While the process involves steel and aluminum, it also involves carefully orchestrated passion—yours and ours.
Since its founding in 1963 in Ancona, Italy, CRN has been strongly owner-oriented, designing and building fully custom yachts of peerless beauty and highest quality up to 95 meters. Each one-off yacht is made to measure. An in-house team of project managers, engineers, project architects, technicians, and craftspeople provide clients passionate support. This ensures the genesis of a yacht transforms into a stirring journey.
The voyage begins with a blank sheet of paper. Carefully listening, the team learns how clients wish to experience their pleasure boat, leading to an initial general arrangement plan. This forms the springboard for the next stage: refining the project in ever-greater detail, inch by inch. This can last from a few months to over a year. By then, all the elements are in perfect harmony: the layout, the hull, the bow and stern, the length, beam and draft, the performance, and the features of each deck, like the layout that has been custom designed according the owner wishes and vision
With the yacht’s unique personality traits pinned down, the team embarks on the detailed design. The Technical Office engineers take on the structural side, electrical systems, and utilities. The project architects and the Interiors & Design office, meanwhile, imagine the interior spaces. Together, they map out the volumes in each setting, so the owners’ creativity comes fully into play. The design process continues at a finer level, too. They produce renderings with the subtlest details along with mood boards for clients to experience patterns and textures.
From the styles to the colors and the materials to the finishes, everything can be personalized. The owners now have a pivotal contribution to make. With their discerning eyes, they choose the mood. Accordingly, the Project Architect suggests the most aesthetically fitting solutions and selects the best suppliers, favoring Italian master artisans.
At this point, the design is now ready to meet reality, as the production work is planned out to perfection. The yacht’s unmistakable shapes begin to emerge once hull construction completes. Now the artisans’ expert hands get to work on the carpentry, the fitting out, and the systems and installations. Proudly, CRN has an in-house carpentry with over 110 years of history. These master craftspeople are a specialized all-Italian resource, and their contribution brings a superlative level of customization.
The production stages proceed in parallel through a process of perfect symbiosis, like instruments in a symphony orchestra building to a crescendo.
The final leg of this riveting voyage is the launch and testing stages. In the months after her christening, the yacht undergoes a battery of tests to verify that every detail meets the exacting standards of excellence that have always been CRN’s hallmark. Simultaneously, the free-standing furnishings come onboard, for a crowning touch of warmth fully bringing out the personality of each space.
The journey that began with an idea and a blank sheet is now complete. The clients have completed the metamorphosis from being simply the owners to becoming the true authors of their opus.
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