RJ 115 Stellamar
wins the WSA

Cantiere delle Marche proudly announces Stellamar, RJ115, as the winner of the World Superyacht Award 2024. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec, Stellamar seamlessly combines elegance with rugged explorer capabilities.

This accolade reinforces Cantiere delle Marche's dedication to innovation and superior craftsmanship in the yachting industry. Stellamar, with its striking design by Francesco Paszkowski, seamlessly combines elegance with rugged explorer capabilities. Designed by the renowned Florentine design studio in collaboration with the Owners, her interiors redefine luxury, ensuring unparalleled comfort during extensive ocean voyages. Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec's meticulous naval architecture enhances Stellamar's seakeeping abilities while optimizing fuel efficiency. With a remarkable range exceeding 5000 nautical miles at 10 knots, Stellamar empowers globetrotting adventures without the need to stop for refueling or provisioning.

Stellamar’s project pays respect to the most exquisite yacht design tradition while implementing it with highly sophisticated design solutions. An extensive use of glass in the bulwarks and the open stern enhance the visual continuity with the surrounding environment. Stellamar’s profile is tense yet it encompasses sensuous lines that add an unrivalled elegance to her exterior design. Through this endeavor, Francesco Paszkowski brilliantly demonstrates that medium-sized dimensions do not hinder creativity, rather they amplify it. Paszkowski succeeded in providing the 35m yacht with large spaces and luxury amenities while staying true to her explorer yacht’s soul.

The RJ115 is an elegant yet robust, reliable, environment friendly, long range explorer vessel with unrivalled technical equipment that allow her Owner, family and friends to enjoy safe journeys to the most remote and secluded areas of the globe. For all technical aspects, CdM has drawn not only on the expertise of its in-house design and engineering department but also that of long- standing partner Hydro Tec entrusted for the naval architecture.


The interior layout was tailored to the Owner family’s specific needs and provides ensuite accommodation for eight guests (+2) in four lower deck cabins, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward. A crew of seven has their quarters on the Lower deck in three cabins while the Captain’s is next to the wheelhouse on the Upper deck.

A cleverly designed layout offers easy circulation and a functional connection between the decks as all exterior staircases are thoughtfully positioned on the port side, accompanied by spacious walkways.

Great emphasis has been given to outdoor areas with large lounging/dining areas on all decks. Yet, should you have enough of sun and wind, when you enter the Main or Upper salon you don’t lose contact with the outdoors as vast windows light the rooms while visually connecting them to the sea beyond.

Interior design & decoration

Both owners were very much involved in the project, and she, as an architect herself, gave an important contribution to its development. The yacht’s interior design and decoration are easy on the eye through and through and shapes remain just as soft as the neutral color palette. Textures of both wood and fabrics also play a central role by echoing materials found in nature. The interior decoration of Stellamar, in its entirety, work in harmony creating warm and welcoming environments. An extensive use of bright natural oak for flooring and ceilings and cream leather wall paneling gives the interior a soothing atmosphere throughout the yacht, in both social and private areas. Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini designed all fixed furniture and chose, together with the Owners, most of the loose furniture and accessories by renowned manufacturers such as the Arpège Meridienne sofas by Christian Liaigre for the lounging area in the Main Salon, the Poliform Saint Germain sofa in the Skylounge, armchairs Archibald by Poltrona Frau, Cassina Hola chairs in the dining area whose table boasts a beautiful Breccia Aurora marble top.

All bathrooms share the same bright and relaxing mood thanks to matt white statuary Carrara marble coupled to natural oak. The Owner’s bath features a bath-tub, a hammam in the shower stall to port side and, on the opposite side, an infrared sauna.

Main technical features

The RJ115 is a full-displacement explorer vessel with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. With a total length of 35 metres and a beam of 7.50 metres,, she has displacement at full load of 283 t. Twin heavy-duty Caterpillar C18 Acert 533kW each, complying with US EPA Tier 3 Emission Standards and IMO Tier II Emission Standards and 45 000-litre fuel tanks allow for range of above 5000 nm at an economic speed of 10 knots. Stability is granted by a purposefully designed hull geometry and enhanced by electric-driven stabilizers.

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