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Custom Yacht unveils Senses 07, a masterpiece by Giovanni Ceccarelli

Custom Yacht unveils the Senses 07. An innovative and beautiful yacht by Giovanni Ceccarelli


Can a motor-powered yacht look like a beautiful sailboat? Yes, if the builder is Custom Yacht and the lines are drawn by the masterful pencil of Giovanni Ceccarelli.

Custom Yacht, the yacht boutique that manufactures custom yachts and superyachts, unveils its 2021 premiere and does so in grand style, hiring the well-known Italian designer to forge a boat that represents a true breaking point.

Mr. Ceccarelli has taken up the challenge and, backed by his long experience in the design of sailboats, has designed a model capable of combining two opposite worlds: the motor and the sailing one. An axiom that, on board this innovative 70-footer, seems to be particularly successful. The concept is named Sense 07 and is clearly designed for anyone looking for a comprehensive and quiet sea experience.

This boat represents a slower, more thoughtfoul boating – Giovanni Ceccarelli of Ceccarelli Yacht Design explains in an exclusive interview to The International Yachting Media – The hull of the Sense 07 was designed to reach a displacement speed up to 15 knots, with very low fuel consumption, and get up on plane at around 20with peaks of24 knots. It’s therefore a semi-displacement boat of small series designed not for speed lovers but for all those who like sailing slower, quieter while experiencing a full contact with the sea“.

Custom Yacht Senses 07 is distinguished by an organic architecture based on arational concept where every element has its own raison d’être.

senses-07-ceccarelli-top-viewAmong them, thehull, for example, has both a functional and aesthetic function, of great importance for the overall design of the boat. Not suprisingly, Mr. Ceccarelli has signed the entire naval architecture of the boat, where the “hull itself is architecture and is so strategic that it is itself design”, Mr. Ceccarelli explains.

The hull, whose structure is more reminiscent of that of a sailboat that a motor boat’s one, is the proof of how the Italian designer has used his sailing-inspired stylistic standards in this unprecedented naval project. But it is the entire layout that takes the sailing concepts, starting with the clear division between the day and night zone. “Unlike large-sized, which are basically designed for internal use and where the boat is less used, the Sense 07 is designed for those who want to experience the sea from the outside and use the lower deck only to spend the night”.


The main deck is a huge open-air living zone that inspires freedom and relaxation. The bow houses a huge sundeck, a sofa and a table. The helm station is protected by a large hard-top, with a dinette and a wet bar beneath.

Despite the open configuration of the yacht, the owner can request the installation of a tilting door and of a set of fixed/sliding glass panels to close the hard top totally or partially.

Going down the two stairways that lead to the mega stern platform – a huge beach area that further enhances the philosophy of the direct contact with the sea – the visitor enters the lower deck, closed by a large retractable glass panel. This space houses a really generous salon, with two U-shaped sofas and two opposing tables; the galley and the staircase that leads to the main deck are positioned amidships.

interni-master-cabinThe sleeping zone consists of two guest cabins, a crew cabin and, of course, a master cabin, all equipped with private head. The entire lower deck is at the water level and, thanks to the large side windows, gives a direct and unparalleled contact with the sea.

The engine room accomodates two Volvo Penta IPS 800 engines and is positioned under the salon walkway: this solution allows to free up a lot of space, with a very low metacenter, for greater stability.


Abundant volume inside, excellent ease of use, great habitability and freedom of movement from stern to bow are the main features of the Sense 07, where no space is left to chance.

For time, I had been observed the work that Mauro Corvisieri (founder of Custom Yacht) had carried out. I liked his dynamism and his desire to explore new routes. We both like living and respecting the sea – explains Mr. Ceccarelli, one of Custom Yacht “stylists” – Speaking, it turned out that both of us, albeit on different paths, had the idea of bringing the influence of sailing into the motor-powered world, the purity and simplicity of the hull lines and superstructures of sailing yachts in a world, too often full of volumes and baroque styles. Thus was born the Senses 07 “. And the older sister could be already in the pipeline…


Mauro Corvisieri at the construction site

Custom Yacht Senses 07: Technical Specs

LOA 21,10 m
Waterline Length 20,35 m
Max Beam 6,05 m
Unladen Displacement 31,5 t
Laden Displacement 39 t
Max Draft 1,10 m
Cabins 4
Max Passengers Capacity 16
Engines 2 x Volvo Penta D8 – IPS 800
Cruising Speed 15 n
Max Cruising Speed 20 n
Max Speed 24 n


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