April 29, 2016

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche 102 Darwin

Cantiere delle Marche presents the project of the currently in build 102 Darwin, confirming its on-going success in this line of yachts. In the five years since being launched, the Darwin Class and the Nauta Air lines have pushed the shipbuilder into a dominant position, representing approximately 60% of the 80 to 110 feet steel and aluminum Explorer Yacht market.  The 102 Darwin Class, is due for delivery in 2017 to a European owner, with contract signed in the aftermath of the Cannes Boat Show.  While maintaining all of the features of the pure Darwin Class style, this 102 boasts a series of interesting customization, both with regards to function and design. One of the first requests of the made by the buyers was to include a fully-equipped fitness area so to keep up with their daily workout routines, even when they are at sea and far away from their regular gym. In order for them to live an active life while enjoying the oceans and their sailing destinations, careful attention was devoted to the lay out of the garage; it will be equipped for and designed to hold numerous toys and transportation vehicles, as well as a complete diving center. The already ample spaces were specifically designed and re-proportioned in height, exceeding the already excellent standards that are the norm on all Explorer yachts in the Darwin Class. The interior height allowances were increased to 2.18 meters, something incredible for a 100-foot yacht and consequently, all of the doors and windows were re-proportioned. This way, the owner will not have to suffer any of the classic problems that particularly tall people experience on a yacht of this length.  All the technical standards that have made CdM a benchmark in its sector have been maintained: 12mm steel hull, cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel, electric fins stabilizers, as well as waste-water treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/7 year round.  The interior spaces will be designed by Italian interior firm PFA and Partners, which is partnering with Cdm’s project managers and the owner, to design the interior layout. The interior will offer four cabins; Master, VIP, and two guest cabins, plus three crew cabins and a captain’s cabin adjacent to the bridge. The owners have proposed a warm and welcoming interior style, where the walnut wood tones find their perfect complement in the wallpapers, the leathers, and the other luxury materials used to create a very cozy atmosphere. The theme that pulls it all together will be the pairing of classical style and modern touches, especially in accessories and free standing pieces of furniture that offer a tremendous visual impact in terms of form. The owners personal cabin was the object of particular focus; a large full-beam space in the center of the yacht, with a highly original solution for connecting the sleeping area with the bath and dressing room area.

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