New CdM Nauta Air 111 motor yacht sold
by Malcolm Maclean
A new-build 33.8 metre explorer motor yacht has been sold by Mexico’s Zarpo Yachts at Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche.
To be built in steel and aluminium by Cantiere delle Marche with delivery scheduled for 2017, she will be the fourth yacht in the yard’s Nauta Air series and is a pan-European project with naval architecture by Dutch designers Vripack along with exterior and interior styling by the famed Italian Nauta Design team.
Currently called the Nauta Air 111’ she has been commissioned by an experienced Latin American yachtsman who has a deep interest in underwater ecology and she will accordingly be built with a careful eye on long-range cruising and the ability to remain independent of shore support for extended periods of time.
Vasco Buonpensiere, Cantiere delle Marche partner and sales manager comments: "Since the founding of the shipyard five years ago, we have always believed in the concept of evolution as stated by Charles Darwin. With this in mind, we have created a shipyard able to continuously adapt to the needs of the world it addresses. CdM renews its offers, month after month, showing non-stop improvement. A shipyard like ours focuses on yachts which cruise intensively and extensively for months, exploring the most remote areas of the oceans. Working with our friends of Vripack was therefore a natural evolution for us, proving that the Dutch engineering world and the Italian shipbuilding culture at its best are able to establish amazing synergies.”
To add to her explorer yacht status, the Nauta Air 111’ will have a bulbous bow and enhanced scantlings in the hull and rudders to cope with icy conditions.