CRN celebrated the launch of the largest yacht built in its 50 year history on Saturday in Ancona, Turkey, with the launch of CRN 129 Chopi Chopi.

A crowd of 3,000 people, including Ancona locals and the entire management of the Ferretti Group, witnessed the unveiling of the completed 80m steel and aluminium yacht, valued at over 80 million Euros.

It is a fitting way for CRN to mark the start of 2013, the brand’s fiftieth anniversary year. Chopi Chopi is the 129th vessel CRN has built and is the largest, with 72m Azteca, the previous record holder launched in 2009.

“Today’s launch should make proud not only our Company and its employees, but the whole Italian boating sector and the Italian Industry,” said Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN, who was in attendance alongside Chairman of the Ferretti Group and the Weichai Group, Tan Xuguang, and the Ferretti Group’s CEO, Ferruccio Rossi.

“We have never failed at proving our commitment and passion, and the launch of the Chopi Chopi will certainly represent a milestone in hour history, but will by no means be an endpoint in our development.

"Several important events are expecting us over the next few months, including our fiftieth anniversary, two more launches (of a 60-metre and a 43-metre yacht), and - above all - the Monaco Boat Show in September, where we will present Chopi Chopi together with the 60-metre J'Ade. Because of all this, we are extremely proud and very optimistic about the future,” he concluded.

80m steel and aluminium yacht, Chopi Chopi, launched in Ancona on 12 January

The gargantuan motoryacht was built entirely at Ancona Shipyard taking approximately 660 thousand working hours. Exemplary of Italian craftsmanship, both her exterior lines and interior layout, plus interior design were by Italian companies, acting as an ideal brand ambassador for the country's capacity in the superyacht sphere, said her builders. Italian architectural firm, Studio Zuccon International Project completed her exterior and interior layout whilst interior design and furnishings is by Studio Laura Sessa.

Chopi Chopi stays at Ancona before embarking on sea trials over subsequent months to complete onboard fitting-out operations. Final delivery to the Owner is scheduled for May; her maiden cruise will be in the Adriatic sea.

Interesting aspects of the five decked Chopi Chopi, include her huge aft beach club. At over 100 square metres wide it converts into a large swimming platform at the water level.

Chopi Chopi's next public appearance will be Monaco Yacht Show 2013

Huge windows ensure ‘incredible brightness in all interiors and a constant eye-contact with the sea’. Fitness area and a spa with a sauna, a Turkish bath and a massage area are in line with the Owner's specific request to make life comfortable and welcoming for guests. The Owner also has an exclusive 'nest' on a private deck complete with its own heli pad.

She hosts 23 crew members and ten crew, while up to 12 guests can be accommodated in five (double and twin) cabins and one master stateroom.

Chopi Chopi is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B-C engines that push her to a cruising speed of 15 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots. The cruising range at a speed of 12 knots is 6,000 nautical miles.

Related Links

CRN Profile | CRN Website
Studio Zuccon International Project Website

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