Man Cave at Sea

Wel­come aboard CRn’s new cre­ation, a for­mi­da­ble megay­acht de­signed with flair and dis­tinc­tion in­side and out.

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It may look like a bat­tle­ship from the out­side – its square shapes, sharp lines and ac­cents of gun­metal grey and matte black draw in­spi­ra­tion from mil­i­tary de­sign – but step in­side and it ri­vals the el­e­gance and re­fine­ment of the world’s most lux­u­ri­ous megay­achts.

Four decks high and 55 me­tres long, this so­phis­ti­cated ves­sel is the work of CRn, the Fer­reti Group ship­yard in Italy that spe­cialises in 40- to 90-me­tre megay­achts made of steel and alu­minium. Dan Le­nard of nu­volari Le­nard, the Ital­ian de­sign firm re­spon­si­ble for the ship’s ex­te­rior, was ini­tially sur­prised at the owner’s re­quest for a mil­i­tary-style ship de­void of port­holes and rounded cor­ners, but soon warmed to the task at hand. CRn’s CeO Lam­berto tacoli, mean­while, cited nu­volari Le­nard’s “in­cred­i­ble cre­ativ­ity” in de­sign­ing a yacht that’s “an ex­tra­or­di­nary jewel in our crown”.

Like the ship’s ex­te­rior, the in­te­ri­ors are hand­some rather than beau­ti­ful, and have a mas­cu­line edge. De­sign firm Gilles and Boissier spec­i­fied a mix of light and dark Car­rara and verona mar­ble in liv­ing, sleep­ing and bathing ar­eas, pair­ing the cool stone with the warmth of dark tim­ber and leather pan­elling. the owner’s ex­pan­sive state­room on the main deck serves as a pri­vate oa­sis. Light­ing plays an im­por­tant role on board At­lante, cre­at­ing a wel­com­ing at­mos­phere come night­fall.

the ship can ac­com­mo­date 12 guests in five state­rooms and 13 crew mem­bers. the vast fore­deck dou­bles as a he­li­pad and has a swim­ming pool fac­ing the view ahead. Daybeds and so­fas abound in the ship’s out­door re­lax­ation zones and there’s a sunken din­ing area that can dis­ap­pear into the deck. the rear of the ship folds down to act as a smart en­try­way while in port or a sun­bathing deck when an­chored at sea. the lower deck is also home to a gym, so­lar­ium, mas­sage bed and bath.

At­lante can cruise along at a max­i­mum speed of 15 knots with the help of twin Cater­pil­lar 3512C en­gines, and while it has a 10-me­tre beam, its three-me­tre draught means it can safely cruise in shal­low wa­ters.

www.crn-yacht.com

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