Stella di Mare
The marine space is a place of freedom, a guardian of wonders and mysteries that thrill man and drive him to dare and live unforgettable experiences. Boats are the ideal tool – the result of human ingenuity – for such an extraordinary encounter – Andrea Bocelli interviewed by AltoMareBlu in 2017.
After having had boats of all kinds, the singer Andrea Bocelli, one of the most appreciated in the world, wanted a boat to sail far and wide by the sea. The choice fell on Stella del Nord, built by Cantiere delle Marche. The yacht in question is a Darwin Class 86 of 2015 and to give news of the sale is Vasco Buonpensiere – co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche – who came into contact with Bocelli through the Italian broker Corte srl of Lavagna.
With this new yacht, Andrea Bocelli replaces the previous Libertas, a Gamma Yacht 22 shuttle. After trying boats of all kinds, this time the Tuscan singer wanted a boat to stay at sea as much as possible in comfort, even in adverse weather. The boat will allow the artist and the family to sail for a long time and to distant destinations. Stella del Nord, in fact, is a thoroughbred explorer, robust, with a remarkable seaworthiness as demonstrated by her twin, M/Y Percheron, which has already made three Atlantic crossings.
Stella di mare’s twin, Percheron
The Darwin 86′, about 26 meters long, is simple to steer (a crew of four, registered under 200GT, fuel efficient), but spacious enough to ensure passenger comfort. It has two lounges, one on the main deck and one on the upper deck, four guest cabins below deck, including the owner’s cabin in the middle of the ship, large storage spaces and a large sun deck. The aft terrace of the upper deck can accommodate a 5 metre tender. Equipped with two Caterpillar Cat C12 engines of 287kW each, it reaches a speed of 11.5 knots and has an extraordinary range of 6,700 miles at 8.5 knots.