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NATURAL BORN
EXPLORER,
an innate passion
for the sea and travel

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Editorial

Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Q: Vasco, it is quite surprising to see a paper version of your seasonal digital buletin ‘CdM Experience’ here in Cannes just after its launch of the newest version online. Can you explain us why you decided to do it?

A: The Digital Revolution has definitely changed radically our way of life, our working schemes, our way of communicating one another. At CdM we have tried to follow that path constantly, trying to keep up with the Digital R-Evolution, as we have demonstrated lately with the CdM Experience Newsletter and Website. As you know, the digital version of CDM Experience interfaces with our clientele through the latest technologies and webdesign techniques, reaching and dialoguing with all of our audience in the most modern and updated way. But consistency is a key-word at CdM. We love to be consistent with our mission, vision and values in all what we do. And what we do is: handcrafting displacement vessels, designed to cruise the oceans at a speed which allows to enjoy every single mile of them, every single landscape in detail, following the rhythm of the Nature instead of the one imposed by our hectic daily routine. There is no doubt that one of the first things which comes to mind when thinking about taking a real break from the ‘real world’ is: reading a book, with a good glass of wine, with no rush, letting all the emotions flow at their natural rythm. The words and the plot of a book need more reflection than a movie, the taste, the colour and the body of a good wine need the awakeness of all of our senses without interference. To enjoy both of them you need time and all your senses awake. So, we think that giving into our reader’s hands a paper magazine, with its smell, its visual impact, and its words stepping out of the page into our minds, is the most consistent way to talk about who we are and what we do. This doesn’t mean that the Digital version of it is not consistent, or wrong: this means that – whenever we have time, like during a long passage on one of our vessels – it is going to feel good to lay down on a couch, open this tabloid keeping it in our hands and enjoy the stories in it! It is a complement, not a substitute of the digital experience!

Q: This makes a lot of sense, and I understand the mission of being coherent to the need of going slow to regain control of our feelings and emotions. But this is not exactly the rythm of CdM since you have started it up, isn’t it?

A: Yes, indeed. This is the third Festival de la Plaisance we are attending and we are doing it with our Darwin 96 M/Y Stella di Mare (see interview to the owner and the captain in this issue). As all of our followers know, we have done a lot in a very short time, and if you consider that it has been done in the middle of the worst moment of the GFC... It sounds like the double! It hasn’t been easy, believe me, but I do not regret one of the many days in which we have worked until late at night, I don’t regret even one of the three summer holidays I have skipped to make things going, or one of the difficult time in which – inevitably – we had to speed up and shift gear to deliver the utmost quality to our clients. As far as it concerns us, quality time comes from the number of successes (not only commercial) which are witnessing the fact that we are completely respecting our mission and our vision, without compromising our values. It is going to come the time that will allow us to take a break and enjoy the oceans, too. At the moment we are 100% committed to let our clients doing it as much hasslefree as possible!

Q: Cannes is a very special Yacht Show and you have attended quite a few in your carreer: is there something special you’d like to say about it to our readers?

A: I have many beautiful memories and anecdotes, and we would need a monography just for that...! Let me just say that for me it is one of the most beautiful moments of the year, where we have the chance to meet with our collegues from the industry and exchange ideas and projects, and during which we meet face to face with a lot of prospect clients. The latter is the most important thing: as I said many times before, there is no better time of the year than September to meet with customers who have just finished their cruising season and have very clear ideas of what they are missing on their boats! Shipyards who are able to answer those requests, have a great opportunity attending Cannes Boat Show!!!

Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director

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Index

  • 01 The new Darwin 90’ and 115’
  • 02 136’ Nauta Air evolving horizons
  • 03 DARWIN CLASS Stella di Mare
  • 04 The 15000 miles of Percheron
  • 05 Arrow Services Monaco
  • 06 Every line of the boat designs my smile
  • 07 Made in Italy luxury
  • 08 Giò Pagani
  • 09 Videoworks, technology at your service

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The new Darwin 90’ and 115’

CdM has added to its Darwin Class range of Explorer Vessels the new Darwin 90 and 115: can you tell us something about them?
They both come from different inputs collected during these almost three years of meetings with clients and brokers. We have merged all these requirements, suggestions and needs in one well defined style which we internally like to call Darwin Class 2.0. This is in fact, the first real refreshing ot the Darwin Class since Cantiere delle Marche started to sell and build them and we are sure it will be very much appreciated by all the passionates of the Explorer world.

