Project Thunderball a 70-metre steel and aluminium superyacht is taking shape at the CRN shipyard in Ancona.
She is a new creation and is completely bespoke and handcrafted in her design, naval architecture, engineering, and construction.
Project Thunderball (CRN M/Y 145) combines the build quality and know-how of the Italian CRN with the experience of Dutch naval architects Vripack. They responsible for the external lines and naval architecture. Vripack will be aided by the Nauta Design studio. They are managing the interior design and outdoor furniture.
From the moment it threw open its doors in 1961, Vripack’s approach to design has been governed by the playful interaction between beauty and function. With a portfolio that represents over 7,500 designs, Vripack has evolved its processes to be as efficient and effective as possible. Thus providing a holistic approach that considers design in partnership with naval architecture. This ensures the team produce better boats in less time. Vripack’s involvement in the entire design process results in the safest, most durable and desirable yachts that clients and their guests feel at home on at sea.
The brokerage house Y.CO completed the sale in August 2022. And they continue to play a key role as the Owner’s representative and project management team. They are supporting the Owner through the construction stage. Carrying out all technical checks, inspection and acceptance issues. As well as overseeing the project management, on-site supervision and coordination of external contractors.
This new yacht, with her classic, timeless lines, has a striking sense of style. She fully reflects the owner’s vision and requirements for a pleasure ship suited to long, pleasurable, contemplative cruises.
Traditional elongated bow
This is a vessel with a traditional elongated bow, a low profile and svelte lines like a sailboat. She has a curved bilges and a smooth surface. The entire design has been carefully devised for efficient cruising and convenient manoeuvring.
The owner is a passionate sailor, so a smaller sailboat will also be delivered to accompany the mother yacht. The superyacht will cruise in the Mediterranean and between Florida and the Bahamas. She will be used as a base for diving, sailing and fishing.
Project Thunderball spans five decks and is 70 metres long with a beam of 11 metres. She has a gross tonnage of 1,100, and accommodates up to 12 guests and 15 crew.
The interior design of Project Thunderball concept goes beyond time and fashion. It expresses a culture of the sea. A sophisticated collection of details, a combination of heritage blended with a refined contemporary look, fully reinterpreting them from the latest lifestyle point of view. The marine approach and high-end craftsmanship come together to define a new state of the art in yachting.
Project Thunderball continues the CRN shipyard’s commitment to sustainability. Doing so through the use of a peak shaving system to increase energy efficiency and slash fuel consumption.