Bring Offers – 2009 Franchini 63 S


Supremely elegant Sport version of the Franchini 63 successful semi custom mini-series. AYAME’ 3 is just under the second experienced owner and now for sale as a turn key solution.


Five Franchini yachts 63 have been built out of the collaboration between Massimo Franchini and Doug Peterson Yacht Design. Three of them has been launched has L (Leaving) version, the owner two as S (Sport) version. AYAME’ 3 is the second of the S version launched and the last of semi-custom mini-series.

AYAME’ 3 is now under the second experienced ownership. Her specification highlights include:-
• Carbon fibre mast
• Park avenue carbon fibre boom
• Electric winches
• Electric genoa and Code0 furler
• Double cockpit
• Bowtrhuster
• Teak deck
• Full beam owner’s cabin aft
• Watermaker
• 16kW Generator
• Induction hub galley
• Home theatre Bose sound system
• Electric operated folding swimming platform
• Centre guests cockpit with sun decking area aft

AYAME’ 3 underwent a refitting program in 2019 with:
• New standing rigging.
• New hull paint.
• New teak deck.

AYAME’ 3 is now back in the market as her owner planned to go for a fresh new project.


Sporty version that combines performance and space. Layout and materials are chosen by the owner. A great class boat for blue water adventures. For some years also a manufacturer of motor boats, the heart of Franchini with ancient roots continues to beat for sailing. In the latest creation he managed to synthesize his story with a current and fresh design, all with balance and elegance.

Vela e motore, April the 1st 2008


The first Shipyard Franchini was founded by shipwright Michele Franchini (also known as Guido) in 1947 in an old “Hangar” war surplus, on Riccione’s harbour. Initially, orders were mainly work and fishing boats that helped to make known “Guido” in the seafaring environment of the Adriatic coast as one of the most attentive and quick makers of wooden boats with particular sturdiness and elegance.

It was in the late 50’s that “Guido” invented the “beach cutter” a boat inspired by the racing drift type Flying Dutcham that thanks to their flat bottom could arrive up to the sandy beach in Riccione and upload the waiting tourists. Some of these boats are still in service along the beaches of Romagna.

In the early sixties thanks to the economic boom and the particular condition at the time of Riccione as fashionable resort destination of many “VIP”, “Guido” Franchini began to work on creating some interesting recreational boats and yachts including the “Black Hawk”, a schooner particularly appreciated both at sea and in the various events in which over the years has had the opportunity to participate.

Among the many distinguished clients in the mid-sixties, a certain Norberto Ferretti, who had asked him to turn an old wooden fishing boat in a pleasure motor-sailor. It was at this time that, to support the rebirth of the Yard, Massimo Franchini joined the company and the company was called Shipyard Franchini by Franchini Michele and Sons snc. The newly graduated architect brought its culture of young designer eager to practice his ability to understand of an increasingly large and demanding clientele.

Thus was born the “FORM 37”, later renamed “ADRIA 37”, the first of a generation of modern motorsailers, that while maintaining and emphasizing the qualities of roominess and comfort of the previous craft production, allowed a true sailing thanks to a hull without compromises with great balance and amazing performance: of this boat were produced over forty specimens. A respectable number considering the size of the market and the “handcrafted” structure of the company at that time.

The road was traced and, aware of the need to ensure and consolidate the reputation already acquired in the field of the cruise sailboats, Massimo Franchini, after having experimented with several other custom projects from 47 to 60 feet, some of which definitely more “forward “compared to the historical moment, he decided to focus on the design and to a young designer from Trieste, who was distinguished himself in the fields of race, Roberto Starkel, to draw a hull capable of supporting a new idea of motorsailer characterized by a real apartment for the owner and by a clear distinction between areas for guests and for those maneuvers, all concentrated in “only” 45 feet. It was called “ATLANTIS 45” to emphasize the research for a new world and a new way of navigate with a sailboat.

Franchini 63 S – AYAME 3 – Bring offers on Euro 900,000 EU VAT paid – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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