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CdM begins construction on custom Floating Life explorer K42

Written by
Charl van Rooy

Cantiere delle Marche will be building a one-off 42-metre superyacht, the shipyard announced this week. The build of K42 custom superyacht, owned by and created in partnership with Floating Life, has been secured by the Italian shipyard this month which will see a separate build team workon the construction of the sub 500 GT project.

CdM’s growing base of clientele has led the shipyard to explore different construction methods and capabilities outside its existing ranges. This first project is a result of the shipyard's contact with various designers, engineers and clients around the world, and will take place at the shipyard in parallel with the build of the two other models without affecting progress on the delivery of any of the current projects. The shipyard reports that the special ‘one-off’ unit is already working on a second project, scheduled for delivery in 2019.

"We have been asked for all of these years to build one-off projects designed by the best Naval Architects for amazing yacht owners, and we have always declined because we wanted to build this venture on the strongest fundaments possible," says Vasco Buonpensiere , Director of Sales and Marketing at CdM. "Now we feel that we can afford managing a separate business unit, dealing with one project every 18/24 months, which is for CdM a great opportunity to grow in terms of kow-how, research and developement."

K42's naval archityecture is developed by Studio Hydrotec with Studio Sculli having designed the exterio and interior areas, and is expected to be ready for delivery by the end of 2018. She will become the shipyard’s sixth yacht over 100 feet when launched.

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