Let’s talk about specifically of the Darwin Class 90’.
The 90’ is the natural evolution of the 86’, but it has to be considered a new model by all means. The style update, both on the 90 and the 115, is evident, but at the same time it is very difficult to perceive it in its single elements. This means that the 90 is absolutely a Darwin Class in all respects. Going into deeper detail, the 90 is longer and wider of the 86 and has all those little technical upgrades deriving from the thousands of miles cruised by the existing vessels, including a transatlantic crossing (M/Y Percheron has logged 12.000 miles in 12 months!). The exterior lines have been completely revisited, and the volumes redistributed giving to this Yacht a more aggressive and sleeker look. This is evident when looking also at the transom of the boat which is more vertical allowing more space on the – already oversized – deck. These changes have allowed us to answer to a very specific request: we have now a master cabin on the main deck and we have moved the crew quarters to the lower deck. The enlegthening has also given us the possibility to have a Portuguese bridge in front of the wheelhohuse: many clients have infact asked for it and for the possibility to sit facing forward on the bridge deck. The new Darwin Class 90’ is definitely a small megayacht both for the huge interior volumes and for the exterior lines. We achieved that without losing or compromising the legendary sturdiness, seaworthiness and the structural solidity which identifies the Darwin Class worldwide. Another positive note is that we have kept the boat under the 24 mt rule, helping clients in reducing operational costs even with a Yacht of more than 200 Gross Tonnes.

The Darwin 2.0 era continues with the new 115’, correct?
The Darwin Class 115 was already proposed to the market based on the 86’ style and exterior lines. Anyway, after having met a good number of prospect clients, it was clear to us that we should have worked on a more balanced line, and less ‘extreme’. The new 115’, which has been pre-viewed by different clients and brokers has already been welcomed with great enthusiasm: it seems that the reason of this success (the shipyard is already negotiating the first hull with an Explorer enthusiast), is the perfect merge between the typical Darwin Class technical and structural characteristics and the balance and harmony of volumes and lines. Its volumes put the 115’ in direct competition with longer yachts (120’/130’) and the lay-outs are studied in order to allow both a very functional private use and the commercial/charter exploitation of the Vessel.

In summary, we can say that we are talking about an update of the design of this successful range of Explorer Vessels without compromising any of the intrinsic characteristics which have made of the Darwin Class the main reference for the Explorer market wordwide?
Defintely: performance, seaworthiness, safety, range, overengineering and sturdiness are Darwin Class 100%! Cantiere delle Marche stands out for this: it is a shipyard made of people who are never going to accept any compromise when it comes to these characteristics.

Sergio Cutolo, Designer of the Darwin Class

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Darwin Class 90'

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Darwin Class 115'

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136’ Nauta Air evolving horizons

Dear Mario and Massimo, it seems that Nauta is the design firm of the ‘biggest yachts’: after having launched the incredible AZZAM project as the biggest yacht ever built in the world (180 m – built at Lürssen), you are designing the biggest yacht ever built at CdM, the Nauta Air 136! Can you tell us how this started and what was the whole concept behind this magnificent Explorer Yacht?
In designing the CdM Nauta Air 136’, flagship of the series that reaches up to 40 mt, Nauta Design’s aim was to give shape to their vision of a large motor yacht, a vision defined by the relationship between interior and exterior spaces and by our idea of lightness in both senses of the word: in terms of visual weight and of brightness. The Nauta Air 136’ epitomizes the best of the both the Explorer and the White Yachts Worlds: huge volumes and overengineering do not affect at all the lightness of the lines and the elegance of the style of this yacht. Designing the biggest Nauta Air has definitely given us the possibility to create the most balanced merge of these two worlds, indeed.

