45m CdM flagship RJ II moves to outfitting

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45m CdM flagship RJ155 moves to outfitting

3 April 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Cantiere delle Marche's (CDM) flagship project, the 45-metre RJ155 has now moved to outfitting. It is the first unit in the Italian shipyard's RJ155 series, scheduled for delivery in early 2025, and expected to be called RJ II

The steel-hulled superyacht has been conceived as a "pure-bred" explorer and commissioned by a repeat client of the Ancona-based CDM.

Francesco Paszkowski is responsible for the signature lines of the RJ range, and has designed this model with elongated overhangs and oversized stern verandas. Naval architecture has been handled by Pierluigi Ausonio.

The RJ155 model is set across three decks plus a sundeck with a gross tonnage that sits below the 500GT threshold. Interiors are styled by Achille Salvagni and the owner's brief requires accommodation for up to 12 guests in five cabins. The owner's suite is located on the main deck forward with a large "super-equipped" gym.

"Despite her elegant lines, she encompasses all characteristics of an oceangoing explorer yacht: robustness, seaworthiness, long range, generous interior areas for both guests and crew, plenty of storage spaces, fridges and freezers and high-end equipment," the shipyard said.

Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32 Acert WOSR engines delivering a top speed of 15 knots with two pairs of electric stabilisers for the ultimate comfort during long passages at sea. Combined with fuel tanks with a total capacity of 65,000 litres, the RJ155 will be able to travel over 5,000 nautical miles at nine knots without the need to refuel.

Other highlights include large exterior decks and more than sufficient toy and tender storage split between the foredeck and lazarette.

"We are extremely satisfied about the appeal of the RJ series," said Vasco Buonpensiere, sales and marketing director at Cantiere delle Marche. "We are also very honoured by the confidence that another of our existing clients has put in us to deliver such an extraordinary vessel, which undoubtedly, will bring Cantiere delle Marche to another level. Being entrusted for the second time by such an experienced yachtsman is a source of great pride for our shipyard and everyone will work tirelessly to ensure the owners can enjoy their new yacht as scheduled in early 2025."

The RJ 155 is five metres longer than the current series flagship, named RJ.

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