EVERYWHERE YOU DIRECT YOUR EYES THERE IS A QUALITY DETAIL
Ennio Cecchini - CEO
CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE,
ANCONA, 15 JULY 2015
Ennio, we have seen you getting very emotional at the Launch of the Darwin 107... What happened? I have spent the last days before the launch looking at this magnificent vessel finally out of the scaffolding and thinking about the last 5 years. This yacht has a piece of CdM’s history in every detail of the build and looking at her is like watching a movie about this incredible shipyard’s success. My eyes are going to the bow and I remember Vasco and I discussing about changing the design of the bow from the one of Darwin 8601 to the one of 8602. Days of sketches and friendly fights, and... she looks beautiful now! The same happens looking at the windows all over the boat: how hard it has been to move from the ‘small is safe and explorer’ to the ‘bigger is safe and explorer, too’ philosophy....!
It really seems that your emotions all come from the product, doesn’t it? Well, I am a production addicted man. I spend more time in the sheds and onboard than everywhere else at the yard and I can get very emotional in front of a perfect welding... but in this case, what has made me feel so involved and emotional is the strong relationship built along these months with the owners. We have built this flagship together with them and their crew with a very clear mutual goal: excellence. And as soon as I saw her on the slings, slowly touching the water for the first time, I felt so proud for having fulfilled our promises to her owners that it was impossible not to get deeply emotional.
The 107’ is definitely a big volume yacht (abt 300 GRT) full of interesting details. Which would be the three main features you would point out to a prospect client coming for the first time onboard? First of all I would introduce this vessel starting from the Engine Room. The quality of the lay out, the space, the finishing and the efficiency of it are really unique. This is where a buyer should always start his visits on yachts: this is where you can understand the quality and the building and engineering approach of a shipyard. If you enter into a crampy and messy engine room, it is very difficult that (beside any exterior aspect) the intrinsic quality of the vessel is going to be very high... Entering a CdM engine room, instead, speaks for itself. After that I would point out the hull arriving up to the very end of the swimming platform. This doesn’t sound such an important feature, but, believe me, avoiding the typical ‘slamming’ of the waves underneath platforms hanging out from the transom and increasing the efficiency and the sturdiness of the hull, are great characteristics on a yacht like this. The third feature I would show are the fairleads on the stern of the boat. I would just compare them with all the 35/40 metres around and let the client appreciate the difference in quality, sturdiness, heavy dutiness of these giant pieces of stainless steel with their huge rollers if compared with the others...
We still have to enter into the boat and you have already burnt your three features avaiable... That’s a Darwin and it is built at Cantiere delle Marche: everywhere you direct your eyes there is a quality detail. I can’t help... Can I have 300 more details to describe please?