New international certification for CRN in the name of sustainability


CRN, the shipyard specialising in the design, engineering and construction of superyachts up to 90 metres, has obtained recognition for the SuP-Y: Sustainable Powered Yacht Project.

After a year and a half of R&D work together, RINA Services Spa confirms that the Ferretti Group Sustainable Yacht project is sized for proper functioning and easy management, and meets the regulatory requirements for safe implementation.

A coordinated effort by Ferretti Group Super Yacht Division, Weichai Power Science & Technology Division and RINA Services Spa has made it possible to develop a sustainable architecture that entails the installation of fuel cells on board a CRN superyacht.

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More about CRN project

The purpose of the project is to determine a sustainable technical architecture with an efficient implementation of Fuel Cell technology on board a Ferretti Group Super Yacht.

“Sustainable concepts” have been developed for two superyacht naval platforms:

1. Platform 11.50 with hybrid propulsion for yachts from 60m to 70m
2. Platform 14.20 with a diesel-electric power plant for yachts from 75m to 90m

Both architectures are equipped with PEM Fuel Cells as an alternative power source, fed by hydrogen reformed from green methanol and optimized to ensure predefined levels of performance and autonomy: several days in full hotel mode without diesel generators running and the capability to sail in zero emission mode for several hours depending on cruising speed.

This approach significantly reduces total emissions and adhere with the strictest environmental standards.