CRN announces sale of 62m Project NL 303
by Chris Jefferies
Italian shipyard CRN has announced its latest project, a 62 metre yacht that will be developed under the codename Project NL 303. This fully customised yacht is being built for a client and will be hull number 137 in the Ancona-based yard’s fleet.
As the rendering below reveals, Project NL 303 will feature a dramatically swooping sheerline and sculptured superstructure that culminates in a curved forepeak and plumb bow.
CRN’s in-house technical team worked closely with Italian yacht design duo Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard on the concept, which will also feature Nuvolari Lenard interiors.
The layout comprises accommodation for 12 guests, while power will come from a pair of 2,011hp MTU 12V 4000 engines for a top speed of 16 knots. Construction is due to begin in December 2016, with a planned 2019 launch date.
Part of the Ferretti Group, CRN specialises in the construction of steel and aluminium yachts, although the build materials of this new 62 metre yacht have not been confirmed either. Nuvolari Lenard and CRN have enjoyed many fruitful years of collaboration, including work on the 43 metre Magnifica, 46 metre yachts Clarena and Saramour, the 72 metre Azteca, and most recently, the 55 metre Atlante, which was delivered in 2015.
Other projects currently under development at CRN include the 79 metre hull 135, and a 50 metre yacht that is being developed under the project name Superconero. However, none of these will be long enough to displace the current flagship of the CRN fleet, the 80 metre Chopi Chopi, which was launched in 2013.