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Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Dear Friends,

I am glad to introduce this first issue of the CDM Buletin which will bring to all of you a taste of the Cantiere delle Marche world into your email inboxes every 60 days from now on. We have been thinking lengthly about how to transmit properly our vision, our mission, our values and approach to boatbuilding to all the ones who have been following us with interest and curiosity since our start up only 18 months ago.

As usual, we tried to think out of the box, trying to avoid those beaten paths which are very often misleading when you want to achieve something special and meaningful. In a few words, even when thinking about this newsletter, we didn’t want to betray what Charles Darwin said about the importance of adapting ourselves to the changes of the world in order to succeed (survive). So, we wanted to make something different, something more adherent to what today’s market is looking for: something sober, real, solidly connected to the actual soul of Cantiere delle Marche, without being too self referential.

That’s why we structured this CDM Buletin as a window on our world. A window through which you all will be able to get in touch with the ones who design our Vessels, the ones who build them, the ones who work behind the scenes to make things happen. What I consider even more important, through this window you will also have a feeling of what the most relevant people, for a shipyard like ours, think and experience with us: Clients, Captains and Surveyors. We all receive a lot of newsletter, we read a great number of Yachting magazines, we browse many websites but we very rarely read Clients, Captains and Surveyors points of view in them.Here at Cantiere delle Marche we strongly believe that these Gentlemen are the real fulcre around which our world is built and that’s why we decided to let them express their thoughts with regard to their experience in working with us.

I hope that giving to you this opportunity - looking at a shipyard from different and unusual angles - will encounter your appreciation and that you will soon start looking forward to receiving the following number of our CDM Buletin! It goes without saying that we would be more than happy if, reading this Buletin, you will decide to write us your point of view: it is not important if it is going to be directly connected with Cantiere delle Marche, the Darwin Class or the Nauta Air Vessels. What is important is that - whatever you will feel like writing - will be about the World of Real Yachting: the World in which Cantiere delle Marche feels like home.

Yours Sincerly
Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Ennio Cecchini, CEO

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Just 18 months ago

When – 18 months ago – we brought the bare completed hull of the first Darwin Class 86’ from the metal carpentry facility inside the sheds of Cantiere delle Marche, I immediately understood that something very special was happening here in Ancona. Even if I involved just the needed number of workers to follow such a delicate operation, which was happening at 2:00 a.m. on the 7th of August, when I got off my car I immediately noticed that the whole team of workers and employees of the newborn Cantiere delle Marche was there!

They were following in silence the first hull which was slowly entering on a trailer into the shed, giving formally life to this great adventure. There was no need to say anything: once the trailer stopped and the Hull was secured on the chocks, some bottles of champagne misteriously appeared and we all toasted at HULLZEROONE!

I think that what happened that night describes perfectly what makes this Shipyard so different and succesful: Passion, Commitment and Pride. The same Passion who has lead us to start up a shipyard in the middle of the worse economic downturn ever, the same Commitment wich has made possible to deliver a 206 GRT Vessel just 9 months after completion of the Hull with a worldwide recognized quality, and the Pride of every single worker who puts all of his knowledge and energy to build the best quality possible for our Clients, just for the pleasure of knowing that one day he will be out there speaking highly of Cantiere delle Marche.

I am very happy today to have the possibility to open to all of you a window of CDM’s world through this Buletin. I am happy and proud to share with you what is making Cantiere delle Marche – in such a short time – a point of reference for all of those who – like us - are deeply in love with life at Sea.

Ennio Cecchini, CEO

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Index

  • 01Build Captain's first visit
  • 02Darwin Class twin independent rudders steering system
  • 03The idea of working with Vasco and Ennio immediately sounded terrific for all of us here at Nauta
  • 04Nothing is decided if not perfectly suitable for the need
  • 05It has already been two years since the Darwin Class...

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Published March 3, 2012

Build Captain's first visit

My first visit to Cantiere Delle Marche Shipyard was at the end of 2011. It was a short visit to meet the personnel on board the construction of the Darwin Class 86’ hull No. 2, as well as to see the progress in the construction of the yacht. I must say the experience was fantastic! I could not speak higher of the professionalism and expertise of all the personnel on board the project.

Build Captain - M/Y Percheron

The yard itself was of one of the highest standards I have seen. It was kept extremely neat and clean with plenty working space. The production programme was up to date with well kept records. I couldn’t have been more impressed in the way the production was being managed. In our short time at CDM, we had a lot to cover within a few days.

If it was not for the well organised and comfortable working environment as well as the experienced and well prepared personnel, we would have not experienced such a smooth and productive visit. From selecting fabrics to heavy equipment and everything in between, everything we set out to cover was achieved with smiling faces on both sides. The expertise within each department at CDM led me to know, when leaving at the end of our visit, that the future yacht that I was to Captain was in the hands of great team of yacht builders.

Photo by: Paolo Renato Sacchi

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Photo by: Paolo Renato Sacchi

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Darwin Class twin independent rudders steering system

Ing. Domenico RanieriTechnical Departement.

