Third delivery of the four Darwin Class 102’ units that have already been sold.

M/Y Galego is the new Explorer Yacht in steel and aluminum of 102 feet and 244 GRT that Cantiere delle Marche has delivered a few days ago.

The yacht built in steel and aluminium, as every vessel made by CdM and engineered by Hydro Tec as the naval architecture, is the third boat of the 102’ feet explorer yacht, after M/Y ACALA and M/Y BABBO: a confirmation of the Darwin Class line’s success, which in only 6 years from the launch. Together with the CdM Nauta Air range, these Classes have pushed the shipyard into a dominant position, representing approximately 60% of the 80-to 110-foot steel and aluminum Explorer Yacht market.

M/Y Galego left the port of Ancona some days ago and will sail for a non stop cruise through the Adriatic coasts until Greece and Turkey. The owner and his big family will stay on board until the end of the summer, so they will leave the full experience of a long navigation before crossing the Atlantic Ocean right after the next Cannes Yacht Show.

M/Y Galego boasts a series of interesting customizations, both with regards to function and design.

The already ample spaces were specifically designed and reproportioned in height, exceeding the already excellent standards of all the Darwin Class Explorer yachts. The interior height allowances were increased to 2.18 meters and consequently, all the doors and the windows were reproportioned, too. This to allow the owner not to suffer any of the classic problems that particularly tall people experience on a yacht of this length.

The technical standards that have made CdM a benchmark in its sector have been maintained: 12mm steel hull, cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel (3 generators), electric fins stabilizers, as well as wastewater treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/365.

In order to let the owners live an active life while enjoying the oceans and their sailing destinations, careful attention was dedicated to the layout of the garage, designed to hold numerous toys and transportation vehicles, as well as a complete diving center.

The sundeck was custom designed for both a lounge area – with a big sofa with up/down tables, a bar in the center full optional equipped for cooking and cocktails – and for the wellness: a fully-equipped open-air fitness area with a pool so to keep up with their daily workout routines, even when the owners are at sea and far away from their regular gym.

M/Y Galego's interior design style, proposed by Arch. Pierluigi Floris, is warm and welcoming. The walnut wood tones find their perfect complement in the Poltrona Frau leather that covers 90% of the walls in all the yacht. The theme is pairing classical style and modern touches, especially in accessories and free standing pieces of furniture, like Minotti and Baxter pieces, that offer a tremendous visual impact in terms of aesthetics.

The briefing for the kitchen was to emphasise the light from the large windows, so the choice has been the use of white with stainless steel for all accessories and appliances, included a blast-chiller freezer, a water dispenser and a double wash area.

The huge wheelhouse, positioned at the bow, reveals a full leather customized cockpit.

The yacht hosts a total of four cabins for the guests (Master, one VIP, and two guest cabins) plus three crew cabins and one Captain’s double cabin adjacent to the cockpit.

The careful design bring together the Hermes wallpaper, the handcrafted leather, the refined fabrics, and some extraordinary contemporary art pieces in a unique symphony.