CRN will be featured as never before at the upcoming season’s boat shows. The shipyard of the Ferretti Group, specialised in the construction of mega-yachts in steel and aluminium, as well as composite materials, will be taking part in the three shows that open the season, held in Cannes, Monaco and Genoa, as four ships representative of the company’s full custom and semi-custom lines make their debuts.
At the first of the mega-yacht shows, the Festival International de la Plaisance (10-15 September) in Cannes, the ship “Sima”, the latest hull turned out in CRN’s 128’ semi-custom composite line, will be opened to visitors. At 40 metres in length, the vessel comes with three covered decks, a one-of-its-kind external layout and internal furnishings of refined design.
The distinct, unmistakable personality of “Sima”, a ship capable of housing 12 passengers and 8 crew members, is further highlighted by the decision to use the creations of the prestigious Fendi brand to add further lustre to the spaces of greatest allure. The sofas, the overstuffed chairs and the coffee table in the main lounge, all designed by the renowned fashion firm, are made from leather in shades of ivory and moor’s head, creating an excellent contrast with the muted hues of the drapes and cushions. Equally exclusive is the pony-skin rug used in this area, one of the new items introduced in the latest Limited Edition collection. The inlays of the Fendi collection are also found in the dining room and in the finishing work of the owner’s cabin.
CRN’s impact at the Monaco Yacht Show (24-27 September), the single most important event for large-size pleasure yachts, also promises to be exceptional. On display from the shipyard will be the two latest mega-yachts constructed in steel and aluminium: the 54-metre “Maraya” and the 57-metre “Romance”. Though the vessels could hardly be more different in terms of style –“Maraya” is minimalist and modern, while “Romance” is regally baroque – they are both highly sophisticated and complex, painstakingly designed down to the smallest detail, in order to bring to life the owners’ most intimate desires.
Placed next to each other, the vessels resemble the two poles of a single glamorous, enthralling universe. Both ships can accommodate 12 guests and 10 crew members. These two seagoing jewels are the most fitting examples of the eclectic scope of the shipyard’s production activities and of its capacity to interpret different cultures and wishes, though always at the level of quality, refinement and customisation that has won CRN vessels their fame.
“Maraya”, with the refined elegance of its streamlined design, is the shipyard’s first mega-yacht to make use of a lighting system operated entirely with fibre optics and LED. This innovative decision fits right in with the concept of harmony and modernity that characterises the vessel. Another distinctive feature of the ship is the balcony of the owner’s suite, designed as a platform that extends directly over the sea, thanks to a hatch which can be lowered 90 degrees and furnished with a table and chairs for breakfast.
In contrast, the monumental, aristocratic “Romance” is set apart by the quantities and varieties of the sumptuous materials used, all of them rigorously inspired by the splendour of the Baroque style. Certain features are absolutely unique, such as the pool on the sundeck, which includes an opposing current setting for treadmill swimming, or the fitness area, which comes with a Turkish bath, sauna and massage room, not to mention the wood fireplace in the lounge of the upper deck. Those fortunate enough to be guests on the “Romance” can admire the striking Swarovski decorations, such as the grand “custom” chandelier in the dining room, or the ceiling treatment of crystals in the owner’s cabin, not to mention the exquisite block of Egyptian alabaster, the last of its kind on the market, used to line the owner’s bathroom.
The crowning exhibit of CRN ships will take place at the Genoa Boat Show (4-12 October), where the mega-yacht “Hana” will be on display. “Hana” is the second hull of the highly successful CRN 43 semi-custom composite line. A discrete, delicate design touch can be found throughout “Hana”, whose style is modern but never minimalist, linear without being classic or spare. Thanks to its large external volumes, this displacement model maxi-yacht, ideal for long, comfortable cruises, can hold 11 passengers and 9 crew members. The ship’s features are completed by the owner’s balcony and the Technogym workout room, and its every decorative feature is further enhanced by the large amount of light channelled into the three covered decks.
The external lines of all four of these mega-yachts were designed by the CRN technical staff, working in collaboration with the Studio Zuccon International Project firm, while the onboard interior decoration and design of the “Maraya” and the “Hana” were carried out with the invaluable contribution of the interior designers of the Claude Missir Agency.
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