Mondomarine commences construction on the M40 Explorer

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte June 10, 2015 11:53

Mondomarine commences construction on the M40 Explorer

The construction of Mondomarine’s M40 Explorer is now underway at its shipyard in Savona.

The contract of sale was signed in April 2015 by a European owner. The vessel will be delivered in spring 2017.

Mondomarine have reported that the first steel plates have been assembled. Sergio Cutolo from HydroTec is responsible for the architecture and exterior design.

Construction of the M40 Explorer comes at an exciting time for the shipyard and the architects. Mondomarine is currently celebrating 100 years of activity in the shipbuilding industry whilst HydroTec has just celebrated its 20th anniversary of operations.

The M40 has a steel displacement hull and an aluminium alloy superstructure.


Name: M40 Explorer 

Builder: Mondomarine
Length: 39.68m / 130′ 2″

Exterior: Sergio Cutolo, HydroTec
Interior: Fossati Design Bureau
Naval Architect: Sergio Cutolo, HydroTec
Classification: RINA

Guests: 10
Beam (max): 8.5m / 27′ 11″
Draught: 2.7m / 8′ 10″
Max speed: 13 knots
Range: 4000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2x Caterpillar C32 746kw
Hull: steel
Superstructure: alloy aluminium

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte June 10, 2015 11:53