CRN 142, the shape of a good idea

CRN prepares for the launch of the 52-metre hull number 142, currently under construction at the Ancona-based shipyard, designed by Omega Architects with interiors by Massari Design

by Marco Mariani

The all-aluminium recreational boat is a tailor-made work, which meets the shipowner’s vision and specific demands. The result is a yacht with taut and slim exterior lines which, together with the almost vertical bow, express its sporty and dynamic personality. The superyacht has an international tonnage of 499 GT, four decks, a length of 52 metres, a beam of 9 metres and can accommodate up to 10 guests thanks to the master stateroom placed on the main deck and 4 VIP cabins located on the lower deck.

On the main deck, there is an open space with a lounge and a dining area surrounded by full-height glazed surfaces, alternated with mirrored surfaces.

CRN worked on the project in collaboration with Frank Laupman’s design and architecture firm Omega Architects, which designed the exterior, and with the architecture firm Massari Design for the interiors. Defined as a true tailor-made project by the shipyard, the M/Y 142 has large interior living areas and comfortable outdoor spaces, characterised by a strong relationship between the outdoor areas and the large, bright interior spaces, where indoor and outdoor spaces merge to give life to an incomparable cruising experience.


The interiors convey strong linearity with their clean shapes and are conceived as cosy and warm environments. Characterised by a keen sense of space, the interiors reveal an evolved and contemporary concept of living and are distinguished by their unique and sophisticated personality. As specifically requested by the experienced shipowner, the key features are the “en plein air” and social areas. These include two large lounges with a solarium and a SPA pool located both on the sun deck and on the main deck and an “alfresco dining” area on the upper deck. The interiors are characterised by a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Large and full-height dark windows on the main and upper decks form a visual continuum that follows the yacht’s elegant exterior architecture, offering infinite breathtaking views while safeguarding privacy.

The wheelhouse is also equipped with three extensive windows that enhance the exterior line and generate spatial and visual continuity without interruption. The main deck offers an open space with a lounge and dining area surrounded by full height glazed windows, alternated with mirrored surfaces that further expand the perceived space. The environment is connected to an outdoor lounge with a relaxation and conversation area overlooking the rectangular spa pool that extends transversely at the stern.

The interiors convey strong linearity with their clean shapes and are conceived as cosy and warm spaces. Characterised by a keen sense of space, they reveal an evolved and contemporary concept of living.

The master stateroom is located to the fore of the deck, and it is a haven of privacy and intimacy lit up by full-height windows, which also houses the owner’s private study. The upper deck, with a panoramic lounge, can be used as a convivial area or converted into a cinema room thanks to a maxi TV screen. The room opens completely to the outside towards the “alfresco dining” area, which features elegant transparent glazed windows integrated into the superstructure.

The sun deck is also a multifunctional place: the centre of the deck has a u-shaped lounge bar separating the dining area from the sunbathing area with its circular whirlpool. The beach club, on the lower deck, is characterised by a leisure area with an extended terrace at water level. The space is integrated with an open-air living room overlooking the wellness area.

Frank Laupman by Omega Architects (exterior design) • Massari Design (interior design) • CRN Engineering department (naval architecture)
Length 52m • Minimum beam 9m • Draft (from baseline) 2.10m • 499GT
2 x CATERPILLAR C32 ACERT SCAC IMO TIER II engines 1,081 kW @ 2000 – 2300 rpm
2 x ZENORO ekW127 rpm 400V 50Hz

(CNR 142, the shape of a good idea – – May 2022)