Darwin 96

  • 30.1 m
  • 2017
  • Cantiere delle Marche
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • 7 950 000 €


Long Range - Steel Hull - Award Winning Design - Recognized as the Highest Quality Explorer Yachts in the World at this Size Catagory

  • Large volume at 215 GRT
  • 4 or 5 cabin layouts
  • MTU or Caterpillar engine packages
  • Custom interior decor
  • True Explorer Yacht
  • Fast 16 month delivery period

CdM is recognized as a modern day shipyard building the highest quality explorer yachts in this size range in the world. Financially stable with a full order book pushing into late 2015/early 2016 Cantiere delle Marche has successfully sold a new construction ever 3 months since being founded in 2010.

Interior & exterior pictures, renderings, complete technical specifications, multiple GA options - all available upon request.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: Cantiere delle Marche
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Darwin 96
  • Model Year: 2017
  • YearBuilt: 2017
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/10 - Crew R/B/S: 3/0/5
  • LOA: 98' 10" (30.10m)
  • LWL: 87' 0" (26.50m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 24' 5" (7.43m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 7' 7" (2.30m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 5,900 Miles
  • Max Speed: 14 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 215 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 6,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: 1,100 Liters
  • Fuel Capacity: 40,000 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 4
  • Sleeps: 10
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 5
  • Crew Heads: 3
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak over Aluminum
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: HydroTec
  • Hull Color: Custom
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: HydroTec
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: MTU
  • Model: 8V 2000 M72
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel



Length, overall

29.5m / 96.75 ft

Length, waterline

26.50m / 86.94 ft

Beam, maximum

7.43m / 24.37 ft

Depth, amidship

4.00m / 13.12 ft

Draught, full load

2.30m / 7.55 ft

Displacement, full load

215t / 212 long ton



40.000 l / 8800 US gal

Fresh Water

6.000 l / 1585 US gal

Black Water

1.100 l / 240 US gal

Grey Water

2.100 l / 460 US gal


600 l / 130 US gal


1.100 l / 240 US gal


11.000 l / 2900 US gal



2 x MTU 8V 2000 M72 720kW @ 2250 RPM


2 x ZF W2300 4:1

Diesel Generator

2 x 50 kW Kohler

Bow Thruster

Electrical 35 kW

Stabilizer Fins



Max speed

13.6 knots

Cruising speed

13.2 knots


5900 nmi @ 10.0 knots

Guest : 8 (+2) / 4 cabins
Crew : 5 / 3 cabins


The organisational structure of the Cantiere delle Marche Shipyard is flexible and highly skilled, thanks to a team that has designed and built thousands of metres of steel and aluminium ships in leading shipyards, both in Italy and abroad. On the strength of this wealth of know-how, plus its long-term relationships with the industry's leading professionals, the Cantiere delle Marche Shipyard is capable of working alongside its clients throughout the design, development and construction of any steel or aluminium yacht, guaranteeing attentive management of each phase of the effort by teams assigned to that particular project, so as to ensure the top-flight quality and production excellence typical of all the Shipyard's vessels.


"We have built other boats before and I can tell you that passing from excitement to frustration is really like crossing a very fine line. Luckily, I can say that in this case, building my Darwin Class 96’ is bringing the excitement to enjoyment and fun, with the help of the whole team at the yard!! Not only for me, but for all my family, including my parents. 
Every time we visit Cantiere delle Marche, we work together with engineers and designers to check the work in progress which is always matching the forecasts and expectations, we detail every single inch of the boat both technically and architectural wise, we decide modifications which due to our better understanding of our future plans are wisely suggested and we always feel safe and comfortable, knowing the we are surrounded by an incredible group of passionate professionals. Having so much (deserved) confidence in the ones who are building your Yacht is a fantastic feeling which allows us to use our time and attention to what we like more: defining details, planning the future cruises, and building up our experience thanks to their help. CDM has been supporting and following us with such a unique professionalism, humanity and discretion during these months which really make their success in such a short time completely understandable! I think that their secret is that they really approach their job as if they are building those yachts for themselves. 
In every action, it is perceptible their enjoyment and their pleasure to satisfy each request, doing their best, even over the reached agreements. This is the difference that we expected from the other shipyards and today it is confirmed, CDM truly believes in helping the owners in getting the best out of their shipbuilding experience!"
-Owner of Darwin Class 96 M/Y Stella Di Mare


  • CdM has sold an average of one boat every three months since January 2011
  • CdM represents 60% of the relevant market segment (explorer vessels between 80 and 112 feet)
  • CdM represents 12,5% of the Explorer Vessels of any size material and sort, worldwide
  • CdM has won just three years after its start up the World Yachts Trophy in the Best Achievement category
  • CdM has won the IY&A Award in 2014
  • CdM has been finalists in many other awards worldwide
  • Turnover, Value of Production and Ebitda have grown double digit in the last three years
  • Backlog is now going to 2018
  • Two new product lines are in the pipeline