K42 Audace, the first pure custom explorer vessel built by CDM

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he new year has just started and activity at CdM is in full swing. Yesterday K42 Audace successfully touched the water. The new yacht shows shape and features completely out of the ordinary for a totally WOW effect! Two nightclubs, a Land Rover, a motorbike and a penthouse towering 15 metres above the sea: an impressive tally for the former Indesit chairman, Andrea Merloni.

Measuring 42.8 metres in length and 9.4 in beam, this new explorer yacht was designed by Floating Life CEO Andrea Pezzini (also acted also as
Owner Representative) and architect Mauro Sculli of Sarzana. The entire design team also worked very closely with the owner who was actively involved throughout the project. Audace fulfills her Owner’s long-held project to commission a pure custom explorer yacht. The Owner will leave on board all year round hence the need to create environments and amenities that perfectly fit his lifestyle.

K42 also marks an important milestone for CdM, since it is the indeed the first pure custom explorer vessel the Ancona-based yard has ever built. The project has been engineered by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec.

Ennio Cecchini, co-founder and CEO at CdM, says: “ Audace provides very good evidence of CdM’s technical and organizational capabilities. Affording a one-off project was a challenge we were ready to face. Many more brand new projects are in the pipeline. CdM’s team brought its wealth of experience to bring this complex project to completion as scheduled.”

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K42 Audace in short: The yacht has a LOA of 42.80m and a large beam of 9.40m. At full load she has a draught of 2.75m. Displacement at full load is 450t. Gross Tonnage 490GT. With twin Caterpillar C32 Acert SWAC EPA T3 and 62,000 litres of fuel, Audace has a range of 5,400nm at 10 knots.

Spread on five deck, a large tank deck included, Audace has 4 guest cabins, two on the Lower deck with balconies, and two on the Main deck with direct access to the side passages. Nine berths for crew. The Owner apartment is on the highest level, above the Upper Deck.

A professional galley allows two chefs to prepare meals for up to 250 guests. A Land Rover Defender, a BMW motorbyke, water-ski, and a crew tender are stored on the forward deck while a large tender, hauled with a 9t crane, is on the Main deck aft. Two discoteques, one on the Lower deck and one on the Main deck, are fully equipped for dancing all night long.