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The new CDM EXP 42 Explorer is a collaboration with designer Francesco Paszkowski as part of a new semi-custom range from the yard. The EXP line will comprise of models between 310-499 GT, including approximately 460 GT for the 42.58-metre EXP 42.

The EXP 42 concept has a displacement steel hull and light aluminum superstructure. Paszkowski's exterior deck spaces offer guests maximum privacy for outdoor relaxation while still maintaining a feeling of openness and uninterrupted living. The vessel's interior can be customized according to the tastes of each owner.


Layout options include a six-cabin version designed with charter in mind, in which all guest staterooms are the same approximate size and in which the large galley is on the lower deck. Four VIP cabins are on the main deck, with two additional suites located on the lower deck.

A more traditional layout is also possible, featuring a large owner's apartment on the main deck forward and four guest suites on the lower deck, with the galley located almost amidships on the main deck. The interior layout can be offered in various configurations, with either a salon and dining area located on the main deck or with a smaller salon on the main deck and the dining area on the upper deck. Also, an owner seeking larger open deck areas can also opt for a version with extended deck overhangs.

An explorer yacht isn’t about its shape, it’s about its reliability, its range, its storage capacity and its ability to face any weather condition in comfort and safety,” commented Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s Sales and Marketing Director. He continued: “We build cool explorer yachts, period. With an explorer yacht and a contemporary design, you have the best of the two worlds: you can cruise around the world comfortably/safely and in style. On the contrary, with a white yacht dressed like an explorer yacht (like many we see, lately), you just have a white yacht and your cruising lifestyle doesn’t change at all….”


Special features of the EXP42 include her large cockpit with fold-down balconies and large upper deck saloon. The upper saloon is a bright and airy veranda wrapped in glass surfaces,, that enables continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces enhancing a connection to the sea. The main saloon also has oversized windows.

Tenders and jet skis are located on the main deck forward but can be also stored on the upper deck stern terrace. In this latter configuration, a crane is hidden in a purposely designed carter on the sundeck to keep it out of sight once the tender has been launched. A large lazarette is available to host a variety of leisure/gym equipment and can be used according to the wishes of the vessel's owner.

In terms of performance, twin Caterpillar C32 Acert and 60000-litre fuel tanks would allow the EXP42 to reach a top speed of 14 knots, with a range of 5000 nautical miles at 10 knots.