of 55 knots. She is offered on the market at EUR 304,000, VAT excluded
Sessa Marine Key Largo 34 premiered in Cannes
At the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Sessa Marine Key Largo 34 is fitted with twin Mercury 300HP outboards; the hull has new stern lines. The side is higher. Two platforms surround the engines, creating “a more comfortable access to the water that can be enjoyed even when relaxing at anchor”. The T-top is aggressive, black-coloured and sporty, matching the monochrome colour of the hull, where the anchor holder is clearly visible on the bow. The handrails are high and again add to the sportiness and design of the boat a remarkable sense of security. Below deck, the Key Largo 34 is amply liveable, with side portholes providing plenty of light. There are two driver’s chairs with folding seats. Behind them is the external kitchen unit.
Below deck, the teak grain continues in the steps of the ladder with its square, modern design. There’s everything you need and plenty of storage space. The cabin is insulated by soft panels that guarantee silence and isolation. In the head there is a copy of “Moby Dick”, which dutifully complements the pretty ceramic sink. Key Largo 34 has an overall length of 9.99 metres and a beam of 3.30 metres.