In early spring this year, CRN officially presented a series of new semi-custom displacement mega yacht projects in the 50-metre/160-foot class. CRN Shipyard, specialized in the construction of steel and aluminium pleasure vessels in lengths from 50 metres/160 feet to 90 metres/290 feet – unveiled an exciting trio of new designs, all of which are strictly all-Italian creations, with concept design and exterior design by Italian designer Zuccon International Project and naval architecture and engineering by CRN Engineering, the Italian team working in-house at the Ancona-based shipyard. So it’s another remarkable fleet of exclusive new designs from CRN? Of course, though in itself that’s certainly no surprise.
This time, the shipyard’s new projects are named Teseo Expedition 50 M, Superconero 50 M and Dislopen Special Edition 50 M. These three designs unite tradition and innovation to offer a far-seeing, increasingly future-focused interpretation of all the characteristics unique to the history of the Italian shipyard, blended with the innovative design solutions brought in with CRN’s distinctive signature over the years. The three designs form a collection of semi-custom products specially designed to meet the many different requirements currently emerging on the international market in a context of constant development of the sector, created by growing diversification of demand.
Designer Giovanni Zuccon, founder of Zuccon International Project, confirms this: “Superconero 50 M, Dislopen Special Edition 50 M and Teseo Expedition 50 M are a clear expression of CRN’s capacity to offer a highly diverse selection of products. These three products all have strong personalities with their own story and identity, showing that it is possible to create huge flexibility in terms of type, form and function while keeping the main technical and structural aspects of the vessel unchanged. Achieving this is an endeavour based on the traditional stylistic motifs of shipping history, while simultaneously offering stylistic elements that can stand the test of time.” In view of the decisive importance of these new designs both from a commercial standpoint and with regard to the image of CRN, Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN, had this to say about the Italian shipyard’s new strategic operation on the world market with the launch of these three innovative designs: “We have been working with Zuccon International Project for several years now. These new designs confirm our shared focus on innovation, with the aim of offering increasingly diverse products that meet the varying needs of the market and the requirements of each individual owner. Superconero 50 M, Dislopen Special Edition 50 M and Teseo Expedition 50 M, each of which has its own unique features, are the result of the detailed market analysis, great skill and versatility offered by CRN Yachts.” The versatility of the Italian shipyard, not to mention its capacity for synergy in exploiting the advanced technological resources available at its modern, fully equipped facilities, means that the three new projects also conceal a small company ‘secret’: although they all look completely different, in fact they share the same naval platform, naval architecture and engineering. They are all built in steel and aluminium, with a displacement hull and skeg, a length of 50 metres/163 feet, a beam of 9 metres/29 feet and a gross tonnage value within the 500 GRT limit. All of them also have an inclined prow apart from Teseo Expedition 50 M which, as an alternative, is also available with a vertical prow. Naturally, the three vessels feature the key design innovations progressively introduced by CRN in its builds, such as the fixed balcony that can be used even when the vessel is moving, the foldable terrace that can be used when anchored in the roads, and the beach club whose aft and side hatches create a lounge area at water level, optionally combined with a fitness and wellness area. Moreover, apart from Teseo Expedition 50 M, which has an open-air space on the aft deck for storing the tenders, both Superconero 50 M and Dislopen Special Edition 50 M offer the option of a floodable tender garage which, once the tender is launched, forms an open space continuous with the beach club. In this way, it transforms a technical space into a special living space in direct contact with the sea for the enjoyment of guests, including children, who can bathe in the seawater swimming pool.
