POINT OF VIEW
Acala has been commissioned by an experienced yachtsman who, over the years, owned yachts built by shipyards such as Feadship, Lürssen, Blohm and Voss.
He is a repeat client for CDM, a yard which gained his full confidence having enjoyed the feel of comfort and safety of his previous Acala, a Darwin 102, cruising in the Med but also sailing the expanses of the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and reaching the wild beauty of remote destinations and the best diving spots in the world.
“I am delighted and proud with this milestone project,” Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s co-owner and CEO, says. “The trust this Owner confirmed in CdM gives us the highest reason of pride. It is a statement of appreciation for both our yachts and ourselves as a team always committed to the Owner’s satisfaction. The mutual trust established between with this client and CdM team has been pivotal to the good result of the whole process that brought to completion such a complex project. The tank testing at Marin in The Netherlands had shown the excellent performances of the hull, yet we preferred to be very cautious and the range at 10 knots (in the Specs) had been indicated as ‘above 5000 nm’...yet, during her first season Acala proved to sail for more than 7500nm at 10 knots with no need to stop for refueling.”
“The work on technical specifications has been extremely detailed and it lasted almost 12 months to achieve a double result: to build a 43-metre yacht with the most detailed and comprehensive specs we have ever drawn up and to proceed with no need of major modifications as construction progressed,” Vasco Buonpensiere maintains. “In the light of these approach and procedures, within the team we joke around saying that we have built the smallest 80-metre yacht ever built!”