August 30, 2012

Project: CNM 43 Continental

It's been a few years since Cantieri Navali dell' Mediterraneo launched a new model, but now this young Italian Rome builder comes with the interesting 43 Continental set to be shown for the first time in Cannes.  As usual the central Italy Rome area shows its innovative drive, and CNM with its modular interiors, and opening side decks to extend space outside has been a very interesting builder to watch in the past final part of the first decade of the new millennium.  The CNM 43 Continental will be the new entry level for this builder, and again traits from the bigger models are all to see here; from the side opening bulkheads to full use of the deck from fore to aft as the Tender version of the 50.  Inside surprisingly the 43 Continental will sleep four persons in a cabin and a convertible dinette.  Considering the space outside that is not bad at all. The 43 Continental as the bigger sisters is also offered with various custom options from a hard top to a different layout of the exterior. Standard power is from twin Yanmar 480hp diesel engines which can give 42 knots max with line shafts, and 48 knots with the Arneson Surface drives option.  But again as the bigger CNM I do accept to see a big variety in engine, propulsion choices available for the 43 Continental.