Italian explorer builder, Cantiere delle Marche founded in 2010, is leader in buliding Explorer yachts, from 26 to 40 mt. Darwin Class. Its latest model, part of its Darwin 102 series is a 31 meter yacht named Acala. This shocking and elegant vessel without a doubt will steal the dreams of even those who didn’t see it alive, it’s reach of 5,900 miles possesses an insuperable style. The Darwin Clase 102′, was built by a Center American client, who not only got involved in the interior design, but has also made a mesmerizing work by including a diving station that is to die for.
Inside, Acala accommodates a company of seven crew and 10 guests across five guest cabins. South American designer Simon Hamui, who has worked together with the owner on many of his properties in the past, was brought in to style the yacht’s interior which was designed by Italian design house Studio PFA.
Natural earthy tones in the décor creates a welcoming atmosphere on board with touches of Italian style as a constant reminder that this is indeed a superyacht. Guests can relax in two saloons each leading out on to a vast aft deck.
For the long range voyages the Darwin Class is intended for, crew accommodation and comfort was of utmost importance during the design phase and explains the dedication of the entire maindeck forward to crew areas such as the mess, galley and crew accommodation. Guest accommodation therefore can be found on the lower deck where the full width of Acala’s beam 7.43 metre beam was made use of over two VIP cabins, two twins and a master suite situated forward. Here natural woods and leathers were used to form the perfect home away from home whilst retaining a sense of functionality in the use of storage and layout of the suite.
The owner’s sense of adventure and love for underwater exploration was incorporated into the setup of Acala’s beach deck, with the large lazarette equipped with a diving station complete with nitrox compressor and a range of Seabobs to continue the undersea fun after the dive gear has been stowed away.
Acala’s bridge takes up a commanding position and is unique to a vessel of this size. Fitted with twin Caterpilar C18 ACERT engines, she is capable of covering a staggering 5,900nm whilst maintaining a comfortable speed of 10 knots.