Cantiere delle Marche Reveals Flexplorer Interiors
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche has revealed the New York loft-inspired interior design of its first in-build Flexplorer superyacht.
The 39.4 metre Flexplorer yacht, which is due to be delivered to its owner later this year, is currently under construction at the Italian yard.
Key materials include brushed oak floors for a "vintage feel", as well as slate, concrete, iron, glass, metal and aluminium finishes.
Colours range from "brown to charcoal grey" for soft furnishings, with sofas and chairs clad in "old-looking leather."
Speaking about the interior design, Paszkowski said: "Designing the interior of the Flexplorer was really a challenging job. It was a perfect team work among all the players involved – her owner, Cantiere delle Marche and our studio in collaboration with Margherita Casprini – which gave us the opportunity to explore unprecedented design solutions on board."
The yacht features an asymmetrical layout, with the main deck superstructure featuring a full 8.5 metre beam configuration on the starboard side.
The interior layout meanwhile has been described as “traditional” with the main deck saloon encompassing a dining area, galley and owner cabin forward.
The rest of the guest accommodation, which consists of four spacious staterooms, is found on the lower deck.
Elsewhere, al fresco relaxation areas are plentiful with a spacious cockpit on the main deck and stern terrace on the upper deck, complete with a panoramic sun deck, spa pool and sun lounges.
The first unit of the Flexplorer line is also set to include a gym with plenty of natural light thanks to skylights installed into the deck above.
Speaking about the décor, the owner said: “I like objects and furniture which bring with them that beautiful patina, which shows a past history and life of the objects. I actually do not like houses and boats furnished with what is normally showed on design magazines everywhere in the world: it is like fashion, it is market driven and it doesn’t say much about the owner.”
He added that the Flexplorer's interior will be a “first in yacht interior design”.
The steel and aluminium design by Hydro Tec, features an almost vertical bow and spacious deck. The yacht will “embody all the features of a pure explorer vessel" while adding “an extra dose of flexibility and functionality”, the yard said.
A key feature is the collapsible aft deck bulwarks, which fold out on the port and starboard sides to create an “infinity deck”. The aft deck is also equipped with an A Frame crane, which enables the easy deployment of a tender weighing up to 2,500kg and measuring up to 8.5 metres from the aft deck. When not in use, the teak covered crane is stored flush to the deck.
CdM technical manager Vasil Truja said of the new model, “This is a new class of ships that enlarges the potential uses of a yacht. The hull with the generous beam and oversize thickness is perfect both for the North West passage and for days at anchor in Saint Tropez.”
Power will come from a pair of Caterpillar C32 1600-1800 rom engines for a top speed of 14 knots. The cruise speed of 8.5 knots will result in a range of 5000 nautical miles.