Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) has launched Storm, a 107ft motoryacht in steel and aluminium and 300 tons. The yacht, from the shipyard’s Darwin Class touched water yesterday in Ancona and she is the largest boat built by the company to date.
The launch marks the first of a series of deliveries all above 100ft having under construction two Darwin Class 102, one Nauta Air 108 and one Nauta Air 111.
The yacht meets the usual technical characteristics of the Darwin Class range. In terms of style, Storm has absorbed all the updates introduced on the new Darwin 86 and 102 including a more balanced longitudinal profile for a more contemporary style, the increased window surface, lowered gunwale for a closer contact with the sea.
From the technical point of view, the Darwin 107 is the direct development of smaller models and takes into account the feedbacks from the navigation experience of the six preceding models that have already sailed thousands of miles.
“The owner of this beautiful explorer ship was the first customer to have contacted this site in 2010 and, after three years of inquiries and checks with his advisers at the best manufacturers in the world, in 2013 he decided to buy this Darwin Class 107,” explains Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing manager of the shipyard.
“In addition to this, he chose Cantiere delle Marche after owning a yacht built in one of the best North European shipyards and, consequently, being accustomed to a very high level construction quality. There is no doubt that the baptism of Storm marks an important moment for all those who work here, as well as for the owner,” he adds.
Commenting on the project, CDM CEO Ennio Cecchini says: “Building this yacht was exciting in every respect. With its 300 gross registered tonnage, it is not comparable to any other boat of the same length. The volume was masterfully used and perfectly balanced between operational areas and those of the shipowners. We look forward to being able to present to the press this Yacht in detail: every corner of Storm is a surprise in terms of engineering and quality.”
The yard says the owner is an expert English client who will spend more than 120 days a year on board with his family.
Meeting his request, great attention has been paid to the crew quarters that are furnished following the same theme as the VIP areas, for a total of four cabins on board. The studio PFA Design chose refined combinations: the walnut wood and the panelled walls, with either fabric or leather covers.
In the main deck the living room is particularly large, thanks to the fact that the yacht is 7.70m wide, and which connects to the dining area with kitchen. The kitchen, comparable to kitchens in 45/48 meters long yachts is an informal area, also for the owners.
The hall on the upper deck has been designed primarily for entertainment. An interesting feature is the presence of a radio room adjacent to the bridge, which is absolutely unusual for boats this size.
For the organisation of the technical areas on deck, various arrangements have been designed according to the needs of the owner and his commander. The hydraulic related to the thrusters was engineered after specific requests on part of the commander and so were many other important details that make this Class Darwin ship a benchmark for anyone who approaches this market.
Storm will be officially presented to the public at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show, where it will debut along with the Darwin Class 86 Stella Del Nord and CDM Nauta Air NOGA 90′.