Cantiere delle Marche announces 42m custom explorer superyacht

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced it has sold a custom-made, 42-metre (138-foot) explorer yacht, known by its project name Explorer 40.22.

Designed by Tommaso Spadolini, with naval architecture and engineering implemented by Hydro Tec, first renderings of the new superyacht showcase a round displacement hull with a bulbous bow and flat sections aft.

The yard worked to a clear brief from the owner, who outlined a desire for ‘a strong, comfortable, reliable vessel featuring technical characteristics similar to that of a merchant ship’.

Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM co-founder and marketing director, noted, “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.”

The owner has previously worked with Spadolini on other yacht projects, and on this occasion asked the Florence-based designer for an ‘elegant and understated’ interior suitable for family use. As such, Explorer 40.22’s primary function is to allow the owner to take extended family holidays in ultimate comfort, with specific relaxation areas throughout the interior and exterior of the yacht.

Spadolini said, "[The owner] asked me for a 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.

"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.”

Accommodation is for up to 14 guests across seven suites, including a full-beam owner’s suite with his and hers bathrooms on the main deck forward, and two VIPs for four guest cabins on the lower deck. Crew quarters can house up to six staff on the lower deck forward, while the captain’s cabin is located on the flybridge.

Sergio Cutolo, founder and team leader at Hydro Tec, added, “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.”

Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines for a top speed of 14 knots, which is faster compared to similar yacht designs, while Explorer 40.22 will have a cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. 

She will have a displacement of 400 tonnes at full load, courtesy of her 42-metre length a beam of 8.5 metres.

For more information, visit Cantiere delle Marche.

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