Custom CdM explorer yacht Audace sold

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Custom CdM explorer yacht Audace sold in six months

10 March 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

The 46.8-metre Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) explorer yacht Audace has been sold with Edmiston representing the seller and Ed Dickinson at Northrop & Johnson acting on behalf of the buyer.

Audace was the first fully-custom project to be built by the Ancona-based shipyard and was delivered in 2019. She has had the same owners since new, who in 2021 commissioned the team at Lusben to carry out a number of customisations over an 18-month period following her maiden season. Work included a 1.6-metre extension of the stern and bow, a rebuild of the owner's deck and the installation of elevators for service and private use by the owner. 

Audace was asking €26,000,000.

Audace features design and naval architecture by Floating Life in collaboration with Studio Sculli, while her interior is the work of Alessandra Negrato. A robust profile is defined by a large aft deck which is home to one of two heavy-lifting cranes on board, each painted in a bright red to match the interior furnishings and Audace's bootstripe.

With tenders and toys launched, the space becomes a vast open-air lounge with sunpads, loungers, a shaded dining area and a bar. 

The master suite is located on a private owner's deck accessible via the private elevator and retractable staircase. Primary guests entering the suite from the elevator step out into a lounge area that can be converted into an extra cabin as required. Other features include a walk-in wardrobe, two separate en suite bathrooms and access to a wraparound balcony. 

The remaining guest accommodation is comprised of two VIP cabins on the lower deck, each with a fold-down balcony, and two doubles on the main deck. The interior is finished in red, white and blue and can sleep a crew of 12.

One of Audace's best-loved features is the beach deck that serves as an informal party space with a fully equipped bar and DJ console, a beach club with direct access to the swim platform. 

Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert delivering a range of 4,200 miles at 13 knots. Audace has been built to RINA Class.

Audace was asking €26,000,000.

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