Cantiere delle Marche sells second explorer this month


Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has announced the second sale of a Flexplorer 146 in a month. Commissioned by an American owner, the 44.34m yacht is configured as a four-deck explorer featuring design work from both Sergio Cutolo and Hydro Tec.

The Flexplorer line is defined by a large main deck aft, which has the space to carry a 10m custom tender, crew tender and two jet skis, launched and recovered by a four-tonne A-frame crane. Once launched, the area transforms into an open-air lounging, dining and entertainment space.

Accommodation is split across three decks with six cabins for guests and another six for crew. The master suite is located on the owner’s deck and features a private stern terrace as well as a forward lounge area, which is home to one of two cold plunge pools on board.

Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and sales and marketing director of Cantiere delle Marche, said: “In the 100/150 feet market, customisation is a much-abused word and behind the ‘winning ’formula the reality is that the owner can just choose veneers, fabrics and few minor items. We decided to stress the customisation to the limit offering our international clientele a concept within which each owner can build together with us his own Flexplorer.”

The 146 will be powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines delivering a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 6,500nm when travelling at its cruise speed of 10 knots. Meanwhile, two pairs of electro-driven stabilising fins offer comfortable cruising and improves seakeeping.