CRN Yachts bring mega yachts to the Ferretti Group family of yacht businesses. Sanzio Nicolini founded CRN in 1963, first building small craft, and then quickly switched over to production of large yachts. Since the beginning of the company’s inception, its shipyard in Ancona, Italy has been manufacturing luxury yachts with steel hulls and aluminum superstructures. The CRN bow structure is an unmistakably trademark. CRN’s building projects include mega yachts up to 70 meters in length, and the company’s philosophy is to blend luxury, comfort, and high performance into state of the art yachts. CRN strives to build solid customer relationships, while delivering a unique product.
With a fleet of 116 mega yachts launched, the CRN shipyard in Ancona has been one of the principal world builders of luxury yachts. CRN is the acronym of “Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali. Today the shipyard builds fully customized mega yachts in steel and aluminum from 30 to 70 meters under the CRN name and semi-custom vessels in composite from 29 to 43 meters under the Custom Line name.
CRN became part of the Ferretti group in 1999. The first step of the agreement between these two giants was "Magnifica", a mega yacht of 43 meters launched in 2001, and the first hull of a very successful line. The shipyard in Ancona continues its expansion in 2002 by joining forces with Custom Line, a company bought in 1998 by the Ferretti Group, specializing in the production of maxi yachts in composite material.
CRN broke new ground at the beginning of 2003 by buying the neighboring Mario Morini shipyard (one of the few Italian shipyards to specialize in steel constructions). This acquisition has led to the Italian shipyard becoming one of the most important producers of mega-yachts in Europe. This has been a trampoline to acquire the technology and production facilities necessary to give weight to CRN's presence in the steel and aluminum mega yacht market
Today, CRN Shipyard covers in Ancona an area of approximately 80,000 sq. meters, of which 35,000 are covered. This allows the simultaneous construction of more than 15 yachts at one time. CRN has a workforce of 380 employees, which doubles when subcontractors are included.