October 4, 2013

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche 96 Darwin Class

Its been one of the most talked new models coming from Italy this Summer, the new 96 Darwin Class titled ‘Stella di Mare’: a 30 meters Explorer yacht with rugged US ocean trawler and working tug-boat inspired looks designed by Sergio Cutolo and built by Cantieri delle Marche.  The yacht maintains the Darwin series features, but it differentiates from the previous 86 models of the same line particularly for the increased on-board volumes resulting in the possibility to dedicate more spaces to the crew, to the technical areas and to the guests.  For example in this hull one of the 96 the VIP suite has now almost the same volumes as the owner’s stateroom, and the main deck is considerably extended, as well as the guest cabin and the sun-deck this being enlarged up to fifty squared meters. Another example is the garage itself also ten squared meters bigger than the one on the 86 Darwin, and contains also 4 bikes, 2 of them electric, with their recharge battery station.  The Darwin 96 has a steel hull and a light alloy superstructure that can guarantee the maximum strength and durability, also considering the intense usage a super yacht like this is designed to undertake.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.95 m (95.9ft)
Waterline Length - 26 m
Beam - 7.43 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 235 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 42000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - 8/10 guest berths in 4 cabins, 3/4 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C18 596hp
Propulsion - line shaft with skeg protection, 5 balded propellers
Speed - 13 knots max, 12 knots cruise, 10 knots economic
Range - 5900 nm at 10 knots economic cruise
Construction - 8 mm and 12 mm in reinforced areas steel for hull, 5083 allumunium for super structure
Project - Sergio Cutolo from Hydrotec, Pierluigi Floris interior
Certification - RINA Grade A