We have noticed that the transom of the Nauta Air 136 is quite different and gives the idea of a big yacht which puts its guests in direct contact with the ocean: can you explain us how, if this was part of the brief from the yard/client and what was the design process which led to such a result?
The idea of a transparent relationship between interior and exterior, of an elegant balance between the superstructure’s spaces that are open on nature and the sea are at the base of Nauta Design’s style and design philosophy. In the CdM Nauta Air 136’ we have created a concentration of important characteristics that maximize on board comfort during the kinds of long, round the world cruises that the owner wants. In this particular case, as many owners are intrigued by the idea of a beach club in the transom, we had to find a good solution to avoid designing a room enclosed by three walls, 60 cm below the water level and difficult to serve properly, seen the dimension of the yacht itself. That’s why we simply decided to redefine the function of the main deck exterior area on the aft, opening it up to the sea through a magnificient stair leading directly to the sea: this way we created a huge beach club, with 270° view, in open air, perfectly served and in direct contact with the sea and all the water activities. As usual, at Nauta, we love simple redefinitions of use of spaces instead of complicate and user un-friendly solutions!

It is clear that the Nauta Air 136 is following the path of CdM in creating sturdy, over engineered and seaworthy vessels, without compromising the lines and the elegance typical of your firm. Which are the main design features, which have intrigued you more during the process?
Expedition boats are ever more popular and have a few common characteristics: wide stern areas, superstructures carried well fore, highly stable hull lines. Add to these the ocean going autonomy that comes with ample storage areas for provisions, water and fuel. It’s the case of the owner of the first CdM Nauta Air 136’, who is really an enthusiast of water sports and especially of scuba diving. He shared with us our “light” concept of the yacht and the bright relationship between interior and exterior, which perfectly matches with his passion for nature and environment, and we have been fascinated by his round the world cruise program.

Mario, Massimo, you are known all over the world as Nauta: two bodies, one soul. Could you explain us how you distribute the design responsibilities during the process (if you distribute them) and how you have built up this incredible teamwork along the years?
Friendship, shared vision, common passion for the sea, for boats and for design. Then each of us has, luckily, his own personality, his own skills and his own knowledge. When we blend them at the best... well then we are able to do a good work.

CdM is definitely a shipyard very much characterized as far as their intrinsic quality and type of yachts. If tomorrow they would ask you to design another line for their range of vessels, what kind of yacht would you propose them?
Well, one of the Nauta’s special touch is versatility. Nauta Yachts can design a small 47’ lobster boat, an impressive high-tech, high performance 155’ sailing racer-cruiser, an elegant 136’ expedition yacht or a 74m sturdy explorer vessel and even the largest superyacht in the world. All of them are easily ascribable to Nauta Yachts, since the common thread is the mark of timeless elegance. Flip through our corporate brochure and you could choose the kind of yacht that fit your dreams.

As usual, please, let’s conclude this interview with three adjectives which come to your mind when thinking about CdM...
Reliable, safe, powerful.

Mario Pedol e Massimo Gino, Designer of the Nauta Air

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DARWIN CLASS Stella di Mare

Stella di Mare, is one of the most expected novelty of the Cannes Boat Show, was launched last march, after almost two years from the beginning of the construction: how do you feel watching her laying on the dock among the best yachts in the world, showing to passionates from all over the world the result of the incredible team work between you and Cantiere delle Marche?
I feel a very particular sensation, since the result we have achieved is exactly what we were imagining, before starting the construction and during the construction at the shipyard. We felt since tha launch like she has always been ours, but mostly, in respect to the other boats we have had before, this one has given us the strongest emotions ever. This is especially because we consider her as our first real superyacht, a dream which has become true. It is hard to explain, but we have to say that we have really achieved all of our targets, under every aspect.

