Lee Marine sells the world’s first superyacht Nauta Air 86′ by CdM Yachts

Only three months after the Phuket based Lee Marine became Cantiere delle ...

Lee Marine sells the world’s first superyacht Nauta Air 86′ by CdM Yachts

August 07, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Only three months after the Phuket based Lee Marine became Cantiere delle Marche (CdM)’s agent for distribution for Asia/Pacific, China as well as Australia, the world’s first motor yacht Nauta Air 86’ has been sold to an Australian buyer with the vessel to be anchored in Thailand, home of Lee Marine. Nauta Air 86′ superyacht is the result of the partnership between Architect Mario Pedol, founder, together with Massimo Gino, of the well known Milan-based design studio Nauta Yacht Design, and CdM.

Nauta Air 80 superyacht on which motor yacht Nauta Air 86 is based

Nauta Air 80 superyacht on which motor yacht Nauta Air 86 is based

Luxury yacht Nauta Air 86′ offers the perfect blend of the luxury and style of super yachts with the sturdy substance that characterizes Cantiere delle Marche’s yachts such as the Darwin Class Explorers, which will feature at the next boat shows of the season.

With the new Nauta Air range, Cantiere delle Marche has established its name as a byword for evolution in the conception of its yachts, projected for a global target. This range of vessels can modify their spatial layout without changing their nautical DNA, making their owner’s dreams come true in waters anywhere in the world.

The all aluminium superyacht Nauta Air 86’ combines durable substance, seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design wide exterior space and surprising volumes. The yacht has a maximum speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 13.5 knots and a maximum range of 3900 nautical miles at 9 knots.

The Nauta Air 86’ sale (the seventh CdM explorer yacht sold in less than 24 months) confirms the effectiveness of CdM global sales policy. Cantiere delle Marche is also about to finalize two other sale contracts for a German and an Israeli client.

Joshua Lee, Managing Director of Lee Marine commented: ”The team at CdM and Nauta design have been outstanding from the first meeting to meet every need of the client. A very enjoyable experience indeed. This range will enjoy great success in today’s new market and we are proud to have sold the first one.”

The client, an Australian citizen with Thai residence, has chosen a Nauta Air 86’ superyacht – modifying the original Nauta Air 80’ project – as the boat that will enable him to sail in safety with an impressive cruising range and in comfort, at the same time entertaining his friends and guests thanks to the wide exterior spaces and volumes.

The owner commented: ”Unlike any expedition yacht I have ever seen in this size, the Nauta Air 86’ has stylish lines making her refined and elegant looking while remaining a true blue water cruiser. I am totally satisfied and proud of the customization and I am sure this will make my first custom yacht extremely comfortable. I can honestly say that the team at CdM, especially Ennio and Vasco, have made this a smooth process and been very attentive to all of my queries and countless questions. The CdM factory is a wonderful new facility with a really great team on board. I got the feeling that everyone is a giant extended family. I am looking forward to the next 18 months and owning the perfect boat. Also a lot more of those long Italian lunches!”

Thanks to the highest level of customization that CdM offers to its clients, the owner was able to define, together with the shipyard’s team and the designers, the project’s layout. For example, the 50 sm.q. panoramic fly bridge is specifically designed for the outdoor living. It has a sun area and a spacious al fresco lounge. Regarding the interior layout, the access to the owner’s suite has been separated from the general entrance to the lower deck and cabins. A private escalier on the main deck directly leads to the wide owner’s suite, giving total privacy.

Nauta Air yachts have been designed to follow new proportions and a different balance of the interior and exterior architecture. They are actually in direct visual contact thanks to a wide use of clear glass in both windows and doors. As an example, the kitchen on the main deck has been designed to communicate both with the inside and the outside. That is why the main salon has been positioned in the centre of the boat following a formal and precise division of the space; conversation, relaxation and dining all in one.

Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director of CdM commented: ”I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people working at Cantiere delle Marche. There is no doubt that each and every client and consultant who steps into the yard and/or on our boats immediately perceive the highest level of quality and finishing available for this size of boat worldwide. This is the result of the effort that everyone at the yard makes day after day.

He added: “What Nauta Design has achieved in translating our brief into the Air range, is close to perfection; boats with a lot of character while maintaining the simplicity and the cleanliness of their lines. These boats express a roaring elegance.”

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