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Cantiere delle Marche sells two Flexplorer 146s in just 4 weeks

Flexplorer 146.36

The latest sale is to a young American owner. We brought the full breadth of our ingenuity to this project as we are committed to deliver the best possible yacht to the young and enthusiast American Owner who entrusted us to turn his ideas into a bold and beautiful vessel,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of CdM. “It is a real pleasure to work with such a young yet expert and mature yacht owner: his focus on quality, over engineering, reliability and human relationship are out of the ordinary. Fond of water sports, the Owner comes from a yacht-owners family – they have a yacht built by a renowned Dutch yard – and wished to build his own yacht to enjoy cruising far and wide with his own yacht. On behalf of CdM’s team, I’d like to thank Captain Andrew Smout and surveyor Robert Bennet for their valuable contribution during the contractual phase and the definition of the project” says Vasco.

The Flexplorer 146 line is designed by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec. The yacht will feature four decks plus an under lower deck. The interior layout has the following configuration, from bottom to top:

  • Under lower deck a walkable tunnel - hosting easily accessible technical equipment - connects the crew quarters to the engine
  • Lower deck: two guest cabins; six crew cabins (two astern the guest cabins and four forward); galley with dumb waiter to the main deck pantry; crew mess; laundry; walk-in cold store;
  • Main deck: salon (lounging and dining) with asymmetrical configuration; large pantry; lobby; three guest cabins (two twins and a large double cabin that can be converted into a homeschooling room or studio);
  • Owner’s deck: sky lounge; owner’s stateroom forward with office, walk-in dressing room and large bathroom
  • Wheelhouse deck: lobby, day toilet; Captain cabin; wheelhouse
  • Crow’s nest: a flight of stairs leads from the Wheelhouse deck to a panoramic terrace commanding a 360° view of the surroundings.

The Flexplorer line is characterized by extremely large outdoors and the 146 features a large terrace on the Main deck astern where a 10-meter custom tender, a crew tender and two jet skis will be stored. Once the tenders are launched, the deck turns into a lounging, dining, entertaining area.

On the Owners deck guests can relax in the stern terrace or in a forward area equipped with one of two cold plunge pools the Owner asked to have on board. The Wheelhouse deck features a large sun deck astern with dining area, bar/galley and the second cold plunge pool surrounded by sun-pads.

Main technical/performance data

The Flexplorer line in general is not designed for high speeds. Instead, the ultra-efficient hull form designed by Hydro Tec provides the low speeds associated with traditional displacement hulls, but with vastly lower fuel consumption. The result is a high-performance, supremely comfortable displacement yacht with reduced environmental impact.

The Flexplorer 146 silently and reaches a top speed of 14 knots thanks to twin Caterpillar C32 Acert 746kW which are smaller than those typically installed on a yacht of this size. At 10 knots, the yacht will have a range of above 6,500nm. This proves the outstanding efficiency of the displacement hull form devised by Hydro Tec and achieved thanks to CdM’s minute attention to weight control.

The yacht will be equipped with two pairs of electro-driven stabilizing fins. This solution has multiple beneficial effects. First, the four fins arrangement grants for better course keeping because they cancel completely the steering effect caused by aft fins. In addition to that the Flexplorer 146 has been designed with independent electrically driven rudders that, thanks to a sophisticated software, work together with the four stabilizers furtherly improving course-keeping and, consequently, seakeeping itself. A freshwater tank is located inside the bulbous bow.


L.O.A:. 146ft/ 44.34m
Beam: 28ft/8.6m
Gross Tonnage: 499GT
Displacement at full load: 440t
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert (A rating) 746kW @ 1600-1800rpm Tier III
Max speed: 14 knots
Range @ 10 knots: > 6, 500 nm
Guest cabins: 6
Crew cabins: 7