Cerri Cantieri Navali has announced that it is working together with the Swiss yacht management and brokerage firm in the development of a new 42m explorer vessel.

Italian shipyard Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) and yacht management firm Floating Life have joined forces for the development of a 42m explorer yacht. The project has been presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival under the name Commander (C415).

Commenting on the project, Diego Deprati, the shipyard CEO, says: “Our success with the motoryacht K40 encouraged us to develop this new project, of which we are very proud, in cooperation with Floating Life.

“This yacht stands out for a number of modern, innovative solutions and I am confident it will be welcomed by the market just as it deserves,” he concludes

Tested hull design

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The Commander 415 will be powered by 2 CAT C32 ACERT engines

The project aims to design and build a yacht in steel and aluminium to fit the light ice class. The concept has been developed starting from the tested hull of the K40, engineered by Studio Sculli and currently under construction at the shipyard in Carrara.

Andrea Pezzini, Floating Life CEO, explains that as it happened with the K Series, on this project too the company has focused its attention in particular on system efficiency and easy maintenance.

“We have channelled all our management expertise into the main characteristics that our customers have been asking for in our 16-year experience in this sector.

“Moreover, we have tried to make this project extremely versatile and able to cruise in any and all sea and weather conditions.

“The experience we gained building the K40 proved that we and CCN share common objectives, great care for product quality, and the same ethics and working philosophy towards our customers,” he concludes.

The Commander 415 will be powered by 2 CAT C32 ACERT engines, allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 15ks and a cruising speed of 12ks.

Designed for long-distance cruising, the C415 is expected to be capable of a range of 5,400nm at cruising speed.

Commenting on the design, Mauro Sculli says: “The design of the C415 is what I would call ‘transversal’ i.e. a compromise between different types of yachts, mainly an explorer and a traditional, modern craft, combined with the wish to include elements that would immediately and clearly reflect CCN’s distinctive style.”

CCN has unveiled this project at a press conference held today at the boat show in Cannes.

Exhibiting at the show, the Italian shipyard is showcasing hull #4 of its 102ft Flyingsport line. The superyacht is on display dressed with products by Acqua dell’Elba.