Italy: Cantiere delle Marche Shipyard Signs Fourth Contract for New Darwin Class Yacht

The Italian shipyard closes the fourth contract for a new Darwin Class yacht: after building three 86’ yachts, it’s now time for the 95’ Darwin Class. After its debut at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, Cantiere delle Marche, a recently established builder of Italian leisure craft, and specifically displacement-design yachts in steel and aluminium, confirms its yachts’ success after only 11 months from its birth.

Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing director, comments: “We are incredibly satisfied and proud of the redemption we had after the important showcase in Cannes. The number and the quality of the contacts that came from the boat show are amazing and the overall appreciation for the construction’s features of the Darwin Class confirmed our belief that the yacht market is now looking for quality, contents, design and attention for the details, in order to answer to this evolution of the ship owner’s needs. The new nautical year has opened in the best way for Cantiere delle Marche: after less than a year from our birth, we debut with the first Darwin Class in one of the most important boat show of the international market. More, we have already signed four contracts, in particular the most recent, for the sale of a 95’ Darwin Class yacht.”

Darwin Class 95’, designed by Hydro Tec Srl (Sergio Cutolo), maintains the Darwin family feeling, but it differentiates from the 86’ for many features: the interiors – each room is 10sqm bigger -, the crew accomodations (5 people), two Caterpillar engines C18 that give 13,5 knots speed without noise and the minimum levels of consumption. The sky lounge, opened on the wheelhouse, is designed to satisfy the ship-owner request of steering his yacht and, at the same time, enjoying the company of his guests. The interiors will be contemporary, linear and very luminous, with a total white lower deck enriched by details in essence. The interior designers are Pierluigi Floris and Marco Veglia. As the interiors, also the exteriors gain in volumes in order to enjoy the very best sensations every minute of the life aboard: all the bridges are noticeably longer and the sundeck has become about 50sqm, from 40sqm on the Darwin 86.

The new yacht totally matches with the Darwin Class’ technical features as far as for the extra-thick steel plates, the Cupro Nickel piping, the remote controlled valves, the automatic parallel device for gensets’ management, etc. Every details in the engine room has been designed and constructed following the criteria that are usually used on high quality vessels exceeding 40 metres.

The treatment systems for bilge, black and grey water are plants used also on commercial ships and could work H24. As for the 86’, the 95’ we have two rudders that could be controlled also independently to offer an incredible maneuverability in every sea condition. This system has been tested time after time by the captain of the Darwin Class 86’ “Vitadimare 3”, during more than 3000 miles of navigation from the day of delivery.

The fourth closed contract and the two letters of interests we have just signed for the next years demonstrate once again that our yachts fit with the current yacht market’s needs” – comments Vasco Buonpensiere. And he adds: ”Ever since its recent foundation, Cantiere delle Marche has set out to distinguish itself in terms of the contents of its vessels, focussing on top-flight quality and unique design. Each ship, produced in only a limited number of units, guarantees sturdy, seaworthy performance, combined with low fuel consumption and the stunning volumes of the interiors”.

Source: cantieredellemarche, October 3, 2011

Posted on October 3, 2011