Since the boat has been delivered, you have never stopped cruising: where have you been and which location or event has surprised you the most?
The vessel has been cruising from the beginning of May, starting from Ancona, passing through Greece, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Corsica and French Riviera: Stella di Mare has been giving us an amazing and unforgettable mix of feelings. I’m speaking about situation, places, atmosphere linked to family and friends, memories carved in our minds now and forever. It is hard to say if it was more thrilling to face a 7 knots sea in Greece or seeing the Stromboli volcano erupting at night, or sailing all night long and arriving in time for the sunrise in front of Sardinia. In conclusion, it will definitively be a great memory that I’m sure, me, my wife and our 4 children will remember, even in 30 years from now!

After almost 5 months cruising, which are your impression about the Darwin 96?
Excellent: considering a market, like the yachting one, in which is an habit to accept that during the first year you will have several technical problems to solve, we have bought and used a trouble-free and very reliable yacht. I can affirm that, from this point of view, CDM represents the true excellence, and not only Italian, but inside the whole sector!

If – after your first season onboard – you should build again a new Darwin 96, what would you change in respect to what we can see on Stella di Mare?
I wouldn’t change anything, except for the Ice Class certification: with a boat like this, the desire of travelling and exploring increases every day and in this moment the wish of cruising among the high latitudes ices is becaming stronger for me and my family.

And now the trickiest question: how will be your next boat? And in particular, will it be a CDM Darwin again?
Obviously! We hope to evolve Stella di Mare into a 110/115’ Explorer vessel soon, with the appropriate certifications for sailing among the north ice and with a crew area equipped with a dedicated galley. As a family, we love cooking and in this case, privacy would be necessary.

M/Y Stella di Mare Owner

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The 15.000 miles of Percheron

We have read a lot about your M/Y Percheron on the press, on CdM Newsletters and in the blog which has followed all the transatlantic crossing and the first part of your cruise in the Caribbeans: how many miles your Darwin 86 has logged until now, and what has been the most exciting part of them?
Yes, Darwin 8602 has been logging hours, having completed one Atlantic crossing and three long Caribbean cruises. She is currently sitting in a US marina getting ready for a trip to Central America. Time on the boat is always exciting. One of the big advantages of an explorer hull like Percheron is the cruising possibilities it opens up and this means that adventure is always around the corner... Panama, Providencia, Cartagena de Indias, Galapagos.

After all these miles, you have had the opportunity to test the boat, indeed, but also to understand very deeply your cruising needs onboard: what would you definitely keep the same in your next boat and what would you ask to change?
Percheron was in essence a custom build that was strongly adjusted according to our needs. There is almost nothing we would do differently. We do need more space, a bigger tender and a place to park our vehicles! Having said that, this is probably the most spacious 86 footer in the world... but we have so many kids!

Seen the aforesaid, are you thinking of changing your boat in the future? If so, what would be the size and why?
We are planning to make full use of Percheron and then move to a bigger hull in a few of years. I think the LoA that will most suit our needs as the kids grow is probably 10-20 feet longer. I am a big fan of the Darwin design. Its a perfect marriage of form and function. I always tell visitors that CdM is the only yard in the world that could have produced a hull like Percheron. Tough, modern, refined and very comfortable.

Would you build it at CdM? Why? (obviously if you say no, we will skip this one...)
Yes, of course we would. Why? 1) The product is fantastic, I have yet to find anything that matches, 2) The price is very attractive for such a high quality build, and 3) CdM is a family and we all feel a part of it.

Can you share with us your future cruise plans? Where are you heading to in the next months?
We will be exploring the Panamanian coasts, both sides, including a crossing of the canal. We will also be stopping at Providencia, a small but lovely Colombian island off the coast of Nicaragua, and then sailing to Islas del Rosario and Cartagena, one of the most beautiful Spanish colonial cities in the world.

You have heard that another Darwin Class Vessel has just sold by CdM: is this felt as a good news by the owner of a sistership or is this in a way disappointing as there is going to be another owner with a vessel very similar to yours?
Vasco, what are you talking about? You know no two Darwins are alike. But of course I applaud the news of a new CdM hull in the water, as if I was a shareholder...

