CRN, the large superyacht branch of the Ferretti Group, has presented its new 86m Explorer Yacht project to the market. The new concept, which was penned by the recently renamed and London-based Harrison Eidsgaard (formerly Eidsgaard Design), has been conceived for an experienced owner with a penchant for lengthy globe-trotting voyages with his family to remote locations.

“We have developed an explorer yacht capable of ensuring great functionality and ease of use while also boasting stylish exterior lines and spacious areas in direct contact with the sea, so as to meet the future owners’ passion and love,” explained the Harrison Eidsgaard team. “Unprecedented, state-of-the-art solutions like the ones found on board this yacht are the result of the long-standing experience and expertise of a historical shipyard like CRN.”

The desire to explore on this vessel has been in part expressed by the intelligent use of spaces on board to house the entire spectrum of tenders and toys necessary to explore the land, water and what’s below, whether that be by using a tender, jet ski, Seabob or submarine. Fitting all the toys necessary on board into an aesthetically pleasing exterior and space efficient interior proved to be a challenging for the Eidsgaard team. In order to house and deploy tenders and toys in an efficient but unobtrusive manner, a davit, capable of hauling up to 50 tons, has been placed forward. The design ensures that while the crew are loading and unloading, the guests are not made to watch.

Additionally, all guest areas have been designed in such a way that contact with the ocean is not limited by your being indoors, indeed the guests’ connection to the ocean was taken as the designs foundational principal. Key to this foundational principle is the extensive use of glass on board.

“Versatility, functionality, and elegance are the core features of our shipyard’s timeless yachts. Our close cooperation with leading international designers like Harrison Eidsgaard allows us to propose explorer yachts,” commented Stefano De Vivo, chief commercial officer at CRN. “With Harrison Eisdgaard, we now want to go back to those values that have led us to be what we are today. We are really excited about this new cooperation, which has resulted in a very original concept.”