J’ade megayacht by CRN boasts the world’s first floating garage

Over the years, we have seen Italian shipbuilder CRN come up with some of the finest superyachts there are in the world like the Chopi Chopi mega yacht, the CRN Navetta 43 Lady Trudy, the $83 million Aztec mega yacht etc. Now, the shipyard in collaboration with long time design partner Zuccon International Project has come up with the world’s first yacht to feature a floating garage. Named J’ade, pronounced as Jade, the superyacht is a brainchild of CRN’s managing director, Lamberto Tacoli, who always wanted to incorporate a floodable tender garage on one of their builds. The 60m luxury vessel was a finalist in the interior design award category at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

crn-mega-yachts-jade-1The design philosophy behind CRN’s J’ade superyacht was to feel at one with the sea, and for that reason it boasts special full height windows that provide exceptionally wide panoramic views. It becomes more evident because of the one of its kind flooded garage that enables the owner to store and easily access the 8 meter Riva Iseo speedboat without the use for a tender lift. The hydraulic operated bay can dry out in three minutes and can also be transformed into a beach club terrace accessible ocean pool. As far as the styling goes, it’s a fusion between modern and classic design. Textiles such as the canaletto walnut, polished rosewood, afromosia strips and white tai ping carpets augment the design. The yacht has room for 13 crew members and 10 guests, providing four decks and an outdoor dining table that can cater for up to 14 people. It is powered by two MTU 12V, 1500kW engines that allows a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14; which means it can easily do trans-Atlantic journeys.

[CRN Via Designboom]

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