Cranchi and Volvo Penta celebrate 50-year relationship


Partners for 50 years

Italian yacht builder Cranchi began working with Volvo Penta in 1967 and was one of the first companies to select the Inboard Performance System (IPS) as a propulsion solution.

The IPS system was introduced in 2005. Cranchi launched the Mediterranee 43 HT model two years later using the IPS technology.


Another milestone in the relationship was reached when Cranchi selected Volvo Penta IPS for three of its new Evoluzione flybridge models, in 2016. The Evoluzione series was designed to ‘push boundaries’ of what could be achieved in the leisure market, by offering customers yachts that feature excellent performance and chic design. The E52 F flybridge and E52 S hard top yachts are both powered by twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS700s; while the E56 F flybridge yacht can be powered by either twin D11-IPS800s or D11-IPS900s. The E52 F model has been recognized as an excellent flybridge yacht in being named ‘Adriatic Boat of the Year’ at the Internautica International Boat Show in Slovenia, in 2017.


“We have established a great partnership with Volvo Penta over the past 50 years, and it is a collaboration that we very much appreciate,” says Aldo Cranchi, one of the owners of the yacht-building company. “Both of our companies have changed a lot over this time, but together we have shown that beautiful design and technological advancements work very well in harmony.”


Cranchi was started in 1870, near Lake Como, by Giovanni Cranchi. It is now owned by the fourth and fifth generations of the Cranchi family along with members of the Monzino family. The company makes several series of leisure boats including trawlers, crossovers, hard tops, cruisers, sport-lines, outboard vessels, and the flybridge range.