Archipelago was launched on the 15th of June 2019 and soon after she cast the ropes off and started her first season in the Med with the Owner and his family on board.
We didn’t have time to do a photo shooting then. Today, we are able to fully present her, eventually.
Archipelago is the fifth Darwin 102 built by CdM and delivered to enthusiast Owners who enjoyed this model’s many virtues: reliability, robustness, seaworthiness, long range, comfort. The Darwin Class
strong points need no further presentation. Yet, it is worth remembering that all Darwins’ hulls have 12mm thick steel plates and are built to sail far and wide in total safety thanks to redundant,
“We are very proud of launching the fifth Darwin Class 102' confirming that there is no other more successful explorer vessel’s model between 90 and 110 feet in the whole market” said Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of CdM, on the day of her launching. “This build has been another amazing example of the incredible flexibility of this shipyard when it is needed: the last 4 months of the build have been followed step by step personally by our General Manager Bruno Piantini who has led the project teams on both sides with unbelievable energy and capacity, putting all his knowledge and experience at their disposal. It has been an amazing lesson for everyone involved, and I personally thank my friend Bruno for having done that!”
Designed by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec, who is also responsible for all the Darwin Class vessels’ naval architecture and engineering, Archipelago has high-end interiors signed by Francesco Guida.
The Owner’s wife worked shoulder to shoulder with Filippo Bevilacqua from Interior Design Department of CdM, to define the project to its smallest details and bring it to completion. Materials, fabrics, loose furniture, lamps have been selected by the Owner’s wife who is very keen of interior design and has a wide knowledge in this field.
With a total length of 31 metres, a beam of 7.43 metres, Archipelago has five comfortable guest suites, four on the Lower Deck and a large Owner apartment on the Main Deck forward. Guests are pampered by a crew of 6. “Slow and steady wins the race” is the Darwins’ motto and Archipelago is no exception: powered with twin Caterpillar C18 Acert engines delivering 500kW each, she reaches a maximum speed of 13 knots and has a relaxed cruising speed of 11.5 knots. At 9.5 knots she has a remarkable range of 4.700 nautical miles.
› LOA 31.00m
› LWL 28.00m
› BEAM 7.43m
› DRAFT* 2.45m
› DISPLACEMENT* 240t circa
› MAIN ENGINES 2xCaterpillar C18 ACERT (500kW @1800-2100rpm) B RATING
› TRANSMISSION 2x ZF W650 4:1 free standing
› GENERATORS 2x55 kW Kohler
› MAXIMUM SPEED 13 knots
› RANGE AT 10 KNOTS 5000nm
› FUEL CAPACITY 40,000 litres
› FRESH WATER 6,000 litres
› CAPACITY BLACK/GREY/BILGE WATER 1,100 litri
*at full load