De Antonio follows up. At the Royal Yacht Club in Barcelona, the Catalan boat builders have now presented their ninth new model: the De Antonio D32 Open. Marc de Antonio and Stan Chmielewski, the two founders of De Antonio Yachts, performed the unveiling with fireworks and a gala as elegant and stylish as the boat itself.
With a hull length of 9.50 meters, the De Antonio D32 Open is one of the shipyard’s smaller models. As a walkaround, it offers enough space for twelve passengers. The three different zones on board could also stand for three types of use – with three pilot seats at the helm, a dinner table, mini kitchen and sun studio in the cockpit and two cabins plus WC below.
The black T-top roof and the straight stem, together with the angular hull lines, give the boat a lot of character. And distinctiveness is important: the ten-meter class is one of the most densely “populated” segments for family boats and day cruisers.
As an open-top with a generous width of 3.20 meters, the elegantly designed new model is finely positioned. And equally equipped for the Mediterranean, the natural habitat for this hybrid of day boat and weekender.
The D32 is available with a choice of two 200 or 300 hp engines. The special trick: the outboard motors are not visible to passengers. because the motors are concealed under the sun lounger – just like the other De Antonio models.
Do we still need to point out today that the latest De Antonio could travel at 50 knots with the maximum equipment? The good ergonomics of the D32 are likely to be decisive for the “lovers of good taste and modern lines who are looking for a practical day boat” targeted by the shipyard. And the option of staying overnight on board.
Investor on board
The shipyard is growing. A new investor has just come on board at De Antonio, Quarza Inversiones from Madrid. Together with the founders, who started from very small beginnings, an internationally strong brand is now to be created. In addition to Europe, there are also dealers in South America, the USA and Australia. In Germany, Baotic Yachting represents the Catalan boats.
De Antonio Yachts builds its boats at three shipyards in Spain and Poland. The company plans to produce more than 150 motor yachts in 2024, with a large proportion already in the order book, according to the company. In 2022, 70 boats were completed; this year, the target is 110.
Together with Quarza Inversiones, there are plans to build larger boats in the next two years. According to the shipyard, boats with hybrid engines and a fully electric model are also in the pipeline.
Immediately after the celebrations, the shipyard crew went back to work. The public saw the De Antonio D32 Open for the first time at the Salone Nautico in Barcelona. The world premiere continues this week: on Monday, the first Best of Boats Award judges will come on board for testing.