Published: Thursday, 19 June 2014

The world’s first Nauta Air 86’ superyacht was recently launched at a glittering champagne ceremony in Ancona, Italy. Yolo is an ocean going explorer yacht from Italy’s fast growing and trend setting Cantiere delle Marche (Cdm) shipyard.

Phuket’s leading new yacht dealer Lee Marine sold the yacht two years ago to its owner.

Yolo is built for long voyage luxury sailing. The vessel’s range is 3900nm at 9 knots. Her cruising speed is 13.5 knots, and the maximum speed is 17 knots.

First Nauta Air 86 Superyacht Launched In Italy

The Nauta Air 86’ started life as a Nauta Air 80’ when first introduced to Lee Marine. Nine revisions later it was customised under the owner’s personal attention, together with Mario Pedol, Massimo Gino and the award winning Nauta Design team.  It was extended to 86' to accommodate the owner’s personal preferences.

Other features that differ from a standard design, include a three cabin configuration, a massive 66sqm flybridge complete with Jacuzzi, a huge master bedroom with private companionway from the saloon, galley aft on the main deck, a gymnasium and sauna, spacious tender and jet ski storage and luxuriously appointed furnishings by top Italian designer Laura Pomponi of Luxury Products.

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Two Caterpillar C18 ACERT 885hp motors generating 2200 rpm propel the CdM Nauta Air 86’. Maximum range at 9 knots is 3900 nautical miles (approximately the distance from Phuket to just south of Melbourne, Australia) from a 22,000-litre fuel tank (more than three times the capacity of comparably priced production yachts). CdM yachts are specifically designed for long voyages and to handle open ocean sea conditions.