The 80-metre steel and aluminium megayacht Chopi Chopi has been moved from the shed at the CRN yard in Ancona in preparation for her official launch in January. She is the biggest yacht ever built by CRN. Earlier this week, the yacht was moved to an outdoor area next to the 100-metre-long warehouse where she was built, where the eight-metre mast was installed. Yesterday morning, the yacht was moved with the help of a hydraulic travel-lift to the slipway, where pre-launching operations will be carried out while work on the interior continues.

Exterior styling and the internal layout is by Studio Zuccon International Project, in close collaboration with the CRN technical office, which took care of the naval archtecture. Interior design is by Laura Sessa Romboli and CRN Centro Stile.

Currently, there are eight superyachts in build at CRN, including this 80-metre and another 74-metre designed by Zuccon International Project, a 73-metre designed by Omega Architects, a 60-metre designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, and a 55-metre designed by Nuvolari & Lenard – all five of which are in steel and aluminium. As well as this there are two CRN Navetta 43-metre yachts in composite, also designed by Zuccon International Project. Finally, close to completion is J’Ade, a 60 metre that hit the water last month and is scheduled for handover next spring. In addition to these, the yard is also building a Riva 122 Mythos in aluminium and four superyachts in the Custom Line range, two CL 124s and two CL Navetta 33 Crescendos.