The incoming nautical trend

The first Cantiere Delle Marche flexplorer 40m Aurelia, will debuting at the most important yachting events in the world, during 2021.

Ten years ago, CdM launched its first explorer yacht, Darwin 86 Vitidimare. This 2021, Aurelia First Explorer 130, hull number 23, opens a new chapter for CdM. In the past ten years many things have changed in the yachting market and the explorer vessels niche grew steadily.

CdM asserted itself as the top builder of explorer yachts in the world. CdM is moving forward with one-off projects and new series among which the Flexplorer line represents a highlight as well as a turning point. The embrace of both design and technological advancements and deeply held commitment to move forward define what a CdM’s explorer vessel is today: a testament to these values.

 “Have followed personally this build both because it is a very special project with many technical challenges and because of my close relationship with the owners who gave us – for the second time - the privilege of building for them a very special yacht which, for sure, will turn heads wherever it will cruise, this is definitely one of those projects which remind us why we love so much what we do!” Ennio Cecchini, CdM’s CEO

 

Amura,AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,CDM Flexlorer 40m Aurelia,  CdM asserted itself as the top builder of explorer yachts in the world. CdM asserted itself as the top builder of explorer yachts in the world.

 

Fexplorer Aurelia is a perfect ocean-going vessel

The Flexplorer line embodies all features of a pure explorer vessel, robustness, seaworthiness and comfort in all sea conditions adding to these qualities an extra dose of flexibility and functionality.

The Flexplorer encompasses CdM’s superlative levels in both construction and equipment. The first yacht in the Flexplorer line, Aurelia, is indeed a stunning piece of technology wrapped in an elegant design by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec, with groundbreaking interiors by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Her eye-catching superstructure, almost vertical bow, huge aft deck are not styling exercises as they provide the yacht with features that make her a perfect ocean-going vessel, designed to face all sort of weather conditions in total safety and comfort.

She has an asymmetrical layout on the Main deck. The starboard side of the salon encompasses the side passage becoming larger and benefiting from open views onto the sea through large side windows. Her bold hull boasts a custom Star Green livery by Alexseal Yacht Coatings.

At 39.37m length and with a beam of 8.60m, Aurelia has a displacement of 392t. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 A rating delivering 746kW each, she reaches a top speed of 14 knots and has a range of above 7,000nm at 10 knots. According to her Owner’s wishes, she has only four guest cabins, a large Owner apartment on the Main deck forward while two VIP suites and a twin are on the lower deck. A maximum of nine guests and a crew of six.

“One of the characteristics which differentiate a successful company form the other is its fantastic group of people have proved once again that despite the incredible success they already have, they are always aiming higher and higher, putting 200 of their effort to make things happen, even if like for the explorer and the A frame crane idea, it seems impossible to achieve the result they envisage… I could never dreamt of something better than this under every aspect!” Owner.

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Amura,AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,CDM Flexlorer 40m Aurelia, Groundbreaking interiors by Francesco Paszkowski Design. Groundbreaking interiors by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

 

Amura,AmuraWorld,AmuraYachts,CDM Flexlorer 40m Aurelia, Fexplorer Aurelia is a stunning piece of Technology. Fexplorer Aurelia is a stunning piece of Technology.

 

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CdM Flexplorer Aurelia unique features

The carbon fiber, 3.5t A-frame crane that is perfectly encompassed in the deck’s flooring. This feature itself is a remarkable piece of engineering purposely developed by CdM’s in collaboration with AMS (Advanced Mechanical Solutions) to provide the yacht with a powerful crane to launch an 8.5m tender– a Joker boat Clubman 28 EFB - without interfering with full use of deck space. It goes without saying that the A-frame crane also allows much safer loading and offloading operations and it eliminates inclining issues.

The fact that the tender is loaded and offloaded in the protected water at the stern of the vessel is another plus, indeed. The second tender is a William Diesel jet 445. Another remarkable feature are the bulwarks that are collapsible on both sides for around 7 meters to increase the deck space astern. Once the bulwarks are folded down it becomes a beach area of more than 115 square meters. There are many storage spaces on board for both food and toys to allow long permanence onboard and non-stop passages to remote destinations.

On the stern terrace, to port side, there is a stainless steel drainable storage space, different slots for a carbon fiber removable 500kg crane, and a very big lazaretto are only a few of the features which make the Flexplorer a perfect vessel for those who like to stay active when cruising. The list of toys includes 3 mountain bikes, two sea-bobs and a few surf boards.

As requested by her Owner, Aurelia has a proper gym on the Lower deck astern with plenty of natural light thanks to six skylights. The gym is equipped with top end equipment by Technogym such as a stylish treadmill Run Personal (designed by Antonio Citterio), among other fitness equipment.

A huge wine cellar is another peculiar feature on board Aurelia. It spans two decks -Main and Upper deck - and is meant to be a remarkable design feature as it occupies the entire stairwell. It is composed by two separated wine cellars accessible from the main and upper deck. Each rack (a sort of square column) rotates on a swivel manually base to give access to all bottles. They contain 44 bottles each. It has been designed by CdM in conjunction with Romagnoli Inox.

Aurelia is a displacement yacht with a bulbous bow. Her hull is deep and flared in its forward sections to keep the deck dry in all weather conditions, even the worst, while they flatten and enlarge astern to allow large diameter propellers.

A gallery/tank deck runs below the guest area to connect the engine room to the crew area. This technical space also allows easy access to equipment and tanks. Thanks to the hull’s large volume, easily accessible storage compartments and freezers are located below the crew area.

Cantiere delle Marche sold its second Flexplorer 40m model, Maverick, after the delivery of the Flexplorer 40m Aurelia. 

 

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