Creating the Explorer Yacht of the Future

The 32 meter CdM Acciaio 105, christened M/Y Gatto, was launched last year in Ancona Italy in a private ceremony. The construction of this explorer is yet another success in innovation for the Italian shipyard as they deliver this unique vessel that boasts both efficient performance and classic-contemporary design.

The idea of the yacht was conceived through a client that had a clear idea of the kind of vessel they wanted from a shipyard like Cantiere delle Marche. After experiencing a storm aboard the beautiful Darwin Class 107’ M/Y Storm, with winds blowing at 40 knots, the client was convinced the robustness of shipyard’s explorer line was ideal for what they were looking for. Classic CdM is recognizable in the yacht’s full-displacement steel hull’s solid shape, designed by naval architect Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec. Gatto is the first launch from the new Acciaio series, featuring softer exterior lines than previous models, as requested by the owner.




We have created a unique look by designing linear furniture en-riched with exquisite burnished metal details, while combining natu-ral oak with white lacquered surfaces and glossy ebony details, we gave character to the ambiance
- Francesco Guida


Indoor space is optimized to provide greater volume than commonly found in vessels this size. Francesco Guida Design was in charge of interiors, with contrasting dark and light elements that create an elegant atmosphere. The full-beam Owner’s cabin offers panoramic views of the ocean and features an ensuite bathroom, a private office and walk-in closet. It’s located forward on the main deck, next to the spacious galley.

The ship has capacity for ten guests, with ample spaces that include private exterior decks, lounge areas, an outdoor dining lounge, a bar, a pool, an indoor dining area next to the galley and more. Accommodation for guests include two VIP cabins and two guest cabins on the lower deck, in addition to three double bed cabins for the crew. All areas aboard are easily accessible through wide staircases.





The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 engines, reaching a top speed of 13 knots. This ex-plorer vessel wasn’t conceived as a fast ship, but rather, a ship that could go farther than the rest into the most isolated corners of the planet, equipped with an impressive transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. It has capacity to store a five-meter Williams jet tender for expe-ditions off the ship.  


“Gatto is the result of great teamwork and the project kept on grow-ing on a steady pace thanks to the commitment and experience of the owner representative, Richard Kaye, the fast responses given by Hydro Tec in terms of design, and the usual intense work of the whole CdM team. There is nothing similar on the market, 250 GT, fully custom, so over engineered and built in Acciaio.”. 
- Vasco Buonpensiere, cofundador y director de ventas en CdM






32 m


7.55 m


2 x Caterpillar C18 500kW


4,500 nm @ 10 kts


45,000 L


11 nudos / knots


13 nudos / knots


Texto: ± Foto: Maria Roberta Morso - Cantiere Delle Marche