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This boat is immaculate!  She boasts the largest cockpit in her class along with three staterooms with the galley on the main deck.  Pride of ownership is evident everywhere on this boat which has greatly benefited from regular upgrades and updates by her current owners.  Built on a proven hull, maintained to the highest standards with upgrades throughout, La Vita Dura is turnkey and represents a fantastic value.  


New Underwater Lights (10/15)

New Bimini Top (BLUE - Not pictured)

Synthetic Teak Decks (Installed in 2015)

New Bow Cushions & Cover

New Batteries (Installed in 2015)

New Interior Carpet Throughout

Updated Softgoods Throughout

New Raymarine e Series Hybrid Touch Multifunction Display (flybridge)

New Water Tanks (from the factory)

New Mattresses 

Interior Lighting Upgraded to LED

New Fusion Stereo System with Sirius Radio (Fly Bridge & Main Deck)

Satellite TV



M/V LA VITA DURA: Specifications

Model48 Atlantique
Length51' 7"
Fuel TypeDiesel
Hull MaterialGRP
Draft4' 1"
Beam13' 8"
Weight33,133 lbs
Fuel Capacity335 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity132 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity52 Gallons
Engine MakeVolvo Penta
Engine Model2 x TAMD 73P
Horse Power430hp
Drive TypeDirect Drive
Engine Hours917
CitySan Diego
Zip Code92106

Detailed Specifications


  • Spacious Self Draining Cockpit with NEW Synthetic Teak Deck
  • Foldaway Service Sink
  • Wrap around seating with ample storage.
  • Storage locker in transom
  • Storage locker under seat
  • (2) Storage Lockers to port and starboard of the salon doors
  • Stairs to Flybridge
  • Stainless Sink to Starboard
  • Storage in combings to both port and starboard
  • (2) Rod Holders
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Large Power Assist Hatch for Engine Room Access
  • Access to Lazarette


Spacious storage area with custom built cabinets, perfect for spare storage.  Great Access to Running Gear

Swim Platform:

  • Nick–Jackson Hydraulic Davit – High Capacity
  • New synthetic teak sole
  • Built-In Swim Ladder
  • Folding Retrieval Handle
  • Wet Storage Locker
  • Washdown?
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Shore Power Reel


  • Sliding Cabin Access Door with Stainless Steel Frame
  • Sliding Side Windows with Stainless Steel Fame
  • Rounded Leather Sofa to Port with: Ottoman and Table (both included)
  • Sofa to Starboard with Ample In-Seat Stowage
  • Furniture in Italian Glossy Cherry Wood with Solid-Wood Edges
  • Updated Carpet and Soft Goods throughout
  • LED Lighting throughout
  • Cabinets to Starboard
  • Refrigerator Nova Cool
  • (2) 12V outlets
  • Marine Air AC/Heat Control

On-Board Entertainment:

  • Samsung Flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV – KVH TracVision G4
  • Fusion Stereo System
  • Bose Speaker Box
  • Kenwood Speakers
  • Direct TV Box


  • Electric Hob – 3 Burner
  • Twin Stainless Steel Sinks with Fantini Fixture
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Under-Counter Storage Cabinets
  • Refrigerator/Freezer – Vitrifrigo
  • Microwave – Samsung
  • Forward Storage Compartment
  • Opening port window

Master Cabin

  • Updated Carpet and Soft Goods
  • Wide Double Bed with Drawers
  • LED Overhead lights
  • Reading Lights
  • 2 Opening Portholes
  • 1 Overhead Opening Port/Egress
  • (1) Hanging Locker
  • (6) Storage Lockers
  • (2) Large Drawers Under bed
  • Air Conditioning/Heating Control
  • Samsung Flat Screen TV
  • Clarion Stereo

En Suite Head

  • Teak Sole
  • Separate Shower Compartment
  • Vacuflush Toilet
  • Tankwatch Holding Tank Alert System
  • Twin Vanity with storage Compartments
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Stainless Steel sink with Fantini Fixture
  • Under Sink Cabinet
  • LED Lights

Guest Cabin - Port

  • Double Bed with Storage Lockers Under Bed Frame
  • Updated Carpet and Soft Goods
  • LED Overhead Lights
  • Reading lights
  • Opening Porthole
  • Large Hanging Locker with Mirror
  • 12V Outlet
  • Clarion Stereo
  • Bedside Cabinet with Drawers

Guest Cabin - Starboard

  • Updated Carpet and Soft Goods
  • Oversized Double Bed
  • Large Hanging Locker with Drawers
  • Opening Porthole
  • LED Overhead Lights
  • Reading lights
  • Air Conditioning/Heating Controls
  • Clarion Stereo System
  • Direct Access to Day Head

Day Head

  • Teak Sole
  • Separate Shower Compartment
  • Vacuflush Toilet
  • Tankwatch Holding Tank Alert System
  • Twin Vanity with storage Compartents
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Stainless Steel sink with Fantini Fixture
  • LED Lights
  • Under Sink Cabinet

