Floating Life International a Swiss company specialising in the management, charter and sales of superyachts has recently announced CCN - Cerri Cantieri Navali as the builder of the new M/Y K40, a 40m Light Ice Class expedition yacht.
Andrea Pezzini, CEO of Floating Life and contract manager of the project, explained the reasons behind this decision, “The choice of CCN - Cerri Cantieri Navali is the result of a selection process involving ten yards worldwide. What tipped the scales was not only an excellent quality to price ratio, but above all, the yard's willingness to examine a completely custom project created to be able to undertake a voyage around the world.
“Similarly, the decision to award the design to the Studio Sculli is a result of 20 years of trust and collaboration, with the complete harmony of Sculli's design characteristics to the desires of the client.
“The union between trust and confirmed collaboration gave us the possibility to work in a completely custom mode, concentrating all the acquired experience of Floating Life in managing the development of a new project, including the structural aspects considered essential over the years that would give the yacht a longer lifespan.”
The project was developed by the Studio Sculli of Sarzana for an American client. The M/Y K40 is designed to undertake lengthy voyages, in the Mediterranean and the ocean, and to include trips to colder seas.
During the design process, the primary guidelines were determined based on the owner’s specific requests. These have resulted in an almost 41m yacht with a maximum beam of nine metres. The hull will be made of steel, reinforced to meet light ice class requirements, while the superstructure will be in aluminium.
Hull and superstructure design style is modern minimalist with a few traditional overtones. The vertical elements will be completed with abundant use of glass surfaces, in line with present day architectural trends.
Requests for a fourth deck for the exclusive use of the owner, complete with spacious interior and exterior areas, a galley and storage zones similar to those of a 50m vessel, and a tender garage for a 7 meter long tender, have made it necessary to find the proper balance between hull size, superstructure and the entire design all under 500 gross tons.
Diego Michele Deprati, CEO of CCN added, “I'm really very happy that Floating Life Charter & Brokerage decided to choose us from among the many international yards considered. This new challenge enables us to exploit our expertise in superyacht construction and to demonstrate our yard’s unique characteristics of flexibility and quality in a completely custom project with demanding design requirements.”
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