The 26 metre Cantiere Delle Marche explorer yacht Stella Del Norde has been sold by the yard’s new brokerage division to the famed Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli.
Built in steel and aluminium to a design by Hydro Tec, she was delivered in 2015 as the eighth hull in the yard’s Darwin series. A contemporary interior by PFA Design in light elm joinery paired with natural fabrics accommodates eight guests in four cabins. These consist of full-beam master and VIP suites and two twins, all with entertainment centres and en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition, there are quarters for five crew.
The open-plan main saloon has large windows allowing ample daylight and there is a U-shaped settee to starboard facing two armchairs to port, all upholstered in high quality leather. Forward is an entertainment centre including a large screen television while further forward is a dining area with seating for eight guests.
The brief from Stella del Nord’s owners was for a focus on outdoor living, which can be seen on the 40 square metre sun deck with its gas barbecue, bar, dining area, lounge area and a helm station. More al fresco entertaining and dining is offered on the aft deck, with built-in upholstered bench seating and a freestanding table with six chairs. Port and starboard stairs lead down to a wide swim platform. Twin 385hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a range of 7,000 nautical miles at 8.5 knots.
Stella del Nord was asking €6,100,000.