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Mr. Massimo Virgili, President

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With great pleasure

It is with great pleasure that I open this second issue of our CDM Buletin: I strongly believe that opening a window on Cantiere delle Marche, its products and its family (being them workers, employees, owners, captains or crew) will provoke the same effect that did to me when Vasco Buonpensiere and Ennio Cecchini presented to me their vision and their project, making me immediately passionate and enthusiastic about it.

I have to say that enthusiasm and passion are growing day after day, while I am witnessing the realization of what was an idea - probably visionaire and crazy to be started in 2010 (...) - which has overcome my expectations under every aspect.

What I am saying is not only related to the positive results in terms of sales and financial results (which are always good to have...): what I am really proud of is the fact that in such a short time, our mission and our vision have been completely shared by all the main players involved, creating a community of people linked by the same values. Clients, dealers, brokers, suppliers, subcontractors, workers and employees, they all have understood and supported since the beginning our business model, our dedication to quality, our tension to get to the highest standards and results. I still can remember many of you coming at our first boat Show in Cannes, bringing more and more people in the followng days to show ‘the red keeping the working environment and the company’s atmosphere as genuine and fresh as possible. As a Ferrari collector, I can definitely say that when I enter the shipyard I see and experience what I used to do in my first visits in Maranello more than 30 years ago: a group of people proud of having the privilege of participating in the realization of something special, built for special people, with the maximum attention to each and every detail which would have made the owner as proud as they were!

Thank you for your kind attention.
Mr. Massimo Virgili, President

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Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Here we are again

Let me first thank all of you who have written to us expressing their thoughts about the first issue, giving us precious suggestions and who have supported us with their compliments and encouragement. It really seems that the spirit of the Buletin has been completely shared by its readers and this is another positive note on the brilliant path on which CdM is running.

The last two months have been full of activities at the yard: in about 60 days we had 13 visits from prospect clients, we have signed three letters of intent (Nauta Air 105, Nauta Air 80 modified to 86, Nauta Air 96), and we are now working to transform them in contracts within the next 3 weeks. On top of this, we have extensively travelled worldwide in order to meet prospect clients and strengthen our relationship with brokers and distributors, without whom it would be so difficult for us to cover all the relevant territories. Thank you guys! The most important event of these last two months has definitely been the launch of our Darwin 86 M/Y Percheron. We celebrated the event privately, dedicating such an important moment to all the workforce who have contributed to realize such a quality boat. We are really looking forward to presenting this vessel at Cannes, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach Boat Shows and we are sure that all of you will appreciate the high standards of any single detail of this Yacht!

If the last two months have been quite hectic, the two months in front of us are going to be probably even more intense: we will deliver to the owners Darwin 86/02 and 82/05 will be launched and delivered immediately after, Darwin 96/04 has entered the outfit shed after having completed hull and superstructures, the outfitting of the interiors of Darwin 8603 is starting too, and we will also begin building two of the three boats for delivery 2014.Seen the worldwide economic situation and particularly the state of health of our industry, we can say that CdM is safely sailing through the storm: exactly as it happens with its vessels on the Oceans!

Let me just stress here one very important forecoming event for us: the delivery of the Darwin 86/02 to her owner will concide with the first donation from CDM to the Charles Darwin Foundation. As you know we are great supporters of this Foundation and we are happy to know that our donations will contribute to help them in taking care of the Galapagos Islands! It is just the first of a long series: we have committed to donate them 10.000 USD for every delivery in the future, and we are very proud of it. Please, go and visit their website www.darwinfoundation.org and realize how precious they are for the well being of that Natural Paradise.

I know I am writing to Seamen, therefore I don’t want to take too much of your time reading my words: please go and read the rest of the Buletin (which is much more interesting) so you have more time left to go out and enjoy the Oceans.

Yours Sincerly,
Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Index

  • 01One of the greatest experiences that a shipowner can live
  • 02Darwin 96: the designer Point of View
  • 03The strength of beauty, the power of elegance
  • 04The horn blows to thank and say goodbye
  • 05Cantiere delle Marche produces “Explorer Vessels”
  • 06Living a strong and enviable professional experience

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Published May 6, 2012

One of the greatest experiences that a shipowner can live

Beside enjoing his cruises on his boat and sharing those unique feelings with his family and special friends, is the process which starts with the definition of the General Arrangement Plan and the Techincal Specifications and goes throughout the whole building process of his dream boat. It is amazing how can be exciting: after having imagined for months if not years, and afte having transformed you r ideas in drawings and technical papers, you start having in front of your eyes piece after piece, welding after welding, the realization of your dreams.

