Fratelli Aprea Sorrento 32 HT

Built by hand with an eye to exploring the spectacular coastlines and islands of the Mediterranean, the Fratelli Aprea Sorrento 32 Hard Top (HT) might be even better suited to enjoying the Great Lakes, with its remarkable balance of old-world craftsmanship and next-generation technology.

Stretching 31 feet, 6 inches in overall length, the Sorrento 32 HT rides on a generous 12-foot, 9-inch beam that gives its sea-keeping displacement hull maximum stability and interior space. The beam contributes to the yacht’s nicely proportioned cockpit, where a beautifully upholstered, wraparound stern seat faces a portside, aft-facing lounge to create an ideal space for either conversation or entertaining. A large transom pass-through swings open to provide convenient access and boarding via the expansive swim platform.

From the cockpit, two steps up lead forward along wide passageways to the spacious bow deck, where a forward-facing settee and a removable bow cushion set invite serious lounging.

The elegant helm adheres to classic Italian yacht design. The wooden dash features classic dial gauges surrounding a flush-mounted multifunction display in a unique marriage of old-world craftsmanship with next-generation technology. Overhead is a sunroof.

Below, a spacious L-shaped galley with modern appliances provides similar period contrast to classic fixtures and a gorgeous hammered sink. To starboard lies a spacious dinette. When it’s time to turn in, a roomy bow suite ensures a restful night’s sleep.

“This is a wonderful boat for the Great Lakes,” says Fratelli Aprea USA’s Michael Sinacola. “The Sorrento 32 Hard Top is made to handle the open sea, so it is exceptionally stable and smooth-riding, even in rough conditions — all with the quality and luxury that one would expect from a yacht that is hand-crafted in Italy.”