Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche signed a contract last week for the sale of a Darwin Class 86’ Explorer Yacht – its third sale in just four weeks. The two other contracts recently signed were for a Darwin Class 96’ and a Darwin Class 107’.

Ennio Cecchini, CEO of the Ancona-based yard, says the average value of yachts to be delivered in 2015 will be up by more than 50%.

This year, Cantiere delle Marche will deliver three vessles – a Darwin Class 86’ designed by Sergio Cutolo, a Mario Pedol-designed Nauta Air 86’ and a Massimo Gino of Nauta Yacht Design Nauta Air 90’.

In 2015 the yard will deliver another three yachts, followed by six more in 2015/16, bringing the estimated value of production to around €20m.

Nevertheless, Cantiere delle Marche says it will not increase production until 2016, when deliveries will switch from three to four per year, with a considerable increase in production value and income.

“Because of the requests we receive, we’ve been thinking a lot about increasing the production of one or two units per year, but Cantiere delle Marche is a start-up company – young, very passionate about its yachts – that most of all cares about long-lasting relationships with our clients, delivering high quality yachts,” says CEO Ennio Cecchini.

“That’s why we prefer consolidating the processes to guarantee and confirm the competence and reliability of our shipyard.”

Based in Ancona, Italy, Cantiere delle Marche has constructed high-tech commercial ships and carried out challenging refit projects, including the 67m Lady Haya and 45m Prometej, as well as more recent efforts involving explorer vessels.