M/Y Percheron Owner

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Arrow Services Monaco

“Arrow Services Monaco is involved in a number of important projects from big sailing yachts to every kind of Superyachts: can you give us your point of view about the main differences in the owner’s needs before and after the GFC?”
“GFC has altered the relationship between builder and buyer. Pre GFC the demand for new constructions led to a scramble for build slots and pricing was less sensitive. Today the key changes are:
• The demands for additional security- this is a two way street as both builder and buyer are sensitive to the financial capacity of the parties to complete the transaction and in the case of the builder the buyer needs confidence that the builder will be there to support the product post delivery so that the brand value is protected.
• Owners have “kicked back” when confronted with specifications and contracts that are strongly in favour of the builder. We have seen that in a competitive environment the builder who places more emphasis on openness and equitable treatment of the buyer has an initial advantage of get to contract signing.
• Strong capitalisation of the builder is certainly being looked at closely by buyers. Heavy gearing with high bank and shareholder loans and minimal capital paid up has also been an issue with buyers looking favourable at well structured and capitalised yards that present current and detailed financial information.
• Payments of the builders sub contactors is another big issue for buyers and we have seen specific reference in the contacts to the buyers representative having access to sub contactors to ensure that payment terms are being met by the builder.
• There is much greater emphasis on both parties to provide rolling guarantees and while the buyer is looking for a full financial guarantee on delivery this is in reality just not possible for the yards to provide particularly if the buyer will not meet the builders request for a similar guarantee.

We hear more and more about the trend to buy/build explorer yachts. What is an explorer vessel in your opinion and what is the right declination of it in today’s world.
Yes of the projects we have been involved with in the last two years the majority have been for explorer style yachts. These yachts are proving attractive for several reasons but mainly the purchaser is a seasoned owner looking for a retirement vessel that will have the volume for comfortable world cruising, great reliability and stability and extremely fuel efficient. Strangely there are not the yards that are producing such vessels that have the reputation and financial capacity to build such yachts and the available stock of existing “good” yachts is limited.

Is this just a trend people like to talk about or yacht owners are really going that way, buying or building explorer yachts for themselves?
No as mentioned earlier here there is in our experience a move to explorer yachts. Environmental issues play a large part with many owners looking to add Green Coding to the specification and many yards supporting this with sensible build package to meet the very high level of environmental standards required for place such as The Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos.

What would you suggest to a client who wants to build an Explorer vessel and how ASM can help him approaching the process correctly?
With our experience with explorer yachts particularly in the preparation of specifications, GA’s and equipment Arrow Services is well place to quickly respond to the questions raised by owners interested in building such a yacht. We have incorporated much of our “must have or wish list” by working with and listening to the Buyer and the Builder such that we know what is required by the Buyer and possible for the Builder. Arrow realise that an explorer vessel will rarely be tied up in a major yachting centre and that its role is that of a comfortable ocean going workhorse that will transport the owners to the far corners of the world and be easily maintained for maximum availability.

What would be the first suggestion you would give a client approaching the Italian shipbuilding scene, and why.
Within Italy lies one if not the greatest concentration of yacht building experience in the world. All relevant skills are available and while the world is in recovery mode after GFC the Italian yards are offering well priced products in a competitive market place and are keen to get the order.

You have had the chance to work for a client interested in building at CdM: can you tell us something about Cantiere delle Marche and your experience there?
What impressed us at CdM was a combination of the following:
• Great yard facilities
• Good design and technical team open to respond positively to input from the buyer and Arrow Services.
• Direct involvement in the shareholding of the yard by several of the main sub contractors.
• Good product and excellent engineering and quality.

Paul Archer, CEO / Founder Arrow Services Monaco

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Every line of the boat designs my smile

Massimo, could you explain the concept behind Tonidigrigio’s new advertising campaign for “Cantiere delle Marche”?
There exists a symbiotic tie that binds a product to the people who have conceived and realized it, an empathetic relationship that makes the one resemble the others, that creates a continuous and constant dialogue between them. Just as faces, hands and expressions identify a personality, gradually becoming more accentuated and unmistakable over time, so too, the lines, materials and technology of a ship define its character, distinguishing features and added value. This is what we have chosen to communicate, thus bringing into the spotlight the people who are behind Cantiere delle Marche, making it as great as its products thanks to their own personality. Something unique.

