Saramour 61 Metres

by CRN with Francesco Paszkowski Design

Saramour was launched in March by CRN, a shipbuilding icon and part of the Ferretti Group. Her naval architecture was created by the CRN Technical Department with design by Francesco Paszkowski, who devised her exterior and interior lines – the latter in cooperation with CRN Interiors and Design Department – with a serene minimalism that balances the artistic soul of the Owner and his favourite artworks. If the term “designer hotels” is used to describe exclusive hotels, Saramour could be called a “designer yacht”. Beginning with the bright white and natural wood that delineates the external spaces, the handrails of the glass guard rails that become part of the decor, and the succession of spaces and windows of her profile – sleek in spite of the six decks – everything forms a crucial part of the overall ensemble. Francesco Paszkowski’s signature aesthetic quality of cultured minimalism makes for a delicate balance that allows for some extravagances but never goes over the top. On this pleasure ship, much like her smaller 2005 counterpart of the same name, the Owner wanted to enhance her elegance with incredible original works – tangible expressions of his passion for art. The chromatic impact of these exquisite features integrates perfectly with the Canaletto walnut wood and Thala Beige marble interiors, alongside the Bordeaux lacquer of some of the surfaces (generally curved to accentuate their effect), as well as the Persian rugs and the mosaics in some areas. The same applies to the linear, fluid arrangement of space, but with variants in curved lines that offer a pleasing break in the rigour, such as the passageway to the VIP cabins from the lobby, or the passageway from the fitness area to the central staircase on the upper deck, the staircase itself and even the lift. In the Owner’s salon, a sofa enlivens the space with its irregular silhouette, while on the decks this is done by chairs with exteriors inspired by the conical shapes of baskets and wicker weaves, and in the bathrooms it is the round shapes of the basins and tubs by Agape, a great Italian brand that matches the yacht perfectly. It is a coherent aesthetic language that corresponds equally coherently with a concept of performance focused on comfort and pleasant sailing for the yacht’s 10 guests and 14 crew. This is all achieved thanks to two Caterpillar 3512 C-C engines supplying 1,230 kW at 1,800 rpm, allowing a speed of 15 knots, or a cruising speed of 14 knots. The soundproofing system and the special technical and engineering features that have always distinguished the shipyard and the Ferretti Group as a whole also play a crucial role. One example of this is the audio-video entertainment and home automation system for the awnings, lights and air conditioning, created by CRN in collaboration with Videoworks, which is controlled using iPads and iPad minis.With her practical, emotional feel, Saramour reflects the Owner’s personality, every facet of which has been understood by both the shipyard and the architect. The upper deck is his world, the private quarters of the castle, but it has no shortage of external and internal spaces that can be shared. The lower deck, main deck, bridge deck and a flybridge unique for a 61-metre displacement yacht are all available to everyone. “Saramour’s exterior is born from an interaction between CRN’s typical architectural lines and new technological and aesthetic solutions with the aim of maintaining the shipyard’s family feel on one hand, and starting a future history in the present on the other,” explains architect Francesco Paszkowski. “We gained an in-depth knowledge of the shipyard to understand every detail we needed to become part of it – an essential, utterly obligatory process for our philosophy since new designs need to integrate harmoniously with the current range. We worked in fine detail and complete harmony with the entire shipyard team, and the result is an ensemble of meticulous non-identical lines that are always kept simple, designed for completely harmonious social living. They are sharper from the prow to the centre of the vessel in the windows on each deck, and gradually connect with the more rounded shape of the superstructure in the forward section. The study of light is also important, with the creation of skylights in the upper deck.”


