Cantiere delle Marche launches first RJ 130 explorer yacht

Italian yard Cantiere delle Marche has launched the 40 metre RJ 130 explorer superyacht.

The steel and aluminium yacht is the first model of the RJ range and is designed inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski. Naval architecture comes courtesy of Hydro Tec.

Sold to a North European owner, the yacht is described as a “luxury explorer” with accommodation for 12 guests in five suites and seven crew in four cabins.

Key exterior details include an “elegantly austere silhouette” bearing the “unmistakable signature” of Paszkowski, the yard said.

Power comes from twin MTU 10V2000M72 engines for a top speed of 14.5 knots and a range of 5500 nautical miles at a speed of nine knots.

Speaking about the sale of the yacht, CdM co-founder and sales and marketing director, Vasco Buonpensiere said: “The RJ range of yachts is definitely a game changer for CdM.

“With three sales and five interior designs commissioned to Francesco Paszkowski, the cooperation with multi-awarded designer has already proven to be the right choice.”

Two other yachts in CdM’s RJ range, the RJ115-28 and RJ115-29, have been sold and are currently under construction at the yard’s Ancona based facility.