The Italian shipyard, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) announced the launch of its first 115-foot (35m) RJ115 explorer yacht, christened STELLAMAR on April 3.
One of three RJ115 models currently on order and under construction at the shipyard, she features a yacht interior and exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with the shipyard and naval architecture by longstanding partner, Hydro Tec.
Improving the Quality of Explorer Yachts
Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s co-founder and CEO commented on the launch, “We work relentlessly on new projects exploring how to improve the quality of the explorer yachts branded CdM both technically and stylistically to offer our growing clientele a wide choice. This is the case of our latest launch, the RJ115 STELLAMAR with exterior and interior design from the drawing board of Francesco Paszkowski,” Vasco maintains. “We have worked on this project for months with Francesco to define all features to the smallest details. The same happened with our technical team who, leveraging on their extensive experience on explorer yachts, provided STELLAMAR with top end equipment.”
The RJ115 follows in the footsteps of the RJ130, already on the water with the name NURI, the two other RJ115’s in the pipeline and the RJ155 currently under construction for a repeat owner of the yard, the first to purchase the RJ130 previously.
Built for Long Range
STELLAMAR is a full-displacement yacht completed in steel and aluminum with a nautical range of 5,500 nm with the soul of an exploration yacht, but the design of a traditional superyacht with sleek lines and well-appointed windows to enhance the visual continuity with her surroundings.
“Throughout the years, we have showed the market that we are able to build true explorers that have both the elegance and style of a luxury yacht. The solutions we have fielded to make the RJ line meet all these requirements are once again driving CdM’s explorer yachts forward,” continues Buonpensiere.
Designed with the Owners
Both of the RJ115 owners played an active role in the design of their new yacht. One of the owners, an architect herself, contributed to the interior with a focus on natural and neutral color tones combined with materials such as natural oak for a greater connection to nature.
There is a large emphasis on bringing the outside in, with glass bulwarks, large side walkways and an open stern. The main and upper saloons maintain a connection to the surrounding views with floor-to-ceiling windows that filter natural light throughout the interior.
Once inside, the yacht’s interior provides accommodation for up to 10 guests, with the master cabin featured on the main deck forward, and the remaining four lower deck cabins comprised of two VIPs and two twins. The master cabin uniquely features a sauna and hammam.
STELLAMAR will achieve a running speed of 12 knots thanks to her two Caterpillar C18s complying with US EPA Tier 3 Emission Standards and IMO Tier II Emission Standards.