Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the launch of the second Darwin Class 86’, a 26-metre Explorer vessel in steel and alluminium built by Cantiere delle Marche and designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec.
Percheron will be presented in september at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes and will then debut in the US, at the boat shows in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach.
The new Darwin Class 86 Percheron, has a different layout from the first, Vitadimare3. “The yachts that we build here at Cantiere delle Marche are designed into their owners’ image", says Ennio Cecchini, CEO of CdM, “Percheron in particular, stands out for the intensive and mainly family purposes: the owners will leave from Cannes, cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the Caribbean and Florida. They will then set course for South America, until the Argentinian coasts. From there, they will cross the Panama Canal and reach Galapagos Islands”.
A voyage that is not coincidental: Cantiere delle Marche is a strong supporter of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research and technical information and assistance to ensure the conservation of the Galapagos Islands for future generations. Since its founding, CdM has pledged to donate a significant amount for each boat sold, as it will happen in october, during a public ceremony in Fort Lauderdale during the boat show. Swen Lorenz, Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation: “Galapagos is one of the world’s most pristine tropical archipelagos, with wildlife that attracts nature-lovers from around the globe. We are delighted about the support provided by Cantiere delle Marche, which helps us to carry out crucial, cutting-edge scientific research.”
Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM Sales&Marketing Director: “The yacht’s interior design distinguish itself thanks to the linearity and lightness of the materials: elm and white lacquer, geometrical details of carpentry, vivid ethnic tissues designed by the Maison Hermès Paris, and a deep attention to the spaces for the children. Everything has been thought considering the personality and the voyage plans of the owners”.