Owner of Darwin Class 96 under construction M/Y Stella di Mare

We have built other boats before and I can tell you that passing from excitement to frustration is really like crossing a very fine line. Luckily, I can say that in this case, building my Darwin Class 96’ is bringing the excitement to enjoiment and fun, with the help of the whole team at the yard!! Not only for me, but for all my family, including my parents.

Every time we visit Cantiere delle Marche, we work together with engineers and designers to check the work in progress which is always matching the forecasts and expectations, we detail every single inch of the boat both technically and architecturall wise, we decide modifications which due to our better understanding of our future plans are wisely suggested and we always feel safe and comfortable, knowing the we are surrounded by an incredible group of passionate professionals. Having so much (deserved) confidence in the ones who are building your Yacht is a fantastic feeling which allows us to use our time and attention to what we like more: defining details, planning the future cruises, and building up our experience thanks to their help. CDM has been supporting and following us with such a unique professionalism, humanity and discretion during these months which really make their success in such a short time completely understable! I think that their secret is that they really approach their job as if they are building those yachts for themselves.

In every action, it is perceptible their enojoyment and their pleasure to satisfy each request, doing their best, even over the reached agreements. This is the difference that we expected from the other shipyards and today it is confirmed, CDM truly believes in helping the owners in getting the best out of their shipbuilding experience!

Photo by: Maurizio Paradisi

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Published may 22, 2012

Darwin 96: the designer Point of View

Sergio Cutolo Darwin Class Designer.

The Darwin 96’ project of Cantiere delle Marche was born in the wake and with the family feeling of the Darwin 86’, because we felt the need of building a boat able to maintain all the great qualities of its younger sister but, at the same time, also able to give the chance to have more space onboard to dedicate to the crew and technical areas.

If the 86’ is considered a target vessel for italian and european clients because of its LOA under the 24 mt, the 96’ is attracting attention outside the european boundaries, even if - what a coincidence – the shipowner of ther first model is actually an italian… The aesthetic shape reminds the 86’s, in fact it does not betray the characteristic style of working boats, but thanks to the increased feet, it is sleeker and definitely less massive, with a greater surfaces continuity, through the smart engineering and design use of proportions between the considerable height of the structure and the hull beam that reaches, here, 7,55 meters. Further to these measures, we have been capable of developing a larger internal volume to be dedicated especially to technical spaces, such as aft peaks, lazarette and main deck and this has allowed us to add one more cabin for the crew, in order to grant to the owners and their guests a complete separation in terms of life on board and a better service.

While maintaining a strong “marine” vocation typical of the work boats, we have made a remarkable effort to improve even more the arrangement of the internal areas and their volumes, which now result absolutely even more excellent and surprising than the 86’. Concerning the distribution of the areas, thanks to their volume, we can offer several layout solutions, according to different preferences or needs, without doing any structural changes to the hull.

Regarding the materials choice, Darwin 96 has the hull in steel and the superstructure in light alloy, which guaratee maximum strength and endurance, considering the intensive use at which these vessels are usually submitted. Speaking about technical aspects, even the hull of the 96’ keeps the 86’ characteristics in terms of performances and manouvrability. The 86’ bottom infact has already been designed and built to reach high speed in relation to the type of boat without penalizing the low speed perfomances. The manouvrability of these vessels is incredibile: at 11 knots they can turn around 360° in less than two lengths!

Starting from the same naval platform , with a displacement round bottomed hull, characterized by soft lines and a particularly rounded knee, we have changed only the extremities and since the beginning, on the 96’, we have included a bulbous bow option that allowes a further increase of efficiency and seaworthiness.

Best performance at low speed and a huge range at the same time are once again the highlights of this project. This is what has made our project so succesful in such a short time: seaworthiness, efficency, sturdiness and an incredibile volume for the length. Propulsion guaranteed by two MTU engines, 8 V cylinders of 880 kW, with an expected calibration suitable for work boats which grant long duration and autonomy performance and a low consumption even at max speed which is going to be around 13,5.

