August is prime summer cruising time in the Med. The timing couldn’t be better for the owner of CRN 135, who can now enjoy his maiden voyage aboard. It comes about five months after he saw her slip into the water for the first time.
In fact, CRN 135, measuring 259 feet (79 meters), wowed more than 1,000 people during her launch ceremony, in mid-March. Between her five-deck stance and her length, she marked a major achievement for the Italian shipyard. In fact, she is the second-largest delivery in its history. Chopi Chopi, measuring 262 feet (80 meters), holds the distinction of being the biggest. To put CRN 135 into further perspective, the shipyard announced her in 2014.
While the megayacht will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, the yard is still keeping a lot of details about her quiet at this point. It does say, however, that the owner was “selective” and “determined.” To get the bow flare he wanted, as well as the striking curves along her superstructure, he closely collaborated with Zuccon International Project. To ensure the 44-foot-wide (13.5-meter-wide) beam makes him and his guests feel at home on the water, meanwhile, he turned to Laura Sessa.
The owner’s family had input, too, for the interior. A CRN project manager tells Wallpaper magazine that each of the five VIP staterooms has its own color scheme, according to different family members’ tastes. Overall, throughout CRN 135, a good amount of teak, plus white wood and oak, creates a welcoming environment.
Now that the megayacht is in her owner’s hands, the shipyard continues work on four additional fully custom projects. One, CRN 137, should see delivery before the end of the year. LOA: 203 feet (62 meters), with styling by Nuvolari-Lenard.
CRN Yachts crn-yacht.com
Zuccon International Project zucconinternationalproject.com
Laura Sessa laurasessa.com