A world leader in the steel and aluminum displacement yacht market, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) was founded in 2010 by Ennio Cecchini, CEO, Vasco Buonpensiere, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Gabriele Virgili, one of the foremost entrepreneurs in the territory of Ancona and President of CdM.
The Ancona-based yard builds 26-48m explorer yachts. As certified by the 2020 Boat International’s Global Order book results, CdM is the No.1 expedition yacht builder worldwide for the third year running. These yachts have unique features that allow them to handle the most challenging navigation in the most extreme latitudes, safely and reliably.
The quality of CdM boats is backed by the experience of a consolidated network of well-established specialists in sectors such as metalwork, carpentry, machine rooms, interior furnishing, all of whom have worked together with the CdM staff for decades to build yachts that are appreciated all over the world.
The shipyard builds different ranges: Darwin Class, Flexplorer, Project MG and the new EXP line. For owners who have a one-off yacht project designed, CdM can provide the naval engineering and hull development.