Cantiere delle Marche has announced the signing of a new contract to build another Darwin Class 102’ – another confirmation of the popularity of the yacht model. The shipyard says that in the five years since launch, the Darwin Class and the Nauta Air lines have grown to represent approximately 60% of the 80- to 110-foot steel and aluminum Explorer Yacht market.
The new Darwin Class 102’ is due for delivery in 2017 to a European owner. The contract was signed following the Cannes Boat Show.
The yacht will have a 12mm steel hull, cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel, electric fins stabilisers, as well as wastewater treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/7 year round.
The interior spaces will be designed by Italian interior firm PFA & Partners, which is partnering with Cdm’s project managers and the owner, to design the interior layout. They will offer four cabins (one master, one VIP, and two guest cabins) plus three crew cabins and one captain’s cabin adjacent to the bridge.
Ennio Cecchini, CEO of CdM, commented: “After the successful debut of the Darwin 102’ Acala in Fort Lauderdale, I am truly convinced that this model is indeed unique because, with its 244 GRT and the intelligent layout, it is comparable to vessels measuring 115 feet and more: I think this is precisely the key to the success we are seeing on a worldwide level.”