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Published June 15, 2012

The strength of beauty, the power of elegance

Mario PedolNauta Design

As promised, I am here introducing you to our Nauta Air range, starting from the Nauta Air 115, designed for Cantiere delle Marche, trying to let you feel and understand how we have decided to change perspective when thinking about the evolution of Explorer Yachts.

The main concepts behind this design were clearly transferred by CDM to us: starting from a platform of about 35 metre in length and 8,40 mt in beam – therefore of an unusual volume for this size of boats - we were asked to design a Vessel with an uncompromisingly Explorer soul and Timeless exterior lines, with a great deal of attention to the operational area due to the extended cruising with the owners onboard, for which the boat has been thought since the beginning. We immediately understood the goal: as many clients are definitely intrigued by the possibility of having an explorer yacht because of the sturdiness, seaworthiness, reliability and capability to sail safely the Oceans in comfort, but they are not immediately fascinated by the typical lines of this kind of vessels, there was the need of giving them the opportunity of owning one of them which was more appealing to their eyes without entering into the ‘white yachts’ world. And here it came the Air 115: an undoubtly masculine yacht, with just a few touches smoothening and somewhat hiding its tough technical and structural soul.

First of all we spent a lot of time analyzing the use and the function of this kind of vessels: they are built for owners who are aiming to spend a lot of time onboard, cruising many miles and enjoying long passages, in every kind of climate both entertaining and living a family life with no compromises.

From this first step we started designing a General Arrangement Plan in which the use of the volume has been directed both for giving well sized ambients to the owners and their guests, and the possibility of enjoying the surrounding scenarios both from inside and outside the boat, keeping the possibility to leave the sea in warmer climates. Big windows, low cabinetries, and a continuity between internal and external areas are in fact the keys to make the Air 115 a perfect boat to take advantage of every moment in whatever cruising ground worldwide, being it Alaska or Mexico, with just the family or a group of friends.

The same attention has been given to the operational areas: we succeded in creating a galley which is difficult to find on yachts of more than 40 metres, with clear separation between the chef and the stewardesses area of action, a real laundry, a dry and a cold storage area together with a proper crew mess. All over the boat, we have also dedicated every single space to storage, being it for he owners and the crew. This has also been possible thanks to the detailed analyses and development which we have carried out with a group of captains who have been of great help, giving us the possibility to start our job from the point of view of the ones who are really going to use yachts every day once delivered!

Up to now, we have worked on different clients inputs, and we have customized our design to their specific needs: from a version capable to have a 27 feet T-Top fishing boat and a transom modified for big game fishing to one designed for a water ski and diving passionate who is going to have all the equipment cleverly stored and positioned, we have demonstrated that the Air 115 is a Yacht which can fulfil any owner need with just a few modifications, thanks to the perfectly balanced design under every aspect. It goes without saying that this is possible also thanks to the flexibility and capacity of CDM in translating the technical needs of its clients, processing their request smoothly and effectively, involving them step by step letting them enjoing every single stage of definition of their future yacht.

Let me just finish this synthetic analysis with a note about the exterior lines: having worked cleaning and cleaning the design instead of adding details, in order to obtain an elegant and timeless line, we are very proud of having created a Yacht which – in spite of its simplicity – it is going to turn heads in each and every bay where she will drop anchor. Exactly as it happens with certain classic vessels, which still now, after decades, distinguish themselves because of the aristocracy of their lines.

Nauta Air: the strength of beauty, the power of elegance.

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Published June 21, 2012

The horn blows to thank and say goodbye

The horn blows to thank and say goodbye to Ennio, Andrea and Vasco, with Michele, Giorgione Turi and the whole staff of Cantiere delle Marche, who have come to say goodbye too. The horn, blowing, also marks the beginning of a cruise which will end the half of october, well after almost 5000 miles and a long series of isles, bays, anchorages, shelters and, few, very few harbours and marinas.
Marco Covre, Darwin Class 8602 M/Y Vitadimare 3

With real “explorer” style, we have been sailing following our instinct and our desire of novelty, rather than a predetermined path. After releasing the ropes, from the quay of Ancona shipyard, we turn the bow north, toward Venice lagoon. “Vitadimare3” leaves behind itself a white and clean wake, while the lights of the port slowly get lost in the haze of an end of June warm night.

