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.
A recurrent element in Studio Zuccon International Project’s design work, the theme of timeless go-anywhere design is back again in the new Teseo project, a 50 metre Expedition yacht designed exclusively for the CRN shipyard. Reinterpreting the stylistic features and content historically associated with Expedition Yachts in a contemporary light, Teseo is a product for long sailing trips in all seas and weather conditions. The product we now call an 'Expedition Yacht' is currently very popular, and a lot of shipyards which have in the past had a very different idea of 'sailing' have decided to invest in this form of typological experimentation for a number of reasons, one of the most important of which is response to the increasingly frequent demands of a market oriented toward reducing consumption and therefore costs in order to enjoy life at sea in the 'healthiest' possible way. Teseo was therefore created at a time of strategic importance for this type of vessel, the features of which not only satisfy our need to be 'Green' but also respond to the increasingly spasmodic use of all the water toys now available on the market. The functional properties and layout of this type of vessel allow the owner to dedicate the entire stern, which is much bigger than the standard for vessels of this size because the volume of the superstructure is shifted much farther forward, to housing two 8 and 5 metre tenders and a water scooter (in the specific case of Teseo).
CRN 52-meter Classic SuperyachtBlending Trends and Technology By blending trends from 1970's & 80's with the technology of the new millennium, CRN has created the "Classic 52m", a completely new, fully customized, steel and aluminum displacement yacht where luxury becomes “social” and innovation blends harmoniously with timeless design. The 52-meter mega yacht, was developed from the CRN naval architectural solutions, in collaboration with Studio Zuccon International Project and meets the ship owners’ greater need to be flexible. This new layout allows one to have closer contact with the sea, thanks to the outdoor “beach club” at the stern and on the terrace of the owner’s suite. The boat easily accommodates up to 12 passengers in five guest cabins (a master cabin and four guest cabins) and 12 crew members. It has a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, thanks to twin CAT C32-C engines.
"Latona" is the latest superyacht to be delivered by CRN Yachts. She is a 50-meter displacement luxury yacht with a design by Zuccon International Project. Hull 136 as she was called while in build, was commissioned for a determined owner who demanded to get whatever they wanted on the build. Expect to see this yacht gracing the docks of Monaco for her world premiere in September.
Italian design firm Nuvolari Lenard teamed up with CRN Yachts to produce the exterior lines for the yard's latest creation, Hull 137. The 62-meter superyacht is presently under construction at the yard's facilities. The arrangement onboard calls for the master suite to be on the upper deck and other guest cabins on the lower deck. The lower deck will house five VIP grade cabins for ten guests . This full displacement yacht is being built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. At this point a 16 or 17-knot speed is the top speed although the particular engine set up is not available.
Italian yard CRN yachts splashed their latest superyacht over the weekend. The 74-meter superyacht has been built for an experienced owner who christened her "Cloud 9". She was built as hull 131 at CRN with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Zuccon International Yacht Project penned the exterior lines of Cloud 9 while Winch Designs worked on the interior and deck spaces.
The 74-meter hull 131 at CRN has been rolled out of the build shed and positioned on the slipway where it will stay for the next few weeks. She will be prepared for her splashing into the water early next year. Hull 121 represents one of the yard's larger builds behind the 80-meter "Chopi Chopi". The yard also has a 79-meter under construction at present with build number hull 135.
Italian yacht manufacturer CRN Yachts gave an update on their hull 136 build yesterday. For those who may not know, hull 136 at CRN is the 50-meter Superconero build expected to launch in 2017! The steel hull recently rolled into another shed where it will be mated with the superstructure. The build is advanced at this point with a number of the important fittings and points installed already. Over the last few weeks the hull was moved, superstructure elements are being assembled onboard the vessel, and work has begun on the installation of onboard systems and equipment, as well as the preliminary activities required for the installation of furniture.
The custom-built 55-meter CRN superyacht "Atlante" has been delivered to her owners after being launched earlier in the year. She has been spotted cruising around Dubrovnik, Croatia within the last week and enjoying her maiden voyage. This unique naval-looking superyacht has been penned by Italian designers Nuvolari & Lenard. Even the finished paint work embraces the naval-esqe theme with a gun-metal grey hull and jet-black superstructure. Atlante's interior is also designed by the Italian duo having plenty of space to work their magic in this higher-volume design.
Italian builder CRN has finally splashed their latest superyacht into the water. She was built as hull 134 and rolled out of the build shed nearly one month ago on April 16th, 2015. Hull 134 also has her final name too bearing the letters "Atlante" on her sides. The new yacht was built with a steel hull and a aluminum superstructure and Naval Architecture by the in-house engineering team at CRN. The exterior design is by Nuvolari and Lenard. CRN’s Chairman and CEO Lamberto Tacoli says. “Launching a new yacht is always a moment of great pride for the entire shipyard as emotions go hand in hand with the satisfaction of knowing that each and every one of our products is going to represent our brand and Made-in-Italy yachting across the world’s seas."