CRN is the Italian shipbuilder specialising in the design and construction of fully custom aluminium and steel/aluminium superyachts up to 90 metres, working with the owners’ vision.
Founded in 1963 in Ancona, Italy, the shipyard has always created bespoke superyachts of immeasurable breakthrough and peerless beauty. Its cutting-edge solutions set the standard for functional innovation, representing Italian manufacturing at its finest. With sixty years of success behind it, CRN’s is a compelling story of remarkable ideas, inspiring challenges and iconic achievements that have made it the outstanding brand it remains today. Every yacht is unique, first and foremost an individual masterpiece before being part of the CRN fleet: starting from a blank sheet for an exclusive design and consctruction journey experience tailored for the owners.
CRN designs and builds CRN vessels conceived by talented, imaginative owners, creating exclusive works of unmistakable style and features. It’s the idea behind each yacht that makes her as special and distinctive as her owner. Starting from a blank sheet, listening to and shaping the client’s desires, CRN develops innovative concept designs that transform the owner’s vision into a breathtaking pure custom superyacht through a winning blend of passion and expertise, flexibility and creativity, dependability and total commitment.
The bespoke megayacht concept is infused with new meaning, embracing and reflecting the client’s wishes and designs in a genuinely creative process. Every aspect of every yacht is crafted inch by inch, with an immaculate eye for beauty and the sublime, taking care of the subtlest details. The CRN project management group of each CRN yacht works closely with the client’s project management team. CRN assures the owner this freedom of expression, empowering them to become the true author of their own masterpiece.
Each CRN megayacht is the result of elite R&D, cutting-edge technology and masterly construction skill. The outcomes are evident for all, findable in the fine quality and excellent amenity, the optimised efficiency and supreme stylistic effect, all engineered to perfection. Every new project is a challenge to dream up fresh solutions, to anticipate trends, to devise new designs. CRN is a pioneer of a panoply of functional solutions and aesthetic innovations – instant classics that continue to raise the bar throughout the yachting world.
CRN’s many assets include the advanced Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona, Italy. Spanning almost 80,000 sqm (around 33,000 of which indoors), the Ancona construction hub builds pleasure vessels of up to 90 metres in length. This multi-brand facility is the centre of excellence for designing and building metal megayachts and superyachts for CRN, Riva Superyachts Division, Pershing andCUSTOM LINE brands and composite yachts for the rest of CUSTOM LINE range: all icons of craftsmanship, design innovation and advanced technology.
The stretch of water that opens out in front is a unique space and a precious resource, a gateway to the Adriatic Sea, a strategic access door to the rest of Europe, Midlde East and to the Mediterrean Sea, that offers the highest yachting standards, exceptional amenities & services. Ferretti Group Superyacht yard marina is a private tourist marina to full effect. Extending 250 metres along the coast, it provides large berths for fitting out and finishing up to 15 superyachts at once.The yard vaunts a 670-ton travel lift for launching metal and composite pleasure ships of up to 50 metres, which is also used to haul out vessels for testing. The facilities include 9 modern high-tech sheds, all fully heated, air-conditioned and comprehensively equipped. They feature state-of-the-art air-extraction, compressed-air and centralised technical-gas systems, heating and power-generation systems, and 2 overhead cranes for handling and installing materials on board. The sheds can accommodate up to 24 superyachts under construction at the same time.
The CRN fleet currently boasts more than 400 vessels in the water, including military and commercial ships, fishing boats, ferries as well as luxury superyachts and yachts, built together with the historical Mario Morini shipyard, merged in 2002 by CRN, a shipyard with a strong competence in metal naval construction, with outstanding workers, craftsmen and skilled employees.
Creativity, passion, culture, research and uniqueness are the steps that explore the process of creating a pure custom superyacht. Quality is highlighted in every aspect from raw materials to people, from heritage and history to a fine attention to detail, and from consummate craftsmanship, workers and all employees to in-depth know-how. Recognised for its innovative naval architecture and advanced engineering solutions, CRN creates yachts with a vibrant identity and a strong sense of style, with an enviable range of performance.
A global beacon of excellence in Italian shipbuilding, CRN celebrate in 2023 an important anniversary: for sixty years this historic shipbuilder has been creating unique and distinctive projects, perfect synthesis of the superlative bespoke, craftsmanship and excellence in design and building, conceived by their owner’s vision through the expertise of its own hands.