Italian yard Cantieri Navali Chioggia has unveiled the first details of its latest explorer yacht concept, the 40-metre (131-foot) Naucrates 130.
Developed in collaboration with Italian studio Green Yachts, the steel-hulled yacht has been designed to offer tranquil cruising even in rough conditions at sea. The yard explains that this is made possible through a wider than average 10.26-metre beam and high bow.
Green Yachts’ influence can be seen in the bevelled surfaces, recessed windows and geometric lines, which combine to give the Naucrates 130 a deceptively slender look.
Key features include a multipurpose transom area, which can store tenders or be converted into a superyacht gym. The versatility continues through on the aft deck, where the swimming pool can be covered and turned into a superyacht helipad.
Further outdoor-relaxation space is offered on the superyacht sundeck, with a large C-shaped sofa situated aft, a central bar area shaded by a hardtop bimini and space for freestanding furniture forward.
Inside is accommodation for up to 10 guests across five staterooms, made up of three VIP suites and two double cabins. The yard has reportedly approached three studios to develop different interior options, with the aim of creating something that is highly customisable.
Power comes from a pair of 1,300hp Caterpillar C32 diesel engines for a top speed of 14 knots. When trimmed back to an economical cruising speed of eight knots, the Naucrates 130 would be capable of a transatlantic cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 170,000 litres.
For more information, visit Cantieri Navali Chioggia.