Since its inception in 1963 by Sanzio Nicolini, CRN – an acronym for 'Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali' – has evolved from constructing small craft to producing larger, luxury vessels, becoming a celebrated manufacturer of luxury Italian yachts. With a range of steel hulls and aluminium superstructures extending from 40 to 90 metres, CRN joined the Ferretti Group in 1999, enhancing its global standing.

About CRN

Founded in the historic maritime city of Ancona, Italy, CRN has established itself for reliable superyacht craftsmanship, blending centuries of naval tradition with cutting-edge technology. Nestled in a region that has been a maritime hub for over 2,400 years, CRN's shipyard is a testament to a harmonious blend of nature, industry, history, and innovation. The shipyard spans almost 80,000M²/861,112.8ft², with over 33,000M²/355,209ft² of indoor space dedicated to the construction of luxury vessels up to 90 metres in length.


As part of the Ferretti Group, the CRN shipyard has become a centre of excellence for superyacht construction, equipped with facilities such as a 670-ton travel lift, capable of launching metal and composite yachts up to 50 metres, as well as handling the extraction of numerous yachts for testing. This expansive shipyard also features nine modern, high-tech sheds complete with comprehensive technical systems, alongside a private tourist marina that stretches 250 metres along the coast. These facilities enable CRN to simultaneously undertake the construction, fitting, and finishing of up to 24 superyachts at a time.

For a new build by CRN or refit projectcontact our Project Management Team.


CRN specialises in custom luxury Italian yachts, crafted to fulfil the unique wishes of each Owner. For over five decades, the shipyard has been a pioneer in designing and building bespoke yachts that exemplify Italian craftsmanship, luxury, and innovation.



CRN's legacy of innovation and design excellence is embodied in every yacht that leaves its shipyard. Noteworthy vessels include the stunning 61M/203' VOICE, which represents a significant leap towards sustainable yachting. Designed by the acclaimed Nuvolari Lenard, VOICE showcases bold external lines and a distinct colour palette that mirrors the Owner's unique personality. Notably, it is the first CRN yacht to meet the new IMO Tier III requirements, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 70%. This commitment to environmental stewardship, combined with its stunning design, marks VOICE as a pivotal yacht in CRN's history.


A further standout CRN vessel is the spectacular 62M/203' RIO. Launched at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, RIO is a testament to modern yachting's emphasis on indoor/outdoor living and flexible spaces. RIO's design maximises large internal and external areas, featuring modular furniture and smart-automation technology throughout.


74M/242' ANDREA is an award winner featuring a glass-bottomed pool, huge fold-down beach club with Espresso bar and indoor & outdoor cinemas among a host of features.



CRN's reputation for constructing large steel and aluminium luxury Italian yachts has made it a leader in the superyacht industry. Known for its custom line yachts and displacement vessels, CRN continues to push the boundaries of yacht design. With over 115 yachts launched to date, CRN is dedicated to creating a unique experience for all of its Owners, crafting vessels that reflect the very best in luxury, comfort, and performance.


CRN believes in turning dreams into reality, with a focus on meticulous attention to detail and personalised design. Every CRN yacht is an opportunity to exceed the limits of materials and space, offering Owners their very own state-of-the-art, trendsetting vessel.


For an expert view of the latest selection of pre-owned CRN yachts for salecontact your Fraser Broker.