In this article I’ll reveal an important technical aspect of the CdM’s Darwin Class yachts: the system for fully independently control the two semi-balanced rudders and a related trick. Darwin Class have a round displacement hull as all well working work boats, icebreakers, sail boats, big ships, trawlers and explorer yachts. This kind of hull require less power to move and have matchless positive stability.

To have also a good stability of course, the DC have a big inertial moment, a marked bow shape and two skegs that act also as protection for the propellers. Contrarily, this aspect damage the manoeuvrability of the Yacht. To reduce this problem, the naval literature suggest to mount rudders that give big forces at small angles and also for this reason Darwin Class Yachts have two semi-balanced rudders of appropriate area. The traditional systems have the two rudders are connected from a bar that bind the movement to be parallel. This joint is important to move both the rudders from one or two of linear hydraulic actuators and to have a sort of redundancy.

The Darwin Class Yachts’ steering system have the possibility to controlle independently the two rudders. Also if this require a good skill of the captain, with this solution it’s possible to:

• Dynamically correct geometrical and propulsive asymmetry;
• Fight back forces’ component that rotate the vessel along longitudinal and transversal axis;
• Reduce the derailing during the first phase of the veer;
• Having the rudders at the correct angle respect to the center of the rotation.

This means:

• More speed in rudders response;
• Less veer diameter;
• More safety in all sea condition;
• Automatic re-positioning of the rudders on the 0 angle;
• Less weight and frictions on the steering system.

We’ve registered during the sea trial on hull #1 (M/Y Vitadimare3), that is possible have a 360° rotation at the maximum speed (11.9kn) in just a little bit more than two hull’s length (normal value are between 3 and 7 hull’s length.

Each rudder has its tiller arm moved from one or two hydraulic linear actuators that are electronically controlled by a full follow-up amplifier system. This electronics device permit to operate in either fully synchronized mode (thanks to position sensors and visual indicator in every station) or in indipendent mode for enhanced maneuvering characteristics or dynamic breaking.

This last aspect is very important and consist in moving outboard simultaneuosly both the rudders amplifying the stopping of the vessel as just this arrangement can do. Thanks also to the bow and stern thrusters, you’ll be able to move in very narrow spaces of marinas.

It is also possibile to slightly angle the rudders either in or out to increase propulsive efficiency. Onboard the Darwin Class Yacht you could have up to five helm stations plus one emergency station with an hand pump. The system exceeds worldwide classification requirements of single faiulure criteria for steering system.

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The idea of working with Vasco and Ennio immediately sounded terrific for all of us here at Nauta

Mario PedolNauta Design

This enthusiasm wasn’t driven only by the mutual friendship and respect between Nauta and the people at Cantiere delle Marche, but also by the fact that what they were setting up at CdM was a new venture, which was merging two worlds (Commercial Ships and yachting), giving birth – as far as we are concerned - to one of the most interesting shipyard in the market.

They were, in fact, creating a fascinating opportunity for a Design Firm like us: merging the luxury and style of Superyachts with the sturdy substance of the Commercial Ships they have built for more than half a Century.

On top of the aforesaid (already an incredible start for all of us), the brief we received from Vasco and Ennio was very challenging and interesting for deisgners like us: they were looking for Little Ships, stylish and elegant, no time fearing, sexy, but still and uncompromisingly, with all the characteristics which CdM already expressed with the succesful Darwin Class designed by our friend Sergio Cutolo of Hydrotec: Little Ships with performances, range, specs and seaworthiness unseen before in Yachting. That was a blast in our offices, and our drawing boards started immediately producing proposals for CdM: this was so stimulating that we couldn’t help but working on that 24/24!!! After weeks of hard work and just a couple of Final Design Review Meetings each, we finalized three models (115’, 96’, 80’) which we all agreed being the exact translation of the brief received by our friends in Ancona. Looking at them, we all thought that they were very contemporary, extremely light in lines, simple, sexy and attractive, yet transmiting a sense of strength and solidity, exactly as we were being asked.

Once the three designs were approved by the shipyard, the name Nauta Air immediately came out, witnessing the key features of these Vessels: Air is essential, light, you can fly through it, it symbolizes life, and at the same time, if properly compressed can destroy walls, if blown at hurrican force can delete villages from earth... That was it! Yachts as powerful as an Hurricane, but light and fresh as a summer breeze! From that day, the response to our designs, as engineered and specified by our friends at Cdm, has been incredible.

I have to say that this success is not unexpected: since the first meeting with Vasco we all shared the idea that we should have given to the market a Yacht which would have cominded in harmony the three main charachteristics sought for by every Yacht Owner (reliability, seaworthiness and style). If on top of that we put the extreme quality of the production at Cantiere delle Marche: the Nauta Air Line is just the right idea, at the right moment in the right hands.

Thanking you for your attention, let me just anticipate that from the next issue of this CdM Buletin, and for three consequent issues, I will gladly present the Air Models in detail, so to help all of you to step into the Cantiere delle Marche world through the Nauta Design guidance!

