The second-largest megayacht in CRN’s history is in development. The shipyard has signed a letter of intent to build a 252’6” (77-meter) project for a Middle East client. The yacht will also be used in that region.
The largest CRN to date is the 262’5” (80-meter) Chopi Chopi. She was just delivered last year. The new project will outrank Azteca, which was initially known as Clarena II and delivered in 2011. The new yacht is larger by about 23 feet (7 meters).
To be clear, CRN still builds mid-range megayachts starting at about 131 feet (40 meters). However, a few years ago, it set its sights on the upper end of the megayacht spectrum, too. Lamberto Tacoli, chairman and CEO of CRN, says this new 77-meter megayacht is “ambitious” and “a new challenge in such a strategic market as that of the Middle East.”
Scarce details are available about the 77-meter, other than that she’ll have a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, tradition for CRN builds. Styling and naval architecture are from Studio Zuccon International Project and CRN Engineering. Laura Sessa is handling interior design.