Mondo Marine has sold a new build M40 Explorer superyacht
by Risa Merl
Italian superyacht builder Mondo Marine has announced the sale of a new M40 Explorer yacht.
The ink has just dried on the contract for the new full-displacement yacht and construction will begin shortly with delivery due for early 2017.
Italian naval architect Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec is responsible for the exterior design and engineering of the 40 metre explorer-style yacht, which has a beam of nearly nine metres. Interiors are by Umberto Foassati of Foassati Design Bureau.
Constructed in steel and light alloy, the M40 will be the middle child in Mondo’s explorer yacht lineup, with new projects offered for larger a Mondo 56 Explorer for sale and a Mondo 45 Explorer for sale, while a smaller M35 Explorer is also on the drawing boards.
The M40 Explorer has long-range capabilities matched with modern styling. The newly ordered yacht will be designed to her owner’s specific brief, who has asked for a family boat. The layout features generous living spaces, making use of her ample 430GT volume, and there is plenty of storage and refrigeration for long-term cruising. The tender will also be custom designed to suit the family.
The standard main engines are specified at twin Caterpillars C18, propelling her to a speed of 13 knots max and allowing for a 4,000 nautical mile range at 12 knots thanks to 52,000 litre fuel capacity.