CRN Cloud 9

Pre­ce­ded by news, in­di­scre­tions, flee­ting images, the di­spla­cing 74 me­tre built by CRN in An­co­na Ita­ly fi­nal­ly took to the wa­ter de­bu­ting at the la­te­st MYS (Mo­na­co Ya­cht Show) la­st Sep­tem­ber and en­te­red that short li­st of pro­ta­go­nists. Its main vir­tue: pe

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A won­der­ful ya­cht, not one whe­re the bow is prai­sed, the foyer, the ow­ner’s sui­te, but ra­ther the one whe­re the ove­rall aspect is so stri­kin­gly beau­ti­ful it ta­kes away eve­ry pos­si­bi­li­ty of ad­mi­ring her sin­gle com­po­nen­ts. Okay we con­fess.this de­fi­ni­tion is no­thing el­se than the trans­po­si­tion of an an­cient re­cur­ring thought: ex­pres­sed by Lu­cio An­neo Se­ne­ca who, in ce­le­bra­ting fe­mi­ni­ne gra­ce was pro­ba­bly re­fer­ring to Pom­pea Pao­li­na his wi­fe. And yet the sen­se of this sen­ten­ce ex­pres­ses per­fec­tly our dif­fi­cul­ty in clas­si­fy­ing, sec­tio­ning, un­doing, sum­ma­ri­zing what we’ve ob­ser­ved about Cloud 9, CRN’S la­te­st work. In rea­li­ty, the word whi­ch be­st ex­pres­ses the ove­rall sen­se is ‘har­mo­ny’, this be­cau­se the idea whi­ch co­mes to mind is that of a per­fect al­che­my bet­ween the minds that ha­ve craf­ted the pro­ject’s va­rious com­po­nen­ts. This means the in hou­se en­gi­nee­ring team, Zuc­con In­ter­na­tio­nal Pro­ject, Win­ch De­si­gn and New Con­struc­tion whi­ch is Bur­gess Agen­cy’s new con­struc­tion di­vi­sion ac­ting as pro­ject ma­na­ger re­pre­sen­ting the ow­ner. A cou­ple of doub­ts ari­se for this na­me, that among the di­ver­se in­ter­pre­ta­tions that can be gi­ven about the mea­ning of it gi­ven by the ow­ner for his ship, whe­re the mo­st sui­ted is the mo­st my­sti­cal: in fact Cloud 9 is one of the fun­da­men­tal pha­ses ma­de along the pa­th to en­lighten­ment. It cor­re­sponds to ‘bliss’ pe­rhaps. Then let’s pro­ceed a lit­tle lon­ger wi­th this con­cept of “to­ge­ther­ness”, be­cau­se the fun­da­men­tal fea­tu­re ac­cor­ding to us of this 74 me­tre is exac­tly ba­sed on the con­ti­nui­ty bet­ween outside and in­si­de, bet­ween the ex­te­rior and the in­te­riors. In other words the­re is ne­ver, mea­ning ne­ver a mo­ment you feel the still­ness of­ten ex­pe­rien­ced when cros­sing from one cor­ri­dor to ano­ther in ho­tels and along other ships, as you mo­ve along the ya­cht’s decks or walk from one spot to ano­ther even in­si­de. And mo­re so when the in­te­riors are ri­chly, la­vi­shly de­co­ra­ted, the sea seems fur­ther away. Pro­ba­bly in the eyes of vi­si­ting guests roo­ted in their re­si­den­tial vi­sion of things, it is “sa­fer” for it to be ju­st so. But no, not on Cloud 9 it was built by one – for one for whom psy­cho­lo­gi­cal and vi­sual con­tact wi­th wa­ter is so­me­thing he wan­ts, ex­pec­ts it, lo­ves it. No won­der then the in­fi­ni­ty pool con­tou­ring the stern area along the main deck ma­na­ged to de­li­ver a sharp sen­se of con­ti­nui­ty wi­th ex­te­rior sur­roun­dings that will ma­ke the th­ree or mo­re me­tres whi­ch di­vi­de the deck to the wa­ter’s ed­ge un­per­cei­va­ble. And not to men­tion the bea­ch club whi­ch this con­tact ma­kes it so ve­ry real, phy­si­cal thanks to the lo­wer deck’s stream­li­ned ex­ten­sion whi­ch ta­pers off do­wn to sea le­vel ju­st off the wa­ter when the tran­som opens out. It’s wor­th re­min­ding this in­ge­nuous in­ven­tion is CRN’S. The fir­st to rea­li­ze it in 2006 for 54 me­tre ya­cht “Abi­li­ty”. It rea­ched per­fec­tion in 2009 when it was in­stal­led on 60 me­tre “Blue Eyes”. But this is not all for Cloud 9 as the­re are two other ac­ces­ses to the sea other than the stern bea­ch club. The­re are two si­de ope­nings as well whi­ch are used to laun­ch and re­co­ver ten­ders and wa­ter toys and two hy­drau­li­cal­ly ope­ra­ted bal­co­nies whi­ch can dou­ble as mas­sa­ge par­lour/ hair­dres­ser on one si­de the one along the main deck and the other whi­ch is si­tua­ted on the lo­wer deck whi­ch al­lo­ws guests to em­bark and lea­ve wal­king pa­st an ele­gant re­cep­tion area. In­deed it is ea­sy to vi­sua­li­ze lit­tle groups of guests or pairs talk away whi­le com­for­ta­bly sea­ted in wel­co­ming loun­ges star­ting wi­th the ex­te­rior ones al­rea­dy men­tio­ned. Ho­we­ver the­re are ano­ther two con­si­de­ra­bly lar­ge but struc­tu­ral loun­ges. The fir­st is the sun deck whi­ch is equip­ped wi­th a hy­dro-mas­sa­ge pool, bar area gal­ley, a di­ning ta­ble sea­ting up to 12, so­fas and loads of sun pads whi­ch al­low

