Class by design

Cantiere delle Marche has announced the launch of their new RJ 130, a steel and aluminium explorer yacht.

19 January 2021


RJ is a 40-metre explorer yacht featuring exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and naval architecture by Hydro Tec.

She is the first model of the RJ range (formerly known as the MG range) of which the other two yachts, the RJ115-28 and RJ115- 29, have been already sold and are currently under construction at the CdM’s facility in Ancona.

RJ is the latest addition in a small fleet of yachts belonging to the same experienced owner who had precise ideas about how his new yacht should look. This is one of many yachts sold by CdM to North European owners.

On this occasion, the buyer has been represented by the Camper & Nicholsons New Build Division in conjunction with broker Richard Higgins.

“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,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director of CdM.


“It was a great pleasure to work with an owner who was keen to bring his experience to CdM,” says Vasco. “And by choosing CdM, he offered a serious statement of trust in our yard’s reliability and construction quality.”

“I would like to add that it’s inspiring and a reason of pride to see that a growing number of experienced and motivated owners prefer CdM to build their yachts,” Buonpensiere maintains.

“Our clients have fantastic ideas for cruising, diving, luxury toys and serious boating. They are planning adventures, getting involved in underwater exploration and marine life observation.

As a shipbuilder, it’s exciting to be a part of making their ideas a reality, with this range merging even better the world of white yachts with that of real explorer vessels.”

RJ is a luxury explorer yacht featuring a great wealth of exterior spaces with a real go-anywhere, do-anything expedition pedigree. Her elegantly austere silhouette brings the unmistakable signature of Francesco Paszkowski who, alongside her noteworthy geometry, introduced countless well-conceived features in terms of logistics, livability and functionality.

With this yacht, Paszkowski succeeded in treading a line between innovative lines and timelessness. RJ hosts 12 guests in five suites and seven crew members in four cabins.

RJ features twin heavy duty MTU engines 10V2000M72, delivering 900kW each at 2250rpm, allowing a top speed of 14.5 knots. At the economic speed of 9 knots, she will have a remarkable range of around 5500 nautical miles with about 10 percent fuel left upon arrival.



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