Cantiere delle Marche introduces a new line of explorer vessels designed to take centre stage: FLEXPLORER.
Being at the forefront of innovation and setting new benchmark in the Explorer yachts segment is in CdM's DNA. When CdM started its activity in 2008, explorer vessels were almost unknown to most yacht owners and neglected by most shipyards. Nowadays explorer or expedition vessels represent one of the most interesting typology in the yachting market and many shipyards are proposing explorer-like yachts.
Since its inception, Cantiere delle Marche has been pioneered the explorer vessels' segment to meet the tastes and requests of a growing number of discerning owners. The yard debuted and asserted itself by introducing two concepts, the Darwin Class series and the Nauta Air line that, despite their different stylistic approach, perfectly encompass the yard's vision and technical expertise.
We can safely say that CdM set a trend and still master the explorer vessel segment.
Recently CdM is moving forward with new lines and one-off projects among which the Flexplorer line represents a highlight as well as a turning point. The embrace of both design and technological advancements and deeply held commitment to move forward define what a CdM's explorer vessel is today. Flexplorer is a testament to these values.
Let's take a closer look at the Flexplorer
You will find detailed information on the Flexplorer line accessing the dedicated website at www.flexplorer.it or scrolling down the Explorer yacht section of CdM's main website, nevertheless we would like to bring to your attention a few features and concepts that make this project stand out of the crowd.
The Flexplorer line embodies all features of a pure explorer vessel, robustness, seaworthiness and comfort in all sea conditions adding to these qualities an extra dose of flexibility and functionality while encompassing CdM's usual superlative levels in both construction and equipment.
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 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 issue.
The fact that the tender is loaded and offloaded from the protected water at the stern of the vessel is another plus, indeed.
A lot of attention has been also dedicated to toy storage and long permanence onboard and non-stop passages to remote destinations: a dedicated stainless steel drainable storage space with a boards rack which electro hydraulically pops up on the deck, different slots for a carbon fibre removable 500kg crane, and a very big lazzarette are only a few of the features which will make the FLEXplorer a perfect vessel for those who like to stay active when cruising. The first unit also has a proper gym with plenty of natural light thanks to the skylights installed into the deck.
The FLEXibility of this exPLORER vessel is clearly visible when, once the tender is into the water and the A-frame crane recessed into the deck, the 115 sqm main deck exterior area becomes an Infinity Deck thanks to the foldable bulwarks. Probably the biggest beach club ever, on a boat of this size which will perfectly show in Saint Tropez or Ibiza.
At the moment a 40-metre Flexplorer is under construction due to be delivered to her Owners in 2020.