Moving a 140-footer (42.8-meter) through the water is easier than moving her through the streets, even when the yacht is mostly just a hull. So, trust us when we say the two-minute video below makes the efforts by Cantiere delle Marche seem much simpler than they were. It follows the journey of a K42 explorer megayacht, hull number two in the K-Series from Floating Life.
Announced in late 2016, the K-Series superyachts offer proven steel hulls and engineering platforms, married to customer-chosen profiles. You can request a two-deck, super-sleek profile, a go-anywhere trideck, or other look. In addition, you choose the general arrangement and, of course, decor. Floating Life advises on which builder is best suited to your ideas, plus offers project-management services during and after construction. These include hiring a surveyor, selecting the crew, and handling fiscal and administrative tasks.
The owner of the K42 at Cantiere delle Marche definitely took advantage of the tailored options. The megayacht, as depicted in the rendering above, rises five decks high. That provides for quite a lot of relaxation and stowage space inside. Indeed, the upper deck encompasses 807 square feet (75 square meters). It’s entirely reserved for the owner, too. Meanwhile, the vast aft deck is the go-to space for guests at nighttime in particular. Comprising nearly 1,830 square feet (170 square meters), it suits alfresco movies or even dancing. (Either way, you can bet the owner has a really good sound system going onboard, too.)
Since she’s an explorer—a real explorer, not just styled like one—the K42 should have a 5,000-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. Cantiere delle Marche has earned a reputation for building rugged explorers capable of taking on even rough seas. Hopefully the K42 won’t encounter challenging conditions in her global travels. She is, after all, a yacht meant for time with family and friends. That explains the extendable section of the already-sizable swim platform. The owner wants to sit here with loved ones so that they can dangle their toes in the water.
Here’s the “voyage” of the K42, making her way through the streets of Ancona, Italy. As you watch, keep in mind that her beam is nearly 31 feet (9.4 meters). That makes for some tough, tight turns.