[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he great success of explorer yachts in steel and aluminum designed by Cantiere delle Marche continues. Today, the prestigious Shipyard based in Ancona, Italy, announces the sale of an explorer yacht Acciaio 118′.

The sale was made in collaboration with Konstantin Kolpakov and Richard Kaye from Arcon Yachts, which introduced the customers to the shipyard and have followed every single step of the negotiation with great skill and ability to play the role of broker in the most complete and modern sense of the term. Arcon Yachts will also be the Build Representative: a natural choice since they perform the same activities for the first unit Acciaio 105′ under construction. In fact, the new yacht comes after only six months from the sale of the first Acciaio 105′: this model too is designed by Hydrotec, and will be the synthesis of the technical expertise and the design of the leader shipyard in manufacturing explorer yachts in steel and aluminum.

Again Cantiere delle Marche proves to be perfectly able to accurately identify the market needs and consequently optimize its offer to meet those needs. Always keeping focused its foundational characteristics – their DNA – the Explorer Yachts builder is able to broaden the horizons of this category by offering their owners the opportunity to experience the sea ‘beyond yachting limits’.

The yacht, scheduled for delivery in early 2019, joins the other 6 units, all over 100 feet, already under construction at Cantiere delle Marche.

Acciaio 118’ is blending all the various components that were found in CdM production until now: a strong and robust construction, using steel and aluminum, a round bilge, full displacement hull that in the last projects has evolved including a bulbous bow and shallow water capabilities, high volume, tender garage capable of holding a 6mt tender, enhanced external areas with elegant and smooth lines.

The 350 GRT vessel is using a high performing full displacement hull, with a bulbous bow, full midship section and smooth, flat aft sections which allow for optimal propeller space and an almost horizontal shaft line. These hull design features form a yacht with incredibly low fuel consumption and a long range, when coupling this with advanced hull reinforcements this creates a true explorer yacht.

The hull has not only proved to be extremely efficient but also offers seakeeping capabilities encountered only on much larger vessels. The Acciaio 118’ has significantly increased sound proofing making the yacht incredibly silent and with great stability in all conditions creating a truly extraordinary and tranquil cruising experience.

The external lines are a combination of elegance and character, with the longitudinal volume distribution becoming more balanced using long flowing lines, the windows are wide and perfectly harmonized both with interior and exterior. As has become synonymous with CdM and the Darwin line, the Acciaio 118’ offers a customizable interior layout with unrivalled volumes boasting on average 10 percent more space compared to its rivals. The standard layout holds potentially 6 guest cabins spread over 3 decks with 4 crew cabins. The main deck houses a generous lounge and dining with the full beam owner cabin situated forward. Located on the upper deck is a sky lounge/media room opening to a covered alfresco dining, forward of the helm is a further sun bathing area. Acciaio 118’ offers a huge sun deck holding all the desired luxuries including custom Jacuzzi, bar, sun bathing and a naturally configured hardtop to allow a sheltered area for dining.