Cantiere delle Marche has announced the launch of the Darwin Class 102 M/Y Archipelago. Designed by Sergio Cutolo and with interiors by Francesco Guida, it is a yacht that promises excellent navigability, especially on long-range cruises.
Cantiere delle Marche launches the new model of the Darwin line, an explorer equipped with cutting-edge technologies, designed by Sergio Cutolo/ Hydro Tech, who is also responsible for architecture and naval engineering.
With a total length of 31 meters, a beam of 7.43 meters, Archipelago has five suites for guests, four on the lower deck and one of the owner on the main deck forward.
“We are very proud to launch the fifth Darwin Class 102′, confirming that there is no other model of explorer between 90 and 110 feet that has this success on the market,” said Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of CdM. He added: “This construction has been another incredible example of the flexibility of this shipyard when needed: all the last 4 months of construction were followed step by step personally by our General Manager Bruno Piantini who led the project teams on both sides with incredible energy and skill, putting all his knowledge and experience at their disposal. It was an extraordinary lesson for all participants and I personally thank my friend Bruno for doing so”.
The interiors, designed by Francesco Guida, offer social and private areas on all bridges. On the main deck, there is a living space, which also includes a formal dining area. Dedicated to convivial moments, another more informal dining area is located on the upper aft deck, directly connected to a sky lounge with sea views. The interior design guides all living spaces to the sea, with colors recalling those of the open sea, clouds, and the sky.
Equipped with two Caterpillar C18 Acert engines of 500kW each, Archipelago reaches a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 11.5 knots. At 9.5 knots it has a remarkable range of 4,700 nautical miles.