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First look: Inside 62m CRN superyacht Rio

27 July 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Italian shipyard CRN, a brand of Ferretti Group, has unveiled the first images of its 62 metre superyacht Rio ahead of her premiere appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022.

Delivered in May , Rio was designed by CRN in partnership with Omega Architects and is the first collaboration between the pair since the 73 metre Yalla in 2014.

The yacht has plenty of space for alfresco living
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The yacht was built under the management of TWW Yachts and is a full-custom build with a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and  "supremely sporty" exterior that’s defined by a near-vertical bow, gentle arches in the superstructure and long lines of glazing.

The foredeck is ideally suited to morning yoga sessions or evening drinks
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Pulina Exclusive Interiors has helmed the yacht’s interior styling. Natural light is a key design point on board, and the Italian design studio ensured a bright and airy ambience with far-ranging views available across her decks.

This is particularly notable in the “luminious” main saloon, which the yard has described as a "single eye-catching space encapsulating all the elements of style that define the yacht's design."

A dip pool features optional shading
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The yacht follows a contemporary, yet playful theme that appeals to all generations. The designers haven’t shied away from vibrant colours and tropical patterns, fulfilling the owner’s request for  “bright, colourful spaces and a happy atmosphere for the younger family members to enjoy”.

A high level of detail is evident across the yacht's spaces, with hand-painted panels in the owner’s lobby, custom artworks in the saloon and a bar made from a slab of highly sought-after Azul Macauba marble that welcomes guests as they step in from the exterior decks.

The owner requested “bright, colourful spaces and a happy atmosphere"
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Elsewhere, the design team has used a mix of white lacquered oak, delicate cotton wallpaper and warm Crema d’Orcia limestone to add character to the contrast. In the central lobby, a staircase made of bleached pickled oak and ice-white leather takes pride of place.

Pops of seafoam green and fuschia pink make an appearance on board Rio, but crisp blues and sharp navy maintain an air of sophistication throughout.

The owner’s suite has been conceived as a “haven of privacy”
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Alongside the “palatial” main saloon, guests will find a bespoke round drum table that seats up to eight and an American bar that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests across one owner’s suite and five guest cabins. These are comprised of two full-beam VIPs – one on the main deck forward, the other on the lower deck - and three suites on the lower deck. There are also nine cabins for the 15 crew.

The upper saloon is well-suited to entertaining younger member of the party
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The owner’s suite has been conceived as a “haven of privacy”, which offers 180-degree views and private amenities including a study area with a desk that can be rotated 90 degrees. The suite also benefits from a freestanding bathtub that allows the vistas to be soaked up from the comfort of a bath.

At the bow, an open-air lounge, spanning 115 square metres, is directly accessed from the master cabin. Here, the owner or principal charterer can make full use of a recessed dip pool during the day, or turn it into a dancefloor by nightfall.

The yacht's dedicated crew is on hand for relaxing
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One of the yacht’s clever design twists is the mooring area below the owner’s deck, which has been created so that crew completely avoid the owner’s private spaces when they require access.

Tender storage is located in the foredeck, where there is space for two jet skis, a collection of toys and an 8-metre 8-metre Pascoe Beachlander tender. A second tender of almost 5 metres is on hand for the rescue, and there is also a 14 - meter SACS Rebel 47 tender chase boat in her arsenal.

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In terms of wellness, Rio plays host to a Hamman, shower and fully-equipped gym. Adjoining this area is a multi-purpose waterfront lounge area with a TV that doubles as a whiteboard for games and other entertainment.

The yacht has a top speed of 15 knots and cruises at 12 knots, powered by her twin Caterpillar engines. The yacht is IMO Tier III-certified1, assuring drastic reductions of 70% in harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the engine exhaust, according to the yard.

The yacht has a fleet of tenders in its arsenal
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Four fully custom yachts are currently under construction at the CRN shipyard: the 72 metre CRN 139, 60 metre CRN 141, 52  67 metre CRN 143, and the recently launched 52 metre superyacht Ciao.