Cantiere delle Marche launched the 42m explorer yacht CROWBRIDGE.

Tommaso Spadolini designed the exterior and interior of CROWBRIDGE, while Hydrotec calculated the vessel. 2 x Caterpillar C32ACERT powers the yacht
970kW each @ 2100rpm that propel the ship up to 14 knots. At 10 knots, the operating range is 3,500 nautical miles with a fuel capacity of 60,000 liters. The engine room is well-sized for easy maintenance.

The owner’s full-beam suite is on the main deck forward. Accommodation of the guest and crew are on the lower deck.

Comments by designer and naval architect about CROWBRIDGE

Yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini comments:

“I worked with this client many times in the past and two of his most recent yachts bring my signature. He asked me for a clean and simple silhouette and generous interior/exterior areas to provide him and his family plenty of spaces to spend long holidays in total relax. These may seem very common requirements for a large yacht, yet he gave us precise indications about how private and social areas should be calibrated. He is an experienced yacht owner and he is aware of his family’s expectations and habits. The yacht has 7 guest suites, and 4 cabins for Captain and crew. All areas, both interior and exterior ones, both private and social, will pamper, delight and entertain all on board as they are on holiday.”

“The yacht has been designed to the standards set by a very experienced client who decided to switch from a planning yacht to a displacement one,” says Sergio Cutolo, founder and team leader at Hydro Tec. “Explorer 40.22 has been a totally new challenge for us,” Sergio maintains. “The beautiful design from Studio Spadolini required the highest degree of integration with the naval architecture and engineering to keep its unicity and perfect balance. Having already worked with Tommaso Spadolini, this was a successful and smooth process. The naval architectural aspects have been influenced by the peculiar weight distribution and from the bow profile that has been designed to the Owner’s Specific esthetic requirements. The hull is a typical round bilge displacement hull, with generous bulbous bow and flat sections aft. The beam/draught ratio has been taken to an optimal value and special provisions were taken to allow for high diameter/high efficiency propellers. Maximum speed will be higher compared to similar designs, and this was duly considered in designing the waterlines. From the structural point of view we minimized the impact of the structures on the hull and superstructures to maximize internal spaces. In the superstructure we managed to create the perfect match between the designed interior layout and windows positioning/size.”