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  • Marilyn M. Mower

When Italian real estate entrepreneur Salvatore D’Agostino failed to find a suitably large upgrade from his 54-foot Itama, he assembled a dream team of designers and craftsmen and opened his own motor yacht factory in Rome. His new company, Cantieri Navali del Mediterraneo, presented its first boat, the CNM Continental 80, last September in Cannes. Simple without being stark and comfortable without being plush, the vessel cruises at 41 mph. The Continental 80’s 20-foot beam makes it seem as though the boat is 10 feet longer than it is, and indeed, it houses four staterooms, a large galley, and a crew cabin. Yet this cruiser handles like a sports car thanks to its deep-V hull, 17-degree deadrise aft, and wide chines that allow a quick jump to planing speed. The company is fitting hull number 2 with MTU 2000s and waterjets that will produce a top speed of 48 mph, and Arneson surface drives are available for those seeking even more thrills. The boat’s price begins at $4.3 million.

Cantieri Navali del Mediterraneo
+39.06.67.83.699
www.cnmspa.com

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