Last Saturday, (May 7, 2011), was launched the Darwin 86′, a 26 meters Explorer vessel made of steel and aluminum, in construction at the Cantiere delle Marche and designed by naval architect Sergio Cutolo, responsible of the Hydro Tec – Creative Naval Architect studio based in Varazze. This is the fourth launch of a yacht designed by Cutolo in only two months: before Darwin 86’ were launched Aifos, 50 meter in aluminum built by CBI Navi, Talisman C. 70 meters m/y from Proteksan Shipyard and O’Pati (former O’Rea) 39 meters fast open for Golden Yacht.
The Darwin 86’ in a few words
Sergio Cutolo designed the external lines and all the engineering of the just launched Darwin 86’ while architects Floris and Veglia are responsible for the interiors. This yacht designed for Cantiere delle Marche is the synthesis of different experiences over the years Sergio Cutolo has developed in the area of the small Explorer.
The hand of the designer is seen in the external lines, which, although with strong references to the proportions and style of work boats, sits in a soft but “masculine” draft where the use of sharp edges are almost abandoned. With a length of 26 meters overall and a beam of 7.43 meters the Darwin 86 has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and is characterized by the internal volumes typical of larger boats (over 350 m² of internal and external surfaces available for 8 guests) and a very high range (7000 miles at 10 knots). From a technical standpoint, the hull has been developed and optimized in order to ensure the achievement of high speed, relatively to the type of boat, without penalizing the performance at low speeds at which the maximum value of autonomy is realized. With two 285 kW Caterpillar engines only can reach a top speed of 11.5 knots.
The Cantiere delle Marche is currently building a second Darwin 86’, which will be delivered before the end of the year.
Fourth launch in two months
The Darwin 86′ is the fourth boat designed by Sergio Cutolo which was launched in just two months. On last February 28 was launched Aifos, the beautiful 50 meters fast all-aluminum built by CBI Navi engineered by Sergio Cutolo and designed (interiors and exteriors) by Giorgio Vafiadis. Following was launched Talisman C., spectacular 70 meters M/Y built from turkish shipyard Proteksan whose excellent performance recorded during trials derived from the accurate and precise work of Hydro Tec. A few weeks ago there was the launch of the 39 meters open yacht O’Pati (originally named O’Rea), built for Golden Yachts in Greece, which Cutolo oversaw hull lines and engineering.
To summarize: an all-aluminum fast motor yacht of 50 meters, a displacement of 70 meters in steel and aluminum, a fast 39-meter open all-aluminum and steel and aluminum explorer 86 ‘. All different projects by type and technology testimony of a technical skill and a very unusual eclecticism, making the engineering studio conducted by Cutolo one of the most active on the international market.
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