CRN, the large-yacht part of the Ferretti Group, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015.
Earlier this week in Ancona, CRN's 242-foot (74-meter) superyacht Cloud 9 launched to great fanfare. A spectacular and powerful combination of engineering expertise and ground-breaking design, Cloud 9 is a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design.
The largest yacht built by Italy-based CRN splashed in January, to great fanfare. The owner’s family attended along with 3,000 others, including every craftsperson who worked on her and their families, residents of CRN’s home base of Ancona and even the Chinese ambassador to Italy.
The 262-foot CRN 80M marks a milestone for Zuccon International Project as the studio’s biggest yacht so far. The studio designed the yacht’s internal layout and defined its outer profile, and focused maintaining ties with the shipyard’s long history and tradition.
The launch of a new yacht is always a big event. But the launch of Chopi Chopi at CRN in Ancona, Italy, on January 12, 2013 was bigger than most. At 262 feet 3 inches and 2,400 tons, Chopi Chopi is very big, but she also is the largest yacht yet to be built by CRN, the largest yacht to be built on Italy’s Adriatic coast and one of the largest yachts launched in Italy to date.
The Active Noise Canceling (ANC) system installed on the 197-foot (60-meter) CRN Darlings Danama (see Yachts International, September 2012) is part of a wider research project that started in 2008. In partnership with VideoWorks, Team Italia and Isel, and a number of regional research institutions, CRN developed this system to obliterate machinery noises.
The 236' Azteca—one the largest yachts launched in Italy in the last 30 years—is also the largest CRN-built yacht to date, making her the reigning queen of the Ferretti fleet. This member of the exclusive “top 100 club” owes her classic profile to Nuvolari-Lenard.