Iceman, the explorer tender designed by Valerio Rivellini for Cantiere delle Marche

A support unit for vessels at any latitude, the explorer tender is the result of both innovation and function

28 November 2023 | by Redazione

Cantiere delle Marche have revealed the first renderings of Iceman, a novel explorer tender of nearly 10 metres, designed by Valerio Rivellini. A practical vessel created to be used as a support boat for the largest ship built by the yard, the Flexplorer 146, created to sail at any latitude.


With an aluminium hull and carbon fibre superstructure, making it look very hi-tech, Iceman will be stored in the stern of the mothership, but, with an ingenuous solution, it, in turn, has yet another, smaller, 4-metre tender stored inside its own stern. A space saving choice for the larger vessel, allowing for more movement on the main deck, something which is often not the case on vessels of this size because support vessels are usually stowed to the sides.


Like its mothership, this new type of tender by Cantiere delle Marche will be able to sail in all conditions, even in the Arctic, thanks to its structural robustness together with lightness and versatility. Like many of the yachts created by Neapolitan naval engineer, with his studio, Studio Rivellini Engineering & Yacht Design, technical innovation and function come together with experimentation of forms.

Three metres wide and towable, with a 4 tonne displacement, Iceman will have a draught of just 50cm to be able to easily access even shallow waters. It can hold up to 10 passengers on board as well as 2 seabobs, 2 6-metre canoes, 4 innovative Aerofoils and fishing and diving equipment, including tanks. Cantiere delle Marche will use a Yanmar 370 horsepower engine on the Iceman.


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