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Video: Watch the Launch of CdM's First Flexplorer Aurelia

7 September 2020 • Written by Miranda Blazeby

Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche has released a video of the launch of its first Flexplorer named Aurelia

The 39.4 metre explorer yacht hit the water just last week and has been described as a "game changer" according to the yard's co-founder and sales and marketing Director Vasco Buonpensiere. Aurelia has been built in steel and aluminium to a design by Hydro Tec and features a near-vertical bow and spacious deck.

“Being the first interpreters of a new trend and being those who lead the pack, launching this kind of yacht years before our competitors… well, it is just priceless and a perfect reward for all the efforts we did to create the Flexplorer range of vessels," said Buonpensiere.

A key feature of the Flexplorer range is the collapsible aft deck bulwarks, which fold out on the port and starboard sides to create an “infinity deck”.

Meanwhile, the aft deck is equipped with an A-Frame crane, which enables the easy deployment of a tender weighing up to 3,500kg and measuring 8.5 metres from the aft deck. When not in use, the tender covered crane is stored flush to the deck.

The first Flexplorer has an 8.6 metre beam and can accommodate a total of nine guests across four cabins, according to her owner's wishes, including a main deck master suite with three guest cabins below. The three crew cabins allow for a staff of six. The interior has been penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design. 

Aurelia also features a gym and skylights installed into the deck, providing plenty of natural light inside. Another standout feature on board is a wine cellar that spans the main and upper decks inside the stairwell. 

An interior rendering of the first CdM Flexplorer Aurelia

Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar C32 1600-1800 rom engines for a top speed of 14 knots and cruise speed of 10 knots for a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

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