CdM signs first US contract with Darwin 106
Published: Thursday, 16 May 2019
CdM signs its first contract in the USA, a Darwin 106 to be delivered in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2021.
CdM has worked hard in these last few years to build an international reputation among the yachting community, professionals and yacht owners, mainly based on ideas encompassing a great deal of ingenuity, well-proven procedures, construction quality, attention and support to the owners. All these things, in turn, rely on CdM's team profound experience, knowledge of the yachting market, commitment and human qualities. CdM strives to maintain a flexible and straightforward attitude.
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Penetrating a market such as that of the USA required much effort and CdM developed a strategy tailored to the US market. Its 2019 business plan included entering the USA, which was fulfilled with the Darwin 106. In the wake of the first contract comes a second one.
“We knew that our explorers perfectly fitted with American owners' requirements in terms of volume, space, robustness, range, technical reliability, functionality, no nonsense approach and, last but not least, customer care and after-sales service. The key was figuring out how to let them know. It took a few years but we made it eventually, as scheduled,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director at CdM.
Nowadays, CdM's yachts sail the seven seas and its reputation has now spread on both sides of the pond.
“As the market matures, customers get picky and the American owners definitely know what they want. This is why I am so proud of this contract,” Vasco maintains. “The owner of this Darwin 106 has a great deal of experience in yachting and is assisted by a highly experienced team. This means a lot to us. It is proof that we are doing our job properly combining construction and technical qualities with style and elegance.”
The first Darwin Class 106 will be based on the naval platform of the Darwin 102, engineered and modified to match the owner's wishes. According to her owner's wishes, supported and assisted by Andrea Armas of Azure, technical consultant and project manager, the Darwin 106 will feature a specifically designed layout.
- A country kitchen in the main saloon gives a friendly and informal feeling to the whole environment
- Instead of a sky-lounge, the Upper Deck hosts a panoramic Owner Stateroom
- The cockpit is fitted as a sportfisherman's one and the lazarette is equipped and laid-out accordingly.
More information on the Darwin 106 will be released when the construction begins.