Italian shipyard CRN recently won the Judges Commendation Award for its M/Y Chopi Chopi 80m superyacht at the 2014 World Superyachts Awards.
Organised by editorial group Boat International Media, the World Superyachts Awards is dedicated to the largest displacement motoryacht of 2,000 GT and above. Hosted at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, the event was attended by an elite list of guests including industry leaders and owners of superyachts from around the world.
CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in the construction of fully-customised megayachts, made of steel and aluminium, ranging from 40 and 90 metres.
While architectural firm Zuccon International Project created the exterior profile and interior layout of the winning superyacht, Laura Sessa managed the stylistic concepts and interior design.
In February 2014, Chopi Chopi won the Interior Design Award for megayachts over 60 metres at the Showboats Design Awards. Chopi Chopi was also presented the special prize at the World Superyachts Awards for its innovation, design and onboard technology.
About CRN 129 80m Chopi Chopi:
Hull number 129 built by the shipyard, at 80 metres, is the largest megayacht built by CRN and one of the biggest ever produced in Italy. Chopi Chopi is a grand showcase of Italian quality, having been fully constructed in Ancona and designed by two Italian architectural firms: Studio Zuccon International Project, which created the exterior profile and interior layout together with CRN Engineering, and architect Laura Sessa, who was responsible for the stylistic concepts and interior design. Chopi Chopi is a steel and aluminium displacement hull megayacht with six decks that can host up to 12 guests in six suites, 30 crew members and nine staff.
Conceived as a family house, Chopi Chopi represents a synthesis and at the same time an evolution with characteristic features, with the soul and the innovation of a CRN megayacht. Chopi Chopi stands out for its spectacular volumes, the airiness of its spaces, its slender structures and soft lines, attention given to detail and well-being onboard, the play of lights and, above all, the more direct contact with the sea.
The balconies and open terraces in the VIP cabins on the main deck, the beach club on the lower deck with the stern hatch that turns into a 100 square metre beach overlooking the water and the wide windows, which allow light to flood into the interiors, thus granting constant eye-contact with the sea. Moreover, the Chopi Chopi yacht features some particular innovative solutions, such as the avant-garde pilot house – sporting the characteristic round shape – and an exclusive space for the owner, with a deck entirely devoted to him, located between the upper and sun deck, where he can enjoy cruising in maximum privacy and which can also be reached thanks to an helipad located at the stern.