Published: Friday, 30 September 2016

Two superyachts of the Ancona-based shipyard Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) have been nominated for Design and Leadership Awards by the International Superyacht Society.

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(Photos: CdM - Darwin Class 102 M/Y Babbo)

Explorer yachts market confirmed its success: since 2010 the sector grew by an annual average of 16%, reaching in 2016 a total volume of more than 50 yachts. The data is given on the analysis by CdM, based on the Global Order Book, at the close of the nautical year 2016. 

In this market, in only six years, CdM has become the world leader in its segment, ranging from 86 to 112 feet, creating about 30% of total production, and even 55% in the case of yachts in steel and aluminium. The production value of CdM has increased by an average of 46% every year since 2010, reaching 24 million in 2016. To date, with five boats to be delivered in the next two years already sold – for a total of six new yachts under construction, including the new flagship of Nauta Air 111, orders surpass 50 million euros.

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"In 2010, when CdM was founded with the idea of selling explorer yachts around the world, the market for explorers was a niche, not interesting for the yachting industry in general. The plan to build one or two explorer yachts a year seemed impossible to achieve for the majority of nautical operators,” says CdM General Manager Bruno Piantini. “However, today the numbers tell us that we are on the right track and, in 2016, we expect a growth of 50%, in comparison to 2015. Our guidelines are still only three: invest in new products with the same "explorer" attitude – which, until now, has been the secret of our success, improve quality and the satisfaction of our customers, and continue to enjoy ourselves in doing our job".

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(Nauta Air 108 M/Y Narvalo)

The International Superyacht Society, the association that brings together professionals of the superyacht industry worldwide, has nominated two Explorer Yachts from CdM for the prestigious Design and Leadership Awards to be presented in November in Florida, the US. The new Explorer Yacht Nauta Air 108 in steel and aluminium M/Y Narvalo was the protagonist of the last Cannes Yacht Show Sept 6-11. The Darwin Class 102 M/Y Babbo, after delivery in June this year, has already sailed 4,000 miles on a four-month non-stop cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. They will compete with other players in the industry's international recognition of the best custom displacement power boats between 24 and 40m.

The International Superyacht Society was founded 25 years ago in Florida with the aim of representing the interests of the superyacht industry and boasting the most prestigious players in the sector among its members. The awards, among the most coveted in the superyacht industry, reward engineering excellence, innovation and design of the best yachts manufactured worldwide.

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“After the efforts and incredible sacrifices of these six years, it is clear that the market and the international juries fully recognise the value at the base of CdM: the quality, the consistency, and the identity of the CdM and its products are now confirmed and appreciated at all levels,” says CdM Sales and Marketing Director Vasco Buonpensiere. “Achieving absolute leadership in a market niche (large or small) is the culmination of a dream for every entrepreneur: doing it in such a short time and with such a high level of customer satisfaction is even beyond expectations for myself and CEO Ennio Cecchini, who had the courage of initiating all of this and believing strongly in our project from day one.”

Two Cdm Superyachts Nominated For Design And Leadership Awards