M/Y Hvalross is a 102 ft steel and aluminum Explorer vessel, the third of the fortunate Darwin Class series to hit the water afterMY Acala and MY Babbo. Built in compliance with LY3 regulations, she boasts a series of interesting customizations, both withregards to function and design. The already ample spaces were specifically designed and reproportioned in height, exceedingthe already excellent standards of all the Darwin Class Explorer yachts.
The technical standards that have made CdM a benchmark in its sector have been maintained: 12mm steel hull, cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel (3 generators), electric fins stabilizers, as well as wastewater treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/365. In order to let the owners live an active life while enjoying the oceans and their sailing destinations, careful attention was dedicated to the layout of the garage, designed to hold numerous toys and transportation vehicles, as well as a complete diving center.
The sundeck was custom designed for both a lounge area - with a big sofa with up/down tables, a bar in the center full optional equipped for cooking and cocktails - and for the wellness: a fully-equipped open-air fitness area with a pool so to keep up with their daily workout routines, even when the owners are at sea and far away from their regular gym.
M/Y Hvalross's interior design style is warm and welcoming. The walnut wood tones find their perfect complement in the Poltrona Frau leather that covers 90% of the walls in all the yacht. The theme is pairing classical style and modern touches, especially in accessories and free standing pieces of furniture, like Minotti and Baxter pieces, that offer a tremendous visual impact in terms of aesthetics. The briefing for the kitchen was to emphasise the light from the large windows, so the choice has been the use of white with stainless steel for all accessories and appliances, included a blast-chiller freezer, a water dispenser and a double wash area.
The yacht hosts a total of four cabins for the guests (Master, one VIP, and two guest cabins) plus two crew cabins and one Captain's double cabin adjacent to the cockpit. For an higher level of service to Owners and guests, the laundry cabin in the crew area could be easily refitted into a third crew cabin.