At the end of May, Italian superyacht builder Cantiere delle Marche announced the launch of its largest yacht to date, 33m M/Y Narvalo, from its Nauta Air range. Commissioned by a South American yachtsman, the steel and aluminium superyacht will be showcased at the next Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes this September.
Designed by Nauta Design, the tri-deck displacement flagship was signed in 2014 at the same time as the 31m Nauta 102, designed by Hydrotec. The two yachts are both scheduled for delivery this year and have been sold by Zarpo Yachts, Cantiere delle Marche’s Latin American dealer to American clients, Southern and Northern American respectively, both of whom are experienced superyacht owners.
“Cantiere delle Marche Nauta Air 108 is the flagship of our range of 30m-plus yachts,” says Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta Design. “When we designed it, we wanted to give shape to the vision of a motoryacht that ws defined by its innovative relationship between interior and exterior space. In our projects for superyachts, our guiding idea is lightness in both meanings of the word: a general absence of weight and a widespread sense of brightness”
Her interiors are no exception to the ‘lightness’ Pedol speaks of, as Narvalo features light woods throughout. The interior styling is one of minimalism, as befits the use of light woods and the contemporary design sympathies of today’s owners. Narvalo has the capacity to accommodate ten guests across five cabins and six crew members.
Nauta Design has also fitted Narvalo with a range of features that aim to maximise comfort on board during the long cruises the owners have in mind. These features include a sky lounge behind the wheelhouse, which is only a few square meters smaller than the main salon. There is also a significant amount of storage space on board dedicated to the provisions that Narvalo will need if she is to remain at sea for weeks at a time without stopping to supply.
Narvalo has a range of 5,500 nautical miles at nine knots, which is a staggering range for a yacht with an LOA below 35m, according to data collected by The Superyacht Intelligence Agency, there are only two yachts between 30 and 35m with a cruising range of 5,500 nautical miles, which includes 33.6m M/Y Spada, delivered in 1998 by Hakvoort and 33.8m M/Y Sudami, delivered in 2007 by Inace. Furthermore, there are currently only five yachts between 30 and 35m which have a greater range than these two superyachts.