Cantiere Delle Marche Nauta Air 111 in build
by Chris Jefferies
The first Cantiere Delle Marche Nauta Air 111 is currently under construction at the Italian yard. Speaking at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016, partner and sales manager Vasco Buonpensiere revealed that the 33.83 metre steel hull has been completed ahead of a planned 2017 launch, when it will become the Cantiere Delle Marche flagship.
As we revealed earlier this year, the Nauta Air 111 has been sold to an experienced Latin American yachtsman who has a passion for oceanography.
Like every yacht in the Nauta Air range, the 111 was developed in collaboration with Italian studio Nauta Yachts, which has penned the naval architecture, interior design and exterior styling inspired by some of the world’s largest explorer yachts.
Earlier this year Ennio Cecchini, CEO of Cantiere Delle Marche, said of the range, “Nauta Air represents for us the combination of the luxury and the contemporary style of a superyacht together with the solidity and reliability of an explorer yacht.”
The Nauta Air 111 features accommodation for ten guests split across five cabins, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of up to five.
This tri-deck displacement yacht has a beam of 7.43 metres, ensuring plenty of interior space for relaxing on long passages. Power comes from a twin diesel engine set-up for a maximum speed of 13 knots and a globetrotting maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles at nine knots.
To further enhance its explorer yacht credentials, the Cantiere Delle Marche Nauta Air 111 will feature a bulbous bow and enhanced scantlings in the hull and rudders to cope with icy conditions.