Flexplorer is a stunning piece of technology wrapped in an elegant design by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec. Her eye-catching
superstructure, almost vertical bow, huge deck are not styling exercises as they serve to provide the yacht with all feature
that make her a perfect ocean-going vessel designed to face all sort of weather conditions in total safety and comfort.
Among Flexplorer's genuinely unique aspects it is worth mentioning the fold-down bulwarks that enlarge the deck space
astern creating a huge terrace of around 115 square metres and an A-frame crane perfectly encompassed in the deck's
flooring. This feature itself is a remarkable piece of engineering purposely developed by CdM's to provide the yacht
with a powerful crane to launch an 8.5 mt tender without interfering with full use of deck space. It goes without saying
that the A-frame crane also allows much safer loading and offloading operations as well as it eliminates any inclining
The Flexplorer configuration offers plenty of privacy to Owners and guests both indoor and outdoor.
The outdoor spaces are quite remarkable: in addition to the super-large cockpit there are also a stern
terrace on the Upper Deck and a panoramic Sun Deck with spa-pool and sun lounges.
Cantiere delle Marche has brought yachting to a new dimension expanding your horizons and widening your possible
experiences on the oceans beyond expectations. Thanks to CdM Vessels, it is finally going to be you deciding which
routes and emotions to explore. Not the limits of your Yacht.
Ennio Cecchini, Cantiere delle Marche’s CEO, talks about the
yard’s new projects, namely the amazing Flexplorer.
What’s in store for Cantiere delle Marche’s future?
Cantiere delle Marche is moving forward with new lines and one-off projects among which the Flexplorer line
represents indeed a highlight as well as a turning point. I am sure this model will be a feather in the cap
for Cantiere delle Marche!
What values and characteristics define better an explorer built by Cantiere delle Marche nowadays?
The embrace of both design and technological advancements and deeply held commitment to move forward define what a Cantiere
delle Marche's explorer vessel is today. The Flexplorer is a testament to these values: a new class of yacht that fuses superyacht
standards of space and design with rugged, go-anywhere capabilities – all in a more flexible package. It is indicative of a core
strength of Cantiere delle Marche, which introduces innovative models and technologies into the market while being able to preserve
its vision and mission: building strong and reliable explorer vessels.
Would you please point out concepts and features that make Flexplorer stand out from the crowd?
Among Flexplorer's genuinely unique aspects it is worth mentioning the fold-down bulwarks that enlarge the deck space astern
creating a huge terrace and an A-frame crane that is perfectly encompassed in the deck's flooring. The A-frame crane is a remarkable
piece of engineering purposely developed by Cantiere delle Marche's to provide the yacht with a powerful crane to launch a haul
a tender of up to 2.5t without interfering with full use of deck space. When the crane is not is use, it literally disappears into
the deck's flooring becoming a part of it. The smooth teak surface, once the tender is in the water, turns into a large and
comfortable area for all guests enjoy relax under the sun: 115 square metres of lounging and sunbathing area equipped with sofas,
tables, sunbeds, shaded – when and where necessary - by stylish beach umbrellas. It goes without saying that the A-frame crane
also allows much safer loading and offloading operations as well as it eliminates any inclining issue. Another outstanding feature
are the fold-down bulwarks on both sides of the cockpit. When folded down they sit flush with the teak flooring and extend out
the cockpit surface offering uninterrupted views. It is not just a matter of square metres added to an already large area, it is
the sense of being in full contact with the sea and the surrounding landscape that really adds and offers an ineffable sense of
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As the name suggests, the Flexplorer has in the flexibility her main trait and therefore the aft main deck –
with 138.5 sqm of deck space – can be used for different purposes. As a toys’ carrier certainly, in fact a
tender up to 30’, a sailboat and two jet skis can easily be stored. Alternatively, some of the space can
be traded to host a submarine. But once the toys are on the water, the deck turns into a sumptuous beach
club, including a 5 x 2 m pool, side openable bulwarks and stairs at stern that lead directly to the sea.
Evening comes and round tables can be laid with candles, soft lights, sweet scents and background music making
up for the perfect atmosphere. Hours later, to close-up the day, the deck becomes an open-air dance floor.
