In exactly a one month’s time, Saturday January 12th will see the Ancona-based CRN Shipyard launch its 80m steel and aluminium motor yacht “Chopi Chopi” (hull number 129). The yard is currently preparing for this big event which will involve the city, the territory as well as the boating industry. Today, the CRN 129 superyacht “Chopi Chopi” was moved to the slipway with an amazing handling.
This is an historical moment for the Ferretti Group Shipyard – specialized in the construction and marketing of fully customized steel and aluminium displacement mega yachts and semi customized composite yachts, ranging from 40 to 90 metres. Indeed “Chopi Chopi” megayacht will be the biggest yacht ever manufactured by CRN.
The external shape and internal layout of the Chopi Chopi superyacht were being designed by Studio Zuccon International Project, in close collaboration with CRN Technical Office which took care of the naval project, while the interior design was taken care of by Architect Laura Sessa Romboli and CRN Centro Stile, who interpreted the Owner’s request paying attention to the smallest details.
At the Ancona Shipyard the ceremony is being organized: on Monday, the 80m luxury yacht Chopi Chopi was moved to the outdoor area of the shipyard and she was placed next to the large 100 metre long warehouse where she was built. Once moved, the mast which is more than 8 metres long, could be installed.
Yesterday morning the Chopi Chopi megayacht was moved with the help of a hydraulic travel lift, to the slipway, an inclined surface where the pre-launching operations will be carried out while works on the interiors will continue.
All the handling phases were very spectacular, given the size of the Chopi Chopi yacht (80 metres long, 13.5 wide, 2,400 tons) and the spaces in which she is being handled: the handling required great care and attention on the workers’ side.
At the moment, 8 mega yachts of the CRN brand are being manufactured at the Ancona shipyard: namely, five steel and aluminium megayachts – CRN 129 of 80 mt Chopi Chopi, CRN 131 yacht of 74 mt (both designed by Zuccon International Project), CRN 132 of 73 mt (designed by Omega Architects), CRN 133 yacht of 60 mt(designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design), CRN 134 of 55mt (designed by Nuvolari & Lenard) – and two CRN Navetta 43 of 43 mt made of composite, also designed by Zuccon International Project.
Less than a month ago, on November 17th, CRN launched the 60m CRN 125 megayacht “J’Ade”, the seventh 60 metre steel and aluminium yacht launched since 2005, which is now being completed on the inside in view of the final delivery to the Owner, scheduled for Spring 2013. Meanwhile, in addition to these, one Riva 122’ yacht Mythos in aluminium and 5 super yachts of the Custom Line brand are being built (namely two CL 124’ and two CL Navetta 33 Crescendo).
These numbers, which are very significant for the market segment in which CRN is positioned, confirm the remarkable dynamism of the company and its ranking among the elite of the shipbuilding industry.
Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by CRN Shipyard.