you to spend a who­le day up the­re, in the pla­ce on Cloud 9 wi­th the be­st view. It is about 13 me­tres abo­ve sea le­vel. The se­cond of the two is si­tua­ted along the who­le of the up­per deck’s sur­fa­ce area com­pri­sing the helm con­trol sta­tion’s gla­zed win­dow li­ke ports and the ex­tre­me bow end: It is real­ly a mul­ti func­tion zo­ne – vo­ca­tio­nal­ly a pla­ce in whi­ch to chill out – whi­ch, li­ke the fly brid­ge du­ring a brief pau­se in a port of­fers a mea­ning­ful ad­van­ta­ge, that of being far from in­di­screet on­loo­kers’ eyes as they walk lei­su­re­ly along the quays. The up­per deck’s bow area can when need be dou­ble as a tou­ch n’ go he­li­pad. Then we co­me to the sha­red in­te­rior areas, they’re prac­ti­cal­ly all si­tua­ted aft of amid­ships; an im­po­sing li­ving area on the main deck, wi­th a lar­ge “U” sha­ped sofa pla­ced at cen­tre con­tou­red by straight so­fas on ea­ch si­de whi­ch can of­fer a per­fect view of a pop up screen thanks to whi­ch the who­le area turns in­to an ex­tre­me­ly ele­gant mo­vie room. The sky loun­ge on the up­per deck is sim­ply awe­so­me and thanks to its pre­cious pain­ted pa­nels re­cal­ling the sky’s co­lour sche­mes as it mir­rors the sur­roun­dings it con­veys an al­mo­st un­real at­mo­sphe­re. The ad­ja­cent di­ning area de­ser­ves a few li­nes, sin­ce at this point wan­ting to over­co­me the em­bar­rass­ment of ha­ving to choo­se whe­ther to lay the in­door ta­ble or the one ‘al fre­sco’ the outside one has been equip­ped wi­th a cir­cu­lar sha­ped slot ma­de up of cur­ved glass pop up pa­nels whi­ch fa­ce aft co­ve­ring a sec­tion of 120° whi­ch are ‘de fac­to’ a small en­gi­nee­ring mi­ra­cle but the shield ef­fect is ex­traor­di­na­ri­ly spec­ta­cu­lar. Going up to ano­ther le­vel we co­me to a mul­ti me­dia room: an area whi­ch is de­di­ca­ted to the ow­ner’s fa­mi­ly. He­re you ha­ve the mo­st pri­va­te sec­tion of the who­le ship: the ow­ner’s apart­ment. So as to de­li­mit its boun­da­ries the 400 squa­re me­tres or so of co­ve­red sur­fa­ce area is en­ti­re­ly fur­ni­shed wi­th pre­cious whi­te wool and silk car­pe­ting ma­de of a sin­gle pie­ce by ex­pert hands.

