ITALY, Ancona. Between the original 23m Super Conero of the 1970s, which marked CRN’s entry into the large yacht market, and 80m Chopi Chopi that debuted at MYS 2013, there is half a century of CRN history. To celebrate the occasion, the shipyard has announced it is reintroducing the iconic Conero marque (named after the picturesque coastal region around Ancona where CRN is based) with a new line of steel and aluminium motoryachts.
Both the 40m Conero and 44m Super Conero are full-displacement superyachts with bulbous bow, designed by Zuccon International Project and built to RINA/MCA classification with a gross tonnage under 500gt. The early Coneros were built of steel with wood superstructures, but yacht design has developed dramatically since then and the two new models display the many features demanded by modern owners such as transatlantic range, large windows, open terraces and beach clubs. The 44m also has a floodable garage like 60m J’Ade that can accommodate a 10-person tender, and is available with either a traditional flared bow or a straight stem for a more contemporary look.
“A fundamental consideration with any yacht exterior is that it doesn’t date over time, so as a studio we embrace the notion of timeless design,” said Bernardo Zuccon, who now heads up the superyacht division at the firm founded by his father Gianni Zuccon. This impulse can be seen in the classic styling of CRN’s Navetta 43, of which eight units have been launched to date, and is continued in the evergreen styling of the Conero 40 and Super Conero 44 semi-custom series.
Zuccon International Project