CRN launches its first yacht refit with 46m Eight
by Risa Merl
Italian yacht builder CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, launched the refit of the 46 metre superyacht Eight this morning (28 May). This re-launch marks CRN’s first foray into refits, a new market for the custom yacht builder.
“This is an important and strategic moment for our shipyard as it marks the first step along a new development path, the refitting of CRN yachts, which we believe can be an interesting opportunity for our company's future,” said CRN Chairman and CEO Lamberto Tacoli. “The Eight is a first outstanding example of this, and we are all feeling great pride."
The blue-hulled Eight was designed by CRN’s in-house engineering department in collaboration with Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard, who were responsible for her exterior styling. Eight has a contemporary, sophisticated décor and accommodates up to 12 guests in a master and five VIP cabins. The refit included refreshing Eight's hull paint and updating her interior.
With twin Caterpillar 3512 B engines, she can run at a top speed of 16 knots.
Just weeks ago, CRN launched the military inspired 55 metre yacht Atlante. Other new yachts in the works at CRN are a 74 metre due to launch in 2016 and a 46 metre and 77 metre, both due to arrive in 2017.