Quite a splash for CRN’s 'Clarena II'…

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Quite a splash for CRN’s 'Clarena II'…

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The Ancona yard's biggest-ever project by quite a margin, Hull No124 slipped into the water this evening.


The launching ceremony was hosted by Lamberto Tacoli, CRN chairman, Norberto Ferretti, chairman of the yard’s Ferretti Group parent and the recently appointed Ferretti Group CEO Salvatore Basile. Many Italian dignitaries attended, as did all those that from the city of Ancona that were interested. The guest of honour was Argentinian singer Lola Ponce, who entertained at the end of exciting gala evening.
The 72m (236ft) vessel’s styling comes from Venice-based Nuvolari-Lenard studio, which has really been on fire over the past few year, not only working with CRN, but also with the likes of Palmer Johnson and Oceanco, to name but two of the other superyacht biggies. CRN first worked with Carlo Nuvolari-Duodo and Dan Lenard on Magnifica, the successful 43m (141ft) steel/aluminium motoryacht that launched back in ’01, and subsequently on CRN’s first Clarena, a similar 43m (141ft) that delivered in ‘03.
Beyond a 6,000 nautical mile range this quad-deck grey-hulled beauty sports a massive 100 square-metre (1,076 square-feet) beach club terrace and two massive quarter garages for a host of toys and tenders. The owners’ suite includes a balcony.
She caters for up to 12 guests with a crew of 28.
Thus far the biggest CRN launch to date was the 65.30m (214ft) Awal II, which originally launched in ’90, although she returned to the yard for a refit that included increasing her length to 68m (223ft) during ‘98/99. The there was the 61.30m (201ft) New Sunrise that launched in 2000 and the 61.20 (201ft) Il Vagabondo (now-Il Vagabondo Again) that handed over in ‘86. More recently, there have been a few 59m (194ft) and 60m (197ft) projects launched...
However, the Ancona yard also happens to have an 80m (262ft) on its order book for delivery in 2011.
For more, www.crn-yacht.com

© Phil Draper