Luxury yachts: Discover the exceptional CRN M/Y RIO


In our latest Luxury yachts articles we look at a true-custom yacht which has unmistakable pursuit: to make on-board life uniquely pleasurable.

Delivered in May of 2022, the magnificent CRN M/Y RIO is the latest true-custom steel and aluminium superyacht by CRN, an entirely bespoke nautical work of art. The taut, flowing hull lines and near-vertical bow bear striking testament to her remarkable elegance and dynamic, sporty personality.The new 62-metre beauty is the fullest expression of the Ancona yard’s artisanal skill, design expertise and fine construction quality. She was designed and built by CRN in close collaboration with design and architecture studio Omega Architects, who created the exterior concept, and designers Pulina Exclusive Interiors for the styling inside. Created to her owner’s vision, CRN M/Y RIO exudes a supreme harmony between the ample interior and exterior spaces, evoking a strong sense of fluidity, an impression of even greater volume and a perceptual and functional unity between inside and out.

The generous full-height windows form a visual continuum in sync with the elegant exterior architecture. They offer a delightful play of reflected shimmer, bathing the spaces in light and enabling constant direct contact with the sea. The main aft deck profile revels in the harmony of designer Frank Laupman’s signature arches, which protect the deck and assure guests’ privacy while framing superb views from the side and stern.

At 62 metres long and 11.2 metres in the beam, this 4-deck yacht comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in the owner’s suite and 5 guest cabins. These are comprised of 2 full-beam VIPs – one on the main deck forward, the other on the lower deck – and 3 suites on the lower deck, namely 2 doubles and a twin, served by a lift to all decks. There are also 9 cabins for the 15 crew. This true-custom yacht has an unmistakable pursuit: to make on-board life uniquely pleasurable. The owner can enjoy the harmonious distribution and quality of the spaces, with a smooth, fluid layout designed specially to unite the many large indoor and outdoor living areas seamlessly in masterly style, where natural light reigns supreme.

At sea

The magnificent outdoor spaces are conceived as multipurpose areas for relaxing and sociable moments. This wealth of spaces includes the stern lounge with bright, airy al fresco dining facilities or the lounge at the bow on the owner deck with a generous spa pool and sun area for fitness use and parties. Not to mention the wellness lounge with water toys aplenty at the beach club, or the huge spa pool and cinema zone aft on the wheelhouse deck. All these areas are ideal for spending memorable moments enjoying the open-air lifestyle to the fullest with family and friends.

The entire superyacht is tailored to create an extraordinary personalised cruising experience steeped in freedom and privacy. The owner can savour the seclusion of their own private deck or dive into the buzz of the sizeable social areas. CRN M/Y RIO reflects an advanced contemporary concept of on-board living. The comfort is set off with sublime details selected with absolute care, where exquisite materials mingle with specially developed colour combinations.

The owner expressly requested bright, colourful spaces and a happy atmosphere for the younger family members to enjoy. A vibrant concept has been developed with a tropical mood, where the prevailing upbeat white tones, pure lines and natural materials are set off by a judicious mix of lively pops of colour and vivid décor inspired by exotic motifs. The white walls harmonise with the marine palette, from pastel turquoise to the varying shades of azure for the furnishings and textiles in custom textures. And delightful details – in tones of blue and fuchsia or green and grey – further embellish every deck.

LUXURY YACHTS guestcabin portside
Guest cabin portside

The preferred woods are American walnut and white lacquered oak in staves, selected respectively for the floors and walls all through the yacht. Crema d’Orcia and Calacatta Vagli Oro marbles grace the bathrooms, chiming with the predominant light hues. The most vivid notes come from other marbles: the blues of the Azul Macauba in the saloons and the mossy Irish Green in the outdoor American bars light up the spaces with colour combinations in marine-inspired moods.

Imaginative stylish details and custom artworks permeate all the decks with character. Sumptuous wallpapers and jungle-style decorations, like the hand-painted panels in the owner’s lobby, create vibrant, joyous, endlessly fascinating effects.

The yacht’s interiors are by Zago S.p.A, a Ferretti Group company established over a century ago as a small artisanal carpentry workshop. Zago is now a major player in bespoke naval furnishings and a champion of Italian manufacturing excellence.

As with the owner suite, all the guest areas and cabins come with the very latest smart-automation technology. This allows guests to control and personalise the air conditioning system, the opening and closing of the curtains, the lighting – from the brightness to switching on and off – and, naturally, all the audiovisual

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