24 May 2022


Italian superyacht builder CRN has launched its 52 metre all-aluminium superyacht Ciao at the Ferretti Group's Ancona facilities on Italy's northeastern coast. It comes at a busy time for the yard, with 62 metre superyacht Rio delivered just last week. 

The private ceremony was attended by the owner and team, plus the senior management and employees of Ferretti Group, along with their families. The sale of the yacht was finalised in July 2020, with the deal brokered by Eduardo Cury, president of Miami Yacht Access. 

Formerly known as CRN 124, Ciao features a chiselled exterior from Omega Architects and a convivial interior penned by Massari Design, the latter of which also crafted the yacht's exterior social spaces. 

The first interior renderings were unveiled in February of this year, with CRN describing the yacht as a "tailor-made creation with a strong artisanal stamp".

The design team had plenty of space to develop the yacht's style, with a beam of nine metres, a GT of 499 and a spacious four-deck layout.

Full-height glass features throughout the superyacht, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors and offering a continuous connection to the outside world. A subtle tint ensures privacy for guests while in port. Wide expanses of glass extend into the wheelhouse, with three generous windows that create a beautifully unbroken line around the yacht's exterior. 

The design brief for Ciao came from a knowledgeable owner who requested alfresco living spaces and well-appointed social areas. Key features include a sun deck spa pool and a generous alfresco dining area on the upper deck. 

Accommodation is offered for up to 10 guests in a main-deck owner's suite and four VIP cabins on the lower deck.

Renderings reveal a main saloon with an L-shaped sofa and armchair forward of a dining table for 10, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The lower deck’s amenities include a beach club with an “exceptionally spacious multifunctional leisure zone,” according to the yard. The space then leads aft to an open-air living area hosting a TV and bar alongside a shower and hammam in the wellness area.

The yacht is expected to undergo sea trials presently, with delivery scheduled for this year.

Ferretti Group has a number of other exciting projects in the works, with the keel of a 65 metre Nuvolari Lenard design laid in Venice earlier this month.