CRN Oceansport

by CRN Shipyard with Omega Architects

More than 50 years have passed since Italian shipyard CRN began building yachts, and CRN remains one of the world’s leading manufacturers of 40-plus-metre mega yachts today. This is due not just to the outstanding technical quality of the builds, but also the yard’s capacity for constant innovation in the creation of new design solutions. CRN is highly specialised in the construction of steel and aluminium pleasure vessels in the 50-90-metre market segment, and recently presented more new projects confirming this drive towards innovation, flawlessly representing the versatility it has to offer clients. In July this year, the Italian shipyard unveiled three new designs in its new Oceansport range, which was created in close collaboration with well established international firm Omega Architects, run by designer Frank Laupman. On this collaboration and its results, Lamberto Tacoli, Chair and CEO of CRN, expressed his satisfaction – with a dash of strategy: “We are very proud of these new designs. Our collaboration with Omega Architects and Frank Laupman continues to bear fruit, and once again demonstrates that CRN is constantly looking for improvement when it comes to both aesthetics and performance. Our initiatives are always ambitious and we love taking on new challenges so that we can go beyond the known and the conventional. With these three new designs, CRN once again shows its eclectic, flexible approach. This new collaboration allows us to further expand our already extensive offering, demonstrating the shipyard’s capacity to meet the most varied requirements of owners from all over the world.” To give one example, this was exactly what happened in the case of Yalla, a 73-metre mega yacht created in collaboration with Omega Architects, which was the first yacht to be built by CRN on a naval platform with a width of 13 metres, and is one of the stars of the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. For his part, Frank Laupman, Chair and Founder of Omega Architects, says: “Our relationship with CRN is based on close ties. We have worked with this prestigious shipyard before, participating in a variety of projects. Yalla was the first yacht to be developed with us from the very beginning. Yalla’s huge success has given us an additional boost so that we can go even further. The new ‘Oceansport’ series is a unique, exclusive project, based on tried and tested existing CRN platforms, with the aim of offering fully custom mega yachts in which a sporty vocation is combined with comfort and style. These vessels were designed for navigation in complete relaxation and safety, exploring even shallow seas and anchoring near the shore.” Omega Architects’ contribution to the design of the Oceansport range consisted of not only devising the concept design but also producing the exterior design and interior layout, while the CRN Engineering Department worked intensively to develop and optimise both the naval architecture and the naval engineering. As is traditional for the shipyard, the build is all-metal with high tensile steel for the hull and light aluminium alloy for the superstructure. In technical terms, the mega yachts in the CRN Oceansport range are fully custom pleasure vessels based on the Italian shipyard’s highly reliable naval platforms. Thanks to the Dutch designers, from an aesthetic standpoint they share a single concept look intended to become a new icon in the most prestigious, exclusive sector of international luxury yachting. In addition to the near-vertical prow, the solid look and the sporty appearance of the mega yachts in the Oceansport range stand out for other characteristics, such as the low profile with extended lines and imposing yet flowing forms that, together with the large, continuous windows on both the main deck and the upper deck, give Oceansport vessels a captivating look of elegant dynamism. Certain aesthetic solutions have also been specially designed for the Oceansport range of mega yachts, such as the integrated visual continuity between the hull and the superstructure, achieved with a harmonious structural element with a sloping arch profile that runs from the aft swimming platform to the side of the ship on the main deck. Needless to say, the new vessel concept includes all the special features that identify CRN yachts, with a great deal of attention paid to the beach club area with its wellness and fitness space. The latter offers a sauna, a gym, a swimming pool area and a sunbathing area, not to mention the prestigious private balcony. The ultra panoramic observation sky lounge is one of CRN’s real trademarks, just like the floor to ceiling windows, which let in abundant natural light throughout the vessel and offer guests a generous, unbroken panoramic view. Each model in CRN’s new range is expressly designed to offer maximum comfort and complete privacy, not only in the social areas but most importantly in the private spaces. The new Oceansport range currently consists of three designs in different sizes, strategically planned and developed to achieve advantageous positioning in three different major segments of the international market: the CRN Oceansport 52 has a length of 52 metres or 170 feet and is based on CRN’s naval platform with a width of 10 metres, while the CRN Oceansport 61 has a length of 61 metres or 200 feet and is based on CRN’s naval platform with a width of 11 metres, and finally the CRN Oceansport 75 has a length of 75 metres or 245 feet and is based on CRN’s naval platform with a width of 13 metres. At the client’s request, all three models can be equipped with a touch and go helipad on the fore deck, while the standard layout offers a tender garage with double side openings located in the forward sections of the main deck. All three models also have a general layout distributed across four decks, although of course with some differences in the maximum number of guests, staff and crew. The CRN Oceansport 52 can accommodate a crew of up to 10, with a layout arranged for 12 guests, featuring the owner’s suite on the upper deck to aft and four guest staterooms on the lower deck amidships. Meanwhile the CRN Oceansport 61 can accommodate a crew of up to 14, with a layout arranged for 12 guests, featuring the owner’s suite forward on the main deck and the VIP stateroom and four guest staterooms all located amidships on the lower deck. It’s a different matter for the current flagship of the new range, the CRN Oceansport 75, which is designed for up to 22 crew and 12 guests. The Italian shipyard offers this model with two alternative layouts for the lower deck. The first of these has five double guest cabins and a VIP cabin, while the second features four guest cabins, each with a private bathroom. One of these guest cabins is a double, one is a twin that can be converted into a double, and two are VIP cabins with lounge areas. Further forward, there is a large crew area. On the main deck, the yacht has a large aft wheelhouse with sliding doors that lead to the salon and the dining area. Past this area lies the large galley followed by the owner’s suite, which on this Oceansport flagship has a lounge area and a very versatile space that can be used as an office, a breakfast room or his and hers bathrooms and dressing rooms. This area also has a private space in the form of a terrace that can be enjoyed in complete privacy.There are also two layout options available for the upper deck, both of which are very panoramic and well protected from the wind. In the first layout, which includes the captain’s cabin with an office and a crew cabin with foldout beds, the aft section is for guest use only and the panoramic salon is connected via full-height sliding doors to the huge wheelhouse. In the second layout, the upper deck has a second owner’s suite to aft (the first is located on the main deck) with a private bathroom. The fully custom Oceansport yachts are planned and designed with the greatest respect for proportion, and will be customised in accordance with the owner’s requests to make this mega yacht truly unique and exclusive.

Flaviano Perelli

CRN Oceansport technical specifications

ShipyardCRN S.p.A.
ModelCRN 52 m
Material: Hull / Superstructure Steel / Aluminium
TypeDisplacement hull, vertical bow
LOA52.0 m
Beam10.00 m
Depth to main deck5.30 m
Draft full load 2.90 m
Draft full load under propeller2.90 m
Displacement full load 635 ton
Gross tonnage > 500 GT
GuestN° 12 (1 Owner suite + 5 Vip cabins)
CrewN° 10 Fuel tank 70’000 litres
Fresh water tank 16’000 litres
Engines2 x Caterpillar C32 1081 kW @ 2300 rpm
Main generators 2 x 125 Ekw @ 50 Hz
Max speed (half load)15.0 knots
Cruising speed 14.0 knots
Range at 11 knots3’800 nm
Naval architectureCRN ENGINEERING
Exterior design OMEGA ARCHITECTS
Classification Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
LR ✠ 100 – A1 – SSC - “Y”, MONO, G6, ✠ LMC
MCA LY3 compliance
Stabilization at anchor 2 x Zero speed fins stabilizers
Shipyard CRN S.p.A.
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