CRN, part of the Italian Ferretti Group is pleased to release information and photographs of the first CRN yacht refit: that of the recently delivered 46M luxury yacht EIGHT. The refit mostly included interiors and general restyling of the superyacht, together with maintenance of technical systems and appliances. With the use of natural light, wood, fine-quality leather, and other bespoke materials they have transformed EIGHT into a truly spectacular vessel.
EIGHT was launched in 2005 and her refit represents a true accomplishment for the CRN shipyard. She was designed by CRN’s Engineering Department in collaboration with the international design studio Nuvolari Lenard, who has taken care of the exteriors, and Solido Interiors, responsible for the interiors. The vessels spreads over four magnificent decks, offering accommodation in one sumptuous master stateroom and five VIP suites, hosting up to 12 guests and a crew of 8.
Originally constructed to stand out for its sleek lines, EIGHT is now featuring event vaster spaces, more natural light, refined elegance and polished simplicity. The golden stripes that outlined the vessel’t profile were replaced with an entirely dark blue hull and a white superstructure.
The interiors perfectly flow with the exterior areas, and provide dynamic, yet harmonious continuity between the outside and the inside. The interiors, in fact, were the main focus of the refit. Some areas have been completely redesigned, taking down some of the walls and partitions to enlarge each area and bring in light and more liveability. The Owner’s request included an open space, which, when needed, would still ensure the utmost privacy thanks to shading technologies that allow to create dedicated areas, whose limit is only the sea horizon.
The deck area aft of the main saloon represents a comfortable leisure area, boasting four dark grey sofas with red profiles and a coffee table. From here, a sliding glazes door takes guests into the main saloon, where inviting and cosy ambience is immediately perceived. Three large sofas are placed around a large and elegant carpet and two coffee tables, where guests can comfortably socialise or unwind. A double-face Samsung 78’’ concealing TV divides the living area from the large round dining table seating up to 10 people for a more formal dining experience. All windows have been enlarged, letting plenty of natural light flood this area and highlight the combination of the warm shades of walnut on the walls and the cream shade of the furniture. The beauty of this room is further enhanced by the accurately-designed lighting system.
The master cabin, situated on the main deck at the bow, is a masterpiece of sobriety and simplicity, reflecting the style that pervades the entire yacht. The Owner’s apartment is preceded by a cosy business area, where the Owner can work enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. After stepping into the cabin, one is immediately pervaded by a sense of warmth, which is further enhanced by the use of embracing, soft colour shades, that range from hazelnut brown to cream and alternate in the fabrics, the furniture, and throughout the vessel. The bathroom too features a skilful play with colours, interspersing warm oak wood and the dark colour of the mottled stone of the bathtub with hydro massage and chromotherapy. The bathroom is also fitted with a ‘his & her’ double sink and a shower box. The electrical darkening glass system guarantees maximum brightness and privacy at the same time.
An elegant internal staircase with leather-lined steps leads to the lower deck, which hosts the comfortable guest area and the crew quarters. The fitness area, which was previously found to port, has been replaced by an additional cabin, which joins the other 3 located on the same deck. Overall, there are therefore 4 guest cabins: 1 full-beam VIP cabin located aft, fitted with a BANG & OLUFSON 75” display TV; walking further, 2 guest cabins can be found in the central area; and another full-beam VIP cabin is located forward. The main changes at the stern have involved the garage, which has been widened so as to fit the Owner’s tender, a Castoldi 23′, and which, once the tender has been launched, can be turned into a large beach club. This area is now even more enjoyable and also features a shower area, with the shower head in the ceiling and the shower mat on the deck. The flooring has been replaced to ensure continuity with the warm shades of the outdoor teak. Inspections and maintenance operations have been carried out on all systems in the engine room, including the inspections required to obtain the LLOYD 10 years class certification . Moreover, all gensets have been replaced with two new KOHLER units.
At the aft of the upper deck, a wide sky lounge is furnished with two comfortable L-shaped sofas that make this area ideal to enjoy dinner with a magnificent view over the sea, thanks to the large rectangular table seating up to 10 people. In the indoor salon, a wonderful C-shaped sofa stands opposite a concealing up-and-down Samsung 75” TV. The refitting in this area has involved the enlargement of the windows, so as to let in more natural light and offer an even more breathtaking view of the sea. Walking past a bar area and a dumbwaiter, the pilot house is reached. Behind it is the Captain’s cabin, with private head. Most electronic appliances in the wheelhouse – such as radars, displays, navigation instruments, and the satellite system – have been upgraded or replaced.
An external staircase takes guests to the sundeck, a fabulous area where life in the open air can be enjoyed to the fullest and featuring a round table in polished teak with eight satin teak chairs in the middle, ideally dividing this area into two separate ones. Indeed, two large sunbathing areas and two awnings with carbon poles have been obtained on the sundeck: the first is at the extreme stern and features one single rectangular sunpad in dark grey fabric with red profiles, as well as two polished teak round tables; the second area, at the bow, shows the result of a more extensive refitting – a Teuco hydro massage tub. The sunpad and the entire sundeck are protected by handrails with steel and glass uprights. On the sides of the central table, a flat screen TV, an ice-maker, a refrigerator, and a barbeque complete the furnishings. The forward structure where navigation lights were previously installed has been replaced with a removable carbon mast that has been installed slightly closer to the stern.
Superyacht EIGHT is fitted with two 3512 DITA SWAC Caterpillar engines that allow her to reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.