Soul of the sea in Centouno

Italian designer and entrepreneur Manuela Lucchesi has launched new made-in-Italy superyacht brand, Centouno Navi, based in Viareggio, Italy.

11 May 2022


Drawing on naval architect and marine engineer Marco Arnaboldi’s former experience as founder and director of AB Yachts, Cenrouno Navi will debut two models, Centouno Forza and Centouno Eterea. The Forzo is the smaller of the two at 28 metres in length.

Both hull structures will be built using carbon and glass fibre in a hybrid sandwich with vinylster resin and PVC foam core, making for a rigid and robust yet very light yacht. Both models will also have custom interior design and layout options.

Fitted with triple MAN 12 V 2,000 hp engines and three MJP 450 waterjets, the Forza will reach speeds of up to 60 knots. With 7,000 litres of fuel in the tank and at a cruising speed of 50 knots, she has an exceptional range of 500 nautical miles.

The yacht’s profile is dynamic and powerful with a low-slung superstructure, open transom and elongated bow.

The terrace aft deck features a fixed swim platform, a large sun bed (with room for stowing a tender underneath) and fold-down bulwarks to increase deck area and contact with the sea. Another wide sun bed can be found on the foredeck.


At 9 metres in length, Centouno Eterea is a full tri-deck superyacht. Her hybrid carbon composite construction is identical to the Forza, but she is fitted with four MTU engines of 2,600 hp, each coupled with MJP waterjets.

This means Eterea has a top speed of 58 knots and a cruising speed of 50 knots.

Like the Forza, Eterea has the same trademark fold-down bulwarks at the stern. An optional sun bed arrangement in the bow features an integrated jacuzzi and room underneath for a crew tender.

The large open cockpit provides ample room for stowing a guest tender or chase boat on deck.

The brand take inspiration from the beauty of nature, ensuring that marine animals and the environment are not affected by the company’s creations.

“Marco and I are people of the sea,” says Lucchesi.

“We’ve known each other since childhood and spent our whole lives in Viareggio. I can’t really comprehend not being able to hear the sea outside my window.

“So along with Marco’s 30 years in the yacht building industry and my flair for design, the soul of the sea lies at the heart of Centouno.”

Centouno Navi prides itself on uncompromising performance, achieved by waterjet propulsion which provides higher speeds, faster acceleration, shallow water capabilities, greater manoeuvrability, less noise, lower maintenance and longer engine life when compared to conventional drive shafts and props.



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