M/Y PERCHERON : The Italian Explorer from Cantiere delle Marche

Cantiere delle Marche (CdM), an italian shipyard has launched during the summer 2012 her second Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86' M/Y "PERCHERON".

Designed by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, this 26m explorer vessel has a steel displacement hull and an aluminum superstructure. Her interior accommodates eight to ten people in four en-suite cabins.

RINA classed and MCA compliant, "PERCHERON" is powered by two CAT C12 allowing her a 7,000 nautical miles range at 8.5 knots.

She made her world debut at the 2012 Cannes boat show before crossing the Atlantic Ocean on her own bottom in 14 days despite the bad weather conditions. She arrived in time to attend the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s Sales & Marketing Director said: “CdM’s Darwin Class generated a huge buzz around the Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale: many clients got in touch with us and their enthusiasm leaves us positively surprised. The three negotiations started during the Show are definitely a positive and substantial signal in this respect! I am very enthusiast to having witnessed the appreciation of CdM shipbuilding approach seamlessly merged with the superyacht finishes and detailing of our vessels. M/Y "PERCHERON" will stay in Palm Beach until December, available for visits and inspections, and we are looking forward to showing it also in Miami in February, at the Boat Show: I think the US market is more than ready to appreciate a product with the particular features provided by Cantiere delle Marche both in term of quality and design”.

After the Miami Boat Show, "PERCHERON" will reach the Caribbean before to set course for South America and the Argentinian coasts. From there, she will cross the Panama Canal and arrive in the Galapagos Islands.

A voyage that is not coincidental: Cantiere delle Marche is a strong supporter of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research and technical information and assistance to ensure the conservation of the Galapagos Islands for future generations. Since its founding, CdM has pledged to donate a significant amount for each boat sold and the first, important donation came just in Fort Lauderdale, on the 26th October. Swen Lorenz, Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation commented: “Galapagos is one of the world’s most pristine tropical archipelagos, with wildlife that attracts nature-lovers from around the globe. We are delighted about the support provided by Cantiere delle Marche, which helps us to carry out crucial, cutting-edge scientific research.”

Photos: Courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche.