Cantiere delle Marche sells Nauta 110 to Marcus Blackmore

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Australian businessman Marcus Blackmore signs for new Cantiere delle Marche explorer

12 February 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Cantiere delle Marche (CDM) has sold a 33.5-metre Nauta 110 to Australian businessman Marcus Blackmore. This marks the fourth explorer yacht sold this year by the Italian shipyard.

"Announcing a new sale is always an emotion for us. In this very case, we are even more thrilled because the owner, Marcus Blackmore, apart from being a visionary entrepreneur and benefactor, is a true sailor and explorer himself," said Vasco Buonpensiere, CDM co-founder and CEO.

Credit: Southern Wind
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Marcus and his wife Caroline previously competed in several races with their three Southern Wind builds (all christened Ammonite) and have also explored "most remote archipelagoes in the Pacific Ocean", according to the shipyard.

Exterior and interior design is owed to Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design. While full details have not been disclosed, the custom layout includes "large lounging indoor areas" on both the main and upper deck and two al fresco dining areas – one on the upper deck, the other on the sun deck.

Sistership Mimi La Sardine
Credit: Stuart Pearce

Buonpensiere added: "The abundance of magnificent shores [in Australia], far from well-equipped harbours and marinas, has underscored the importance of explorer-like qualities, prioritising robustness and reliability. Our yachts actually open new horizons to all those passionate owners who would love exploring the pristine and wild Australian coasts or sail through the expanses of the Pacific Ocean but are penalised by the lack of dependability of most yachts available on the market."

Equipped with twin Caterpillar C18 engines, the yacht will have a range of above 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots and a max speed of 13 knots. 

This year CDM has sold a Deep Blue 115, a Deep Blue 141 and a 39.4-metre "one off" signed with Arcon Yachts.

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