Cantiere delle Marche is thrilled to confirm the sale of the first EXP 43 from the recently launched EXP series designed by Francesco Paszkowski. This sale comes within few weeks after the sale announcement of other CDM explorer yachts and before further sale announcements that will be communicated shortly.


"Firstly, to take stock of the work done so far, I have to say that, under many aspects, 2021 has been the most memorable year since CdM started its activity in 2010. In the last six months or so we sold a remarkable number of explorer vessels," says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche. "This extraordinary commercial success has laid the foundation for the next years and the shipyard has already strengthened its team to be worthy of the trust so many Owners have placed in us. Our approach to yacht building has earned us a good reputation worldwide and we strive, more than ever, to be up to our Clients expectations," says CEO Ennio Cecchini.

“These are extraordinary results, indeed!" comments Sales & Marketing Director Vasco Buonpensiere. "Our order book includes 15 new builds for a total of 578 metres and the data taken into consideration up to now witness that the value of our production doubled if compared to 2019" Buonpensiere insists.

In these last few months CdM has finalized the contracts for the construction of:

  • 2 x Darwin 86
  • 1 x RJ 115
  • 2 x Flexplorer 146
  • 1 x one-off explorer yacht identified with the yard’s name of Project T
  • 1 x Acciaio 130
  • 2 x RJ 157.
(information on the Acciao 130 and the 2 RJ 157 will be released shortly).


Pioneering and leading the explorer vessels’ segment requires a clear vision of the market and a proactive attitude, hence CdM’s decision to further extend and diversify its already rich offer with a new semi-custom range devised with Francesco Paszkowski, the EXP line composed by models from 310 to 499 GR”, says Vasco Buonpensiere. The EXP 43 perfectly summarizes all features and characteristics of the series she belongs to. With the right equilibrium between comfortable interior living spaces and the build and technical reliability to take on the punishing seas, the EXP 43 have all characteristics that give her the confidence to sail head-on into remote destinations. An imposing, bold 43-metre explorer yacht, EXP 43 strikes a distinctive pose. With a robust and overengineered displacement steel hull and light aluminiun superstructure, the EXP 43 will have a displacement of around 400t and a Gross Tonnage just below 499GT. Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert 746kW each with a selective Catalytic Reduction system (IMO TIER III compliant) and 60 000-litre fuel tanks allow a range of above 5000nm and a top speed of 14 knots. Among EXP 43’s key features, deserve to be mentioned an extremely large cockpit and the large glazed surfaces on both Main and Upper Deck salon that best show off the indoor/outdoor ethos of this project. The upper salon is a bright and airy veranda wrapped in glass surfaces to enhance the continuity between the outdoors and the comfortable interiors so, no matter what time of year the owner is cruising, even if it’s not nice enough to venture outside, he and his guests can enjoy a direct connection to the sea. Guests will have four double suites at their disposal on the Main deck forward and two twin cabins on the Lower deck. A large galley and equally large crew mess and laundry are on the Lower deck. Four crew cabins occupy the forward section of the Lower deck and the Captain has his own suite by the Wheelhouse. Tenders and toys will be stored in a special compartment located on the Upper deck forward. Further information on the EXP 43 will be released as soon as possible.

L.O.A. 43.00m
L.W.L. 41.50m
Beam 8.60m
Gross Tonnage 499GT
Displacement Full Load 400t
Engines 2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert ra(A ting, Hea v Duty)
Max speed 14 knots
Range @ 10 knots > 5 000 nm
Generators 2 x 80kW
Fuel capacity 60 000 litres
Fresh water 10 000 litres
Grey/Black water 5 300litres