CdM (Cantiere Delle Marche), the well-known Italian shipyard has launched the Acciaio 105 motor yacht GATTO during a ceremony which took place on the 17th May 2018. GATTO features exterior design and naval architecture by Hydro Tec with interiors design by Francesco Guida Design. She is due to be delivered later this summer.
“We literally started from a drawing made on a restaurant’s table,” Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales Director at CdM recalls. “M/Y Gatto is the result of a great teamwork,” he says “and the project kept on growing on a steady pace thanks to the commitment and experience of the Owner Representative, Richard Kaye, the fast responses given by Hydro Tec in terms of design, and the usual intense work of the whole CdM team. The result is simply unique: there is nothing similar on the market, 250 GT, fully custom, so over-engineered and built-in Acciaio!”
The new Acciaio 105 motor yacht incorporates softer exterior lines, in comparison to the yard’s Darwin 107 yet is still a robust and sturdy yacht. The private exterior deck offer the Owner and guests plenty of space to relax. There is accommodation for up to 10 guests onboard as well as a crew of 6.
The interiors have been described as classic-contemporary with a relaxed ambience throughout. A unique look, incorporating linear furniture combined with exquisite burnished metal details as well as the use of natural oak with white lacquered surfaces and glossy ebony details provide a very distinctive character to the entire yacht.
“We did our best to design interiors that are cohesive to the yacht’s exterior line.” By boldly mixing dark and bright colours and cleverly contrasting materials, Guida breathed life into M/Y Gatto’s interiors.
“Acciaio 105 boasts a strong and robust construction, in steel and aluminium,” says Sergio Cutolo, founder and team leader of Hydro Tec. “The vessel features a high performing full displacement hull with bulbous bow, full midship section and smooth, flat aft sections which allow for optimal propeller space and an almost horizontal shaft line. The hull’s geometry allows for incredibly low fuel consumption and a remarkable long range.”
GATTO has a transatlantic range of 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots and reaches a maximum speed of 13 knots, while fitted with two Caterpillar engines of 500kW each. She has a steel hull with a bulbous bow.