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http://www.grandbanks76.com - Dolcenera is a "carefully thought-out" boat.
The reworking of the design of the 72' ALEUTIAN began in October 2009 and was completed in July 2011, assisted by Architect Bertoni.
One of the main objectives was not to create a one-off, but to work on the basis of a tried and tested model (Dolcenera is hull no. 18), analysing and optimising existing vessels by introducing a number of improvements.
The result is a solid and reliable yacht with a line that could only have been traced out by Tom Fexas and a modern, comfortable and practical layout, built in keeping with the tradition and quality of Grand Banks.
Over the course of a good 14 months, a surveyor checked Dolcenera on a daily basis during her meticulous construction.
The boat features numerous improvements, including:
- a forward area with comfortable settees
- a large, partially covered flybridge measuring over 40 m2
- a much larger salon
- a cockpit with a table for 12 people
- a crew area, separate even during the day
- a day toilet on the main deck
- a redesigned and larger master cabin
The engine to be installed was the subject of lengthy analysis. In the end, two high-capacity engines (C18 ACERT) were chosen, although they have been de-rated to 873 HP so as to be able to travel continuously for over 1500 miles at a speed of 9 knots, as well as to complete rapid transfers at 18 knots.
Every detail of Dolcenera has been carefully thought-out for comfortable, reliable and flexible long-range travel.