ANDREA BOCELLI PURCHASES DARWIN CLASS EXPLORER YACHT
Yacht builders Cantiere delle Marche, (CdM) has announced the sale of the 26.1-metre motor yacht Stella del Nord to the famous Italian singer Andrea Bocelli.
Built in steel and aluminium by the Ancona-based yard in 2015 as a Darwin Class 86 model, Stella del Nord features naval architecture and exterior design by Hydro Tec, with interior design from the drawing boards of the Italian studio PFA Design.
Airy and spacious with a 2.10m headroom, she features very subtle and elegant elm wood interiors and iroko floorings, divided into two saloons, 4 guest cabins on the Lower Deck including a spacious and comfortable Owner suite amidship, a proper lazarette to store supplies, a spacious sundeck, a 5-metre tender on the Upper Deck.
The interior decor is currently light and airy with elm panelling and iroko flooring.
For relaxing there are two lounges, one on the main deck, and one on the upper with one doubling as a library the perfect setting for Andrea's piano!
Her pedigree of real, sturdy, well equipped explorer vessel is proven by the cruising record of her sistership M/Y Percheron which has completed three hassle-free Atlantic crossings.
Under a technical point of view, M/Y Stella del Nord is equipped with an unrivalled engine room for vessels of this size, with redundant equipment for safe journeys to remote areas and extraordinarily easy to maintain. Powered with two Caterpillar 287 kW CAT C12 engines, she reaches a top speed of 11,5 knots and has an astonishing range of 6700 nm at 8,5 knots.
Bocelli an experienced yachtsman who has owned as many as eight vessels over the past 19 years, decided he wanted a vessel that would enable him and his family the opportunity to travel far and wide, to explore safety and comfortably even in the most severe weather conditions - the Darwin Class 86 is perfect for this.