The 74m motoryacht, the biggest project built by CRN to date, touched the water on January 21 in Ancona, Italy.

Italian superyacht builder CRN has launched Cloud 9, the 74m motoryacht is CRN’s biggest project built to date. The vessel touched the water on January 21 in Ancona.

Cloud 9 boasts a beam of 13.5m and five expansive decks plus a sub deck. The yacht accommodates up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, VIP suite and six guest cabins, in addition to 22 crew members in 13 cabins plus berths for four staff in two cabins.

The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Biggest CRN project to date

The technical aspects of the project were developed by the CRN engineering team working in partnership with exterior designers Zuccon International Project, while Winch Design was appointed to create the exterior guest areas, livery, interior decoration and owner’s supply. The project represents over 1,000sq m of design elements across all decks.

“We are really thrilled to have been involved in the construction of this extraordinary yacht, which was a new and exciting challenge for CRN,” says Alberto Galassi, CRN’s chairman and CEO of the Ferretti Group.

“This incredible 74m vessel will reinforce CRN’s expertise and varied range in working with a completely new concept to fulfil an owner’s vision. The result is a cutting-edge yacht that perfectly combines state-of-the-art technology, astonishing design and the best CRN features.”

Burgess Technical Services were appointed owner’s representatives on Cloud 9 and have played a key role from the early stages, beginning with developing and agreeing the technical specification with the owner and CRN, and extending through the build to responsibility for technical review and acceptance, project management, on-site supervision and coordination of consultants (paint, interior installation, AVIT).

According to Ed Beckett, Naval Architect with Burgess Technical Services, the benchmark for quality has been set high on Cloud 9. “Not only in terms of immediate appearance to her owners and guests, but also from the perspective of seakeeping and comfort, the arrangement of engineering systems, the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail throughout whether visible or invisible.”

The design vision of Cloud 9 aimed for an optimised balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort along with a free flowing layout for a relaxed indoor-outdoor living environment.

“The clients’ knowledge, along with that of Captain Colin Boyle’s, has been exceptional throughout the design process,” comments Andrew Winch.

“Burgess brought a wealth of technological capability and understanding, resulting in a yacht that is not only beautifully designed, but also exceptionally well built for purpose.”

Cloud 9’s clean lines are enhanced by subtle superstructural design details and the elegant aesthetics of all her guest areas, resulting in a superyacht of world-class calibre.

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Zuccon,” says Winch. “I have always admired Zuccon’s exterior designs and to partner with him and CRN for this project has been very exciting.

“We have previously designed a 60m motoryacht for these clients with whom I have a very close friendship, which makes this project particularly enjoyable. It is a pleasure to work with them again and I am appreciative of their trust and confidence,” Winch concludes.

Commissioned by an experienced superyacht owner, the vessel will be delivered in April 2017.