Italy. Cantiere Delle Marche confirms its products’ success

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


The Italian shipyard closes the fourth contract for a new Darwin Class yacht: after building three 86’ yachts, it’s now time for the 95’ Darwin Class. Ancona, 27th september 2011. After its debut at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, Cantiere delle Marche, a recently established builder of Italian leisure craft, and specifically displacement-design yachts in steel and aluminium, confirms its yachts’ success after only 11 months from its birth.

Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing director, comments:”We are incredibly satisfied and proud of the redemption we had after the important showcase in Cannes. The number and the quality of the contacts that came from the boat show are amazing and the overall appreciation for the construction’s features of the Darwin Class confirmed our belief that the yacht market is now looking for quality, contents, design and attention for the details, in order to answer to this evolution of the ship owner’s needs. The new nautical year has opened in the best way for Cantiere delle Marche: after less than a year from our birth, we debut with the first Darwin Class in one of the most important boat show of the international market. More, we have already signed four contracts, in particular the most recent, for the sale of a 95’ Darwin Class yacht”.

Darwin Class 95’, designed by Hydro Tec Srl (Sergio Cutolo), maintains the Darwin family feeling, but it differentiates from the 86’ for many features: the interiors - each room is 10sqm bigger -, the crew accomodations (5 people), two Caterpillar engines C18 that give 13,5 knots speed without noise and the minimum levels of consumption. The sky lounge, opened on the wheelhouse, is designed to satisfy the ship-owner request of steering his yacht and, at the same time, enjoying the company of his guests. The interiors will be contemporary, linear and very luminous, with a total white lower deck enriched by details in essence. The interior designers are Pierluigi Floris and Marco Veglia.

As the interiors, also the exteriors gain in volumes in order to enjoy the very best sensations every minute of the life aboard: all the bridges are noticeably longer and the sundeck has become about 50sqm, from 40sqm on the Darwin 86.

The new yacht totally matches with the Darwin Class’ technical features as far as for the extra-thick steel plates, the Cupro Nickel piping, the remote controlled valves, the automatic parallel device for gensets’ management, etc.

Every details in the engine room has been designed and constructed following the criteria that are usually used on high quality vessels exceeding 40 metres.

The treatment systems for bilge, black and grey water are plants used also on commercial ships and could work H24.

As for the 86’, the 95’ we have two rudders that could be controlled also independently to offer an incredible maneuverability in every sea condition.

This system has been tested time after time by the captain of the Darwin Class 86’ “Vitadimare 3”, during more than 3000 miles of navigation from the day of delivery.

“The fourth closed contract and the two letters of interests we have just signed for the next years demonstrate once again that our yachts fit with the current yacht market’s needs” – comments Vasco Buonpensiere. And he adds: ”Ever since its recent foundation, Cantiere delle Marche has set out to distinguish itself in terms of the contents of its vessels, focussing on top-flight quality and unique design. Each ship, produced in only a limited number of units, guarantees sturdy, seaworthy performance, combined with low fuel consumption and the stunning volumes of the interiors”.

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CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE - COMPANY PROFILE

The groundwork of solid values that sets apart the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard is provided by the expert group of firms and professionals brought together by the Cecchini family, renowned throughout the years in the shipbuilding industry for having constructed high-technology commercial ships and carried out challenging refitting projects, including the mega-yachts Lady Haya (67 metres) and Prometej (45 metres), plus more recent efforts involving highly refined Explorer Vessels.

Working alongside the Cecchini family in the company’s top management is Massimo Virgili, the Ancona entrepreneur who owns the shipyard previously utilised by the Ferretti Group and built only three years ago for the specific purpose of turning out large-size yachts.

Ennio Cecchini, the Managing Director of the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard, has also chosen Vasco Buonpensiere as the Director of Sales & Marketing on his management team, on the strength of the executive’s lengthy experience as an international broker, plus 6 years service as Marketing Director and Brand Manager for Custom Line and CRN of the Ferretti Group.

The Cantiere delle Marche shipyard draws on the skills of acclaimed professionals in the field of design, such as Sergio Cutolo and Mario Pedol of Nauta Design, as well as on the planning and engineering advances developed by the renowned firm Hydro Tec, together with important internal know-how, all in collaboration with a network of highly successful firms that belong to its corporate group, such as CPN, for steel carpentry, piping and the engine assemblies, and the companies held by Maurizio Gasparroni for interior design, a firm that, working hand in hand with the shipyard’s staff, has built dozens of ships and yachts admired throughout the world.

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