Once we have performed the routine checks and after a quick glance to the camera’s monitor in the engine room, I finally enjoy such a special moment following the navigation from the wheelhouse, while our shipowner is finishing his dinner. This is the start of a navigation that has allowed us to reach seven different nations in the Mediterranean Sea in just three months.

A fair and thrilling cruising most of the time, that sometimes has become challenging and tricky because of the bad weather conditions. Articulated in a succession of anchorages, moorings stern-to with ropes into amazing forests and bays far from the usual summer destinations. Coves with no name and ravines that only few fishermans are used to haunt and where we have often seen some people staring at us astonished to see such a big “beast” anchored there, where just the local small boats usually are. With the boat perfectly handling in narrow spaces, facilitated by the Bow and Stern thrusters, but mostly, from the indipendent rudders and their great efficiency, we have never been in trouble manouvering in close quarters. Those machinery and the other equipments make the conduction of the Darwin Class 86 safe and pleasant, even for those with little experience, in handling this 240 tons “baby”. The unbelievble range given by the 46.000 liters of fuel, allowed us to spend all the season, with no queues or stops at the fuel quay, with only one refuel made at the beginning of the cruise.

A careful planning and a large stock of food and drinks, together with tons of materials for the regular maintenance, granted us a smooth cruise with no surprises or inconventients, avoiding also enforced stops and ensuring the necessary peacefullness to the shipowner in order to deeply enjoy his holidays. Even if still new and st her first cruise, Vitadimare3 behaved very well and, during the after-sale check made the first days of august, the “Claim” list counted just few and not important items, such as the adjustment of a wardrobe door or a spot light fixing or the trimming of fresh water gauges Even in this occasion Cantiere delle Marche has proved us its seriousness and reliability, supplying all the necessery assistance and, although the shipyard was closed for summer holidays, its technical staff intervened quickly and in just two days we headed out at sea.

Istria, Croazia, Montenegro, Greece, Tremiti, Eolie, Pontine, Sardinia and Corse, Costa Azzurra have been some of our stops: almost 5000 miles in about three months. A distance equal to once and a half the Atlantic Ocean, from Gibilterra to Antigua plus half of the retourn. These the miles traveled in Mediterranean Sea by Vitadimare3 during its first summer cruise. The first model of Darwin Class 86 had definitively left its “nest” and it is ready to give great emotions to whom sails it.

“molla a prua, molla a poppa!”... the summer has began.

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Published July 10, 2012

Cantiere delle Marche produces “Explorer Vessels”

Massimo PietriniDTechnical Dept. Director

To us this means building Yachts with not just an aesthetic apperance resembling commercial Vessels. Having the capaciy to sail safely the Oceans, to have a range of more than 7000 nm, the redundancy of all the main machineries and equipments, using thickness of metals more than double than required by the most important Classification Societies in the world, and all this standard characteristics of our Yachts has nothing to do with aesthetics. It is all about substance, know-how, experience in building for decades the most complex Commercial Vessels like Chemical Tankers of 120 metres. It is all about a specific DNA which you can find only in the blood of the ones who have a specific know how and shipbuilding approach.

For example, even for vessels under 24 meters which are included in CE regulations and, for that, not submitted to specific International rules, Cantiere delle Marche has voluntarily chosen, to endow its boats oto Rina’s class certification. Therefore, the building process is followed, both, under design and executive aspects from Rina Surveyors, who usually perform those activities for merchant ships or for megayachts, longer than 24 meters. It goes without saying that – if a client would prefere a different class, like for example Lloyd’s Register or any other which guarantee to the yard the appropriate high standard of design and construction - we have no problem in following the LR rules (or others) as we are already doing with our customers. The only limit for us is: we do not accept classifications which would not guarantee to us and our clients the highest and toughest standards. That’s why Cantiere delle Marche has also felt the need of complying to the International set of rules which are issued and enforced by IMO(International maritime organization), the supreme International organization, that supervises the maritime navigation.IMO is the United Nations agency, responsible for release and application of all the proceedings regarding the improvement of navigation safety and the pollution prevention.

