Monday, February 10, 2014

New Darwin 96' Sold

Cantiere delle Marche announced on the 29th of January the sale of another Explorer Vessel of the Darwin Class line. The yard are selling its expedition yachts at an average of one every three months from the start of its sales activities. Now that's pretty impressive.

This new contract that has been signed is for the construction of a Darwin Class 96' (29m) designed by Sergio Cutolo, which it is going to be delivered in 2015 to a very knowledgeable and expert South American owner. The sale comes off the activities carried out during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2013. CdM has now 6 expedition yachts in its pipeline to be delivered in 2014 and 2015.

The Darwin Class 96' can be considered a sistership of the well known M/Y Stella di Mare, which has been also nominated at the 2014 Motor Boat of the Year award. She will have large windows both on the main and the upper deck saloons. The main difference from the sistership is the choice of Caterpillar engines instead of the MTU engines chosen by the owner of Stella di Mare. They will push her to a speed of 13kts with a 4,500nm range at 10kts.

Not much detail can be given at the moment about the interior and exterior design which are going to be worked on by the owners personal interior designer. What can be mentioned is that the owner and the project managers are working on the lazzarette, that will be equipped with a diving station with a nitrox compressor and the transom will show an Opacmare Transformer platform. The interior lay out will have 5 cabins (one master, two VIP and two guests) with the possibility to accommodate 6 crew on the main deck.

Vasco Buonpensiere  the Sales and Marketing Director of CdM commented: "It is incredible how, once again, the decision and sale process has been fast, smooth and enjoyable on both sides. In only twelve weeks from the first meeting with the client in Fort Lauderdale we have completed this deal, customizing the technical specifications matching the client's needs, negotiating the contract giving to the client all the comfort and securities needed, and drawing a preliminary General Arrangement following a very precise initial brief. This has been possible also because of the experience and the yachting knowledge of the client, who, by the way already has had vessels built in the best northern european shipyards".

Ennio Cecchini the CEO of CdM commented: "I would like to personally thank our client who is giving us the privilege to build for him and his family one of our vessels. Knowing his history as a yacht owner, this sale is another confirmation of the fact that CdM has very quickly become a key reference point for whoever is looking for high quality, reliable and superbly finished explorer yacht to cruise safely and in luxurious comfort the oceans. A special thank goes to Alex G. Clarke of Denison Yacht Sales who has introduced the client to the shipyard and has professionally backed up my team during the whole process".

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