For its part, Superconero 50 M is the latest model in the well-known Superconero series, featured in issue 31 of Yacht Première, whose name refers to CRN’s historic “Super Conero” series, a legend in the 1960s and 1970s. The new project is a modern reworking of a true classic, which – combined with the evocation of a magnificent past that played its part in making the Italian shipyard increasingly famous worldwide – offers a contemporary interpretation of what can now be considered a classic gentleman’s motor yacht. Meanwhile, the Dislopen Special Edition 50 M is the latest in the Dislopen series, featured in issue 22 of Yacht Première, whose name comes from a combination of dislocante (the Italian for ‘displacement’) with the word ‘open’ to describe the highly innovative new concept introduced by the Italian shipyard: a displacement motor yacht with sporty features, devised to offer an exclusive way to experience sailing and cruising in constant direct contact with the sea, but in the utmost comfort, and with generous on-board space, especially open-air spaces. Unlike the other two, Teseo Expedition 50 M is a brand-new proposal from CRN, with a concept based on the idea of developing a motor yacht that unites the opportunity to go anywhere, a timeless look and a green philosophy, together with a contemporary aesthetic.
The yacht was devised for navigation in different settings where the specific characteristics of the natural environments require differing layouts of the on-board spaces. The vessel therefore offers complete layout flexibility based on rational and functional criteria, allowing numerous organisational options for both the interior and exterior spaces in order to meet the requirements of any lifestyle. As a starting point, CRN has devised and developed three different basic layout options for Teseo Expedition 50 M, representing some of the various possible configurations that can then be modified and fully customised at the client’s request. The first proposed layout version features: a sunbathing terrace, captain’s cabin and wheelhouse on the sun deck; an open air lounge, al fresco dining area, pantry, dining room and sunbathing and relaxation area on the upper deck; a tender deck, lounge salon, galley, two guest staterooms and a recessed tender garage on the main deck; and a beach club with spa, owner’s suite, two guest staterooms and crew quarters with the crew mess and four crew cabins on the lower deck. The second proposed layout version features: a sunbathing terrace, captain’s cabin and wheelhouse on the sun deck; an open air lounge, al fresco dining area, pantry, owner’s suite and sunbathing and relaxation area on the upper deck; a tender deck, lounge salon, pantry, dining room, two guest staterooms and a recessed tender garage on the main deck; and a beach club with spa, two guest staterooms and crew quarters with the galley, crew mess and four crew cabins on the lower deck. Finally, the third proposed layout version features: a sunbathing terrace, captain’s cabin and wheelhouse on the sun deck; an open air lounge, al fresco dining area, pantry, dining room and sunbathing and relaxation area on the upper deck; a tender deck, lounge salon, galley, owner’s suite and recessed tender garage on the main deck; and a beach club with spa, four guest staterooms and crew quarters with the crew mess and four crew cabins on the lower deck.
Teseo 50 M Expedition Technical Specifications
|Model||CRN 50 m Explore|
|Type||Displacement Hull, vertical/bulbous bow|
|L.O.A.||49.8 m / 163’3’’ ft|
|B.O.A.||9.00 m / 29’5’’ ft|
|Depth to Main Deck||4.85 m / 15’7’’ ft|
|Draft full load||2.65 m / 8’7’’ ft|
|Displacement||full load 460 ton|
|Gross Tonnage||Under 500 GT|
|Guest||N° 10 (n. 1 owner suite + n. 4 VIP cabins)|
|Fuel tank||48’000 litres / 12’680 US gallons|
|Water tank||12’000 litres / 3’170 US gallons|
|Black and Grey water||2 x 3’250 litres / 2 x 858 US gallons|
|Engines||2 x CAT C32 1081 kW @ 2100 rpm OR
2 x MAN D2862 LE 466 1029 kW @ 2100 rpm
|Main generators||2 x 125 ekW @ 50 Hz|
|Max speed (half load)||15.0 knots|
|Cruising speed||14.0 knots|
|Range at 11 knots||3’800 nm|
|Tenders||2 x (L x B) 7.8 m x 2.5 m|
|Classification||RINA C ✠ HULL • MACH, Y, Unrestricted Navigation
|Stabilization||2 x Zero speed fins stabilizers|
|Naval Architecture||CRN Engineering|
|Exterior design||Zuccon International Project|