When prominent yacht designers carry on the legacies of their famous parents, is it nature, nurture or something else?
The next generation of the Zuccon design family recently founded Zuccon Superyacht Design (Zuccon SYD), a group within Zuccon International Project that specializes in large-yacht projects. In spring, Bernardo Zuccon and Zuccon SYD released a concept for a 295-foot (90-meter) yacht with a focus on the outdoors and the inclusion of greenhouses and winter gardens.
Hull No. 1 of Ferretti Yachts’ exciting new flagship—the Ferretti 960—launches later this year. With design by Studio Zuccon International Project and Ferretti’s engineering department, Ferretti’s largest planing yacht to date sports aggressive lines, bright interiors, a full-beam ondeck master stateroom and four lower-deck guest cabins.
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.