Cantiere delle Marche: Flexplorer 146 Mat, launched

Cantiere delle Marche: Flexplorer 146 Mat, launched

Cantiere delle Marche: Flexplorer 146 Mat, launched


19/06/2024 - 18:55

The Flexplorer 146 Mat marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the series she belongs to. While the new vessel shares the foundational concept of the Flexplorer line, she introduces substantial differences in equipment, layout, Owners, guests, crew accommodation, as well as deck configuration, if compared to Maverick, the first Flexplorer 146 that was delivered last month. Mat perfectly shows the series’ adaptability and flexibility to match each Owner wishes and specifications.

“With the Flexplorer line, Cantiere delle Marche demonstrates its exceptional capability to transform a semi-custom explorer yacht into a fully custom masterpiece. While we provide base designs such as Flexplorer, RJ, Deep Blue, and Darwin lines to guide Owners on the style and character of their yacht, they have the freedom to personalize every aspect as they wish. The number of decks, for instance, can vary, highlighting the extensive customization available in design, naval architecture, and engineering. This extensive level of personalization is what truly defines our concept of semi-custom,” says Ennio Cecchini, Executive Chairman and Founder of Cantiere delle Marche. “This range is giving us great satisfaction both commercially and, above all, because it is contributing to further enhancing our reputation in the yachting community while strengthening our position as the world leaders in explorer yachts building.”

The latest Flexplorer 146 maintains the robust, exploration-ready aesthetic that the series is known for but has a sleeker profile than the first Flexplorer 146 as she has a deck less. This is a substantial difference that goes hand in hand with another first for the series: she doesn’t feature the iconic A-frame crane we saw on both Aurelia, Flexplorer 130, and Maverick, Flexplorer 146.

Her owner opted for another sophisticated technical feature to handle large tender and multiple water-toys, the ‘invisible crane’ that debuted on the explorer yachts of the RJ series built by Cantiere delle Marche. It consists in a compartment encompassed in the thickness of the Sun deck overhang that opens to let a powerful crane out. Once the launching or hauling operation is completed, the crane arm retracts into its compartment and the huge aft deck, featuring collapsible bulwarks, can then turn into an expansive outdoor lounging area just a few steps from the sea.

Mat, like the entire Flexplorer line, has been masterfully designed by Hydro Tec which was entrusted also in developing the yacht’s naval architecture and engineering. The interiors have been crafted by Nauta Design, blending elegance and functionality and they perfectly match the spirit of this eye-catching explorer yacht.

“We are very happy with Mat, the 6th successful collaboration between Cantiere delle Marche and Nauta,” says Mario Pedol founder of Nauta Design who adds: “Mat’s interiors are spacious and well balanced. All guest areas boas large windows to bring light and views into the interior and enhance the feeling of indoor-outdoor connection. The yacht’s interior architecture is clean and refined with natural materials that are pleasantly tactile and colors that are light and pleasant to live among. The play of reflected light brings an element of constant movement to the interiors that enlivens and enriches the appeal of clean forms and natural tones.”

With a Gross Tonnage of 475GT Mat features generous social and private spaces for the Owners and up to ten guests spread over three decks plus a spacious Sun deck. A crew of nine manages the yacht’s operations and ensures the comfort of Owners and guests.

At 44.50m and a displacement of 445t, Mat is equipped with 65 000 litres fuel tanks that powers twin Caterpillar engine C32 each developing 746kW. This configuration enables a top speed of 14 knots and a range over 5 000 nautical miles at 10 knots.

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