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CRN Shipyard

Country: Italy
Specialties: Motor Yachts, Full-Custom Yachts
Size range: From 49m (161’) to 80m (262’)
Hull configuration: Displacement
Hull material: Steel, Aluminum
Services: New Build, Warranty, Maintenance 


Shipyard History

CRN, established in Ancona in 1963, is an abbreviation for “Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali”. Boasting a long-standing reputation for crafting large luxury yachts, primarily amongst Greek and Middle Eastern royal clients in the 1980s, CRN has become a leader in the steel and aluminium industry. The company's first over-60m creation, Il Vagabondo, was launched in 1986, followed one year later by the 68-metre Awal. At the turn of the century, following an acquisition by the Ferretti Group, CRN diversified their production with the introduction of composite materials, which allowed them to produce up to 15 superyachts annually and expand their production space.

In 2010, CRN achieved a remarkable feat when they launched the 236-foot (72-meter) Azteca, breaking their own records. They repeated this success in 2013 with the launch of the 262-foot (80-meter) Chopi Chopi, still the largest CRN-built superyacht to date. The yard’s numerous accomplishments, coupled with their highly sought-after launches, have earned CRN an illustrious reputation in the charter and sales market. Seeking to adhere to their owners’ every specification, CRN sees it as their duty to honor these requests, collaborating with elite designers each time they forge a new construction. At CRN, the motto “Made by You with Our own hands” drives them to interpret their clients’ wishes and bring them to life as one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Popular throughout the industry for their inventive designs, technological innovation, and trademark style and flair, CRN-built yachts continue to captivate audiences all over the world.

Shipyard Specialty

Out of the 2000-2010 period, during which CRN saw a shift in their production model with the introduction of semi-custom composite and steel range, the Italian shipyard CRN has always been a master in constructing full-custom superyachts. CRN Ancona focuses their luxury yacht building projects from 49m to 80m, making use of steel and aluminium construction. The high-end branch of the Ferretti Group delivers 3 and 4 decks full-displacement superyachts. Each fully custom-made CRN-built superyacht is unique, since every unit has been externally and internally designed by various renowned architects within the yachting industry. CRN's clients have full control over their project building process, from the initial sketches to final delivery.

Notable deliveries and models

In the early 2000s, driven by the Ferretti Group, CRN commenced the production of semi-custom composite and steel models. From that period, they introduced four models: CRN 128 and CRN 43, constructed with grp, and the steel-hulled CRN 54 and CRN 60. Notable yachts from these models include 5G, Hana, Maraya, and Ramble On Rose.

On the full-custom production front, CRN experienced a productive period starting from 2010, during which they delivered a remarkable total of 15 superyachts to their respective owners. Among these, the largest CRN-built yacht to date is the 80m Chopi Chopi, delivered in 2013. Noteworthy examples in terms of volume include Arbema (formerly Azteca), Lady Jorgia (formerly Cloud 9), and Mimtee. As for the most celebrated CRN-designed yachts delivered in recent years, the 55m Atalante, 58m Odyssey (previously known as J'Ade), and 62m Voice received extensive coverage in the yachting press and garnered recognition within the industry.

As of 2022, CRN has launched two superyachts: the 62m Rio and the 52m Ciao, both designed by the Dutch design studio Omega Architects.

Design collaborations on models and projects

Regarding the selection of architects and designers for full-custom yachts, it is typically the clients themselves who make the choices. However, CRN has collaborated with renowned designers throughout their superyacht projects.

The Italian design studio Zuccon International has contributed to both the semi-custom composite and steel range, as well as the full-custom yachts Chopi Chopi, Cloud 9, J'Ade, and Latona. Studio Scanu has worked on the design of CRN yachts Katherine and Aqua Mare. Other Italian designers, including Nuvolari Lenard, Francesco Paszkowski, and Andrea Vallicelli, have been involved in various new yacht projects for CRN. Additionally, the Dutch design firm Omega Architects, known for their work on Yalla, has also partnered with CRN for the newly developed yacht projects Rio and Ciao. The renowned design office Nuvolari Lenard has notably been responsible for the exterior design of three significant CRN superyachts, namely Azteca, Atlante, and most recently, the 62m Voice.

Currently, the CRN shipyard is constructing the 67m Project Maranello, scheduled for delivery in 2025. This project has been designed by Nuvolari Lenard, encompassing both the exterior and interior styles.

CRN is a member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association).


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