It was true, deep love for the sea and for yachts that, in 1997, spurred Carlo Cerri to invest his huge experience as a successful businessman into building the world-class powerboat Cerri 28: limited size, a painstaking care for details, functionality, ergonomics, clean lines and finely-finished pleasant interiors were some of the keys to this motor boat’s huge success.
This first yacht was followed by the Cerri 52 and the Cerri 40. Later, creativity and the experience gained led to the development of a new concept of larger yachts. The Cerri 86′ FlyingSport was thus born, combining sporty features and comfort – a fast open yacht with a roomy fly bridge allowing to enjoy cruising at its best and a unique example of elegance, style, functionality and incredible onboard liveability.
In 2007 a new production plant was purchased, extending the overall production surface to over seven thousand square metres. The new areas, adjacent to the existing production plant, were designed to host the outfitting of the new Cerri 102′ Flyingsport, an over-30-metre yacht boasting highly innovative solutions and embodying the shipyard’s traditional philosophy: a careful selection of innovative materials, style, outstanding performance, unrivalled comfort, highly prestigious indoor and outdoor areas, and maximum onboard liveability.
The first hull was completed in 2009 and the shipyard became the pride and joy of the Company: new extremely comfortable offices (the result of a working philosophy that is also a life philosophy), background cable music, a canteen featuring a haute-cuisine kitchen, and lounge areas for employees too. In September 2011 Cerri Cantieri Navali was acquired by the Gavio Group.
CCN has also started the production of world-class bespoke projects - unique masterpieces that respond to the customers’ requirement for full customization. With this “Fuoriserie” line, the range that the shipyard is offering the market has thus extended further, resulting in a very diversified series of products between 24 and 35 meters and fully-custom vessels coming in different materials.