CRN Signs Deal To Build 77m Megayacht
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Italian shipyard CRN has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the construction of a 77-metre megayacht destined for the Middle-Eastern market. CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in the construction of fully customised megayachts made of steel and aluminium, ranging from 40-90 metres.
After the launch of the flagship CRN M/Y 80m Chopi Chopi during the last edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, CRN is ready to produce the 77m yacht designed by Studio Zuccon International Project and developed by CRN Engineering, with interior design by architect Laura Sessa, in close collaboration with the owner.
The superyacht will be exclusively for private use and will become the shipyard’s second longest vessel, between CRN 129 80m Chopi Chopi and CRN 124 73m Azteca. The signing follows a LOI for the construction of a 68m, the biggest megayacht ever sold in the Chinese market, and two SuperConero 44m.
“I am very proud of the signing of this last LOI for a new 77 metre megayacht, another ambitious project for CRN, which allows us to continue to grow,” says Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN. “I believe that CRN’s challenge involves keeping the ‘tension’ high while aiming at continuous improvement. With this in mind, the project of the 77m is a new challenge in such a strategic market as the Middle East.’’
The LOI for the 77m superyacht highlights an intense period for the Ancona shipyard. Currently six CRN vessels are being built: four steel and aluminium megaychts – CRN 131 74m (designed by Zuccon International Project), CRN 132 73m (designed by Omega Architects), CRN 133 61m (designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design) and CRN 134 55m (designed by Nuvolari & Lenard) – in addition to these vessels another maxiyacht of the Ferretti Custom Line, the CL 124, and a Riva 122 Mythos made of aluminium will be added.