Cantiere Delle Marche announces a new sale for a Nauta Air 88′ Explorer Yacht


CdM consolidates its Board of Directors and begins the new year with a new contract signed for the range of Yachts designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yacht Design.

Ancona, 7th January 2013. Cantiere delle Marche’s Shareholders, during the shareholder’s meeting on last december 2012, appointed Vasco Buonpensiere as new Shareholder and Board Member, responsible for Sales and Marketing.

Ennio Cecchini, CdM’s Principal Shareholder and CEO, comments:”I am so pleased that one of the most

important makers of our Yachts’ success has joined the Board. His global, deep experience in our market

has let us reach an extraordinary result in less than two years since the Shipyard’s foundation. Despite the current economic scenario, in 2012 we’ve had already seven new owners that have chosen a CdM Explorer Yacht and the 2013 has wonderfully begun, with the sale of another Nauta Air Explorer Yacht 88’”.

The Shipyard in fact, sold just a few days ago the second Nauta Air: Explorer Yacht in aluminium that combines durable substance, seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design and wide exterior space and surprising volumes. CdM Nauta Air is the result of the collaboration between Architect Mario Pedol, founder, along with Massimo Gino, of the renowned Milan-based design studio Nauta Yacht Design, and CdM. Nauta Air offers the perfect blend of the luxury and style of superyachts with the sturdy substance that characterizes Cantiere delle Marche’s yachts such as the Darwin Class Explorers.

Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s Sales&Marketing Director, comments: “It is definitely the best way to begin the 2013. I think this will be another extremely positive year for Cantiere delle Marche: all our efforts and the new negotiations that came after last Autumn’s Boat Shows are now materializing and we are also very proud of our dealers’ terrific work in the US and Asia-Pacific Area. The Nauta Air Range, in particular, appears to be the best answer for the kind of owners that are fascinated by the concept of Explorer Yacht, with light and contemporary design – without changing the contents of the project”. And adds:”Also, I would like to thank the owner of this new Nauta Air 88’, his great captain and all the CdM and Nauta Yacht Design teams that worked together day by day until we have all reached this brilliant result”.

The owner, a famous North European architect, asked to define, together with the shipyard’s team and the designers, the project’s layout: the result is an 88’ semi-displacement Explorer Yacht in alluminium, that can reach 17 knots speed in total comfort and low consumptions. Thanks to the highest level of customization that CdM offers to its clients, the Nauta Yacht Design team will work together with the owner/architect, designing a unique Yacht that will stand out for its interior’s elengance, refined details and creativity.

Nauta Air yachts have been designed following a new proportion and a different balance of the interiors and exteriors architecture. They are actually in direct visual contact thanks to a wide use of clear glass in both windows and doors. A special attention has been dedicated to the exterior areas, particularly to the 710 SqFt

Fly Bridge: with five separated areas (sundeck, lounge, breakfast/lunch, bar and pilot station) all communicating, it easily allows to live the spaces also enjoying the company of family and friends.



The groundwork of solid values that sets the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard apart is provided by the expert group of firms and professionals brought together by the Cecchini family, renowned throughout the years in the shipbuilding industry for having constructed high-technology commercial ships and carried out challenging refitting projects, including the mega-yachts Lady Haya (67 metres) and Prometej (45 metres), plus more recent efforts involving highly refined Explorer Vessels.

Working alongside the Cecchini family in the company’s top management is Massimo Virgili, the Ancona entrepreneur who owns the shipyard previously utilised by the Ferretti Group and built only three years ago for the specific purpose of turning out large-size yachts.

Ennio Cecchini, the Managing Director of the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard, has also chosen Vasco Buonpensiere as the Director of Sales & Marketing on his management team, on the strength of the executive’s lengthy experience as an international broker and on his 6 years service as Marketing Director and Brand Manager for Custom Line and CRN of the Ferretti Group.

The Cantiere delle Marche shipyard draws on the skills of acclaimed professionals in the field of design, such as Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design, as well as on the planning and engineering advances developed by Sergio Cutolo. These are combined with important internal know-how, provided by a network of highly successful firms that belong to its corporate group, such as CPN for steel carpentry, piping and the engine assemblies, and the companies held by Maurizio Gasparroni for interior design which, working hand in hand with the shipyard’s staff, have built dozens of ships and yachts admired throughout the world.



Founded in Milan in 1985, Nauta Yachts was initially a shipyard whose build quality, design concept and unmistakable style were immediately well received. Their designs for sailing yachts, which included the Nauta 54’, 70’ and 65’ semi-custom series, were both innovative and elegant, and they immediately meet with success on the international markets.

In 1994 they shifted their focus from production to design, brokerage and charter. They have put their “from the ground up” knowledge of the shipbuilding process to its best advantage designing the general arrangements, interiors and exteriors of custom sailing and power yachts. This on top of providing expert consultancy, management and coordination services on new construction projects, and brokerage and chartering services for existing yachts. Thus Nauta Yachts has grown to include Nauta Yacht Design.

Nauta knows that there is no universal concept of an ideal boat: it is a personal vision, a matter of taste, needs and opinion. Whatever your vision, Nauta Yachts can turn it into a yacht of remarkable and unmistakable character. Some designers feel that contradictions can only be resolved through a one-or-the other choice. Nauta Yacht Design, on the other hand, sees contradictions as challenges to be met and solved. An ideal yacht has to be a both a thing of beauty and a useful object. All their projects aim at reconciling these apparent contradictions.

For the past fifteen years Nauta Yacht Design has been collaborating with top naval architects such as Bruce Farr, Reichel/Pugh and Doug Peterson. By working with the naval architect that best suits their client’s needs, Nauta combines their unique blend of style and functionality with performance technology that comes straight from the top racing boats. It is these collaborations that set Nauta Yachts into a category of their own, indeed it is difficult to find yachts that so successfully meet aesthetic, functional and performance goals.