After introducing a new flybridge model with IPS pod drives for 2015, the Fifty 8 Fly, Cranchi heads into 2016 by rolling out a new boat in their trawler line. We found the Eco Trawler 43, the smallest trawler in this builder's line, at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Let’s check out what the new model has to offer.


With this launch, Cranchi’s objective seems to be to introduce their distance cruising clientele to more fuel-efficient models with a 43-footer. With the 43, owners may choose between two or three cabins with the owner’s suite in the bow and guest accommodations amidships. A well-designed galley is aft at the entry door and a spacious saloon is just abaft the helm.

There’s also a choice among three engine packages, all Volvo IPS, with 260, 300 or 330 HP. Top speeds are expected to be 21 to 23 knots with cruising speeds of around 16 to18 knots. At the slower speeds, the boat is expected to be more economical and therefore, also “ecological” and hence the term “Eco.”

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The 2016 Cranchi Eco Trawler 43 features fuel efficiency and multiple staterooms.

The trawler has a flybridge with plenty of space for entertaining. The helm with companion seating is to port and just ahead of a galley module with a grill. A U-shaped dinette to starboard will seat four to five for meals and two can lounge aft on the double sunpad.

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Written by: Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to and, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site,