CRN, the luxury yachting Ferretti Group brand, has recently unveiled its latest mega yacht, Azteca. At 72 metres, Azteca, is the largest yacht to be produced by CRN and the longest coming out of Italy this year.
Azteca combines a “made in italy” style with cutting-edge design and technology. The sophisticated slender shape of the hull and the racy external lines, accentuated by the pronounced stern characterize and distinguish the Azteca from other mega yachts of its size – breaking the expectation that big boats can’t have a “sporty” soul.
Azteca was created in collaboration with Nuvolari & Lenard, renowned Italian luxury yacht designers.
“Our design team and production house truly rose to the challenge of delivering Azteca; our passion and dedication to our craft is apparent in our longest and most technologically advanced yacht to date. Carefully designed to ensure guests feel a strong bond with the sea, Azteca pays homage to luxury and refinement”, – comments Lamberto Tacoli, chairman of CRN and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the Ferretti Group.
At the stern of the lower deck, a completely innovative area has been designed as an authentic “beach club” of more than 100 sq m. This area can be transformed into a large beach close to the sea and is equipped with an external shower and a sun deck. At the back there is a wide indoor space for relaxation where guests can lie on comfortable sofas by the sea and enjoy aperitifs from the bar.
The main deck hosts the ship owner’s suite as well as two suites which serve as accommodation for some of the 12 guests. The owner’s suite was designed to link directly to the sea through a door which can be folded at 90 degrees from within the cabin to act as a “terrace” overlooking the ocean. The two bathrooms, one reserved for each half of the ship owning couple, are entirely covered with marble and embellished with inserts of brown Tiger’s eye for the male bathroom and a slab of mother-of-pearl for the female room. A cinema room equipped with a 65-inch screen, a large wardrobe and a massage room complete the owner’s suite.
On the lower deck, there are two VIP cabins for guests and two standard cabins for the staff at their service. This deck also holds 12 lodgings reserved for the crew who can enjoy a wide space organised so that it facilitates their living and working in the best way possible. The wide spaces of the lower deck are also used for storage: refrigerating cells, the laundry area and two big garages holding 10 metre long Riva Shuttles with a maximum speed of 45 knots, a seven metre long service tender and four jet skis.
The upper deck incorporates a different layout to make the most of wide spaces. It includes the “Special VIP” cabin which has a wide view and complete discretion, and the captain’s cabin which is at the stem, in a cabin adjacent to the radio room and the steerage, equipped with the most modern navigation systems. A large panoramic lift with crystal walls and a decorated marble floor links the three upper decks.
The sun deck of the Azteca is unique at 33 metres long and 10 metres wide. It is entirely dedicated to outdoor life with large sofas, a bar area, jacuzzi and several sun beds as well as enough space for a 2,500 kg helicopter to land at the stem. There is a fitness area with Techno-gym equipment allowing guests to carry out fitness sessions while enjoying the panoramic view.
The engine room has a separate control room and two Caterpillar motors 3516 push Azteca at a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15.
Specification of the Azteca:
Length Overall: 72.00 m/236.22 ft
Beam: 13.50 m/44.29 ft
Draught Max: 3.50 m/11.48 ft
Hull Material: Steel
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar Inc 3516B, 5,364 HP, 4,000 KW total
Max Speed: 16.5 knots
Cruise Speed: 15 knots
Fuel Capacity: 250,000 l/66,050 gal
Water Capacity: 40,000 l/10,568 gal
Guest Cabins: 1 Master, 5 Double
Naval Architect: CRN Spa
Exterior Designer: Nuvolari & Lenard
Interior Designer: Nuvolari & Lenard
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