Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has announced 31m motoryacht Galego has fulfilled its build contract and been delivered to its new owners in Greece. With four superyachts scheduled for delivery this year, 2017 is set to be the most active year in the shipyards history.
Much like other yachts built by CdM, Galego is constructed out of steel and aluminium, and is the third vessel of the Darwin Line 102 explorer-yacht series designed and engineered by Italian design studio Hydro Tec. In response to the delivery of Galego, the shipyard has reported of its “dominant position, representing approximately 60 per cent of the 24-33m steel and aluminium explorer-yacht market.”
Since CdM entered the superyacht market in 2015, it has successfully delivered four superyachts including, Acala, Babbo, Storm and Galego. Furthermore, the Italian shipyard’s order book is also looking positive, with eight yachts under construction, one of which (Narvalo), has been launched. Despite not appearing in the Top 40 Shipyard Rankings in The Superyacht Annual Report 2017: New Build, due to the shipyard’s infancy in the market, the facility’s gradual improvement and planned consistency in the order book, should mean that CdM is likely to appear among the top 40 shipyards in a couple of years’ time.
With a gross tonnage of 244, Galego has been “specifically designed and re-proportioned in height, exceeding the standards of all the Darwin Class explorer yachts,” according to the shipyard. On board Galego, the interior height allowances were increased to 2.18m, which led to the repositioning of all doors and windows.
In the sub 500 gt sector, in which CdM is apart o, represents a vast majority of the new build market. So much that in the last 10 years, 75.3 per cent of all motoryacht deliveries has been below 500gt.
The yacht’s interior design, which was developed by Italian design management studio Pierluigi Floris, has been described by the shipyard as “warm and welcoming”, with plenty of walnut tones and leather covered walls. For this project, the brief was to create a classically-styled vessel with a number of modern touches.
Galego is now on her maiden voyage to Greece, followed by Turkey, where the owner will remain on board until the end of the summer season.