During a private ceremony held at its La Spezia shipyard and attended by the owner, Antonini Navi has laid the keel of the new 32-metre Explorer Yacht, a full-custom with delivery planned in 2025.
Keel-laying is a key moment in the process of building a yacht. Accompanied by a small group of friends, by the head of marine engineering and layout at Hydro Tec, Sergio Cutolo, and by management and various representatives from Antonini Navi, the owner contributed to this important milestone that follows the ribbon-cutting by ‘symbolically’ welding the first section of the hull.
The structural steelwork will be completed by the end of June 2024 and the hull will be joined to the deck in July, again at Antonini Navi’s La Spezia yard. The fitting-out, curated by Milan-based Hot Lab studio, will start in August.
In the next few days, Antonini Navi will be staging another keel-laying ceremony, this time for the Seamore 33, which has been sold to an Italian customer presented by brokerage company Mediayachts.