CRN Motor Yacht Achilles for Sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 55.2 metre motor yacht Achilles has been listed for sale by Fergus Torrance at Torrance Yachts.
Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard CRN to a design by Martin Francis, Achilles was delivered in 1984 and has had the same owner for the past 15 years with a continuous programme of upgrades and refits, most recently in 2018. Accommodation in a spacious interior by Francois Zuretti is for 12 guests in seven cabins comprising a main deck master suite, two VIP suites, two doubles and two twins. All guest cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities while a further eight cabins sleep 13 crew aboard this yacht for sale.
The main saloon features comfortable seating for up to 12 guests, a bar and an entertainment centre including a 55-inch Sharp HD television screen on a rise and fall mechanism and a Bose stereo surround sound system.
On the upper deck, a lounge and bar area offer excellent 360-degree views and an outdoor dining area is accessible through two sliding glass doors. Extensive use of glass is a special feature on this yacht, with guests always kept in touch with the surrounding seascape. Her top speed is 17 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles at 14 knots with power coming from two 2,200hp Deutz BV8M628 diesel engines.
Lying in Genoa, Italy, Achilles is asking €6,500,000.