To be on cloud nine is a typical English idiom used to express a state of supreme elation and happiness. And “Cloud 9” is the name chosen by the owner of the new beautiful 74-metre CRN Yachts’ superyacht, probably to express his own feeling of happiness.
The new creation of the Ancona-based shipyard results from a close collaboration between CRN engineering team, which developed all the technical aspects of the project, Zuccon International Project, who took care of sweeping lines of the yacht’s exterior styling, and Winch Design, which designed exterior guest areas and interior décor.
Cloud 9 is, first of all, characterized by a streamlined profile and elegantly refined guest areas which allow her to stand out among all the other superyachts of the same category.
The yacht features an excellent balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort.
More specifically, the qualities of the outside spaces find their highest expression in the private owner’s deck situated forward of the master suite and the beach club with extended platform at sea level. These exceptional open-air areas were all conceived to offer maximum scope for both al fresco enjoyment and entertainment, as specified by the owner.
A distinctive feature of the yacht is the fore living area specifically designed to allow guests to enjoy outdoor living in total privacy and equipped with a comfortable party space ideal for funny evenings on the sea or at the anchor.
Cloud 9 can accommodates up to 16 guests across 8 cabins: a master suite, a VIP cabin and 6 double cabins. In addition, accommodation is provided for 26 crew and staff members.
The 5 decks are furnished with elegant colour schemes and an extensive use of oak wood in different guises, juxtaposed with mother-of-pearl elements.
The main deck houses a swimming pool lying athwartships on the aft deck. Indoors, the main saloon is the major proof of the boat’s elegance, enhanced by precious materials and refined furniture. Both flooring and walls are cladded with bleached oak wood.
The main deck also includes a spacious spa area, equipped with a massage table, en-suite bathroom and hair salon. Breath-taking views of the sea can be enjoyed from the fold-down balcony.
Guest cabins are all located in the bow and replicate the harmonious styling of the main deck, including the bleached oak wood. Electronic equipment can be easily managed by a Lutron system controlled through iPads for constant monitoring.
The lower deck includes one of the embarkation points. Guests are immediately welcomed by a foyer while an elevator connects the entrance with all the other Cloud 9′ levels.
Forward, there are the galley, the crew areas, the engine room and two garages which can comfortably accommodate two tenders and many water toys.
The upper deck hosts a wonderful open space filled with natural light. Both the saloon and the dining area are decorated with a mural depicting a peaceful sky scene which partially seems to reproduce a fresco of the beautiful Scrovegni Chapel.
In addition to the dining area and the party space, the upper deck also includes a fitness area and a VIP cabin. The latter has a marble en-suite bathroom, perfectly in line with the elegant styling specified by the owner.
The private owner’s deck is the culmination of family relaxation. Just beyond the entrance, an amazing media room with a sofa and an a large TV offers a comfortable space where to enjoy a film or a TV show at night. The distinctive feature of this environment is the mixed white wool and sink carpet stretching all over the floor: an additional touch of elegance that makes the owner’s deck an exclusive truly attractive space.
The master suite is positioned in the bow section and decorated with dark resin back-lit feature lights. Of special mention is the bas-relief decoration on the wall made by a Veneto-based craftsman.
Finally, the Sun Deck is an area where guests can relax while reclining on the loungers or bathing in the jacuzzi. There’s even a water slide where the bravest guests can shoot down from a height of about 13 metres above sea level.
The Cloud 9 is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C-Chd 2000 kW 1600 rpm engines, which deliver a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The yacht will be chartering in the Caribbean next winter with weekly rates from $875,000. The official presentation is scheduled to take place at Monaco Yacht Show (September 27th-30th), one among the most glamorous yachting events of the year. In the light of all her qualities, there is no doubt that Cloud 9 will be a superstar.
CRN Yachts Cloud 9 – Technical Specs
|Gross Tonnage||2,218 GT|
|Building||CRN, Italy, 2017|
|Nautical Architecture||CRN Engineering Department|
|Exterior Design||Zuccon International Project|
|Interior Design||Winch Design|
|CRN Project Manager||Raffaele Giannetti|
|Owner’s Representative& Project Management||Burgess|
|Cruising Speed||12 kn|
|Engines||2x Caterpillar 2,682 hp|