Cantiere delle Marche launches 43m flagship explorer yacht

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche launched its 42.8-metre (140-foot) flagship explorer yacht Audace in a ceremony held in Ancona on 14th January.

Previously known as Project K42, she was designed by Floating Life CEO Andrea Pezzini and architect Mauro Sculli of Studio Sculli of Sarzana, with Hydro Tec responsible for her engineering.

Pezzini also acted as the owner's representative, whose specifications included an entire deck devoted to his private apartment, and storage capacity for a Land Rover Defender, BMW motorbike, water-ski and 10-metre tender. She has been designed to include space for a larger tender which sits on the main deck aft and is deployed by an accompanying 2.7 metre crane.

The owner has also requested a “very social ambience” to enable him to host events and parties on board – this is evident throughout the lower and main decks.

Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32 Acert SWAC EPA T3 engines, allowing for a 5,400 nautical mile range at 10 knots.

Accommodation is for up to 10 guests across five cabins located on the main and lower decks, with the owner’s apartment positioned separately on the top deck. Meanwhile, nine crew members can also be accommodated.

Pezzini commented, “Audace is a yacht with a very strong personality. She is the result of excellent teamwork that involved a determined owner with very clear ideas, a tight-knit design team and a highly skilled professional yard.”

Sculli added, “She’s a yacht you have to see inside and out to really understand her. She expresses her potential to the fullest aboard because she has unimaginably large volumes comparable to a 60-metre.”

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