CRN’s M/Y J’ade wins the World Yacht trophy


The 60 metre megayacht praised for its innovative design and its “Tender Bay”

Ancona, 17th September 2013 – Once again a prestigious acknowledgement for CRN, Shipyard of the Ferretti Group specialising in the construction and marketing of fully-customized displacement mega yachts, made of steel and aluminium, ranging from 40 to 90 metres.

CRN's 60 metre megayacht J’ade has indeed been awarded the “World Yacht Trophy 2013”, an initiative organised by the French editorial group Luxmedia Group to award the best yachts exhibited by the leading shipyards from all over the world, in the “Over 50 meter – Most Innovative Trophy”. The ceremony was held last Saturday in Cannes, at the margins of the International Boat Show, during a gala event.

“This prestigious prize” – declares Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN – “ is to be shared with the Owner, who believed in this ambuitious project, with the designers of Studio Zuccon International Project and, above all, with all the CRN employees, who built it with great skill and professionalism”.

The experts of the international jury recognized the innovative contents of J’ade and above all its garage, which for the first time onboard a CRN megayacht, is floodable and allows the tender (a 27foot Riva Iseo) to enter inside without using a crane.

The side hatch of the garage is operated hydraulically and the internal basin fills with water to allow the tender to go in and out easily: the border of the basin has protections to avoid damage and it also has underwater lights to create a dramatic effect in what, without a tender, becomes a pleasant on-board swimming pool. The tender bay requires very little time to empty, in fact the 18,000 litres of water which it can hold can be emptied in just three minutes. The project was studied and designed such as to create a combined area with the beach club, forming a single open lounge area, a very elegant and refined space with close contact to the sea. An integrated beach club which can be enjoyed by the Owner’s family and friends who can quickly make use of a tender to have a swim closer to the beach.

J’ade will be presented for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show, which opens at Monaco on Wednesday 25th September.

CRN J’ade

Hull number 125 of the Shipyard, J’ade, made of steel and aluminium, has an overall length of 60 metres and a 10.20 metre beam. The megayacht has four decks and a sub lower deck, which comfortably accommodates 10 guests – in four cabins and the Owner’s suite – and 13 crew members. The megayacht, which has a sharp and streamlined external profile, has a strong and distinguishing identity, thanks to the special full length windows from which a panoramic view can be enjoyed from the upper saloon. Also in the Owner’s suite, it is possible to stay in contact with the sea from the balcony, an outdoor space which can also be enjoyed while sailing and which has become a CRN Owner’s must-have.

The latest innovation of the Shipyard, designed for this beautiful vessel, is the beach club, where the stern hatch transforms into a large beach by the sea integrated with an innovative tender bay. The internal layout was designed by Studio Zuccon International Project in collaboration with the CRN Engineering, while Studio Zuccon worked together with the CRN interior design office, in close collaboration with the Owner.

CRN and the Ferretti Group

CRN is a brand of the Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and marketing of luxury motor yachts, has an unparalleled portfolio of eight exclusive and prestigious brands, each with its own distinctive and unique features including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. Established in 1968 by Norberto Ferretti and led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and by the Chief Executive Officer Ferruccio Rossi, the Group operates a series of state-of-the-art production centers in Italy and in the United States, which integrate industrial production efficiencies with unsurpassed attention to detail, typical of the artisan tradition of Italian craftsmanship. The Group is present in the United States through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Sales Centers specializing in the distribution and sales of the Group’s brands throughout the North American market, and in Asia, through a representative and promotion office in Shanghai. Moreover, a specialized network of approximately 60 selected dealers grants the Ferretti Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring Clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas throughout the world. The Group has always been at the top of the yachting industry, due to constant product and process innovation and continuous research in innovative technology solutions. The Group’s comprehensive portfolio of yachts include flybridges, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi yachts and mega-yachts that are designed by highly specialized technicians , engineers and designers at the Advanced Yacht Technology & Design research and design center, who continuously develop and combine aesthetic, functional and innovative design solutions. The two teams are constantly developing their internal expertise while working together with internationally renowned yacht designers and naval architects. As a result, Ferretti Group’s motor yachts have always been characterized by high quality, best – in – class safety features, outstanding performance at sea; together with exclusive designs and timeless elegance, which are unparalleled in the boating sector worldwide.