Cantiere delle Marche, the Italian shipyard specializing in the construction of steel and aluminium displacement yachts, was awarded the coveted ‘Boat of the Year’ for its Darwin Class 107’ explorer yacht STORM in the superyacht category. Organized by Vela e Motore Magazine in partnership with Ucina Confindustria Nautica, the Boat of the Year 2015 Awards ceremony took place on October 2 at the Teatro del Mare of the 55th International Boat Show of Genoa.
Here is what motivated the panel of judges to select the Darwin Class 107 superyacht STORM to receive the “Boat of the Year 2015” award: “In touring the Darwin 107, one not only appreciates the balance evident in the external volumes, the welcoming feel of the interior spaces, and the choices which simplify and render enjoyable life spent on board for long periods of time, but fully grasps the degree of rationality and easy accessibility such a complex machine that is this recreational vessel: the pure order that is seen and felt in the technical departments and in the maneuvering areas, and the linearity of the systems impart a sense of professionalism and safety that make one dare to aim for out-of-the-ordinary destinations. In conclusion, the method adopted by CDM to offer an alluring and winning yacht could seem banal, but is anything but; the concept of simplicity applied to each and every possible solution is what we consider to be this vessel’s greatest strength.”
The year 2015 has undoubtedly been a special one for Cantiere delle Marche: three superyachts handed over, a huge success at the Cannes Yachting Festival, as well as two sales of over-100’ vessels in only three weeks.