The Owner’s deck

The internal and external Owner’s areas cover the whole of the upper deck, in a harmonious, essential basic style that nonetheless has touches that create a particularly vivacious effect, starting with the plum colour of some of the chairs, and the study, with its orange chair and leather table accessories – a note of colour that also appears in the wardrobe. The salon is full of light and reflections that bring out the Bordeaux lacquer of the wall with its built-in TV, and the paintings and objets d’art scattered around like fresh colours on a new palette. The spaces, enlivened by the sinuous lines of the sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B, the furniture and its arrangement, create an enveloping atmosphere of conviviality and a certain flavour of home. It’s a mood that also makes itself felt outside in the large dining area and the wheelhouse living area, where the view of the sea is unbroken thanks to the glass parapet, as with all the yacht’s external areas, amid the bright white of the structure and the natural sheen of teak. The suite is accessed from the lobby, through a semi-circular sliding glass door that can be activated with the touch of a button. It is a large, welcoming open space full of light, extending forward and opening out onto a private deck opposite the spa pool, which has a central side section in glass so that the water can be seen. The pool’s interior is decorated with a mosaic in shades of blue and is clad in curved teak, a technical craftsmanship detail that can be converted at need into a further large sunbathing area in addition to the other two at the sides. The suite is completed by a capacious walk-in wardrobe and a stunning bathroom, with a central shower between large glass panels and a magnificent Exmar oval tub from Agape. On the wall, the striking impact of the Sicis gold floral mosaic rounds off the whole ensemble like a grace note.


The interiors of the main deck and lower deck: for everyone’s enjoyment

The main deck offers the elegant style typical of Paszkowski, which appears throughout thevessel, with sofas in woven wicker, cushions in white and various shades of orange, tables of various sizes supported by slender structural elements, and land art classics from the Canasta series in perfect harmony with the context. Without creating any imbalance with the simplicity and class that distinguish the yacht, the salon opens with a suggestive string of colours that stand out against the Canaletto walnut wood walls and the light-coloured Thala Beige marble. The yellow of the sofa facing the glass artworks in the niches takes the foreground, followed by the colourful large Persian rug in the living area, the Bordeaux lacquer of the low profile unit that separates it almost virtually from the dining area, the compositions of corals and glass objets d’art reminiscent of the sea, and most importantly the huge flower painting on the back wall. The slender structures of coffee tables and valet stands in yellow lacquer are scattered around. Ten graceful seats entirely clad in very light coloured leather surround the dining table at the back of the salon. The table is a true design object with a Murano glass surface supported by a Bordeaux lacquered metal structure/sculpture. The TV is not visible, but at need its 55” screen descends from the ceiling. Access to the pantry leading to the gallery is provided on one side, from the point opposite the lobby, which is an almost sensual arrangement of curves, glass and lacquer reflecting the ivory of the marble and the warmth of the wood. A convex-shaped lift in glass connects all the decks, surrounded by a spiral staircase with wide marble steps that seem to be suspended in space, accompanied by the steel band of the handrail that makes it so dynamic, alongside the sinuous curves of its spaces and of the passage leading to the guest apartment. This last is preceded by a balcony area facing the sea. The guest apartment is a full-beam area consisting of a suite connected to a lounge, enlivened by the colourful flights of giant butterflies in a painting that occupies an entire wall. The bathrooms are characterised by simplicity and light colours, while the suite also features spacious walk-in wardrobes and delightful chairs with Bordeaux stitching, much like the lacquered bed headboard, whose concave shape creates a theme of light together with the convex shape of the entrance. However, the real domain of the guests is the lower deck, with an incredible full-beam suite with a wardrobe space that has its own window, a sitting area and a stunning bathroom with a large shower, separated by a glass panel with Venetian blinds so that the light from the window can be enjoyed. Beyond the lobby on the same deck, there are two VIP suites, also with a living area, a bathroom with shower and a TV screen that disappears into the ceiling. Much like the rest of the yacht, the guest accommodation also features very light, airy full-length curtains, a scattering of artificial lighting and plenty of natural light, colourful rugs, small, slender all-purpose tables in yellow lacquer and of course works of art of every kind and value.


The logistics of open-air living

The lower bridge aft hatch opens to skim the water, providing the Beach Club with a spacious sunbathing platform. The Beach Club itself is a relaxation area with seating, a TV, an ice maker and a shower, with a passageway to the two side garages for the two tenders: an 8,20-metre Riva Iseo motorboat and a 6.40-metre Castoldi. Two external side staircases lead to the lounge on the main bridge, with side passageways to the centre of the vessel at the lobby, from which the lift and staircases lead to the bridge deck. Proceding along there is  the flydeck with a wide sunbathing area at the extreme stern and an area that can be converted into helipad for the the touch-and-go landing of a helicopter weighing up to 3 tons. Inside, the indoor fitness area, that is full of light thanks to its unusual ceiling with glass sections. The fitness area features Technogym equipment, aTurkish bath, and a massage bed. The space is flooded with blue and turquoise from the sky and sea, echoed in the curtains and the mosaic that runs along the curved passageway that echoes the motion of the waves to lead to the central spiral staircase. The furniture comes from B&B’s Canasta outdoor series, with a different solution specifically set up for the design of each area. The decks primarily for access to the sea, wellness and physical relaxation are in white, with enchanting shapes and wicker weaves that echo and magnify the style of Viennese straw weaving.The flydeck is connected to the sundeck through an external carbon staircase whose apparently light structure conceals extensive storage spaces. A large round Jacuzzi with sunbathing area is installed in the central part of the deck. On the main deck, the colour is similar to Canaletto walnut, with simpler, more rigorous lines and weaves to fit in with a more formal atmosphere, while on the Owner’s deck, a light garden style much like classic wicker weave prevails, with tables of various sizes in clean lines and surfaces that recall classic outdoor Tuscan floors with decorated tiles.


