Cantiere delle Marche launches all-new explorer


Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has launched its all-new Darwin 106 explorer yacht, Uptight, following a two-year construction for an American owner. The launch is a further indication of CdM’s growing presence in the US market, according to co-founder and Sales & Marketing director, Vasco Buonpensiere.

“It has taken us a few years to penetrate the American market but we made it, eventually, as scheduled,” says Buonpensiere. “Nowadays, CdM’s yachts sail the seven seas and their quality has spread on both sides of the pond. As the market matures, customers get picky and mostly American owners know what they want. This is why I was so proud when the contract of the Darwin 106 was signed two years ago.”

The 255GT Uptight is based on the naval platform of the Darwin 102, but has been further designed, engineered and modified by Sergio Cutolo and Hydro Tec.

The interior, designed by Francesco Guida, features a large main salon with lounging and dining areas connecting with the galley located to port side. Three crew cabins are located on the main deck forward, alongside a crew mess.

Five guest cabins (two double, a large VIP and two twins) are on the lower deck. The owner’s stateroom opens onto the upper deck stern terrace. On the same deck there is a wheelhouse. Whilst a large sun deck tops the yacht’s superstructure.

To deliver a top speed of 13 knots the displacement hull is fitted with twin Caterpillar C18 Acert 500kW each. At around 9.5 knots, Uptight will have a range of just over 4700nm.

At a glance

  • LOA: 32.00m
  • LWL: 28.00m
  • Beam: 7.43m
  • Draft: 2.87m
  • Displacement: Full load 250t approx
  • Gross tonnage : 255GT
  • Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C18 Acert 500kW each
  • Max speed: 13 knots
  • Range: 4700nm at cruise speed
  • Accommodation: Guest cabin has 6 births. Crew Cabin has 3 births.