Celebrating 60

The CRN Heritage Gallery will immortalise the brand’s incredible success story with a spectacular collection of landmark images.

27 September 2023


CRN, the Italian shipyard specialising in designing, engineering and constructing superyachts of up to 90 metres, will be at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023 from 27 to 30 September.

In this prestigious setting, Ferretti Group’s bespoke Made in Italy brand will open a new chapter in its remarkable story of excellence, craftsmanship and innovation that is now six decades long.

The journey began in 1963 with the inspired vision of founder Sanzio Nicolini, an entrepreneur from the Marche. In these 60 years, CRN has revolutionised the yachting world with major innovations and triumphant successes that have changed the face of the global market.

Nicolini immediately brought in the most talented artisans, the most skilful workers and some of the top international yacht designers, creating inimitable gems that have made memorable contributions to the modern yachting industry in Italy and around the world.


At the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show, CRN will be telling its story through the CRN Heritage Gallery commemorating the brand’s 60 years. The brand’s most iconic yachts will take centre stage in an engaging, spectacular presentation.

From the SuperConero to Bagheera, and from Fath Al Khair to the F100 – the first explorer yacht in pleasure boating – via Azzurra, Il Vagabondo and Numptia, these are boats that took revolutionary approaches and brought amazing innovations, devised and built by the CRN shipyard in partnership with yacht designers of international renown.

Right from the start, CRN has worked with the world’s leading architects and designers: Jon Bannenberg, Gerhard Gilgenast, Paola D. Smith, Terence Disdale, Alberto Pinto, François Zuretti, Laura Sessa, Nuvolari Lenard and Zuccon International Project.

The latest collaborations have featured Vripack, Omega Architects, Vallicelli Design, Nauta Design and many more. With its hallmark values and spirit, CRN has always risen to even the most demanding challenges.

Together with the Mario Morini yard, acquired in 2002, it has launched over 400 ships from ferries and pleasure vessels to fishing boats, military ships and merchantmen that are still bringing the finest Italian design and manufacturing to seas all around the world.



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