Darwin 115 yacht on the water

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Cantiere delle Marche delivers 35m flagship Darwin 115 explorer

5 November 2021 • Written by Tom McGhie

Cantiere delle Marche has delivered the 35 metre Darwin 115 flagship explorer after the yacht hit the water for the first time in August 2021. 

Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the yacht features an exterior and naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo and Hydro Tec, while the interior was penned by Nauta Design.

Initially intended to be 34 metres long, the Darwin 115 was extended to incorporate the owner’s desire for an enclosed swim platform. The new owner plans to use the yacht for “long distance cruising to reach remote areas of the globe,” the shipyard said.

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The Darwin 115 flagship hit the waters for the first time in August 2021
Images courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche

Key design features include the lower deck’s folding swimming platform which functions as a sea-level terrace, while floor to ceiling windows are found in the owner’s suite and galley on the main deck.

Elsewhere the upper deck holds a crane and two large tenders, alongside a large gym. A 100 square metre sun deck is meanwhile kitted out with sun beds, a dining area for 12 and a BBQ.

The Darwin 115 offers accommodation for a total of eight guests, consisting of an owner’s apartment on the main deck, and a VIP suite alongside two large twin cabins with Pullman berths on the lower deck.

Power comes from twin Caterpillar C18 engines which provide a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.

“We are glad the owner entrusted us to build his Darwin and proud of the confidence he placed in our team,” said Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder of sales and marketing director at Cantiere delle Marche.

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