Antonini Navi has announced the sale of a fully custom, 32-metre explorer yacht. Commissioned by a "seasoned owner", delivery is scheduled for 2025.
The owner has requested an "attractive and modern" design that encompasses all the desirable attributes of an explorer vessel – namely comfort, long range and seaworthiness. While full details are yet to be disclosed, Hot Lab's Enrico Lumini confirmed that, per the owner's request, the interiors are "fresh, contemporary and organic", with a focus on bright, spacious living areas.
"We're very proud to officially announce this sale. Three years ago Antonini Group CEO Simone Antonini and I began a complex, difficult and ambitious business venture: the creation of a company that could offer a real and reliable alternative in the industry from the ground up and become, in the space of a few short years, a valid choice among custom yacht builders," said Antonini Navi sales director Aldo Manna. "We are convinced that it is the credibility and technical competence of our people that makes the difference. And, because we are a determined and professional team, we are also convinced that the market will reward us again, and soon.”
The sale reflects the rising popularity of "pocket explorers" (explorer yachts between 24 and 40 metres in length) in recent years, also a topic of interest at this year's Explorer Yacht Summit on 9 November.