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CdM signs order for new Acciaio 130 explorer

13 January 2022• Written by Holly Overton

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of an Acciaio 130, the third unit in its series of semi-custom explorers.

The 39.42 metre explorer has been commissioned by a European owner and will join its smaller siblings the Acciaio 105 Gatto and the Acciaio 123 Astrum. The sale marks the ninth new order for the shipyard in the short space of a few months. 

Acciaio 123 Astrum

Exterior design and naval architecture have been penned by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec but this particular hull features a number of customisations for long-range cruising and fishing expeditions in the higher latitudes.

At the request of the owner, the stern platform has been designed as a fishing cockpit with an enclosed stern and a large lazarette for storing equipment.

Accommodation will be configured with two owners staterooms, one on the main deck forward and a second full-beam suite positioned amidships on the lower deck, with two additional cabins on the lower level. Other custom features include a 30 square metre gym on the upper deck and a sundeck sky lounge.

Acciaio 123 Gatto

Power will come from a pair of Caterpillar C18 engines delivering a top speed of 13.5 knots and a range of over 5,000 nautical miles when cruising at 10 knots. The Acciaio 130 has a flared, bulbous bow for tackling high seas and lowering fuel consumption.

The sale follows a series of new order announcements from the shipyard in the past two months, including the first EXP 43 and two Flexplorer 146 explorers.

“Acciaio 130 will be a purposeful passagemaker tailored to the exacting requirements of her owner for long range cruising. The client has been introduced by Jonacor Marine and in the light of the high level of professionalism of all parts involved we are sure that the construction of this beautiful vessel will represent a great experience for us all,” said Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder of CdM.