Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has launched Stella del Nord, the sixth Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86.

Stella del Nord is the first model of Darwin 2.0 series. In this product line, the wider windows in the salons of the main deck and the upper deck, match with the lowered bulwarks to admire the best views from inside the vessel, different bow windows and lines are only some of the features that give a more contemporary and cutting edge style to the Darwin Class line, yet keeping the family feeling of the range.

Commenting on the launch, Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director of CdM, says: “CdM proves itself to be once again a boutique shipyard where attention to detail and to everyone’s needs, together with the ability to listen, and willingness to fulfil every wish of the owner are the key to the success of every project” says Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director of CdM.

Tech specs

Below deck, the master cabin and the VIP cabin in the bow, both are full beam. The owner’s family required particular attention in the study of outdoor spaces, especially the area of the sundeck, which has been equipped with a gas barbecue and bar area, a dining area with a large sofa and chairs, as well as a pilot station.

Some technical details have been improved with this project, such as the panting process and cycle or the mixed heating system, thanks to the team effort of the owner and the surveyor Ian Wastell of Wastell Marine, together with the technical and production team at CdM.

Commenting on the project, CdM CEO Ennio Cecchini says: “In many years of yachting and shipyard neither my men nor I remember a launch of a boat at this level of quality and completion. The path of consolidation and improvement of the processes that we undertook is definitely paying off and I am convinced that, during the next boat shows, we will again surprise our potential customers for what our products represent in terms of quality and finishing.”