This International entity has issued many “conventions”, including the “MARPOL”, which defines the rules related to the prevention of both, sea and air pollution, caused by ships and to which all of our vessels apply.

This set of rules is mandatory for merchant boats and yachts of bigger dimension than what we build, but – once again – we do not think that rules are something to be avoided if not compulsory. We think that if rulla are setting an higher standard of production, it is due to our clients to follow them, granting them the best for cruising around the oceans.

Annex 1 of MARPOL states the rules regarding oils pollution’s prevention and enforce the treatment of the bilge oils with special water-oil separators, consequently, the sewage spilled into the sea has an oil content not higher than 15 ppm (parts per milions).

Annex 4 of MARPOL states the rules for the prevention of sewage pollution, requiring the treatment of these sewage with dedicated approved facilities, chemically (by chlorination) or biologically (by oxygenation). Thanks to this process, once spilled into the sea, the sewage doesn’t produce bacterial pollution.

The dimensions (tonnage) of Cantiere delle Marche productions don’t require the compulsory respect of these Marpol annexes but, for our own choice, all the vessels are equipped with these two machineries, giving the chance to our owners to have a yacht that is abreast of the times and which allowes to navigate in marine parks and to stop in the most beautiful bays of the world, without the apprehension of alterating natural beauty and biological balance.

Coherently with the philosopy that has led to the technical choices, mentioned above, Cantiere delle Marche has joined the Charles Darwin Foundation for Galapagos Isles, a no-profit organization whose aim is the preservetion of Galapagos Isles, through research and scientific disclosure. This liason states itself that a CDM is and always will be built with the greatest respect for the elements.

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Published July 12, 2012

Living a strong and enviable professional experience

Cantiere delle Marche is giving me the chance to live a strong and enviable professional experience as production manager here at the shipyard. I have been working in the naval world for almost two decades, with the Cecchini family following the construction of several kind of ships, from fishing motorboats, ocean going tug and tow boats, to liquefied gas tankers.
Michele Santini,Production Manager

We have been working hard with quality and reliability to build praisewhorty ships and thanks to that complex and structured reality I could end up that period of my career with an incredible wealth of technical skills. Now at CDM I’m glad to have the opportunity to spend and share my knowledge and furthermore, to improve it, facing new challenges everyday with seriousness and commitment. In fact, not expert people might think that now, here at CDM, motoryachts costruction processes are easier, seen the reduced dimensions, but I can ensure that nothing is different from this wonderful yachts and the ships I was concurring to build in terms of complexity and engineering!

Together with my new “crew”, we take care of every single detail, and my position allows me to live both the design, engineering and the production phases living one hundred percent of the shipbuilding experience. It is not as easy as it may sound, obviously, but I have to say that the most important thing I have learnt here at CDM is that when you have a committed and passionate team working with you, from the owners to the last worker, and everybody loves what they do and they are proud of wearing those shirts with the CDM logo on them… nothing is impossible and quality is the natural result.

The aforesaid applies also to our technical partners, suppliers and subcontractors: I really have to thank all of them for the flexibility, the understanding and the efforts they are doing to let us do our job properly, trying to offer the best solutions to fully meet the shipowner’s needs at our best. There is no doubt that without the help of all of our partners it would be impossible to schedule and maintain a detailed master plan, respecting all of our deadlines, as we are doing on every project under construction.

As you probably can understand reading these words (and I am sure the other articles of this Buletin), here at CDM ‘Passion and Commitment’ are the key words. I am proud to be part of this family, and I am even more proud to see that our clients spend time at the yard with a big smile in their face from the moment they arrive and see their boat under construction to the moment they leave already talking about the next visit. And from one visit to the other, with the help of all the staff here at Cantiere delle Marche and our partners who always back me up, I’ll keep doing my job at the best so to let that smile shine again on their face when they will be back!!! This is more rewarding than everything else, this is the key factor of our job: building special products for the satisfaction of very special people.

That’s why I always say: ‘a shipyard is not comparable to any other industry: there is more heart, passion, dedicaton and direct reward and satisfaction for the ones who work in it than anywhere else’! Every single vessel or ship we build is a newborn, for me. When the bottle is crashed against it, during the launch, I feel that finally, its heart starts bitting…a new life begins, that’s amazing!

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