The be­droom can swi­vel around a king si­ze bed as if it we­re a cog round whi­ch spins a wheel from whi­ch you can en­joy a great view over 180° and whe­re on the other si­de of the se­mi cir­cle what goes on is hid­den – thanks to a de­di­ca­ted stu­dy of the per­spec­ti­ves whi­ch tar­ge­ts ab­so­lu­te pri­va­cy. This be­droom’s set up and de­cor is spe­cial­ly in­te­re­sting it spli­ts two ways: on one si­de the left one whi­ch is de­ci­ded­ly fe­mi­ni­ne spor­ting a lar­ge ba­th­room en­ri­ched wi­th four va­rie­ties of pre­cious mar­ble boasts a lo­ve­ly bath tub and sho­wer unit and leads to a spa­cious war­dro­be; whi­le the other si­de on the op­po­si­te si­de is de­ci­ded­ly ma­scu­li­ne, it com­pri­ses a stu­dy/ chan­ging room/ war­dro­be/ toi­let and sho­wer unit. It is wor­th hi­ghlighting that in this pre­cious pri­va­te set­ting, the su­bli­me class of the fur­ni­tu­re and de­cor is ca­re­ful­ly plan­ned not to go beyond the le­vel of ex­tre­me­ly re­fi­ned lu­xu­ry. To be qui­te ho­ne­st this is al­so true of the gue­st quar­ters even if to a les­ser de­gree – the VIP sui­te si­tua­ted along the up­per deck and the six dou­ble ca­bins along the main deck and mo­re so al­so the fit­ness area, cor­ri­dors, lan­dings, hall­ways and stairs. La­st but not lea­st do not think the crew’s com­fort has been for­got­ten: asi­de from a slight au­ste­ri­ty gi­ven by the ro­le, the com­fort of the cap­tain’s ca­bin pla­ced di­rec­tly be­hind the helm con­trols sta­tion is not far be­hind the VIP’S in mu­ch the sa­me way as the ca­bins re­ser­ved for the 21 crew mem­bers si­tua­ted along the lo­wer deck. They’re all ve­ry wel­co­ming wi­th de­di­ca­ted ba­th­rooms. The mess room/loun­ge in whi­ch crew mem­bers can re­lax when not on du­ty is com­for­ta­ble and so is their di­ning area. But tal­king of the crew wi­thout men­tio­ning what is their fun­da­men­tal ro­le: the wor­king/run­ning of the ship. It is equip­ped wi­th the be­st on the mar­ket in terms of ap­plian­ces, gal­leys, en­ter­tain­ment, re­fri­ge­ra­tors, sound­proo­fing, A/C, sa­fe­ty, emer­gen­cies, and not to men­tion the en­gi­nes. Two hef­ty Ca­ter­pil­lar 3516C en­gi­nes de­ve­lo­ping 2,682 HP ea­ch can pro­pel Cloud 9 to a top speed of 16.5 kno­ts and an econ speed of 12 for a ran­ge of 6,000 nau­ti­cal mi­les. De­ci­ded­ly Cloud 9 is a na­tu­ral “glo­be crui­ser”. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: CRN; Via En­ri­co Mat­tei 26, 60125 An­co­na; tel.+39 071 5011111; www.crn-ya­ - in­fo@crn-ya­

TECH­NI­CAL DA­TA LOA: 74.00 m – Beam: 13.50 m – Draught: 3.50 m – Gross ton­na­ge: 2,218 GT – Di­spla­ce­ment ful­ly la­den: 1,650 t – Con­struc­tion ma­te­rial: steel hull – Su­per­struc­tu­re: alu­mi­nium al­loy – Ty­pe of hull: di­spla­cing – Fuel tank ca­pa­ci­ty: 250,000 li­tres – Wa­ter tank ca­pa­ci­ty: 40,000 li­tres – Dai­ly pro­duc­tion of de­sal­ted wa­ter: 32,000 li­tres - Guests: 16 (12 in char­ter) – Crew: 22 – He­li­pad load: 3,000 kg – En­gi­nes: Ca­ter­pil­lar 3516C 2 x 2.682 HP – Ge­ne­ra­tors: Ca­ter­pil­lar 2 x 275 kw 380V; 1 x 175 kw 380 V – Noi­se le­vel in ca­bins: 48 DB – Na­val ar­chi­tec­tu­re: CRN En­gi­nee­ring De­part­ment – Ex­te­rior de­si­gn: Zuc­con In­ter­na­tio­nal Pro­ject – In­te­rior de­si­gn: Win­ch De­si­gn – Pro­ject ma­na­ger CRN: Raf­fae­le Gian­net­ti – Ow­ner’s pro­ject ma­na­ger: Bur­gess – Char­ter agen­cy: Bur­gess – Class: Lloyd’s Re­gi­ster of Ship­ping, Mal­ta Cross LR 100 - A1 – SSC – “Y”, Mo­no, G6, Mal­ta Cross LMC, UMS MCA LY2 com­plian­ce

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