Italian shipyard Mondomarine has announced that the construction of the M40 Explorer has begun, with the first steel plates assembled at the yard. The M40 is under shipyard management and designer, Sergio Cutolo’s surveillance. The 39.7m displacement explorer is believed to be in build for a European owner.

Designed by Cutolo, the M40 Explorer has classic explorer characteristics, such as a high bow, vertical bridge windows and ample storage space to haul auxiliary goods, ideal for more remote locations. She also has extensive open spaces in the large cockpit, the main deck, upper deck and sky deck, which is partially protected by a hard top.

Constructed from steel and aluminum alloy, the M40 is designed for global cruising. She is  LY3 compliant, and classified - C Hull Mach unrestricted navigation EFP AUT CCS Green Pllus. She also has a large garage between the engine room and beach club.

The displacement explorer has a long range of 6900nm at 10 knots and has a maximum speed of 14 knots.

LOA: 39.7m
Gross tonnage: 430gt
Exterior designer: Hydro Tec
Interior designer: Umberto Fossati of Fossati Design Bureau

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Hydro Tec by Sergio Cutolo

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