Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of Deep Blue 43, a new 43-meter explorer entirely customized, by Horacio Bozzo Design.
Deep Blue 43, another customized explorer, joins the robust Order Book of Cantiere delle Marche. The contract was signed last December, and the final details of the project were finalized in recent weeks. The yacht is already under construction and is expected to be delivered in 2021.
Deep Blue 43 was ordered by an experienced owner who, in the past years, has owned yachts built by the world’s most renowned shipyards, Feadship, Lurssen and Blomm and Voss. A loyal customer who appreciated the qualities of his first CdM yacht, a Darwin 102 with which he sailed the waves of the Mediterranean but also the vast oceanic expanses of the Pacific and Atlantic.
“I am delighted and proud of this sale, which is another success for the shipyard and for all of us,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of CdM. “The trust that this Owner has confirmed to us is a source of great pride. It is an important testimony of esteem and appreciation both for our yachts and for our team, which works to the fullest for the satisfaction of all customers. We follow each phase of each project from A to Z with passion and dedication, from the beginning through all phases of project development, construction, delivery and beyond. We maintain a very close and friendly relationship with all our Shipowners that we continue to assist and follow with care. This is our ‘modus operandi’ and our mission as yacht explorer builders.”
“To say that the work on the technical specifications has been meticulous is reductive. The definition of all the technical aspects lasted over 12 months with the aim of achieving a twofold result: to build the 43 meters with the most complete specification ever and to be able to proceed with construction without any hindrance or modifications during construction, unless the Shipowner’s needs arise, of course,” explains Buonpensiere. “In light of the above, the shipyard jokes by saying that this is the smallest 80 meters ever built in the world!”
Deep Blue 43 is the result of a new collaboration between CdM and yacht designer Horacio Bozzo, who was responsible for the exterior lines. “The aim of our work as designers is to give shape to the wishes of the owner who, in the end, can identify with the project,” says Horacio Bozzo, an Argentinean yacht designer and naval architect who has been based in Viareggio for years. “Designing an explorer for an Owner with such a vast and deep experience of the yachting world is very rewarding,” adds the designer. “We started with a nice blank sheet of paper and thought a lot about the project in a very stimulating and fruitful exchange, taking into account the needs of all members of the family.”
Cantiere delle Marche’s explorer is characterized by clean and to some extent severe lines, characterized by a projecting bow and a compact superstructure. The surfaces and volumes make up a harmonious geometry, while the hull accommodates convivial and private areas for guests and crew. The Owner intends to sail for a long time and to distant destinations and wants his family, guests but also his crew to have comfortable and well-equipped rooms at their disposal.
The guest areas are spread over three bridges plus a Sun Deck. Deep Blue 43 has a very functional layout that allows for twelve guests to be accommodated in six suites, four on the Main Deck and two on the Lower Deck. A beautiful lounge on the main deck and a super panoramic Sky Lounge allow guests to relax in comfortable and bright surroundings. The cockpit of the Main Deck offers a spacious environment, furnished with sofas, a sunbathing area, and a swimming pool.
Deep Blue 43 has a displacement hull designed by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec with a gross tonnage of 440GT that will ensure comfortable navigation even in adverse sea conditions. The engineering was developed by CdM’s Technical Department in collaboration with Hydro Tec.
With an overall length of 42.9 meters and a maximum beam of 8.60 meters, thanks to the geometry of the hull, very large fuel tanks and very low fuel consumption, Deep Blue 43 will have a more than overseas range.
“Cantiere delle Marche’s strategy of dedicating one slot a year to a new custom project has proved to be successful and extremely important for the technical growth of the shipyard. Building custom yachts is a great opportunity for our team to learn new things and an important challenge because we have to face new problems: in our opinion, this is the only way to move forward, progress and improve,” says Buonpensiere. “To be chosen by customers with a lot of experience, such as this Owner who decided to have a second yacht built by us, after having owned yachts built by the most important shipyards in Northern Europe, is tangible proof that our commitment, dedication, technical skills, and construction quality are second to none.”