Where it may seem impossible to come up with a new idea for Explorer yachts, with few design innovations left to discover,
CdM introduces a new concept designed to take center stage - an Explorer yacht fashioned to provide extreme seaworthiness
combined with top-end elegance. The RJ line of luxury explorer yachts combines a great wealth of exterior spaces with a
real go-anywhere, do-anything expedition pedigree.
Her elegantly austere silhouette brings the unmistakable signature of Francesco Paszkowski who, alongside her noteworthy
geometry, introduced countless well-conceived features in terms of logistics, livability and functionality.
An explorer range with large social spaces both inside and outside, offering a close contact to the
sea in order to enjoy staying on board during longtime cruising everywhere. A combination of the essence
of an explorer with peculiar features in terms of comfort and liveability designed for the Owner expectations.
Cantiere delle Marche has brought yachting to a new dimension expanding your horizons and widening
your possible experiences on the oceans beyond expectations. Thanks to CdM Vessels, it is finally
going to be you deciding which routes and emotions to explore. Not the limits of your Yacht.
A good result – a good yacht – is always the result of a perfect team work. It’s essential.
Francesco, you are one of the most successful and talented Yacht Designer worldwide and you have worked
for the best companies of the yachting industry: what is your first impression after having started this
cooperation with CdM?
MG 129’s owner had precise ideas how his yacht should look like and Cantiere delle Marche always made
the most to combine her owner’s wishes and the design issues with technical aspects. We can really say a
perfect team work has been created among all people working at this yacht
The Project MG is the result of time and energies spent together with the CdM team and the Owner.
How difficult is to deal with all parties involved and create the perfect synthesis? Has the renown quality
of processes, passion and flexibility of CdM, together with the professionalism of CNI New Build Dept helped so far?
A good result – a good yacht – is always the result of a perfect team work. It’s essential. We had already worked with MG 129’s
owner at another yacht and we were confident we could meet his wishes for his new boat. Although It’s our first experience with
CdM team, a very good relationship has been established from the very first day. It was an easy start and it’s going on better
and better. It looks like we have been working together since longer. CdM experience together with CNI New Build Dept contributed
effectively to solve a couple of aspects of the process.
Could you tell us more about the Project Mg 129? What was the brief
and what is your aim with this stunning design?
The owner brief was for an explorer with large social spaces both inside and outside, offering a
close contact to the sea in order to enjoy his - and his guests– staying on board during longtime
cruising everywhere. Lot of storage for toys was also requested. We focused on combining the essence
of an explorer with peculiar features in terms of comfort and liveability to design the yacht her
owner is expecting.
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RJ technical areas like the aft mooring island, the freeing ports, the anchor chain well are designed to offer the
crew a safe and practical operational area. All parts and systems in stainless steel offer protection against ageing
and corrosions. The polished finishing helps to blend the technical area with the materials and finishes of the
entertainment areas while also contributing to the elegance of the exterior look of the vessel.
The crane is located on sun deck aft, away from the entertainment area and concealed under a hatch with hydraulic
opening. It can lift tender up to 2 Tons, measuring a length in excess of 6 meters and located underneath on upper
deck aft. This solution brings several advantages: it frees the area usually occupied by the tender in the garage,
which can therefore be employed for a different use like for example beach club, dive centre, water toys storage
etc… It means for the guests to benefit of a larger tender in comparison with the ones find on the garages of yacht
of the same size. It’s invisible to the guests and conceals to their view a mechanical part which would spoil an
The RJ boasts a second salon whose size is comparable to the main salon on main deck. This plus comes
at no compromises with the other areas on the same the deck, which include a vast aft cockpit and a forward lounge, a day
head, the captain cabin and his dedicated office and the renowned well equipped and functional wheelhouse.
The glass is one of the main protagonists of the design of the RJ. It certainly contributes to lighten the vessel
volume and to light up his interiors. By using glass in conjunction with the structural elements of the boat, it also pleases the
guests with the view of the sea even in situations where wouldn’t have been possible: the upper deck side walls of the sky-lounge
are made of floor-to-ceiling glasses. The main salon windows are dimensioned in a way that a seated guest can look outside.
The side bulwarks along the port and starboard walkaway are recessed and fitted with glasses. As a final touch and as a
testament of designer’s attention to details, the backrest of the settee in the aft main deck cockpit has a glass recess that
permits the guest seated in front to enjoy the sea-view.
A total of 200 square meters of exterior entertainment area is available to the guests and spread over
three decks. The surface is all cladded with 15 mm Burmese teak, and mixes shaded area with open air ones. The outfitting
of all exterior area is completed with custom pool, sunbeds with underneath ventilated storage, furniture and appliances.
A 14m tunnel connects the engine room to a sub-lower deck located underneath the
crew area. The tunnel consents the inspection of the tanks without the need to pass through the guest cabins and it also
allow a quick intervention and maintenance on some of the vessel’s systems. The sub lower deck is easily accessible from
the crew dinette on lower deck and offers plenty of storage space for provision of all sort.
The guest’s satisfaction aboard is greatly influenced by the level of service the crew is able to deliver. For this reason,
the RJ layout has been studied to allow the crew to operate efficiently while having their own private space, the crew quarters
taking almost 50 sq m of space. Each deck has his own pantry area, thus assuring a rapid preparation of each order. Side
walkaways and a dedicated staircase means the crew can be invisible to guests, while on lower deck a well-insulated door
allows prevent the staff to use the guest staircase.
Thanks to the twin MTU engines of 900 KW each, the RJ tops a speed of 14,5 knots, making her the fastest
within the CDM fleet of full displacement vessels. At the same time and in line with the Shipyard DNA for long range vessel,
she can cruise up to 5.500 nautical miles at 9 knots of speed.
While featuring a “white-yacht” and sporty look the RJ is a CDM vessel of the best breed: built in steel and aluminum,
12 mm thick keel plate, independent rudders, overengineered ship systems and back up pumps, well equipped navigation
and communication package, plenty of storage aboard, ocean crossings capabilities and range.
We have combined the best designers, captains and skilled workers: experiences and visions of the most have merged into a unique project. Our class of yachts is selected by the sea.