This new creation, unique and exceptional, is taking shape at the CRN shipyard in Ancona. Project Thunderball (CRN M/Y 145) is a 70-metre steel and aluminium superyacht, completely bespoke and handcrafted in her design, naval architecture, engineering, and construction.

Project Thunderball combines the build quality and know-how of CRN with the experience of Vripack – responsible for the external lines and naval architecture – and the creativity of the Nauta Design studio, who are managing the interior design and outdoor furniture.

This new yacht, with her classic, timeless lines, has a striking sense of style that fully reflects the owner’s vision and requirements for a pleasure ship suited to long, pleasurable, contemplative cruises.

This is a vessel with a traditional elongated bow, a low profile and svelte lines like a sailboat, with curved bilges and a smooth surface. The entire design has been carefully devised for highly efficient cruising and comfortable, convenient manoeuvring.


“Equally cutting-edge naval architecture supports the outside aesthetic and places this design atop our sizable portfolio of world-traveling ships, which have sailed the ocean since 1961. Our comprehensive approach gave the owner insight into the layouts, functions, and performances at every design meeting, enabling quick, thoughtful, and deliberate decision-making.”



Project Thunderball spans five decks and is 70 metres long with a beam of 11 metres and a gross tonnage of 1,100, accommodating up to 12 guests and 15 crew.

Project Thunderball’s interior design concept goes beyond time and fashion. It expresses a culture of the sea, a sophisticated collection of details, a combination of heritage blended with a refined contemporary look, fully reinterpreting them from the latest lifestyle point of view. The marine approach and high-end craftsmanship come together to define a new state of the art in yachting.

The superyacht will cruise in the Mediterranean and between Florida and the Bahamas, and used as a base for diving, sailing and fishing. The owner is a passionate sailor, so a smaller sailboat will also be delivered to accompany the mother yacht.

Project Thunderball will utilise a peak shaving system to increase energy efficiency and slash fuel consumption.



Length overall 70 m
Beam overall 11.5 m
Draft 3.00 m
Owner/guest 15
Crew 15
Construction Steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Naval architecture Vripack
Exterior Design Vripack
Interior design Nauta
Yard CRN


NEWS: 31 may 2024

The 70m Project Thunderball has been transported by sea on a barge to the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona where a full hull 3D scan was carried out on arrival. The build now moves into the outfitting stage, including carpentry, fitting out of machinery and on-board systems, as well as the installation of furniture.

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