With M/Y “Conero” and M/Y “SuperConero” the future of CRN has historic roots

The new 40 and 44 metre megayacht projects of the shipyard, made of steel and aluminum, are inspired by successful traditional lines and models

Ancona, 23rd October 2013 – CRN, shipyard of the Ferretti Group, specializing in the construction and sale of fully-customized and semi-customized megayachts, made of steel, aluminum and composite material ranging from 40 to 90 metres, launched a preview of some of its new megayacht projects at the recent Monaco Yacht Show.

These ships, whose names recall the great tradition of the shipyard, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, “are destined to represent the new ‘entry level’ offered by CRN and are devoted to a passionate and knowledgeable clientele that appreciates the characteristics of detailed design and the many amenities, some of which are usually only available on bigger megayachts”, explained Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN.


The name of this project comes from CRN’s famous “Conero line” of the 70s. A displacement megayacht with bulb, made of steel and aluminum, 40 metres in length and a beam width of 8.40 metres, within 500 GRT, whose project design was developed by CRN Engineering and designed by Studio Zuccon International Project.

The project includes the most important features that identify the CRN megayachts worldwide:  a transatlantic range, designed and manufactured to the high standards that are recognized worldwide by the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), large internal volumes and a balcony in the Owner's suite.  The Conero strongly features the use of glass, in large windows that improve the quality of life on board and guarantee constant direct contact with the sea.


The name refers to the “Super Conero line” of the 70s:  it is a displacement megayacht with bulb, made of steel and aluminum, 44 metres long and 8.60 wide, within 500 GRT, designed by Studio Zuccon International Project and whose project design was developed by CRN Engineering.

It gathers all the most important features developed by CRN, such as the balcony that can be enjoyed while sailing, the open terrace overlooking the sea, which can be enjoyed when moored offshore, the beach club at the stern and, on the latest designed flagship, the tender bay (a floodable garage, introduced for the first time on board the 60 metre “J’ade”), which creates a combined and open area with the beach club:  the garage can hold a tender with a capacity of 10 people.

The transatlantic range, the project design and the manufacturing, to the highest standards acknowledged worldwide in the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), the large internal volumes and the predominant use of glass forming large full length windows to improve the quality of life on board and the constant visual contact with the sea, make the “Super Conero” project, a unique vessel which will be longed for by Owners.

The historic “SuperConero” line:  a dive into the past

The history of CRN started back in 1963, when Sanzio Nicolini began to manufacture boats in Ancona, in an old warehouse.  The manufactured hulls were made of steel, a material that was not commonly used at the time since wood was preferred.

The use of steel, so unusual at the time was to last: indeed all the boats produced by CRN up to 2004 were solely made of this material.  Soon the shipyard placed itself at the high-end of the market, with highly esteemed owners, establishing a solid reputation within a short time.

At the end of the 70s, the sizes of the CRN vessels were already between 15 and 20 metres, and it was during this period that the shipyard manufactured the first “series”of 23 metre hulls called Super Conero, made of steel and with a very distinctive design.


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.