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New international certification for CRN in the name of sustainability

CRN, the historic shipyard specialising in the design, engineering and construction of superyachts up to 90 metres, has written an important chapter in the brand’s 60-year history by obtaining special recognition for the SuP-Y: Sustainable Powered Yacht Project. After a year and a half of R&D work together, RINA Services Spa confirms that the Ferretti Group Sustainable Yacht project is sized appropriately for proper functioning and easy management, and meets the regulatory requirements for safe implementation.

A coordinated effort by Ferretti Group Super Yacht Division, Weichai Power Science & Technology Division and RINA Services Spa has made it possible to develop a sustainable architecture that entails the installation of modern fuel cells on board a CRN superyacht. This new
technology takes an important step towards the future of yachting, based on an easy-to-manage solution that meets all regulatory requirements to ensure safety on board.

The purpose of the project is to determine a sustainable technical architecture with the most efficient implementation of Fuel Cell technology on board a Ferretti Group Super Yacht. “Sustainable concepts” have been developed for two superyacht naval platforms:

1. Platform 11.50 with hybrid propulsion for yachts from 60m to 70m
2. Platform 14.20 with a diesel-electric power plant for yachts from 75m to 90m

Both architectures are equipped with PEM Fuel Cells as an alternative power source, fed by hydrogen reformed from green methanol and optimized to ensure predefined levels of performance and autonomy: several days in full hotel mode without diesel generators running
and the capability to sail in zero emission mode for several hours depending on cruising speed. This approach significantly reduces total emissions and ensures compliance with the strictest environmental standards.

The collaboration with RINA Services Spa confirms and underscores CRN’s commitment to pushing both the boundaries of sustainable maritime applications and the brand’s proactive approach towards the incorporation of sustainable power supplies into their vessels. This initiative shows that the shipyard is at the forefront of adopting greener technologies within the yachting industry.

Thanks to Italy’s centuries-old yachting tradition, the Ferretti Group is a world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group owns and manages six shipyards located across Italy, which combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship, reaching customers in more than 70 countries across the world thanks to a direct presence in Europe, the United States of America and Asia and its network of approximately 60, carefully-selected dealers. The Ferretti Group motor yachts, utmost expression of Made in Italy elegance and creative genius, have always stood out for their exceptional quality, cutting-edge technology, record safety and optimum performance in the sea, as well as their exclusive design and timeless appeal.

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