West Nautical are pleased to announce that one of the company’s central agency charter yachts, M/Y Stellamar, has received a prestigious BOAT International World Superyacht Award for 2024 in the category of the category of Displacement Motor Yachts below 500GT, ranging from 30m to 39.99m.

West Nautical would like to congratulate her owners and Cantiere Delle Marche on a well-deserved win.

The statement released by BOAT International following Stellamar's win provided further context highlighting why she had been chosen for this accolade:

'Of the four nominees in the smallest displacement yachts category, it was the explorer yacht Stellamar that went the distance for the judges. Italian builder Cantiere delle Marche is known for its rugged and seaworthy expedition yachts, of which Stellamar fits nicely into the line-up. But she combines her hardiness with a modern exterior that the judges appreciated. “The profile moves away from a typical explorer and has more of a Mediterranean look,” one judge said.

That’s no surprise as Stellamar is part of a range of yachts that designer Francesco Paszkowski developed for Cantiere delle Marche that was meant to blend luxury, comfort and long-distance capabilities in any sea condition. Marrying a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Stellamar also uses an extensive amount of glass in the bulwarks. Meanwhile, an open stern enhances the yacht’s connection with the sea.

The judging panel was also a fan of Stellamar’s bridge, tender stowage, engine room and 5,500-nautical mile range. The yard built a hidden crane for the tender, discreetly nested in a compartment within the sundeck overhang. From a naval architecture standpoint, Hydro Tec created a round bilge hull with concave sections aft. A flared bow design, chosen to satisfy the owners’ wish for a classic aesthetic, also helps to keep the deck dry in any sea state.

Both of the owners, one of whom is an architect, were highly involved in the build. The use of bright oak flooring, cream-coloured leather wall panelling and other materials derived from nature create the soothing and harmonious atmosphere that the owners were seeking. Paszkowski designed all of the fixed furniture and helped the owners select most of the loose furniture and accessories that come from renowned Italian brands.

Stellamar is available for charter in South of France and Italy this summer.

Prices from €150,000 per week + expenses

Act fast to secure one of her few remaining weeks for summer 2024.

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