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Nothing is decided if not perfectly suitable for the need

Daniele MariottiHead of Purchase Department

I have been working with the founders of Cantiere delle Marche for the last 12 years, and in these years with them I have been allowed to experience different roles related to the ship building process. From the production area, through the project management and the technical office, I have been able to understand in detail whatever is necessary for the realization of such a complex product like a Ship/Yacht. There is no one single item, being it a screw or a pump, an engine or a fairlead, which I haven’t concurred to study, engineer or build in these years.

I obviously know how lucky I am to work in such a flexible and motivating environment. The opportunity to build my learning curve in different departments, knowing that every single change was determined to a precise goal for my professional path, is something not usual, at least in our industry. (But here at CdM, so many things are different, in the best meaning of the word!)

Now, after having grown the best and widest knowledge in the shipbuilding process, I have been nominated as the Head of the Purchase Dept: the experience built up working in the production area, the flexibility I have learned as a project manager, the importance of quality and reliability of every single piece of equipment, all of this know-how is simply irrepleaceable for someone who has the responsability to choose and buy what is needed to build the best Vessels possible.

I must say that, being my goal to match quality, performance, technology and reliability with costs and timing, keeping in mind the needs of every single department involved in the construcion of the yacht and – most of all - the satisfaction of our clientele, I have found the carreer path built by my Principals absolutely adequate and effective. I feel absolutely pepared in order to give to my colleagues and our clients the comfort of knowing that nothing is decided if not perfectly suitable for the need: building the best Vessels, at the most appropriate price, with an unrivalled reliability.

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Published April 21, 2012

It has already been two years since...

Sergio CutoloDarwin Class Designer

... the Darwin Class and Cantiere delle Marche’s history has begun, and to me it seems like yesterday when – having the whole project clear in my mind – we had to start transferring it to the drawing board. Looking at it now: this task seemed like the easiest one if compared to what was happening in those days!!!

There was a shipyard to create, a staff to be relocated in another city, and most of all… There was a Client to be found, who should have been ready to trust and understand the advantage of working with a team of brother in arms, bonded by something much stronger than a professional relationship: a team made of reciprocal respect and esteem and a real and strong friendship. In the first months everything was happening around my office in Varazze.

While the first Darwin 86 started to be more and more defined as a project, Ennio and Andrea Cecchini were starting working on the shipyard’s logistics. At the same time, a Client trusted the Cecchini Brothers, and on March 2010 we started the operational stage of the project and its engineering. Immediately after, the metal carpentry started and was finished, in record breaking time, in August of the same year! Here at my office we all lived a very emotional moment when we received the pictures of the first Darwin 86, moved from the metal carpentry shed to the outfitting one. On May 2011, only 14 months after the start of the engineering, the Darwin 86 named ‘Vitadimare 3’ was launched in Ancona in front of the proud owner, the – even more proud – team of Cantiere delle Marche, the subcontractors and the suppliers, and all the highest local Authorities.

We had 14 months of really hard work on our backs. A lot of efforts, a lot of sacrifices, a lot of up and downs and ‘healthy’ fights. On that day, it was clear that it all worthed it: we all concurred to produce a Yacht with unique characteristics, unseen in our industry worldwide, with such a quality and finishing that the feedback received by every single visitor at the yard and during the 2011 Boats Shows has been unanimously excellent: this is a kind of result which is normally achieved after a few products built and trimmed… not – as in this case – with the so called ‘prototype’!

What people can see on a Darwin built at CdM is one of a kind as far as quality and engineering are concerned. Afew years ago, when I just started working in the Yachting Industry, it was quite common to use the term ‘total quality’ with specific reference to the automotive industry: well, I strongly believe that the Darwin 86, built at Cantiere delle Marche, is an ideal example to represent this concept.

Starting from the President of the shipyard, to the youngest of the workers, passing through all the operational and non operational roles, Cantiere delle Marche is made of people who call each other by name, Ennio, Vasco, Massimo, Michele, Daniele, Giorgione, Turi, Domenico, Roberto, Luca…: they are first of all individuals but at the same time, they have the ability of becoming one and one only team, merging all their knowledge, their experience, their excellence, knowing that they can build the best yachts ever, but at the same time they all remain humble, respectful and able to use their strength and commitment to respect timing and plannings, without never losing control of the company’s targets. Working with this team is absolutely rewarding for me personally and for the whole team at Hydrotec: it goes beyond roles and personal goals, it is an incredible common effort where understanding and agreements are first of all among the people, and only after they become scope of work for the relevant departments managed by them.

The – not only commercial - success of the Darwin Class, and the immediate recognition received by the industry and the market in such a difficult time are clear and evident proof of the fact that, in order to fight the crisis, we need new ideas, new and different lifestyle proposals, and a quality which can be perceived with no frills and uncompromising contents. The latter can be obtained only with the correct planning and an effective integration inside the shipard’s department in order to survive on the market and to keep the correct price positioning. It starts from the people. It is a huge organizational and motivational effort, but once this is up and running, the quality and the contents can be achieved without any effect on the shipyard’s cost and consequently on the price of the Vessels to the Client.

The New Darwin Class models will be thought and realized more and more in this direction, proposing a solid construction, a balanced project and an absolute quality.

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