Autumn 2014

Minimalist harmony

CRN’s megayacht Saramour, which was built in Ancona, Italy, was launched privately earlier this year.

This new yacht is the outcome of the strong synergy between the owner and the shipyard. CRN’s Technical Department took care of naval design and engineering, while Francesco Paszkowski Design developed the yacht’s exterior lines and her interiors in co-operation with CRN Interiors and Design Department. 

The vessel has an overall length of 61.3 m and a beam of 10.2 m and develops over five decks plus a sub lower deck. 

The Saramour features five guest cabins – two suites, two VIP cabins and the master stateroom – accommodating 10 passengers, as well as 14 crew members. 

This new yacht stands out for her classical-modern style, scattered with design elements that draw inspiration from the automotive sector. Her exterior is characterised by harmonious lines and a timeless design style that blends together the various elements, resulting in an aesthetic harmony that is further enhanced by the polished white and light grey shades of the hull. 

Minimal style has been chosen for the interiors, where curved lines, light and fluid spaces and recurrent design elements result in a great aesthetic consistency. 

Minimalism and sobriety characterise all furniture and furnishings, a solution also aimed at visually making room for the precious works of art personally chosen by the owner to turn the yacht into a large art gallery that reflects his passion and tastes.

Harmonious colour choices pervade the spacious interiors too, where the warmth of Canaletto walnut has been combined with burgundy lacquered wood and the elegance of Thala Beige natural marble. The co-existence of these three colour shades is a recurrent theme that unravels across the entire yacht. 

This vessel is characterised by details and design solutions that ensure constant, direct contact with the sea, like the beach club on the lower deck – with the aft door that, on opening, turns into a beach at the sea level with a fully equipped solarium – and the balcony on the upper deck, allowing one to enjoy the magnificent view of the sea when cruising.


The yacht can be accessed aft through the large and comfortable cockpit on the main deck, featuring a guest lounge in bright, lively colours. Stepping in, guests are welcomed to the main salon, where the walls and floors in Canaletto walnut match the lacquered burgundy of some pieces of furniture and the Thala Beige marble used in the wall recesses. This generally sober atmosphere is occasionally interrupted by the sudden explosion of colours of some accessories, such as the bright yellow of the sofa by the entrance. 

The salon has been conceived as a large open space, without any partitions dividing the dining area from the living area, which is even more precious thanks to centuries-old Persian rugs. An area devoted to socialisation is furnished with stylishly arranged sofas and armchairs and a 55-inch screen TV that can be lowered from the ceiling panel can be found after the dining area, featuring a table with a Murano glass top supported by a lacquered burgundy metal frame seating 12 people.

In the central part of the yacht is a circular lobby with a glass lift for the guests, connecting all decks, while an aerial winding staircase, specifically designed to let the light shine through the suspended steps, runs around the lift. 

Walking towards the bow, to portside, is the wide professional galley. Walking further, on the starboard side, sinuous lines that run through the sea view balcony area mark the entrance to the guest apartment, consisting of a suite connected to an adjoining living room.

The aft area on the lower deck hosts the beach club. The aft door opens up to reveal a solarium decorated with patterns whose colours draw inspiration from the sea landscape. This area is fitted with all comforts: a TV lounge, comfortable chaise longue, an icemaker, a refrigerator and a shower. The two garages can fit two large tenders (an 8.2-m Riva Iseo and a 6.4-m Castoldi). Beyond them are the control room and the engine room.

The central part of the vessel includes a suite and two VIP cabins. The former is a masterpiece in terms of style and originality: in this full-beam cabin the bed area and the bathroom are not separate, but are simply divided by a see-through glazed surface with a Venetian blind, which creates fascinating, warm light effects. The middle of the cabin is furnished with cider-shade armchairs with burgundy stitching and a coffee table with a glass top. The suite is completed by a large walk-in wardrobe. 

Walking past the central lobby, access is gained to the other two VIP cabins, mirroring each other, both with ensuite head, a lounge, and a concealed TV that can be lowered from the ceiling.

The fore part of the yacht, starting halfway through the vessel, hosts the crew quarters, which include the day area, a full-beam relaxation area and dinette, and the night area, with six twin en-suite cabins at the extreme bow. From the dinette, a staircase leads directly to the sub-lower deck, where the laundry, the pantry and the technical area are located.


For the first time ever on a CRN vessel of this size, the upper deck is entirely devoted to the owner, allowing him to enjoy the utmost privacy. The cockpit comprises a large, refined outdoor dining area, conceived to ensure that the owner and his guests can enjoy their meals with a magnificent panoramic view over the sea. The spacious salon is bright and stylish and is characterised by the soft colours of the furniture and décor, interrupted only by the burgundy shade of the partition that serves as a ‘wing’ with an integrated TV set. 

Towards the bow is the master stateroom, separated from the lobby by a C-shaped concealing glazing activated by the simple touch of a button, to allow all guests to move around the various decks without affecting the owner’s privacy. 

The master cabin is located at the extreme bow and opens up onto a private deck with a swimming pool which can be covered and converted into a large sunbathing area. 

The owner’s head features a beautiful white oval bathtub and a large shower with glazed walls. The shower is decorated with a refined gold leaf and burgundy flours mosaic. The owner’s area is completed by the office and walk-in wardrobe; these rooms are even more precious thanks to various works of art and stylish elements.

On the fly deck, a wide sunbathing area can be found at the extreme stern, furnished with comfortable chaise longues and a lounge area that can be converted into a helipad. Inside, the fitness area is fitted with Technogym equipment and a massage bed. 

The captain’s cabin is located in the central part of the vessel; on the left there is a staff-crew cabin, followed by the pilot station with a central console allowing one to walk around it and offering 180-degree views of the sea. This area is completed by the control dashboard, the radio station, and the entertainment and home automation system rack room. 

The entire audio-video entertainment and home automation system, developed by CRN in cooperation with Videoworks, can be easily controlled by iPad and iPadMini devices.

From the fly deck, access is gained to the sun deck via a carbon external ladder. Besides being extremely stylish, carbon ensures incredible lightness to the ladder frame, which can thus be lifted, allowing the crew to access the storage compartments below it. A large round Jacuzzi with sunbathing area has been installed in the central part of the sun deck and an additional sunbathing area can be found towards the bow.

The Saramour is equipped with two 3512 C-C 1230 kW@1,800 rpm Caterpillar engines that push her to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

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