Splash of Colour: Vibrant New Superyacht RIO

There’s nothing so certain to stir a sense of joie de vivre as setting sail on a superyacht. So it’s surprising to see many yacht owners decorate their vessels in a manner that can only be described as joyless.

Rio represents the antithesis of the numerous dark and dour, or pale and painfully neutral superyachts plying the oceans today. In contrast, her aesthetic channels the vibrance of the South American city from which Rio takes her name. (Or indeed, the Peter Allen classic celebrating the carnivale atmosphere of that town.)

Pops of pink, turquoise, canary yellow and lime punctuate both social and private spaces within this 62-metre, steel-hulled vessel, built by CRN and launched just this year. With sleek exterior design drafted by Omega Architects, Rio’s bright, optimistic visual language is the work of Pisa-based Pulina Exclusive Interiors, whose founder Alessandro Pulina was formerly style manager at Azimut-Benetti.

Boasting a top speed of 15 knots, Rio is powered by twin Caterpillar engines and her 140,000 litre fuel tanks offer a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles. She can house up to a dozen guests across six suites: a master, two VIP cabins, two double cabins and one twin. (A gracious marble-clad master bathroom offers spectacular views while soaking in the tub.) Beyond these generous guest accommodations, Rio is capable of housing up to 15 crew. 

Also found below decks: two jet-skis, four Seabobs, waterskis, a waterslide and an array of other inflatable toys and towables — ensuring life aboard Rio is just as joyful as the vessel’s colour scheme. 

Recently exhibited at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, Rio is available for charter summers in the Mediterranean and winters off Bermuda.

Visit CRN Yachts’ website to explore commissioning your own palazzo at sea.

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