“They can give quite the party!” So says Dan Lenard, one of the principals of Nuvolari-Lenard, about the space at the disposal of the owners of the 72-meter (236-foot) superyacht Azteca. Indeed, everything about this new CRN, which Nuvolari-Lenard designed, is voluminous.
And it’s not just true in the owner’s and guests’ spaces. Take a good look at the galley image here. When I tell you that the handful of other journalists who toured the yacht with me gasped upon entering the room, I’m not exaggerating. It’s easily the size of the master suite aboard some 50-meter (164-foot) yachts. The original owner (the yacht was commissioned to be Clarena II but sold during construction) believed it was key to have an ample galley because he personally liked to cook alongside his chef. The client who purchased the yacht fell in love with the arrangement, according to CRN, and felt it was ideal for frequent entertaining. Besides having enough marble-topped counterspace to roll out plenty of pastries, there are deep window sills, perfect for setting up small herb gardens. Equally important, the pantry (not visible) is so long and large that the stews will have plenty of space to stage platters and enter and exit the dining room without getting in each other’s way.
Azteca even has even a second full galley on the bridge deck. It’s tucked forward of the bar in the bridge-deck saloon and a vision in stainless steel. Again, because the owner likes to have parties, he wanted—and needed—more than the typical megayacht pantry up here. It comes in handy, given the large seating area in the bridge-deck saloon and alfresco seating and relaxing spaces.
As much as the owner devoted so much space to the crew’s needs, he also took care of his friends and family. Four of the five guest staterooms accompany the master suite on Azteca’s main deck, to keep everyone together as much as possible. The fifth guest cabin is a VIP forward on the bridge deck. Regardless, are all beautifully outfitted in mahogany, rosewood, and soft creams and beiges. In keeping with previous CRN launches, the master suite contains a fold-down balcony, a nice spot to enjoy breakfast or simply the view at anchor. The master also contains a private massage room.
There’s plenty aboard Azteca to indulge the senses. The slideshow here showcases more of the spaces of the current queen of CRN’s fleet (though she won’t be for long, as an 80-meter, or 262-footer, is under construction).