Watch: CdM Launches First Flexplorer, 40m Aurelia

By Jenna Mehdi

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has launched the first of its highly-anticipated Flexplorer range, 40m Aurelia.

Built for an experienced CdM yacht owner, Aurelia combines the robust seaworthiness of a top grade explorer with luxurious finishes and sumptuous amenities for her guests. Her interior spaces are impeccably stylish, as is characteristic of Francesco Paszkwoski’s handiwork. Meanwhile, her near-vertical bow, spacious aft deck and storage capabilities equip her for the most adventurous of expeditions in high levels of comfort. 

‘The first Flexplorer will be a game changer, there is no doubt about it. It is actually already a trend-setter project if we look at many of the latest renderings published by other yards on the press after we presented the project. This makes us very proud indeed,’ comments Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director at CdM, in a statement.

Aurelia is fitted with a wide beam of 6.82m, affording her a large owner’s apartment on the main deck forward. On the owner’s request she is fitted with only three guest cabins (two VIP and one twin) accommodating for up to nine guests as well as six crew. 

Designing Aurelia with fewer staterooms means that she is able to accommodate generous amenities for a yacht of her size. A well-equipped gym, a vast wine cellar spanning two decks and lots of dedicated space for storage for her many toys, including a removable 500kg crane.

She is also fitted with an A-frame crane encompassed in the deck flooring, allowing her owner to launch an 8.5m tender without sacrificing the full extent of her ample deck spaces.

Aurelia bears a displacement hull, deep and flared in its forward sections to keep the deck protected in all conditions. Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec Naval Architecture explained the philosophy behind this, saying, ‘The transverse frame, in line with the shipyard approach, allows for better spaces optimization, increasing the internal volume thanks to reduced internal structures. It also provides additional design flexibility, allowing for easier modifications and customisation.’

 

"The first Flexplorer will be a game changer, there is no doubt about it."

Vasco Buonpensiere, Co-Founder and Sales & Marketing Director at CdM

"The first Flexplorer will be a game changer, there is no doubt about it."

Vasco Buonpensiere, Co-Founder and Sales & Marketing Director at CdM
By Jenna Mehdi
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