Back in 2014, Sessa Marine actually stopped producing new boats for more than half a year, but happily, some new investors are now on board and the resulting new model, the Sessa Fly 42, makes it a trio of flybridge models from the Italian yard, including a 47-footer and a 54. Join Alex Smith for a quick walk around the new F42 filmed at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2016.




The interior of the Sessa  Fly 42 is constructed on a few different levels, which is a break from the current trend to reduce the amount of stepping up and down required to move about on a single deck. There are pros and cons to this approach. For example, the helm position is raised to improve the view, but also to create greater headroom in the guest cabin below. The galley is positioned on a sort of mezzanine level, which enables anyone preparing food to still have a view of the horizon – quite important for preventing seasickness.

However, although the main and guest cabins are generously proportioned and both en-suite, it's the galley position that prevents the option for a third guest cabin, which many buyers would reasonably expect on a boat of this size.

For an interesting comparison, see: Bavaria aims high with Project DA10.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.