CRN Signs New 52m Project
Published: Thursday, 30 July 2020
(Photo: Noesis - CRN M/Y 142)
CRN, the custom superyacht builder of Ferretti Group, announced that it has signed a contract for a new custom 52-metre full-aluminium megayacht. The yard’s hull number 142 was developed by the CRN Technical Office, conceptualised by the design and architecture studio Omega Architects led by Frank Laupman, and had its interiors designed by Massari Design. The 52-metre vessel boasts of harmonious proportions, and combines generous outdoor areas and well-lit indoor spaces with large windows that allow an unobstructed view of the sea.
M/Y 142 is the third collaboration with Omega Architects after the 73-metre Yalla in 2014 and M/Y 138, a steel and aluminium 62-metre which is currently under construction.
This new yacht announcement comes at a time where CRN plans on diversifying its designs as the world looks ahead to life after Covid-19. In addition to M/Y 138, three other fully-custom yachts designed by Nuvolari & Lenard – M/Y 137, M/Y 139, and M/Y 141 are in the works.
Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group CCO and CRN Executive Board Member, says that with four fully-custom yachts in build, CRN would appear to be in good shape, even during a tough time. De Vivo likes to emphasise CRN’s position as the custom builder of the Group, made possible from long-term partnerships with major international design studios such as Francesco Paszkowski, Harrison Eidsgaard, Lobanov Design, Nuvolari & Lenard, Omega Architects, Vallicelli Design, and Zuccon International Projects.
Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group CCO and CRN Executive Board Member
De Vivo says, “we have no in-house designer. If you give us your ideas, we can do the GAs (general arrangements), do the costing very accurately thanks to CRN Naval Engineering, our internal technical department. That is our job: the Owner comes to us with a dream and we make it real. The semi-custom work is with Pershing and Riva Superyachts Division.”
So far, CRN has had few sales in the Asia-Pacific region, though de Vivo notes that there are now two CRN yachts in Oceania – Ramble on Rose, ex Mimtree in Australia and Odyssey, ex J’ade in New Zealand.
He adds that infrastructure for superyachts is still sparse in Asia, though he remains hopeful that Asian clients will one day be more plentiful, saying that Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore are now looking more promising.