Italian superyacht manufacturer Cantiere delle Marche has launched a 42m explorer Crowbridge. Co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director at Cantiere delle Marche Vasco Buonpensiere commented about the launch:
This is our first launch after the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is an injection of optimism for us and for all the nautical compartment
He also announced that there will be the launch of another two yachts of the yard in upcoming weeks.
Despite the fact, Italy was hit extremely hard, if not the hardest amongst European countries in the earlier stages of the pandemic, CdM was happy and proud to report the launch of the vessel as symbolic of a return the good old times and a very optimistic sign.
Crowbridge features a design by Florence-based Tommaso Spadolini and was built for an experienced yacht owner. The full custom explorer yacht comes with sleek exterior design. She was built with the purpose to withstand extreme weather conditions, her form allowing her to navigate even through the most remote areas.
Crowbridge reaches a top speed of 14.0 kn, while the yacht will have a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. The superyacht can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven guest suites, including a full-beam owner suite with separated bathrooms on the main deck, and two VIPS and four guest cabins on the lower deck. She is also capable of the accommodation of a crew of 7 members. The vessel can offer both adventure and quality time onboard.
Sergio Cutolo, the founder and team lead of Hydro Tec, explained how the naval architecture was influenced by “peculiar weight distribution” and a “bow profile designed to the owner’s specific aesthetic requirements.” He mentioned that the project has offered “a totally new challenge” for the company. Sergio added:
The beautiful design from Studio Spadolini required the highest degree of integration with the naval architecture and engineering to keep its unicity and perfect balance
With a length overall of 42m and a beam of 8.5m, the yacht will have a displacement of 400 tonnes at full load.
As we know, the briefing from the owner was to build "a strong, comfortable, reliable vessel featuring technical characteristics similar to that of a merchant ship," and as it seems he will not be disappointed.