CRN’s 80m steel and aluminium superyacht Chopi Chopi was launched two days ago in Ancona, Italy. The external shape and internal layout were being designed by Studio Zuccon International Project, in close collaboration with CRN Technical Office which took care of the naval architecture, while the interior design was taken care of by Architect Laura Sessa Romboli and CRN Centro Stile. Studio founder Giovanni Zuccon describes the yacht’s lines as ‘non-aggressive and well proportioned’ and also notes that the design, ‘becomes more and more complex from bottom to top. It will be recognised from far away.’
Chopi Chopi can accommodate twelve guests in six cabins while the crew and staff quarters are for a maximum of 30 members. Its 1300 m2 in total, with 770m2 of outside deck space are devoted to guests. Spacious double cabins are located forward on the main deck. The big windows in the living area as well as the presence of patios, both built-in and opening out from the guest suites, offer guests an opportunity to enjoy contact with the sea even when in their own cabins. A large full beam VIP cabin can be found all the way forward on the main deck. The main lobby has a circular staircase wrapped around a glass elevator, which connects all of the guest decks.
The upper deck is intended exclusively for the owner where you’ll find a stunning suite measuring about 240 m2 and two outdoor areas, at the prow and stern, with a hydro-massage tub and a lounge area. Lastly, also connected with the same lobby starting on the lower deck, the sun deck revolves around the mass of the mast, the volume of which is integrated in the functions of the bar, swimming pool and sundeck.
The bridge deck offers one more huge saloon, connected with a large covered aft deck. Forward, passing the bridge deck lobby, one enters into a beautiful bar area that has a backlit onyx bar, whilst the orange drink cabinets add a dash of colour to the room. The formal dining room is next, which has two dining tables, as well as doors that open up to both side decks.The bridge is a large open space, and is a remarkable design. It offers the crew incredible visibility, almost 270 degrees, allowing them to just about look towards the stern of the yacht.
Chopi Chopi is powered by twin 1,640kW Caterpillar engines giving a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
The launching ceremony was attended by CRN’s Chairman and CEO, Lamberto Tacoli, the Chairman of the Ferretti Group and the Weichai Group, Tan Xuguang, and the Ferretti Group’s CEO, Ferruccio Rossi, as well as by several public authorities including the Chinese Ambassador in Italy, Ding Wei, the President of the Marche Region Council, Gian Mario Spacca, Ancona’s Mayor, Fiorello Gramillano, and many leading Italian industrialists and entrepreneurs.