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The CRN M/Y CIAO superyacht wins at the 2023 ISS Design and Leadership Awards.

03 November 2023

This 52-metre creation, a consummate blend of bespoke craftsmanship and supreme design and construction quality from the Ancona yard, has won the prize for Best in Motor <500 GT (above 24m).

Ancona, 3th November 2023 – CRN M/Y CIAO, a full-custom all-aluminium yacht by CRN, has triumphed at the prestigious ISS DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS in the Best in Motor <500 GT (above 24m) category. The honour was presented on Thursday 26 October at a gala evening in the elegant setting of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Fort Lauderdale Beach at a gathering of the leading lights in the nautical world.

Now in its 33rd edition, these historic awards – the first in the yachting world – celebrate excellence in design, engineering and innovation.

A testament to the shipyard’s total dedication, its creativity and talent for innovation, ISS DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS are given for the designs adjudged the most groundbreaking not only for their naval architecture and engineering solutions but also for their aesthetics and the elegance of their lines. As well as reflecting CRN’s superlative design and build quality, this accolade underlines the shipyard’s unrivalled ability to turn an owner’s vision and brief into reality.

The features that especially impressed the jury include the taut, svelte lines, the vertical bow and the continual interplay between the internal and external spaces. The generous windows were admired for the glorious natural light that brings out the vivid splashes of colour that are such a feature of the furnishings and materials. On the technical side, the judges also praised the clever use of the open-air garage to keep the yacht under 500 GT, as well as the excellent handling of space to enhance the on-board entertainment experience for the owner and guests.

This 52-metre vessel was designed and built by CRN, which also developed the entire naval architecture. The yard partnered with architecture and design studio Omega Architects, who conceived the external lines, and architects Massari Design, who created all the spacious outdoor guest areas and the well-lit interiors.

Creativity, passion, experience, originality and uniqueness: these are the key elements that go into making every CRN superyacht. The quality shines through in every aspect, from the virtuoso craftsmanship and in-depth technical know-how to the meticulous attention to detail. Recognised for its innovative naval architectures and advanced engineering solutions, CRN specialises in designing exclusive, tailor-made, one-off yachts – perfect fusions of ideas, expertise and professionalism.

At 52 metres long and 9 metres in the beam, this 5-deck yacht has a gross tonnage of 499 GT. She accommodates up to 10 guests in the sumptuous main-deck owner suite and 4 VIP cabins on the lower deck. There are also 6 cabins for the 11 crew.

CRN M/Y CIAO reflects the character of a knowledgeable owner with a passion for the sea. He was particular about the social zones, requiring roomy, comfortable open-air spaces linked with fluid precision to the large, luminous interiors. The magnificent outdoor areas – like the two palatial lounges with sunbathing area and pool, one on the sun deck and the other on the main deck, or the ample al-fresco dining area on the upper deck – are conceived as multipurpose convivial spaces for enjoying the open-air life to the full in intimate touch with the sea.

CRN M/Y CIAO is a product of creative design, flexible thinking and state-of-the-art technology, a superb example of the Ancona yard’s supreme construction expertise.



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