CRN, an Italian shipbuilder that specializes in steel and aluminum yachts between 164 and 295 feet (50 and 90 meters), won an Invictus Yachts Trophy for its 239-foot (73-meter) M/Y Yalla.
This contest, organized every year by Luxmedia Group, selects and recognizes the best yachts built by shipyards all over the world. The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Cannes Yachting Festival, which ended Sunday.
CRN’s yacht won in the Best Exterior Design category among megayachts between 164 and 246 feet (50 and 75 meters). The award goes to the yacht that has stood out for the design of her exteriors and hull lines.
“We are very happy and proud to be starting the new nautical season celebrating such a prestigious award [as] the Invictus Yachts Trophy,” CRN CEO Lamberto Tacoli in a statement.
“The Yalla is a distinctive, unique product, thanks to the design by Omega Architects; Frank Laupman and his team, who have penciled the yacht's exterior lines, worked side by side with CRN, who was in charge of naval engineering, and with Droulers Architecture, who took care of interior décor and furnishing. We are deeply grateful to all of them and, obviously, to the owner, who gave us the opportunity to build this breathtaking vessel. This important award is spurring CRN to take part in the forthcoming international events with even greater enthusiasm and passion.”