Remote destinations are just a few months away for the owner who commissioned the Darwin 115 megayacht that just splashed at Cantiere delle Marche. He and his family plan to pursue dual passions of diving and remote explorations.
The Darwin Class range, with one of the most recent deliveries being the Darwin 102 Archipelago, prioritizes robust explorations. An experienced cruiser, the owner of the Darwin 115 appreciated the shipyard’s and naval architect Hydro Tec’s track record of attracting bluewater travelers. He especially appreciated the high bow to knock down waves, the extra-thick steel hull plating, and redundant systems.
Interestingly, this megayacht started out as a Darwin 112. However, she grew the extra feet due to the owner wanting a deeper, protected swim platform. Additionally, the flanking bulwark partially folds down astern, for more usable space.
Speaking of space, the Darwin 115 dedicates her lazarette to stowing dive gear, among other necessities. It also reserves space for an icemaker and an icebox with a capacity of about 52 gallons (200 liters). On the upper deck, meanwhile, fitness fanatics get to work out in a dedicated gym. Just outside, the owner requested extended length for a boat deck. Two good-size tenders and a 3-ton-capacity crane sit here. When the owner and guests wish to really relax, 1,076 square feet (100 square meters) of sundeck await, with sunpads, a bar, a barbecue, and a dining area. Finally, come nighttime, guests have a full-beam VIP and two twins with Pullman berths below decks, while the owner has a main-deck, full-beam suite. Throughout the decks, Nauta Design and the owner created a non-fussy style with bleached and brushed oak.
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