Cantiere delle Marche launches expedition yacht Vitadimare 3

10 May 2011• Written by Raphael Montigneaux

On 21 December 2010, we reported the activity at Cantiere delle Marche. With their Darwin Class, this new Italian shipyard based in Ancona proposed an eco-friendly series of long range expedition yachts.

The first Darwin, a 86' version (26.04m), hit the water two days ago. Christened Vitadimare 3, this pocket superyacht designed by HydroTec accommodates 10 guests in a full-beam master suite, a VIP stateroom and two twin cabins plus two Pullmans. On the technical side, twin economical Caterpillar C-32 of 287kW each allow a top speed of 11.5 knots and a range of 7,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.

Vitadimare 3 will be delivered this summer, while a sister ship will be launched also in 2011 and a smaller sister, a Darwin 82, is scheduled for 2012.

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