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Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has successfully launched its latest yacht from the Darwin Class 102 range, named Archipelago. The 31-metre (102-foot) explorer yacht features a sea-inspired interior by Francesco Guida, with exterior design, engineering and naval architecture from Hydro Tec’s Sergio Cutolo.
A spacious open-plan living room and formal dining area is located on the main deck, along with the owner’s master suite. The skylounge on the upper deck features more informal social areas and glorious open-sea views for guests, ten of whom can be accommodated on board across four staterooms on the lower deck.
Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and sales and marketing director at Cantiere delle Marche, commented, “We are very proud of launching the fifth Darwin Class 102, confirming that there is no other more successful explorer vessel model between 90 and 110 feet on the whole market.
This build has been another amazing example of the incredible flexibility of this shipyard when it is needed: the whole last 4 months of the build have been followed step by step personally by our eneral anager Bruno Piantini who has lead the project teams on both sides with unbelievable energy and capacity, putting all his knowledge and experience at their disposal. It has been an amazing lesson for everyone involved, and I personally thank my friend Bruno for having done that: Grazie Bruno!”
Twin Caterpillar C18 Acert engines, each delivering 500kW of power, can bring Archipelago up to a maximum speed of 13 knots, with an impressive cruising speed of 11.5 knots. A range of 4,700nm is achievable at 9.5 knots.
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