Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86

Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86

The Darwin Class 86’ is the cruising evidence of how true to reality is CdM’s reputation for sturdy, reliable, seaworthy and low fuel consuming vessels. Her sistership M/Y Percheron has in fact already completed three hassle-free Atlantic crossings (the last one no-stop from Bermuda to Gibraltar). And she has already faced navigation in tough conditions as proved be the video of M/Y Percheron cruising with 57 knots of wind.

Registered just under the 200 GrT threshold, she can features very subtle and elegant elm wood interiors (2.10 mt high celings) and iroko floorings. With a few décor choices and interior design options, this neutral color palette can be either twisted into a modern and stylish ambience or given a classic and warm tone. The interior department of Cantiere delle Marche is available to counsel and support owners wishing to personalise with a different layout as well as interior design.

The general arrangement can features four staterooms on lower deck, including a spacious and comfortable Master cabin right in the most stable area of the vessel. On main deck, a generous and cosy salon with a custom L-shaped couch and a table for 8 complements the guest space.

Continuing forward, there are the signature CdM’s crew quarters (2 cabins with ensuite bathrooms), a very spacious galley and a generous crew dinette with a laundry station and extra fridges and freezers. Both galley and dinette have their own access through the side deck for a better
crew circulation and guests’ privacy.

On the bridge deck, a 6 mt tender can be stored during long passages and will ensure a wet-free shuttle back and forth from villages, marinas and beaches. When towed, its place can be taken by sunbeds and free standing furniture, complementing the design of the cockpit which also feature a teak table and a pantry with fridge, freezer and Miele hob. A second outdoor area featuring a large sunbed area is located on the foredeck while a second and more private salon is located just aft of the wheelhouse. The sun deck offers a variety of uses: al fresco dining, BBQ, sunbathing and observation point of the amazing and secluded destinations this vessel can reach. A fourth helm station, after the wheelhouse and the two wing stations, is found on the sun deck too.

Under a technical point of view, the Darwin 86 is equipped with an unrivalled engine room for vessels of this size, overengineered and extraordinarily easy to maintain as per CDM’s highest standard. Powered with two Caterpillar 287 kW CAT C12 engines, she reaches a top speed of 11,5 knots and has a humongous range of 6700 nm at 8,5 knots.


  • Sergio Cutolo - HYDROTEC
  • Cantiere Delle Marche
Hull Construction Material
  • Steel
Hull Type
  • Monohull Explorer
Country Origin
  • Italy
Length (m)
  • 26.10 m
Length Waterline (m)
  • 22.87 m
Beam/Width (m)
  • 7.43 m
Draft (m)
  • 2.3 m
Dry Weight (kgs)
  • 195000 kgs
Number Of Engines
  • 2
Engine Standard
  • CAT C12
Engine Hours
  • Zero
Horse Power (hp)
  • 385
Fuel Type
  • Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
  • 42600 l

Engine 1

Engine Make CAT
Engine Serial C12
Horse Power 385
Fuel Type Diesel
Drive Type Inboard / Shaftdrive
Stroke DI (Direct Injection)
Fuel Capacity 42600
Service History NEW

Engine 2

Engine Make CAT
Engine Serial C12
Horse Power 385
Fuel Type Diesel
Drive Type Inboard / Shaftdrive
Stroke DI (Direct Injection)
Fuel Capacity 42600
Service History NEW