First Look: CRN Latona superyacht - Yachts International
Defined by wide open-air spaces, timeless elegance and Italian style, CRN's 164-foot M/Y Latona is a lesson in modern yachtbuilding.

CRN's newly delivered 164-foot (50-meter) Latona, the Italian Atelier’s latest masterpiece, was custom-built to meet the needs of a highly selective owner. Drawing inspiration from the "Superconero" of the 1960s, Latona is the culmination of joint efforts between CRN and Zuccon International Project. Her technical systems and slender hull lines were handled by CRN’s engineering department, while her exterior lines were drawn by Zuccon International Project, who worked together with the shipyard’s in-house Interiors & Design team, which handled both interiors and exteriors.

According to the shipyard, Latona stands out for her classical, timeless profile and elegant outdoor living areas. Her interiors cast a refined "Liberty-style" ambiance, a stylish fil rouge that unravels through all guest areas. A streamlined bow and the spacious interior and exterior volumes, in turn, also include some breathtaking areas almost "hanging" over the sea. 

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The owner was an active participant in the design and customization, in pursuit of a uniqueness, which is even reflected down to the hull color—a stylish shade of turquoise whose intensity varies depending on the sea floor and the waters in which the yacht is cruising.

On board, guests will find numerous outdoor areas for enjoyment, including a wide Mediterranean-style sundeck, an inviting lounge area at the bow, outdoor living areas and an alfresco dining area located aft, magnificent terraces overlooking the sea, and an exclusive tender bay accessed via the lower deck. The bay forms a large open-air lounge integrated with the beach club and features a solarium, a fitness area, a hammam and a sea-water indoor pool perfect for the kids and also ideal for storing the tender while cruising.

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From her looks, Latona exhibits a strong personality, seemingly combining her elegant exterior lines with functional outdoor and indoor areas, as well as her distinctively designed interiors, taking cues from central European style of the 1920s, which is exhibited on throughout the yacht, starting from the floors, enriched by unique decorations chosen by the owner, such as the sinuous dark brown embroidery, a leitmotiv spanning all decks. Depending on the area, the pattern unravels along the floors (both marble and carpet) as well as on the curved handrail of the internal staircase, creating an eye-catching contrast with the light-shade wood paneling on the walls.

The furniture is characterized by soft, rounded shapes that harmonize with handcrafted, sophisticated décor elements, from the lacquered doors decorated by graceful "waving" bass-reliefs to the custom-made lamps in Murano glass with flower and leaf patterns drawing inspiration from nature. The interiors are further enriched by oak-wood wall panelling with silver pickle finish. Every wood panel is unique and decorated with fabrics hand-selected by the owner and wooden flower patterns that are also found in the ceiling-mounted spotlights of the master stateroom.

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Latona can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins: a master suite, two VIP staterooms and two double staterooms, plus a crew of nine.

Main deck

The cockpit on the main deck features large, comfortable living areas in the light blue and turquoise color shades found in all outdoor decorations, and a wide swimming pool with a mosaic that combines turquoise shades and golden details while also letting plenty of natural light shine through to illuminate the tender bay  below it.

Inside, Latona combines precious materials, sinuous pieces of furniture and refined hand-made decorations. All main deck areas are characterized by carved wood panels with fabric inserts and mirrors, dark oak-wood, and elegant marbles.

The main deck salon includes a large dining room furnished with a round table in walnut wood with silver decorations and chairs embellished by a floral pattern. The ceiling above this area has mirrors and wooden carvings that balance the Emperor Dark embroidery decorating the floor. The ceiling-high glazing allows the opening of the dining area on three sides, to dine alfresco and enjoy the breathtaking view from two terraces.

At the owner's request, the galley is located behind the dining area, where a hatch was cut out in the wood paneling, making service more efficient while being discreet and easily concealed when not needed.

Amidships, along the corridor, a 1920s Parisian atmosphere enchants guests, thanks to the Liberty decorations on the doors and the uninterrupted wood panels decorated with floral patterns that separate the main salon from the lobby and the owner’s apartment. In particular, the spiral staircase in front of the lift, which connects the three guest decks internally, is fitted with a central backlit column in wood lined with silver leaf.

Farther forward is the full-beam owner’s apartment, which opens up to a living room furnished with a neutral-shade rounded sofa, an exclusive area for the owner that features a private balcony that can also be enjoyed while cruising.

The master stateroom features handmade details, such as a bed headboard in dark walnut wood and light-blue velvet, soft and sinuous lines of the furniture, white wool and silk carpeting and elegant appliques in blown glass. The ceiling boasts wooden five-petal flowers forming a crown around the spotlights. On the starboard side of the suite, a spacious private terrace offers a magnificent view of the sea.

Two entrances allow access to the his-and-her bathroom, adorned in bright Carrara marble. A large circular hydromassage tub and a walkthrough shower are located in the central part of the bathroom, while the finely elegant taps and the doors in processed glass with haut- and bas-relief decorations add a unique touch to the room.

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Lower deck

Latona's lower deck aft area has a large, open-air living area integrated with the beach club featuring the Turkish bath, fitness area, solarium, and arsenal of water toys. The sea-water indoor pool becomes a garage for the tender when the yacht is cruising.

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The lower deck hosts the four guest cabins, with two VIP cabins aft and two twin cabins forward. One is for younger children and is furnished with a bunk bed (plus a concealed bed for the nanny), while the second has two sliding beds that can be converted into a double, as well as an additional pullman bed. All cabins are ensuite, with bathrooms sharing the same style as the owner’s, from the fine marbles to the large showers with a seat.

Upper deck

The upper deck features a large salon devoted to music. Liberty style prevails here as well, with a custom-made sofa shaped as a lyre, a musical instrument typical of the 1920s, and by the decoration of the white carpet lying at its feet. Another eye-catcher in this room is an elegant, white-lacquered grand piano. Wide windows and glazed surfaces opening up to 120 degrees make the music salon very bright with breathtaking views. Outside is an alfresco dining area, featuring a custom teak table in Liberty style, a bar and an open-air tea room, a real jewel on this deck. Two large sun pads and an inflatable climbing wall complete this unique deck. The upper deck lobby is embellished by Central European-style details and covered by a skylight that lets in plenty of light directly from the sundeck. 

The forward living area and solarium are very large and furnished in light blue shades. This area also features the concealed garage for the rescue boat, located under a sun pad, a roll-out awning, and two jet skis.

Sundeck

The sundeck, in typical Mediterranean style, is made up of three separate areas that unite to become one single open space: the dining area, the forward sunbathing area fitted with a Jacuzzi, and the aft solarium, furnished with four sun beds and a vast sunbathing area that remains isolated from the rest of the deck.

The inflatable slide, one of the family’s favorite toys, is deployed on one side towards the stern, while the central area, conceived to enjoy the pleasure of sharing meals with the family’s guests, also features a pleasant water mist system installed in the ceiling to cool this area when needed. Additional features include a barbecue and an American-style bar.

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Onboard comfort is ensured by latest-generation home automation solutions, allowing control of the audio-video system, the lights, as well as the decorative and black-out curtains using the i-Pads installed in all areas and rooms, or directly from personal devices after downloading an app.

Twin Caterpillar C32 engines allow a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

CRN’s Latona is rumored to be making her world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Photos | Have a closer look at CRN's Latona in the gallery below:

For more information: crn-yacht.com

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