A new launching ceremony at the CRN shipyard was held for motor yacht BLUE EYES on Saturday, May 9th. This wonderful day saw a flurry of blue confetti rain down on the 60 metre luxury yacht called “Blue Eyes” – the hull number 126 of the Ancona shipyard (CRN).
Luxury motor yacht Blue Eyes is a steel and aluminium superyacht born from a joint collaboration between the CRN shipyard and the Zuccon International Project firm. Zuccon International designed the exterior, while the interior design was handled by Fabrizio Smania.
A major innovation on motor yacht BLUE EYES is the aft area of the lower deck. This aft area is to function as a fully fledged beach club – with the stern hatch lowering nearly flush to the water – where it can be equipped with comfortable sun lounges to create an ideal solarium.
An indoor relaxation zone is appropriately connected to this area – where the yacht’s guests can enjoy being close to the sea whilst also relaxing on comfortable sofas in the shade.
Another distinctive feature of the luxury yacht BLUE EYES is the balcony of the owner’s suite. This is a tpical CRN inovation and it is designed to be nothing less than a terrace on the sea with a large hatch that can be lowered 90 degrees.
The inspiring Launching ceremony og yacht BLUE EYES was open to all the people of the city of Ancona and it was nice that the launching took place against the charming backdrop of a warm spring sunset.
More than a thousand admirers and yachting fans were able to get an up close look at the resplendent blue hull of BLUE EYES. Also, numerous well known Italian business figures were on hand to witness the moment in person. Such people included Ettore Riello, Brunello Cucinelli, Colaiacovo and Zeno Soave – as well as the fashion designer Alberta Ferretti, as well as Ancona’s top city officials.
The Castelferretti municipal band began playing around 6:00 pm, as the ceremony got underway with a speach by Norberto Ferretti – the President of Ferretti Yachts:
“All launches are thrilling, special events, which is why I always invite my friends to be on hand. There is always that moment of high suspense, as the ship slides down into the water all by itself, and all we can do is wait.
“This has definitely been a challenging year for our industry and our company – noted the President – but things are already starting to look up, which gives us all the more reason to celebrate. Add in the fact that the owner of this new boat is a friend, and an Italian, and we all have reason to be immensely proud”.
Following the highly flattering words of the representative of the Yacht Owners Society, who remembered back to the highly satisfying period of the yacht’s construction, up to and including the magical moment of the launch the CRN President, Lamberto Tacoli, stepped up to the microphone to say a few words.
Lamberto Tacoli underlined the point that:
“If we continue to focus our every effort on the Product and the Client, we can definitely look forward to a positive, successful future”, he also offered his best wishes to Ancona’s new municipal administration, expressing his confidence that it will succeed in organising “A working table able to generate wise, fruitful results”.
After thanking the owners for the vote of confidence given to the shipyard three years ago, Mr. Tacoli read the words of a poem written by a CRN worker, in a special tribute to those who worked on the boat with the love and passion needed to bring to life such a stupendous result.
The benediction of the ship was the final act in the official celebration, followed by the classic breaking of the bottle, after which “Blue Eyes” slid gently into the water to the stirring notes of Turandot.
The event was topped off by a cocktail party for invited guests on the CRN wharf, to the refined accompaniment of live jazz music.
With her rakish anf flowing bow and her ample interior spaces not to mention her extensive areas suspended over the sea, motor yacht “BLUE EYES” is a wonderful steel and aluminium mega yacht creation. She is ultimately a very successful joint collaboration between the CRN shipyard and the Zuccon International Project firm.
A strongpoint of CRN megayacht design, and one of the custom features most frequently requested by owners, the owner’s balcony is a major innovation that has quickly become an established tradition.
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