Functionality for the crew with no loss of style

The crew area occupies the forward section of the lower deck and maintains the same class as the rest of the yacht. The full-beam mess room and dinette are connected, positioned with one in front of the other, and further forward there are the six two-person crew cabins withhead en-suite. The crew also has its own service routes to the various areas of thevessel. A food lift connects the galley to all the decks, while there are storage spaces located at various points on the pleasure ship in addition to the much larger spaces in the service area on the under lower deck. This last is a war machine worthy of a large hotel, accessed from the dinette with a forward section containing a laundry with multiple washing machines, ironing facilities, two cold storage areas and dry storage areas. The central and aft technical sections include a water maker providing 10,000 litres per day, a tank that holds 20,000 litres of water, as well as tanks for fuel, grey water and black water for treatment, plus separate storage rooms for waste. The galley on the main deck that provides delicacies for the guests is as high-tech as you would expect from large-scale yachting as well as catering and hotel services at the highest level. However, inside, the atmosphere is more domestic than industrial: the glint of steel does not dominate, the light is scattered and the graceful tones of the wood and other materials are broken only by the bright colours of a few accessories, such as the chopping boards on the large central island with sink. On the central part of the fly deck is located the captain cabin and a staff/crew cabin with Pullman beds. From the chairs to the instrumentation and the arrangement of the furniture, the bridge itself is also an example of design and style.

The long vertical window provides a 180° view, while other unusual features include a central Portuguese-style instrument panel and a rack room for the entertainment and home automation system. The engine room on the lower deck features a large central control room and is connected via a passageway to the two garages with side openings for launching the tenders and water toys.


Donatella Zucca

Photos by Maurizio Paradisi


Saramour 61 Metres Technical Specifications

ModelCRN 61
Yard ID NumberCRN 133
Hull Steel
Type Displacement hull
L.O.A. 61.30 m / 201’115’’ ft
L.B.P 51.60 m / 169’291’’ ft
Mmoulded Beam10.20 m / 33’464’’ ft
Draft3.10 m / 10’171’’ ft
Moulded depth5.60 m / 18’373’’
Full load displacement840 t
Deadweight 125 t
Gross tonnage 1070 GT
Guest N° 10 persons
(2 suite + 2 double cabins + 1 Owner suite)
Crew N° 14 persons
Fuel tank110’000 lt / 29,058.93 US gallons
Fresh water20’000 lt / 5,283.441 US gallons
Fresh water production10’000 lt/day / 2,641.721 USG/day
Main engine 2 x Caterpillar 3512C-C 1230 kW@1800 rpm
Main generators2 x Caterpillar C9 175 kW 380V 50Hz
Emergency generator 1 x Caterpillar C4.4 69 kW 380V 50Hz
Max speed (half load) 15 knots
Cruising speed (@ 85%MCR)14 knots
Range @ 14 knots 3’000 nautical miles
TendersRiva Iseo 8.20 m; Castoldi 6.40 m
Max noise in rooms 55 dB(A) @ cruising speed
Helicopter platform Suitable for 3000 kg helicopter
ClassificationLloyd’s Register of Shipping
LR ✠ 100 – A1 – SSC - “Y”, MONO, G6, ✠LMC
UMS Unmanned Machinery Space
MCA LY2 compliance
Naval architecture CRN Shipyard
Exterior DesignFrancesco Paszkowski Design
Interior Design CRN Shypyard + Francesco Paszkowski Design
ShipyardCRN S.p.A.
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