Her name is Rio… and she’s destined to samba her way through the world’s waters into its chicest ports, celebrating an endless passion for life. With a vibrant tropical interior scheme, the sleek 62-metre CRN superyacht that was launched at the Monaco Boat Show is designed to give pleasure to those with insatiable joie de vivre.
The true-custom steel and aluminium superyacht by Ferretti Group’s premier brand CRN is a bespoke work of nautical art, designed in collaboration with Omega Architects, with interiors by Pulina Exclusive Interiors.
CRN’s M/Y Rio is a distinctive new generation of superyacht for increasingly younger users who expect the modern conveniences of terra firma life while at sea. With over 350 square metres dedicated to the owner’s private space, a highly functional galley equipped with Michelin Star chef-approved equipment, bespoke artwork, luxurious furnishings and a beach club full of recreational toys, this yacht has all the ingredients for indulgent high-calibre travels…
Conceived and built in CRN’s state-of-the-art shipyard in Ancona, M/Y Rio has pushed the limits of engineering, while its taut, flowing hull lines and nearly vertical bow testify to its sporty personality.
M/Y Rio oozes port appeal thanks to its precise posture, strong horizontal lines and sleek, minimalist detailing. On board, the inviting, balanced and harmonious exterior and interior spaces have been carefully scaled to give the illusion of an even greater volume and endless natural light.
The ample spaces and convivial ambience, as envisaged by the client, enable family and friends to enjoy a laid-back and relaxed lifestyle. With various al fresco dining areas, an outdoor cinema, an outdoor bar zone that converts into a DJ console, and retractable spa pool that quickly transforms into a dancefloor, Rio is a yacht on which to live life to the max.
Vivacious jungle-inspired spaces and art
Following the owner’s brief for bright, colourful spaces to create a positive and happy nature-inspired atmosphere, the interior design team devised a zestful, vibrant tropical theme, inspired by the yacht’s name, Rio, and the exotic fauna and flora of the Brazilian jungle.
Art is the main medium reinforcing this desire, with hanging jungle-inspired custom artworks on the walls creating a happy, exuberant ambience.
This includes an exquisite multi-panelled mural in the hallway featuring toucans, rare butterflies and jaguars from the jungle, hand-painted by an Italian artist. Similarly, each of the five luxuriously appointed guest cabins, including the two full-beam VIP suites, has a different colour scheme, ranging from zesty yellow to fuchsia and aqua blue… while custom-designed cushions and loose furniture add bright pops of joyful colour. Custom handmade bamboo wallpapers, interwoven with silver and cotton threads, create texture and add an air of luxury.
Various marbles were precisely coordinated to reinforce the bold, upbeat colour scheme. The American Bar at the main deck entrance, which bridges the outdoor and interior spaces, features a rare piece of blue-veined Azul Macauba marble to complement the sea colour palette. In contrast, the Wheelhouse Deck bar hosts a muted Irish Green marble top. The luxuriously appointed bathrooms in the owner’s and VIP suites boast refined Crema d’Orca and Calacatta Vagli Oro marbles.
Luminous multi-purpose open-plan spaces
Large full-height windows and glazing throughout provide constant natural light and expansive outdoor views.
In the owner’s suite, a large picture window frames the bathtub, while 180-degree windows offer expansive panoramic ocean views from the king-size bed.
“Nowadays, superyacht owners and guests want fluid, light-filled and open multi-purpose spaces, with large windows, fewer walls and a seamless balance between interior and exterior spaces,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO.
He adds, “Since the pandemic, owners spend more time on their yachts, and have particular needs regarding the furnishings and finishings. While spaces are more open, they still have designated functions, and all rooms have desks and workspaces.”
“Today, people want to live together, stay together and entertain together,” he emphasises.
The spacious main deck salon is a social and dining area featuring a selection of leading contemporary Italian furnishings in neutral shades, accessorised and fusing with bolder tones that echo the tropical nautical mood. A focal point is the custom-designed round oak dining table that seats eight, set on a base of sublime white leather by Poltrona Frau.
Galassi adds, “The trend today is for as many natural elements as possible, as seen in the white lacquered oak wall panelling, the American walnut flooring and the bleached pickled oak staircase linking all levels of the yacht.”
“Post-Covid, people want to connect with nature – for example, Alcantara is out, replaced by leather and natural fibres,” he continues.
The four-deck yacht provides utmost levels of independence, freedom and privacy – especially in the private owner’s quarters featuring a large private deck and spa pool. The deck, with two outdoor lounge areas and al fresco dining area, can be converted into a large open-air party zone.
Luxurious contemporary furniture from some of Italy’s leading design companies – including Poliform, Exteta, Midj, Poltrona Frau, Vibia, Visionnaire, Paola Lenti and Meridiani – were used throughout. Many of the tropical-themed soft furnishings and accessories were custom-made by Mino Deco artisans in the Marche region of Italy.
Zago S.p.A, a Ferretti Group company and leader in bespoke naval furnishings, was commissioned to create custom carpentry works throughout, furthering adding to the allure of this magnificent artisanal masterpiece.
Beach time wellness
The Beach Club is the ultimate aqua play zone, equipped with every imaginable water sport toy, complemented with a pool, hammam, spa, gym and wellness lounge.
Engineered for speed
Measuring 62 metres long and 11.2 metres across the beam, this four-deck yacht provides generous accommodation for up to 12 guests. Its twin Caterpillar 3512C ACERT engines are IMO Tier III-certified, offering a cruise speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 15 knots while emitting 70 per cent less harmful nitrogen oxide emissions.