Andrea Merloni, the Italian businessman behind successful consumer goods companies in Italy, loved yachting. In fact, he loved it so much that he commissioned Audace from Cantiere delle Marche to live upon most of the year. A fatal heart attack last November interrupted his plans to modify the yacht to better suit his needs. However,
ALL PHOTOS: Scoobyart A five-deck explorer is one thing. But a five-deck explorer in a 140-foot (42.8-meter) length, within the 500-gross-ton limit, too? Plus, an explorer where the owner not only lives aboard, but also carries a 33-foot (10-meter) main tender, along with a Land Rover and motorbike? And did we mention two guest staterooms
Since its inception eight years ago, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has focused exclusively on go-anywhere explorer yachts. Several customers have undertaken adventures as a result. The owner of Audace, though, might have them all beat. Not only does he want to go exploring, but also he plans to live onboard, year-round. The 140’4” (42.8-meter) megayacht
Meant to take on global cruising whether in light or heavy air, a new 145 from Wally is in build in Italy. In keeping with Wally tradition, while she’s for family time, she’s primarily for beating the competition. More interesting, though, in stark contrast to typical buyer behavior, this Wally 145 started off far larger.
UPDATE, OCTOBER 6, 2016: Floating Life tells us that Cantiere delle Marche is building this K Series superyacht. Read on for the original story. Travels in light ice conditions are among the adventures anticipated by the buyer of the K-42 seen here. She’s the second such expedition yacht, part of the K Series fleet,
UPDATE, JANUARY 16, 2017: One year after construction began, CCN has attached the superstructure and started piping runs. Furthermore, the K40 has a name: Kanga. Kanga is still meant for cruising in light ice. But, her owner, from the United States, had tailored aspects of the styling and especially the interior a bit more. While