Her name may be unusual, but Furst 60 fits in perfectly with the other megayachts being delivered by Cantiere delle Marche. The 82-foot (25-meter) expedition yacht was delivered by the Italian shipyard in late July.
Furst 60 is a fully custom project, commissioned by a client who liked both the look and performance advantages of a rugged cruiser. In fact, Furst 60 is arguably intended for far more robust travels than most other explorers of her LOA. For one, she bears a steel hull. She also has a single diesel engine, manufactured by Moteurs Baudouin. The French engine manufacturer has specialized in marine applications for about a century, producing powerplants for offshore powerboat racers as well as leisurely cruisers. The engine the owner of Furst 60 selected is one more commonly found aboard commercial fishing boats and other commercial craft. (The megayacht is not without alternate propulsion in case of an emergency, of course, again akin to commercial craft.)
Inside Furst 60, Cantiere delle Marche worked with the owner to create comfortable relaxation spaces and accommodations. Typically a megayacht of her size would have four staterooms. But the owner wanted to forego one guest cabin in favor of more stowage, given the cruising plans. To that end, there’s walk-in stowage for both dry items and goods needing refrigeration.