Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Lee Marine Founder and Managing Director Joshua Lee with longtime Lee Marine Broker Marcus Overman and Cantiere Delle Marche (CDM) Sales and Marketing Director Vasco Buonpensiere successfully negotiated the sale of a CDM Darwin 102 new construction project. 

Cantiere Delle Marche Darwin 102 Sold By Lee Marine

(Photo: Lee Marine - CDM Darwin 102)

Built of steel and aluminium, this new explorer yacht Darwin Class 102 (31.1m) will commence construction immediately at the Ancona-based shipyard with a delivery time of 22 months. Featuring three decks, with the total of 244 GRT volume, the vessel will accommodate the Owner’s large family. The main deck houses a large Master cabin with four more generously sized cabins. 

An adequate and livable space was designed for the crew. Hosted in three cabins, each has its own head and separate shower. The Captain’s cabin will be located behind the wheelhouse. Like her sister ship M/Y Acala, great attention was dedicated to toys and diving centre. These are situated in the huge, fully equipped garage of 25 square metres.

Capable of a 5900nm range, this new edition explorer will be the fifth sold and have cemented CDM as the premier luxury explorer builder of this time. “The Owner has a great deal of experience and wanted a genuine, world expedition yacht with a very high comfort level and unparalleled sea keeping,” says Lee.

Phuket-based Lee Marine will oversee the build for the Owner and expects further sales as a result of this order. “We built and delivered the first Nauta Air with CDM and trust it to come to the fore again this time with a super high quality build, delivered on time, and with a smile,” adds Lee.

“We will be bringing you news of the build progress soon. This is an exciting addition to Lee Marine’s Superyacht New Build Division,” Lee states.