Cantiere delle Marche has launched its biggest-ever yacht, the rugged 33-metre explorer Storm, for an owner who intends to be at sea for four months of the year
Built for an experienced British owner, the steel-and-aluminium yacht – part of the yard’s Darwin range – was launched yesterday at Cantiere delle Marche’s Ancona yard. The owner, who will spend more than 120 days a year on board with his family, has customised Storm for long-range cruising. The crew quarters, for example, have been furnished in the same style as the VIP areas.
PFA Design has created an interior that predominantly uses walnut with panelled walls in either fabric or leather for what the yard calls “a classic maritime mood”. The main deck salon connects to the dining area and galley for use by the owners – all of which benefit from large windows. An interesting feature of the upper deck is the traditional radio room adjacent to the bridge. The owner and his captain have arranged the technical side of the yacht precisely to their needs.
“The owner of this beautiful explorer ship was the first customer to have contacted us in 2010 and, after three years of enquiries and checks with his advisers, he decided to buy this Darwin Class 107. He chose Cantiere delle Marche after owning a yacht built at one of the best North European shipyards and was accustomed to a very high-level construction quality,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing manager of the shipyard.
Storm is Cantiere delle Marche’s first yacht over 100 feet to hit the water. Two Darwin 102s, as well as a Nauta Air 108 and a Nauta Air 111 are currently in build. The new yacht will make her debut at the Cannes Boat Show in September.