The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 33 – Summer 2012
CRN one of Ferretti group’s brands based in Ancona Italy launched their CRN 43 last March which is now ready to welcome her owner on board as the interiors have been completed and she’s been officially presented to the press and to those attending.
This motor yacht goes by the name of Lady Trudy a displacing 43 metre ship with a bulb and a beam of 8.6 metres with four decks. A sober design adds a mark of distinction to the classic interior layout which today is increasingly fashionable and popular among large displacing yachts.
The traditional and elegant lines stem from CRN’s technical team working with Zuccon International Project Studio. Both teams were responsible for the exterior design work as well as the internal layout. But what distinguishes this yacht from the chorus line is that she’s been built entirely with composites. So CRN 43 Lady Trudy is therefore lighter than many of her size, but can easily accommodate 10 passengers in five guest cabins, including the owner’s suite. Her forms are imposing but the silhouette is realistically streamlined and catches the eye thanks to the ample spaces highlighting the interiors as well as out along the deck where spacious semi covered cockpits astern of the main and upper deck clearly stand out in the same way as the sun deck which extends covering the large coaming area and deckhouse.
The design boasts an attractive play of plastic like colours thanks to contrasting chromatic shades of light where for example the white deckhouse top and coaming stand out from the pearl grey characterising the large hull and topsides which lightens visual impact while preserving sobriety of design in spite of considerable volumes.
Each deck features a predominant colour. Let’s begin from the top down, from the sundeck therefore where grey and red prevail, then down to the upper deck where blue and white take the lion’s share, below which we find the main deck sporting white and red. This latter one is furnished with four armchairs in wood and dark brown wicker-work and a mahogany coffee table contrasting with the white of the large stern sofa built into the structure and from Mastro Raphael’s fancy cushions artfully decorating it.
And if it’s true the eye revels with something found pleasing then it is no less true the rest of body the demands satisfaction of its requirements. And so we come to appreciate the convivial atmosphere along the upper deck which is enhanced by a large white lacquered elliptical dining table seating twelve. To port a long galley unit houses a refrigerating device to keep drinks chilled at a given temperature while a different one can keep cooked dishes warm for everyone’s delight.
One of this yacht’s principal features and strong points is the size of the well equipped teak lined sun deck. According to the design team this deck can double as a touch and go helipad given the characteristics of the reinforced structure and extension aft.
Certainly this prospect may turn out as a useful alternative to the lounge set-up with its sun beds and coffee table, but for the time being let’s just enjoy the vast living area offered centred around a truly large sofa and table with a wet bar shaded from the sun thanks to a retracting awning above which there’s an imposing turret carrying masthead and nav. lights as well as the ship’s aerials. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a Jacuzzi further forward, a large sun pad with twin semi circular sofas and circular fold away table.
The interior layout too features ample areas where natural light from the window panelling running lengthwise at different levels of the deckhouse is plentiful and enlivened by the colouring of the made in Italy fabrics and colonial era patterns.
The décor and interiors have been devised by CRN with the owner in line with Ferretti Group brands’ tradition of customizing details in full or in part according to clients’ wishes. In this respect the yard stated that the details represent “ a dip into American Colonial atmosphere, with a degree of romantic references to the Hamptons style so dear to the owner”.
Unlike other of her peers Lady Trudy being every inch the comfortable luxurious ship she is, isn’t tempted as often happens to this type of superyacht to ‘overkill’ with ostentatious exaggeration of waste of space, nor does she indulge in excessive lavish display for her elegance is characterized by the simplicity of her internal and external lines. Details are never overloaded or kitsch. The guest cabins welcome one with pleasant white ash details and mahogany decorative elements. Each cabin features a special colour, just like the decks do, but this time the chromatic play obtained through a variety of tonalities is linked to a specific area of the American coast.
So the VIP cabin situated towards the bow is inspired by Newport with its specific yellow, whereas the stern and starboard side guest cabins recall the green of Cape Cod, the guest cabin Mystic to port toward the bow privileges red, and the last one situated aft on the port side features blue and represents Nantucket. A profusion of cotton and linen abounds everywhere for the decorations throughout the interiors appropriately creased and crumpled render the atmosphere soft and relaxing. Ralph Lauren fabric with marine motifs decorates bed head boards, while cabin floors are decorated with wall to wall carpeting matching each cabin’s theme colour.
Every dedicated bathroom sports white ash lined teak flooring, while the bathroom wash basins are in grey anthracite stone. The stern area of the lower deck houses a fitness centre equipped by Technogym and another bathroom. The gym looks out onto the beach/ bathing platform. The owner’s suite is situated on the main deck with plenty of natural light, a four poster canopied mahogany bed and coffee coloured leather head board. Shades of beige, grey and brown prevail from floor to bedspread. As for Her and His bathrooms, hers sports a bath tub while his a shower cabinet but both are with identical teak and white ash flooring as the other guest bathrooms.
This large suite includes a study but the gem is the adjoining terrace which offers an ideal spot for breakfasts and a little open air privacy too. Ocean view terraces have now become a consolidated practice to have on CRN produced ships. Forward of the upper deck lobby there’s a full beam helm/controls station with a separate area for VHF, SSB radios and the captain’s quarters.
The electronic gear, navigation aids and instrumentation installed on board can take one everywhere but what really catches most of the guests’ attention is the innovative entertainment plant, with its stacks of available data and domotics. MyOlos as it’s called has been developed by CRN with Videoworks and Intel to make the high level technology available on board more user friendly to guests and crew.
The installation foresees deploying an iPod which is capable of running every form of audio and visual entertainment, air conditioning, video screen surveillance, the control of the intensity of light and the movement of curtains on demand. The hull has been built to stand up to heavy weather cruising, and the imposing topsides and high bulwarks inspire a sense of safety also when undergoing more demanding ocean crossings.
This is a yacht with a lighter displacement than many of her peers in steel with a fully laden displacement of 330 t. which has been achieved also thanks to careful distribution of the masses. As for sea kindliness Lady Trudy has no reason to envy anything from competition while the use of composites result in a lighter hull which translates into lower fuel consumption and simplified maintenance which are not to be taken lightly or underestimated.
by Marco Troccoli
For further information: CRN
The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 33 – Summer 2012