When we hear of a private ceremony, we imagine an intimate affair, with a small number of people. While it was still quite private, the launch of the code-named CRN 135 took place with more than 1,000 invited guests. They ranged from the owner’s family to the various craftspeople who have shaped the megayacht over the past few years.
CRN 135, which at 259 feet (79 meters) is the shipyard’s second-largest superyacht, rolled out of her shed to the launch platform just a few weeks ago. She made her way into the water on March 16. Rising five decks and exceeding 1,000 gross tons, the megayacht is the result of numerous teams of contributors. For example, the in-house engineering department collaborated with Zuccon International Project for naval architecture and styling. Furthermore, CRN’s naval engineers added features pioneered by the yard’s previous builds. However, the shipyard hasn’t specified what those features are. Regardless, from welders to pipe fitters and more, CRN 135 required about 200 craftspeople to construct to this point.
Bearing a beam of 44 feet (13.5 meters), CRN 135 will cruise with an owner’s party of 12 and a crew of 39. While details about the decor remain confidential, Laura Sessa designed the various spaces. These include five VIP guest suites as well as the the owner’s suite. Overall, many details about CRN 135 have remained confidential since CRN announced the megayacht in early 2014.
However, perhaps a hint comes from Alberto Galassi, chairman and CEO of CRN. At the launch ceremony, he said, “Giò Ponti used to say that the interior decor of a ship spoke volumes about the standards of the civilization that offered its hospitality on that ship.” He went on to add, “M/Y 135 is a wandering work of nautical art that will be a worldwide flagship for the dazzling mastery that only Italy at its best can create.”
CRN Yachts crn-yacht.com
Zuccon International Project zucconinternationalproject.com
Laura Sessa laurasessa.com