Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 165 yacht

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Cantiere delle Marche sells first 50m Flexplorer 165 flagship to European client

18 April 2024 • Written by Gabrielle Lazaridis

Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) has sold its first Flexplorer 165 model to an experienced European yachtsman, marking the Italian yard's sixth sale of 2024. 

CDM's newest flagship explorer features a robust profile by Sergio Cutolo of Italian design firm Hydro Tec, which will also be responsible for the vessel's naval architecture and engineering. The interior, meanwhile, will portray an "understated elegance" with design from Hus Studio. 

The Flexplorer 165 recalls the range's main features, including a large A-frame crane with a lifting capacity above 4.5 tonnes, used to launch and store a large tender and an array of water toys. According to CDM, the owner has already decided that the yacht will be offered for charter following its delivery. 

"What sets the Flexplorer 165 apart is not just her breathtaking design or state-of-the-art features, but the shipyard’s values she embodies,” said CDM co-founder and president Ennio Cecchini.

According to co-founder and CEO Vasco Buonpensiere, the sale of the new Flexplorer 165 represents a "new chapter" for CDM, set against the backdrop of a difficult market environment. "While the tide of the nautical market is in descent, Cantiere delle Marche remains steadfast, weathering every challenge with grace and determination. It is plain to see that we are actually bucking the trend with commercial successes that come at an impressive pace for a shipyard of our size,” said Buonpensiere. “When the market goes down, only the best and most reliable products stand the test of a crisis. We can proudly say that our explorer yachts have earned a great reputation for their ingrained quality and the ingenuity of their design.”

 BOATPro indicates CDM is currently working towards the delivery of four new explorers in 2024, having just delivered a new RJ115 yacht Pazienza earlier this month. 

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