Massimo Pigliapoco, Tonidigrigio, Creative Labs

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Luxury made in Italy

The world of luxury encompasses many sectors and fashion is certainly one of the main ones. How Coltorti boutiques interpret luxury?
I can describe the relationship between Coltorti boutiques and the world of luxury by two main aspects. The first one concerns the selection of the prêt-à-porter clothing and accessories collections, which grants a high-profile offer. Of course the quality and prestige of our products are key elements for our settlement in the luxury market, and they brought us to acquire the market leadership. The other element regards the services connected with the products, such as the attention to our customers’ needs, which is leading us towards the image consulting, and a particular care for the shopping experience that our guests live in our boutiques.

Is there a connection among the different realities of luxury, in particular between the marine industry and fashion?
The realities of luxury can meet when they share the same intentions. That is what happened with Cantiere delle Marche on the occasion of Miami Boat Show 2013. At the time we shared both the territory, as we have a boutique in Miami Beach, and the professional view. Through that co-branding project, we both aimed to convey Italian style and know-how, that distinguish the players on our fields and allow us to be appreciated worldwide. Our relationship has been built with the awareness that we can both meet the quality standards required by our customers. When our communication agency Tonidigrigio proposed us this activity we embraced it with pleasure, conscious of the expertise of CdM.

Which activities did you concretely organize for this co-branding project in Miami?
During Miami Boat Show we enriched the ship Darwin Class Percheron ‘86 with some outfits composed to reveal the style accents of a woman, reputedly a guest of the ship. Garments and accessories, embedded in a peculiar context, inspired and intrigued the visitors, who were then entertained and informed by a PR specialist, and also accompanied to our boutique in Lincoln Road if needed. At the same time, a refined card inside the boutique introduced Cantiere delle Marche and invited the customers to visit the company at the fair. It was a pleasing and satisfying experience.

Maurizio Coltorti, Coltorti Boutique Owner

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Giò Pagani

Architect Giovanni Pagani works in various areas from architectural design to interior design. It is characterized by the taste “elegante unconventional”; never expected and eclectic traits. If this summer happened to you to step by Porto Cervo, the pearl of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, you might have had the chance to walk and shopping among the wonderful boutiques of the Prestige Village by Harrods. It is the latest GioPagani’s project, 22 pods in steel and plate glass that host the most luxurious international brands like Chopard, Hublot, Spadafora jewels, Maserati, Bugatti, Valentino. In August, right in Porto Cervo, we met the architect.

This project had a massive press redemption: the redevelopment of Porto Vecchio is the first operation of the new Owner of the Costa Smeralda. Could you tell us how this was born?
Long famous as the main gateway to the coast and its most important yacht and motoryacht destination, the Porto Vecchio will provide a unique, distinctive welcome for everyone arriving on the Costa Smeralda by land or sea. This was the concept driving my encounter with the client. At the centre of the project I wanted to create an informal, sophisticated space dedicated to hospitality, somewhere that would give visitors the impression they were in a garden. It’s a place for them to relax, and where on summer nights they will be surrounded by thousands of little lights hidden among the plants and bushes. It is a unique experience also for superyachts owners for who arrive at the port, to offer a cozy and chic destination like Porto Cervo has always be.

We saw a lot of visitors here in Porto Cervo walking through the boutiques. Are you here enjoying the success and the deserved summer holidays?
The Prestige Village had a huge success, both from the clients and for the brands that obtained one of the pods here. But I am not on holiday unfortunately!! I am still waiting for taking a day off.. I have been here to supervise the works until the end of june, then I had to go to China with my team to meet some prospect clients. Back to Sardinia, I am now on my new creation, Box For Toys, a design safety box line that we launched here in Porto Cervo.

