In a spectacular but delicate procedure, Ancona-based CRN (part of the Ferretti Group) has moved hull #135 between construction sheds. Weighing more than 1,000 tons, the superyacht was carefully manoeuvred 800m over a span of two hours from one hangar into another for finishing and delivery later this year.
Designed by CRN’s in-house technical department in cooperation with Studio Zuccon International Project for the exterior styling and Studio Laura Sessa for the interior design, the 79m yacht with a beam of 13.5m is CRN's second largest project to date after 80m Chopi Chopi was launched in 2013.
For the 2015 financial year, the Ferretti Group reported a production value of €410 million, which was 23% up on 2014 and also higher than the €403 million forecast at the beginning of the year. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation) was also positive for the first time in four years at €7 million. Figures for 2016 have yet to be released, but production values were expected to exceed €550 million euros, with EBITDA at €50 million euros and the Group in profit.
In addition to #135, three more superyachts are currently under construction at CRN: 62m #137 (Nuvolari Lenard), a 50m Superconero, and 74m M/Y Cloud 9 (Andrew Winch Design), which is due to launch on January 21.