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BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Megayachts: CRN Chopi Chopi

  • Bailey S. Barnard

At 262 feet and with a gross tonnage of approximately 2,300, the six-deck, full-displacement CRN Chopi Chopi (www.crn-yacht.com) is the 51-year-old shipyard’s largest build, and the largest ever from Italy’s Ferretti Group, which owns CRN. Many of the other numbers associated with the yacht also are big: It has a range of 6,000 nautical miles; it sleeps 12 guests, who are tended to by a crew of 31; its highest ceilings are nearly 8 feet tall; and it has three 103-inch TVs. Chopi Chopi was designed to host large parties and to accommodate the extended family of the owner, who has his own private deck; an outdoor portion of the owner’s deck can serve as a touch-and-go helipad.

The top three decks include outdoor sitting and dining areas forward and aft. The sundeck features a large hot tub, a grill, a wet bar, and a walk-around sun pad. A door at the yacht’s stern folds down to serve as the swim deck for the beach club, which has a gym, a shower, a massage room, a sauna, and a Turkish bath.