Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of a custom explorer yacht known by the project name Explorer 40.22. Photo: Cantiere delle MarcheThis explorer yacht features design by the Florence-based designer Tommaso Spadolini, with naval architecture and engineering by the Italian studio, Hydro Tec,
As evident from the initial renderings, Explorer 40.22 sports a round displacement hull and a bulbous bow and flat sections aft, with her hull designed to withstand all weather conditions.
As CdM's co-founder and sales and marketing director Vasco Buonpensiere explained, the owner's requests were for a "strong, comfortable, reliable vessel featuring technical characteristics similar to that of a merchant ship."
Buonpensiere added, "He asked for a robust steel construction along with system redundancy and proven commercial-grade components to make his new yacht capable and reliable while maximising quality of life aboard."
Photo: Cantiere delle Marche
The owner is an experienced yachtsman who has worked with Spadolini on other yachts previously. "He asked me clean and simple silhouette and generous interior/exterior areas to provide him and his family plenty of spaces to spend long holidays in total relaxation," explained Spadolini. "He gave us precise indications about how private and social areas should be calibrated. He is an experienced yacht owner and is aware of his family's expectations and habits.”
As for her interior design, the owner asked Spadolini for an "elegant and understated" interior suitable for family use. The boat's primary purpose for her new owner is to allow the family to take extended and exclusive holidays in style and comfort, with both exterior and interiors areas designed with relaxation in mind.
Sergio Cutolo, founder and team leader at Hydro Tec, commented the project has offered “a totally new challenge” for the company. “The beautiful design from Studio Spadolini required the highest degree of integration with the naval architecture and engineering to keep its unicity and perfect balance,” he said.
On board, she will accommodate 14 guests across seven guest suites, including a full beam owner's suite with his and hers bathrooms on the main deck forward, and two VIPS staterooms and four guest cabins located on the lower deck. A crew of six is also accommodated for on board.
Power will be provided by a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines for a top speed of 14 knots, with a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.