Sanzio Nicolini, the founder of superyacht builder CRN, was a visionary who brought a daring energy to boat building. He pursued collaborations with the likes of other boating luminaries such as Carlo Riva, Jon Bannenberg, and Alberto Pinto to produce landmark yachts that showcased innovative design and pushed the boundaries of technology.

These include Awal, the first yacht to feature a touch-and-go helipad; Atlante, which echoed the multipurpose full-beam design found on navy vessels; and, more recently, the 197-foot M/Y 141 with a Nuvolari Lenard design that embodies the aerodynamic lines of an Italian sports car. In 1999, CRN merged with the Ferretti Group. Today, celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Ancona-based yard maintains its reputation for building creative, owner-focused yachts with authentic technical prowess.

Here are our 10 favorites from the past six decades.