September 28, 2012

New Model: CNM 43 Continental

CNM acronym for Cantieri Navali Mediterraneo from Rome Italy is a young builder who has been on my radar ever since they launched the innovative 50 Continental model with its opening sides in 2009.  Now four years after this debut CNM presents the 43 Continental its current entry level model, soon to be replaced by a smaller 33.  The CNM 43 Continental as the bigger 50 shows its attention to large all deck use spaces with big sun loungers; two aft and one to fore being a huge part of its wow factor along with the side opening bulk heads.  The forward sun pad also converts to a large U-shade table and as the picture above shows can be also covered in its special tent for nice al fresco dining.  A central console which can also be covered by a hard top offers a three person settee helm station, and a back mezzanine bench completing the exterior layout.  Down below is a twin cabin with well sized bathroom, and a small galley to starboard.  Power options are three engine choices from Cummins 380 up MAN 800hp, with shafts or surface drives propulsion. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.2 m (43.3ft)
Hull Length - 13.2 m
Beam - 4.2 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 11.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 1200 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Accommodation - 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins 480hp, 600hp, MAN 800hp only with surface
Propulsion - V-Drives line shafts, Arneson surface drives
Speed - 38 knots max with Cummins 480hp and shafts, 51 knots with MAN 800hp and surface drives
Certification - CE A