Ancona-based CRN held a private ceremony on Saturday 9th May to launch Atlante, a 55m (180ft) motoryacht, which is hull #134 in the shipyard’s history.
The yacht is the outcome of the job performed by design firm Nuvolari Lenard that pencilled her outer lines, and CRN’s Engineering Department in charge of naval engineering.
Nuvolari Lenardi had already successfully cooperated with the shipyard on several superyachts, including 43m Magnifica, 46m Clarena and Saramour, and 72m Azteca.
“Launching a new yacht is always a moment of great pride for the entire Shipyard,” says CRN’s chairman and CEO Lamberto Tacoli. “The Atlante is an extraordinary jewel – a very innovative one – we can truly be proud of. We are deeply grateful to the owner company for choosing us to build such an extraordinary yacht; to the design firm Nuvolari Lenard, that through the Atlante have once more confirmed their incredible creativity; and to all CRN’s workers and subcontractors who were involved in this project from its very beginning to its final completion.”
Entirely built in Ancona, the yacht’s strong stylistic identity draws inspiration from some elements typical of military crafts: square shapes, sharp lines, and innovative, sophisticated design solutions.
Atlante features a 10.20-metre beam, develops over five decks with strikingly original solutions.
Commenting on the project, architect Dan Lenard says: “We conceived and created this new yacht together with CRN following the requirements of the owner company. The outer lines have been developed having in mind a specific final look – aggressive, but at the same time very proportionate. Seen in her entirety, this is a high-impact yacht, whose determined military look becomes soft on the sea. This is why we found some original solutions, such as a non-traditional bow and areas entirely devoted to guests, like the side doors of the main deck that, once the tenders have been launched, can be exploited to the fullest.”
Atlante is equipped with two 1230 KW @ 1800 RPM Caterpillar engines that push her to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
The yacht will undergo all final fitting-out activities and technical trials before leaving port and cruising in international waters.
CRN specialises in the construction of steel and aluminium yachts between 50m and 90m in length.