Unprecedented success at CDM: another Flexplorer 146 sold
When we first introduced the Flexplorer line in 2018, we promised yacht owners a range of explorer yachts with an extraordinary level of flexibility. It was a bet, not for the outcome, as we were confident in our own capabilities to buildsuch explorer yachts, but for the challenge it represented for the shipyard under both design and technical aspects. To offer and deliver full flexibility means that we treat each Flexplorer project as a full custom project. And all who knows what it entails, can understand the effort required as for technical staff, project managers, quality control, etc. In the 100/150 feet market, customization is indeed a much-abused word and behind the ‘winning’ formula the reality is that the Owner can just choose veneers, fabrics and few minor items,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of CdM. “We decided to stress the customization to the limit offering our international clientele a concept within which each
Owner can build together with us his own Flexplorer. Our move proved to be a successful reality (some of the Flexplorers in build are three-deckers, some are four-deckers) and since the first Flexplorer Aurelia was presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival on September 2021, the Flexplorer line is facing an unprecedented commercial success. Today we are proud to share with you that the another Flexplorer 146 has been sold… and more contracts are under negotiation. “We brought the full breadth of our ingenuity to this project as we are committed to deliver the best possible yacht to the young and enthusiast American Owner who entrusted us to turn his ideas into a bold and beautiful vessel,” Vasco maintains.
“It is a real pleasure to work with such a young yet expert and mature yacht owner: his focus on quality, over engineering, reliability and human relationship are out of the ordinary. Fond of water sports, the Owner comes from a yacht-owners family – they have a yacht build by a renowned Dutch yard – and wished to build his own yacht to enjoy cruising far and wide with his own yacht. On behalf of CdM’s team, I’d like to thank Captain Andrew Smout and surveyor Robert Bennet for their valuable contribution during the contractual phase and the definition of the project” says Vasco Buonpensiere. “I have to say that nowadays CdM is able to attract an amazing community of solid, enthusiast
and knowledgeable owners and this makes us even prouder of what we do with commitment and joy!”.
Let’s go straight to information, facts and figures about the new Flexplorer 146. This Flexplorer 146, designed - as all the yachts of the line she belongs to – by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec will feature four decks plus an under lower deck. The interior layout has the following configuration, from bottom to top:
• Under lower deck a walkable tunnel - hosting easily accessible technical equipment - connects the crew quarters to the engine;
• Lower deck: two guest cabins;six crew cabins (two astern the guest cabins and four forward); galley with dumb waiter to the main deck pantry; crew mess; laundry; walk-in cold store;
• Main deck: salon (lounging and dining) with asymmetrical configuration; large pantry; lobby; three guest cabins (two twins and a large double cabin that can be converted into a homeschooling room or studio);
• Owner’s deck: sky lounge; owner’s stateroom forward with office, walk-in dressing room and large bathroom;
• Wheelhouse deck: lobby, day toilet; Captain cabin; wheelhouse;
• Crow’s nest: a flight of stairs leads from the Wheelhouse deck to a panoramic terrace commanding a 360° view of the surroundings.
The Flexplorer line is characterized by extremely large outdoors and the 146 features an immense terrace on the Main deck astern where a 10-metre custom tender, a crew tender and two jet skis will be stored. Once the tenders are launched with a wondrous A-frame crane (above 4t capacity), the deck turns into a lounging, dining, entertaining area for guest s to enjoy life en plein air.
On the Owners deck guests can relax in the stern terrace or in a forward area equipped with one of two cold plunge pools the Owner asked to have on board. Last but not least, the
Wheelhouse deck features a large sun deck astern with dining area, bar/galley and the second cold plunge pool surrounded by sun-pads.