Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has laid the keel on the in-build 45 metre Project T.
The project was commissioned by an experienced owner and the sale of the fully-custom explorer yacht was announced in September 2021.
During a ceremony at the yard's Ancona facility, the owner welded a small steel plate to the keel, which "symbolised the start of the production of his yacht," the yard said. The owner had worked closely with the design team during the design and development stage of the build.
Designed by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, the explorer features sleek, rigorous exterior lines that connect an almost vertical bow to an inviting transom with a generous beach club.
Up to eight guests can be accommodated in four large suites located on the lower deck. The owners will have to themselves the entire forward section of the main deck, which will encompass a full beam apartment complete with his and her bathrooms, a dressing room and an adjoining lounging area for relaxing in total privacy.
A key focus of the design is a connection with the outdoors. Oversized windows on both the main and upper decks offer a close connection with the exterior environment while ample space has been dedicated to al fresco lounging and dining.
“This project is the outcome of a long and careful refinement work that was carried on, along with the owners, for more than one year and with many productive design iterations,” said Cassetta.
He added: “It is the bold vision of an experienced client made into reality and, in our view, is a statement of essential and pure design, where form and function collaborate closely to offer the best experience to the future lucky users.”
Twin MAN V12-1400 engines will power the explorer yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots, and an extended cruising range of 4000 nautical miles will ensure that Project T can explore the furthest reaches of the globe with her new owner.
“It is an exciting feeling to kick off a new project. We are really grateful to the owner and his family for this amazing opportunity, ” said Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing director of CdM. “He knows what he needs, he is an expert of the yachting market and CdM meets his highly demanding requisites as for construction quality and reliability."