Top Cruise: Need for Speed

Speed, as in everyday use and in kinematics, is a scalar quantity. Speed, however, as used in upscale lexicon, can become a synonym for boy toys: cars, motorcycles, jets and, of course, yachts. And yes, in this posh-i-fied concept of speed, there are many craving enthusiasts. More so when it comes to innovative cruisers like CRN’s J’Ade.


Entitled “the world’s first mega yacht to feature a floating garage,” J’Ade is already one step ahead of many of its kind.  It was designed to feel at one with the sea and it features full height windows that provide panoramic views. Furthermore, it boasts a beach club -a stern hatch that turns into a large platform by the water-, four decks with room for 10 guests and 13 crew members, and a top speed of 16 knots that can easily make a Trans-Atlantic journey.


Sure enough, in this case, beauty is not only skin deep. J’Ade’s interior styling has a classical focus, but has refined modern hints with a fusion of materials including wood, leather, marble and metals. Every detail has been taken into account, including hardwood floors, Tai Ping fitted carpets and, as the name suggests, the color jade throughout the yacht’s décor. Designed by Studio Zuccon International Project, in close collaboration with CRN Technical Office, it’s no surprise that J’Ade was a finalist in the interior design award category at the 2014 Monaco yacht show.


Specializing in the construction of fully customized steel and aluminum displacement megayachts, CRN, a brand of the Ferretti Group, has definitely outdone itself, manifesting their excellence in the boating sector.


So, how’s that for a burst of speed?


Technical Info:

–          Overall length of 60 meters and a maximum beam of 10.2 meters

–          Two MTU 12 V 4000 M 63 1500 kW @1800 rpm engines, allowing it to reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots




by Lucero Uribe

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