FIRST DARWIN CLASS 2.0
Vasco Buonpensiere - Sales and Marketing Director
Sometimes it is really hard to cope with all the efforts and the difficulties one has to battle and overcome in order to make a shipyard running succesfully in a serene environment and with the satisfaction of all the parties involved. Sometimes it is also very difficult to make the ones surrounding you outside the yard understanding why you do this, and why you sacrifice so much of your life for it.
And then... you launch one of your yachts.
The owner hugs his family in great excitement.
He shakes your hand and thanks you even before he hears you thanking him.
You would like to say many more words to him, but this is a moment of emotions.
And everything becomes clearer. To you. And to the others.
You see the owner and his family and friends getting emotional when the horn blows and the keel touches its natural element for the first time. You see your friends looking at you with their face showing that smile, which you know very well, and it means "good job, mate, now let's toast at it". You see your colleagues looking for each other with their eyes to share for a second that moment which is the result of 18 months of joint efforts.
But what is more important for me (and I think for the great majority of us) is to see that your family gathers around you and forgives you for all those absences.
This CdM experience is all about the launch of the stunning Stella del Nord, our latest Darwin Class 86' (first of the Darwin 2.0 line hitting the water). There is no way that words will replace adequately the emotions of a launch, but this is the best we can do in order for you to share with us such an important moment of our lives.