Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) has launched Storm, a 32.6m (107ft) motoryacht in steel and aluminium of 300 tonnes. The yacht, from the shipyard’s Darwin Class, touched the water yesterday in Ancona and she is the largest boat built by the company to date.

The launch marks the first of a series of launches all above 100ft with another two yachts in the  Darwin Class 102 under construction – one Nauta Air 108 and one Nauta Air 111.

From the technical point of view, the Darwin 107 has evolved from feedback about the performance of the six preceding models that have already sailed thousands of miles.

“The owner of this beautiful eIMG_1696xplorer ship was the first customer to have contacted this site in 2010 and, after three years of inquiries and checks with his advisers at the best manufacturers in the world, in 2013 he decided to buy this Darwin Class 107,” explains Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing manager of the shipyard.

“In addition to this, he chose Cantiere delle Marche after owning a yacht built in one of the best North European shipyards and, consequently, being accustomed to a very high level construction quality. There is no doubt that the baptism of Storm marks an important moment for all those who work here, as well as for the owner,” he adds.

Commenting on the project, CDM CEO Ennio Cecchini says: “Building this yacht was exciting in every respect. With its 300 gross registered tonnage, it is not comparable to any other boat of the same length. The volume was masterfully used and perfectly balanced between operational areas and those of the shipowners.”

The yard says the owner is an expert English client who will spend more than 120 days a year on board with his family.

Meeting his request, great attention has been paid to the crew quarters that are furnished following the same theme as the VIP areas, with a total of four cabins on board. The studio PFA Design contributed the interior design.

Storm will be officially presented to the public at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show, where she will debut along with the Darwin Class 86 Stella Del Nord and CDM Nauta Air NOGA 90′.