Box for Toys is one-of-a-kind safety box. From where the inspiration came? Which are your favourite toys?
Box For Toys is the first line of security containers, founded in an architectural studio. A piece of design which can be proudly exhibited at home or in the office, that also makes a fine display in a boutique or aboard a yacht. I wanted to create a truly special container for the objects of our dreams, customizable in every detail, designed to cherish our passion or to keep safe our transgressions. The first project of the Box For Toys line, shown here in Porto Cervo with a special partner, (the Maison De Grisogono) is a stylistically designed safety deposit box with the appearance of a sleek, mobile piece of furniture, inspired by the late Liberty design. “The Black Box” has been designed and built to hold 16 watches on rotating watch winders. These rotate to maintain the charge of each watch, satisfying every requirement. The safety deposit box is also equipped with two removable rotators, for you to never be separated from your beloved pieces, and also two plateaux for jewellery. So, as you can imagine, my favourite toys are watches for me and jewels for the people I love.

Which is your relation with the sea? Do you like cruising? Sail or Motor Boat?
I love cruising! The sea has this wonderful power of temporal suspension that abrstact me from the rest of the world! As far as it regards me, cruising means having spaces to bring my world with me. More, for the few days off that I can steal from my job, I’ll say my favourite is the Motor Boat.

Choose: Darwin Class or Nauta Air?
Definitely a Nauta Air yacht and I would keep it for the rest of my life! I love it! It has muscles but the lines are so elegant and sexy! I love the explorer yacht concept. It cuts the sea and it is extremely liveable.

Giò Pagani, Architect

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VIDEOWORKS technology at your service

Mr. Minossi, since many years your company is a benchmark for the technology on board. With what kind of philosophy Videoworks SpA develops and realizes products for the entertainment in the luxury sector?
Videoworks always starts from the requests of the Owner and works closely with the shipyard and the designers’ team to create and implement a solution, in line with the budget, able to ensure a comfortable experience in terms of entertainment, communication and home automation control. The keywords can be listening, working with teams of specialists, paying particular attention to the user experience and organization to ensure an appropriate level of after-sales service.

How your products can boost the browsing experience, and change their habits, what innovations do you have in the pipeline?
During the latest months, we are giving special attention, in terms of innovation, to an ever better sound quality of indoor and outdoor areas and to the creation of a software platform capable to bring on the mobile devices of the Owner, guests and crew all the controls and information, without of course, complicate life or require engineering degrees. For Videoworks the innovation starts from its ideas, but often meets the challenges of its Clients. In the case of the “Nauta” of the Cantiere delle Marche the Owner is an audiophile so we have worked hard with the yard and the interior designer to create an audio-visual system with features and performance that are usually found on yachts of very different size.

Can you explain in detail what are the equipment and the solutions adopted for the Nauta Air 86 you are working on for Cantiere delle Marche and the Owner?

The Owner is an “audiophile from birth” and pushed to have the top of the line built-in B & W in the lounge and in his cabin, and exterior speakers JL Audio tweeters, midranges, woofers and a lot of “beer” to push them. For parties and special events cases of stage and DJ console. For the rest satellite TV for all guests, on-demand access to its digital library of music and movies, all controlled by the tabet wi-fi.

In terms of audiovisual, the technology makes giant steps in a short time and the solutions adoptable are numerous: each of these is determined by the Owner’s needs and personal taste: if you were the Owner of a yacht of the Cantiere delle Marche, what would you ask to Videoworks?
Considering that those who choose CDM typically chooses a philosophy of life at sea, in accordance with that choice, I would ask Videoworks the maximum comfort of life on a cruise, an excellent sound quality without taking up too much space. All with a proper infrastructure for the first five years and then already able to be the basis of a subsequent technological refitting.

Finally, tell us about your experience with Cantiere delle Marche. You used keywords to describe your business: what are the keywords you would use to describe the CDM and its staff?
It ‘a team of people who know all the technical and operational nuances of luxury yachting and truly love their products and the sea, a truly effective combination.

Maurizio Minossi, Videoworks Technical Director

Photo by: Maurizio Paradisi

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