Having been under construction for over a year, Italian shipyard CRN has revealed further details on its new fully-custom superyacht currently under construction for a European owner, which is scheduled to be launched next winter. Now with three yachts under construction, including Superconero, the CRN and Feretti Group CCO, Stefano De Vivo, talks to SuperyachtNews about the future of the shipyard and what can be expected in the next five years.
At 50m, the new project has been designed and engineered by the CRN engineering department in cooperation with Italian design studio Zuccon International Project, which was responsible for the exterior profile along and the interiors, alongside CRN’s in-house interiors and design department.
Aesthetically speaking, the yacht is unique in its profile in comparison to recently delivered projects of a similar size, such as 55m motoryacht Atlante. But there is something intrinsically familiar about the new construction due to a number of design cues that are ingrained in the shipyard’s style, including the rectangular windows and larger deck window, like those on motoryacht Yalla, for example.
“Now, 70 per cent of the construction is complete,” says CCO Stefano De Vivo. “Going into detail, the furniture is set up and assembly, as well as the fairing process, is taking place at the moment.” Further still, the yacht’s teak floors have been levelled and plans are almost complete.
Despite not delivering a yacht in 2016, in 2017 CRN delivered its second-largest yacht by length, motoryacht Cloud 9. From looking at the shipyard’s order book, numbers are on the climb, with two deliveries scheduled in 2018 (including Superconero) and one yachts scheduled for delivery in 2019.
“At CRN we are obtaining a steady growth, and we have expanded the range of naval platforms and design alternatives,” says De Vivo. “In the next five years, an investment of €20 million will be made for the modernisation of new infrastructure, both on the ground and at sea. In particular, there are three new sheds currently under construction at the facility.”