CDM Flexplorer 146 yacht Mat

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Cantiere delle Marche launches second Flexplorer 146 Mat

20 June 2024 • Written by Gabrielle Lazaridis


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Cantiere delle Marche ·  44.33 m ·  2024

Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) has launched the second of three confirmed units in its Flexplorer 146 series. Following in the footsteps of sistership Maverick, delivered earlier this year, the 44.5-metre explorer yacht hit the water at the Italian yard's Ancona facility, newly christened Mat

Unlike her sisterships, Mat will not carry an A-Frame on the aft deck per her owner's request. Instead, the area will be reserved for an "immense" social space equipped with sunbeds, fold-down bulwarks and a jib crane concealed in the sundeck overhang. The yacht also features one less deck, subtle changes to its profile and a customised internal layout. 

The sale of the Flexplorer 146-35 was announced in November 2021, having been commissioned by a Swiss owner with an "unbound passion for big game fishing".

Exterior lines have been designed by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec with "understated" interiors imagined by the yard's long-time collaborators Nauta Design. Inside, the designers opted for a natural palette with bleached corrugated wood cabinetry, light linens and loose furniture, while the main and upper saloons both feature an asymmetric layout.

"We are very happy with Mat, the sixth successful collaboration between Cantiere delle Marche and Nauta,” said Nauta Design founder Mario Pedol. "[Her] interiors are spacious and well balanced. All guest areas boast large windows to bring light and views into the interior and enhance the feeling of indoor-outdoor connection [...] The play of reflected light brings an element of constant movement to the interiors that enlivens and enriches the appeal of clean forms and natural tones.”

Accommodation is for up to 10 guests and nine crew within the yacht's 475GT volume.

Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines delivering over 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots. The yacht also features a low-resistance underbody with a bulbous bow that adds comfort in rough seas and efficiency during long passages.

“With the Flexplorer line, [CDM] demonstrates its exceptional capability to transform a semi-custom explorer yacht into a fully custom masterpiece," said executive chairman and CDM co-founder Ennio Cecchini. "This range is giving us great satisfaction both commercially and, above all, because it is contributing to further enhancing our reputation in the yachting community while strengthening our position as the world leaders in explorer yacht building.”

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