Phuket's Lee Marine sells world's first Nauta Air 86
Published: Wednesday, 08 August 2012
The first Cantiere delle Marche [CdM] Nauta Air 86’ explorer mega yacht in the world has been sold to an Australian buyer with the yacht to be based in Thailand Thailand, home of Lee Marine, the Phuket based agents for CdM.
The Nauta Air 80, from which the 86 is derived
The Nauta Air 86’ order comes just three months after Lee Marine became CdM’s agent for distribution for Asia/Pacific, China and Australia. CdM Nauta Air is the result of the collaboration between Architect Mario Pedol, founder, along with Massimo Gino, of the renowned Milan-based design studio Nauta Yacht Design, and CdM. Nauta Air offers the perfect blend of the luxury and style of super yachts with the sturdy substance that characterizes Cantiere delle Marche’s yachts such as the Darwin Class Explorers, which will feature at the next boat shows of the season.
The all aluminium Nauta Air 86’ combines seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design wide exterior space and surprising volumes. The yacht has a maximum speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 13.5 knots and a maximum range of 3900 nautical miles at 9 knots.
Joshua Lee, Managing Director of Lee Marine commented: ”The team at CdM and Nauta design have been outstanding from the first meeting to meet every need of the client. A very enjoyable experience indeed. This range will enjoy great success in today’s new market and we are proud to have sold the first one”. The client, an Australian citizen with Thai residence, has chosen a Nauta Air 86’ – modifying the original Nauta Air 80’ project – as the boat that will enable him to sail in safety with an impressive cruising range and in comfort, at the same time entertaining his friends and guests thanks to the wide exterior spaces and volumes.
The owner commented: ”Unlike any expedition yacht I have ever seen in this size, the Nauta Air 86’ has stylish lines making her refined and elegant looking while remaining a true blue water cruiser. I am totally satisfied and proud of the customization and I am sure this will make my first custom yacht extremely comfortable. I can honestly say that the team at CdM, especially Ennio and Vasco, have made this a smooth process and been very attentive to all of my queries and countless questions. The CdM factory is a wonderful new facility with a really great team on board. I got the feeling that everyone is a giant extended family. I am looking forward to the next 18 months and owning the perfect boat. Also a lot more of those long Italian lunches!”
The owner defined, together with the shipyard’s team and the designers, the project’s layout. The 50 sm.q. panoramic fly bridge is specifically designed for the outdoor living. It has a sun area and a spacious al fresco lounge. Regarding the interior layout, the access to the owner’s suite has been separated from the general entrance to the lower deck and cabins. A private escalier on the main deck directly leads to the wide owner’s suite, giving total privacy. The kitchen on the main deck has been designed to communicate both with the inside and the outside. That is why the main salon has been positioned in the centre of the boat following a formal and precise division of the space; conversation, relaxation and dining all in one.