On Saturday 9 May the CRN shipyard in Ancona launched hull number 126, Blue Eyes. The launch saw a flurry of blue confetti rain down on the 60 metre Blue Eyes. The inspiring ceremony, open to all the people of the city, took place against the charming backdrop of a warm spring sunset.
Numerous well known Italian business figures were on hand to witness the launch, including Brunello Cucinelli, Ettore Riello, Colaiacovo and Zeno Soave; fashion designer Alberta Ferretti was also present, as well as Ancona’s top city officials.
The Castelferretti municipal band began playing around 6:00 pm, as the ceremony got underway with opening remarks from Norberto Ferretti, President of Ferretti S.p.A.:
“All launches are thrilling, special events, which is why I always invite my friends to be on hand. There is always that moment of high suspense, as the ship slides down into the water all by itself, and all we can do is wait. This has definitely been a challenging year for our industry and our company” – noted the President – “but things are already starting to look up, which gives us all the more reason to celebrate. Add the fact that the owner of this new boat is a friend, and an Italian, we all have reason to be immensely proud” .
The benediction of the superyacht was the final act in the official celebration, followed by the classic breaking of the bottle, after which Blue Eyes slid gently into the water to the stirring notes of Turandot.
Blue Eyes is a steel and aluminium superyacht born from a joint collaboration between the CRN shipyard and the Zuccon International Project firm, who designed the exterior, while the interior design was handled by the Fabrizio Smania company.
A major innovation is the aft area of the lower deck, meant to function as a full-fledged beach club, with the stern hatch lowering nearly flush to the water, where it can be equipped with comfortable sun lounges to create an ideal solarium. Connected to this area is an indoor relaxation zone where guests can enjoy being close to the sea while relaxing on comfortable sofas in the shade.
Another distinctive feature of the superyacht is the balcony of the owner’s suite, designed to be nothing less than a terrace on the sea, thanks to a hatch that can be lowered 90 degrees.