The latest CRN ship to take to the water is J’Ade, hull No. 125, with a length overall of 58.20 m. J’Ade’s exterior and interior design are by Studio Zuccon International Project, working with the shipyard’s technical office. From the very first glance, it is clear that the vessel’s design is the result of a careful study of volume.
As with numerous other yachts by CRN, this vessel offers particularly generous spaces – and this is also one of the distinguishing features of all the work of the famed Studio Zuccon International Project. Managing these spaces while maintaining balanced lines requires an expert eye, and the union of shipyard and designer is now so solid that together they successfully resolve even the most complex technical problems in the best way possible. J’Ade is a concrete example of this, as is the 80-metre Chopi Chopi recently launched by the shipyard, featuring solutions that translate into levels of user-friendliness with no ready comparison among other ships of the same size. As the architect Gianni Zuccon likes to say when he meets the press, people are always at the centre of his designs – their space and the level of wellbeing that the interior he creates can offer. This concept is apparent in every section, cabin, and open or covered space on board J’Ade: it’s all about the wellbeing of the people who will sail and cruise for long or short periods on board the yacht. It would be easy to assume that it’s like this on every yacht, but in reality areas and spaces are not enough to ensure wellbeing – numerous elements contribute to this, some complex and others simpler, in a great many combinations. We have been lucky enough to visit Studio Zuccon International Project several times, allowing us to appreciate certain topical aspects of their work over time, even when, as is the case here, they are working on a new design based on a well-established platform. One such aspect is the extensive research effort that the company’s staff carry out every day by analysing designs, photographs and anything else that may be useful as a starting point for a new idea based on experience and, of course, the culture in question. As mentioned above, J’Ade is based on a previously engineered platform, the now-famous 60-metre platform that CRN has successfully used several times on vessels such as Blue Eyes, Darlings Danama and Mimtee, each with its own character and style. Again in this case, the hull is in steel and the superstructure in aluminium, with the superstructure being particularly notable for its highly distinctive, aggressive line that makes J’Ade immediately recognisable. The colours for the hull and the superstructure were also chosen to emphasise the contrast: the hull is a warm grey and the superstructure white. It’s worth noting that the colour chosen for the hull is practically a custom colour, and the Owner therefore wanted the same colour for the tender (we will look at the tender in more detail later on, because again there are many points of particular interest to discuss). J’Ade has a relaxing atmosphere dominated by the sensation of being at sea thanks to the large windows in both the hull and the superstructure, which fill every space with natural light and most importantly allow the water surrounding the ship and its occupants to be kept constantly in view. This characteristic is immediately noticeable, as is the welcoming feeling that is apparent from the moment you step on board. This is the result of the combination of materials and colours, with jade green often appearing in honour of this beautiful yacht’s name. The interior décor was devised by the Owner and CRN’s design and interiors office, partly to ensure the presence of all the specific elements required by the Owner such as the magnificent white baby grand in the main salon – to give just one example – and partly to ensure stylistic consistency throughout the vessel and between the exteriors and the interiors. In the main salon, the combination of natural materials such as leather, unfinished wood, natural fabrics and other woods is particularly noteworthy, all in a colour combination devised to ensure that no excessive contrasts are created. This choice produces a reassuring feel and the soft colours ranging from creamy white to light and dark natural wood, contrasting with the colour of the sea coming in through the large windows, have a definite impact. As mentioned above, the style of the interiors is notable for its consistency, although there are elements of specific styles such as wabi-sabi, one example of which can be found in the main salon.