Lower Helm Station

  • Tilt Steering wheel
  • Volvo EDC Electric Controls
  • Bennett trim tab indicators
  • Manual Bilge Pump Controls
  • Xantex Inverter Controls
  • Bow Thruster Control
  • (2) Volvo Penta Digital Engine Displays
  • Chart Box
  • Opening Window
  • Electrical Panel – Well Laid out and intuitive

Analog Gauges

  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Engine RPM
  • Temperature
  • Oil Pressure
  • Voltage
  • Fuel


  • Ratheon RC630 – Chartplotter
  • Furuno Radar
  • Autopilot Ratheo ST6000+

Fly Bridge

  • Stainless Steel Access Steps with NEW Synthetic Teak
  • Fiberglass Hatch
  • Bimini Top
  • Radar Arch
  • Sliding Double Pilot Seat
  • Comfortable Seating Surrounds the Helm Station
  • Separate Stern Area, Perfect for a Sun Bed
  • Ample Storage Under Seats
  • Flood Lights – Pointing forward & Aft
  • Glomax TV Antenna
  • Wet Bar
    • Stainless Steel sink
    • Cold Box/Refrigerator

Upper Helm

  • Volvo EDC Electronic Controls
  • Complete Engine Instrumentation Including
    • Oil Pressure
    • Water Temperature Gauges
    • Voltmeters
    • Hour Meter
    • Engine Warning Lights with Acoustic Alarm
  • Bow Thruster Controls
  • Search Light Control
  • 12V Outlet
  • Chain Counter
  • Bennett Trim Tab Indicators
  • Stereo – Remote Fusion Control Head
  • Search Light Control
  • Analog Gauges
    • Rudder Angle Indicator
    • Engine RPM
    • Temperature
    • Oil Pressure
    • Voltage
  • Electronics:
    • NEW - GPS/Chart Plotter & Radar – New Raymarine 12” touch screen
    • VHF Radio - Raymarine
    • Autopilot – ST6000+
    • Ratheon ST80 Masterview
    • Ritchie Compass

Engine Room

  • (2) Volvo Motors TAMD 74 EDC PORT - 917 hours Starboard 913 hours
  • Volvo & Racor Fuel Filters
  • Twin Disc Transmissions
  • In-Line Shaft (Direct Drive)
  • Engines Installed on Anti-Vibration Supports with Steel Transverse Struts
  • Stainless Steel Mufflers
  • Underwater Engine Exhaust System w/By-Pass
  • Fischer Panda Generator with 970 Hours (5/6/15)
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System - KIDDIE FireWatch FW600 FE241
  • Hydraulic Trim Tabs
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Xantrex 1000 Watt Inverter
  • MarineAir Air Conditioning System

Deck & Hull

  • Foredeck Locker for Mooring Lines
  • Stainless Steel Bow Scratch Plate
  • Windlass – Lofrans’
  • Ground tackle - Anchor with All Chain
  • Spare Anchor with Chain and rode
  • Wide Walk Around Decks
  • Large Stainless Steel Rails
  • Built in Stainless Steel Fender Holders forward
  • Anchor Wash Down Connection
  • Bow Cushions
  • Remote Search Light
  • Cable Master
  • (8) 316 Stainless Steel Cleats
  • Dual Deck Fuel Fills
  • Deck Water Fill
  • Hydraulic Trim Tabs
  • Anti Skid Surfaces on the Deck, Gunwales and Flybridge
  • Nick–Jackson Hydraulic Davit – High Capacity

Construction Highlights

Cranchi has been building boats for nearly 150 years and designed this boat for operating in rough seas, the deep "V" hull minimizes wave impact.  A combination of laminates manufactured from specialist materials such as Kevlar, Carbon, top quality resins all combined with Cranchi exclusive technology have made it possible to reduce the entire crafts weight while achieving an extremely high degree of strength. Weight reduction can be a tricky but Cranchi managed to remove superfluous weight especially in the superstructure and to lower the center of gravity (by placing the engines lower in the hull). Thus, with reduced axle incline, weight containment and other innovative design features, it was possible to optimize lateral stability, reducing the pitch and roll phenomena and fuel consumption, while increasing performance, thus producing ease of handling for the this boat.

During the era in which this vessel was built, Cranchi took supreme care utilizing superior materials and careful building techniques.  

FLYBRIDGE:  Built with high strength modern laminates including a combination fiberglass mat & Kevlar allowing reduced thickness and minimum weight.
DECK:  Built with mixed laminates and medium weight.
HULL:  Built with traditional system of high strength and traditional weights.  

Interior Highlights

A look below reveals superbly elegant design features, in three beautiful cabins, two heads (bathrooms), the highly functional, main deck galley and the large comfortable generously lit salon.

This coupled with the gorgeous finish displays all the skill of a company which has been producing yachts since 1870.

All materials used are first class starting with cherry wood, generously used in the finishing. They also used many other top grade materials from Corian to steel in the window frames to the luxurious coverings including top quality leather. The current owners have accented all of this beautiful design with all new soft goods, carpet and mattresses.

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