The latest sale reinforces the Ancona-based shipyard Cantiere delle Marche in the segment of steel and aluminium explorer yachts between 80ft and 112ft.

Acciaio

The draft of the new 32m explorer yacht was done working on the profile of a Darwin Class 102’.

Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of a Acciaio, a custom-built 105ft explorer yacht. The Ancona-based shipyard says that another three negotiations are in progress for boats over 112ft.

This 32m explorer yacht is to be built for an European owner who was introduced by Konstantin Kolpakov and Richard Kaye from Arcon Yachts.

The sale follows on from the contract recently signed for the construction of a new Darwin Class 102ft for a Malaysian owner.

The latest sale reinforces the Ancona-based shipyard in the segment of steel and aluminium explorer yachts between 80ft and 112ft. CdM indeed claims to be the leader in this segment representing about 60% of the world market.

Bruno Piantini, general manager of CdM, comments: “As anticipated earlier in the year, 2016 is certainly the year that proves Cantiere delle Marche begins to express its maturity, both on the commercial and on the product level. The data that we are analyzing and we will disclose at the CdM annual press conference at the Yachting Festival in Cannes in September are simply amazing, especially when you consider that CdM was born only six years ago and produces yachts in such a niche segment, that of the small, three decks Explorer Yachts in steel.”

Built at CdM and designed by Hydrotec, the new yacht will be a newly designed custom explorer. The project has been developed for a customer attracted by the world of explorer yachts and their technical characteristics, but looking for softer and more contemporary lines.

The new Acciaio has been designed precisely starting from a sketch drawn by the client, during a dinner with Vasco Buonpensiere, sales director of the shipyard. The draft was done working on the profile of a Darwin Class 102’.

This project is set to be an elegant, timeless vessel and the first yacht built by CdM to feature a tender inside the garage, placed aft of the engine room, instead of the usual lazarette totally dedicated to toys and diving station.