Arriving to the Flexplorer in style from the sky is also an option, as the main deck is suitable for touch
and go helipad operations.
The A-frame is a hydraulic driven crane system allowing to launch and haul tender and other toys weighting up to 3.5 Tonnes.
While the system is widely used in research vessels, the Flexplorer is the first one to implement it in the yachting industry
and size segment. When not in operation, the A-frame is concealed into the deck. As a result, the main deck teak area is unspoilt
by the view of the crane and all the available surface can be occupied to store toys or as a beach club.
On main deck aft, both side bulwarks can be folded down, thus enlarging the deck space and offering a
perfect diving platform. 6 mt in length and covered with teak, when opened the bulwarks sit perfectly
flush with the main deck surface.
Beside the gigantic main deck aft, the Flexplorer offers other outdoor areas whose layout can be fully
customized by the Owner. The most iconic one is surely the sun deck, with its privileged 360° view. In
here, different entertainment areas can be identified, depending on the Owner’s preferences: jacuzzi pool,
shaded dining area, TV, served bar, sunbeds, fitness area, etc etc. Just below the sundeck, the upper deck
aft cockpit serves as a balcony on the underneath main deck cockpit. A fourth exterior area is found forward
on upper deck, in front of the wheelhouse.
This smart layout solution has liveability, functional and aesthetic implications. As a start, on starboard
side the full beam salon with big glass windows (more than 3 meters in length) permits the guests to enjoy a
wonderful view of the outside scenario while of course enlarge the salon too. Meanwhile, on portside the side
walkway allows the crew to move unnoticed from main deck aft to the galley and from here to their quarters.
The door on the side walkaway’s bulwark is functional to the embarkation of the boat provisioning. At last,
from a pure aesthetic point of view, the starboard side profile of the vessel presents a clean and full
56 sq m of engine room means the technical area hasn’t been compromised in terms of proper ventilation
airflows, spaces to perform routine maintenance, accessibility to all the ship systems, safety regulations,
noise and vibrations dampening.
The Flexplorer has a range of 5.000 nautical miles at 10 knots of speed, providing the possibility to
reach far flung area worldwide. Meanwhile her consumption of 72 l/h or 7 l/nm assures to keep operational
costs under control as well as mitigate the environmental impact. Top speed is 14 knots and the heavy-duty
engines rating allow them to be used 24/7. The use of vibration dampeners throughout the boat as well as
the proper isolation materials and installation techniques means the vessel will not suffer vibrations
higher than 2 mm/ sec in any condition and that noise level on Owner cabin at 10 knots will be 42 dB.
The full displacement hull with bulbous bow has been tank tested and proved in terms of seaworthiness
and fuel efficiency. The 12 mm thickness of the steel plates at hull’s bottom means no harm will be
caused if submerged objects collide accidentally with it.
The tunnel runs longitudinally between engine room and the forward storage locker. It hosts part of the piping,
the electrical cabling of the boat as well as it provides a comfortable way to access the hatches of the fuel
and grey water tanks.
With the toys stored on deck, the underneath volume can be used to neatly store all sorts of equipment.
Custom made cabinetry to hold flippers, masks, BDD etc etc can be also fitted to turn the area into a
FOUR FINS STABILIZERS AND SYNCHRONIZED RUDDER SYSTEM
CDM electrical fins stabilizers assure a comfortable cruise while underway as well as a stable vessel at anchor. Four
fins are installed alongside the hull, their actions synchronized at any given time to react responsively to the changing
sea conditions. The fins control system is also dialoguing with the rudders control system, thus resulting in a combined
effort and an optimization of their actions.
This precious storage space is located underneath the crew area and it is accessible via a hatch on the
crew lobby. It extends for more than 8 meters, has a 1,90 m headroom and has a volume of approximately
28 cubic meters. Custom made fridge and freezes can easily installed inside as well as it can host all
sort of provisioning, luggage and parts.
We have combined the best designers, captains and skilled workers: experiences and visions of the most have merged into a unique project. Our class of yachts is selected by the sea.