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Chopi Chopi: A floating "family house" megayacht with mammoth proportions

Chopi Chopi: A floating "famil...
Originally designed as a "family house2 for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions
Originally designed as a "family house2 for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions
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CRN Shipyard's Chopi Chopi was recently on display during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
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CRN Shipyard's Chopi Chopi was recently on display during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
Chopi Chopi is a floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions
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Chopi Chopi is a floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions
Worth over US$110 million, the entire yacht took 660,000 hours to complete and the displacement hull was built from aluminum and steel
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Worth over US$110 million, the entire yacht took 660,000 hours to complete and the displacement hull was built from aluminum and steel
Originally designed as a "family house" for recreational use, Chopi Chopi possesses six spacious open decks
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Originally designed as a "family house" for recreational use, Chopi Chopi possesses six spacious open decks
Chopi Chopi possesses a 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) beach club located on the lower deck
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Chopi Chopi possesses a 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) beach club located on the lower deck
The floating home accommodates up to 12 guests at any one time and employs around 30 crew members and nine staff
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The floating home accommodates up to 12 guests at any one time and employs around 30 crew members and nine staff
Chopi Chopi's private speed boat
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Chopi Chopi's private speed boat
Originally designed as a "family house" for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts five luxury double cabins, an exclusive owner's suite
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Originally designed as a "family house" for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts five luxury double cabins, an exclusive owner's suite
Chopi Chopi: meet the floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions
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Chopi Chopi: meet the floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions
This master suite has breathtaking sea views
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This master suite has breathtaking sea views
The dining room furniture was custom made for the yacht
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The dining room furniture was custom made for the yacht
Italian architect Laura Sessa is responsible for the vessel's interior design
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Italian architect Laura Sessa is responsible for the vessel's interior design
Chopi Chopi features a day spa complete with sauna, Turkish hammam bath and massage room
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Chopi Chopi features a day spa complete with sauna, Turkish hammam bath and massage room
The 80 m (262 ft) luxury megayacht is one of the biggest of its kind
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The 80 m (262 ft) luxury megayacht is one of the biggest of its kind
Italian architect Laura Sessa is responsible for the vessel's interior design
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Italian architect Laura Sessa is responsible for the vessel's interior design
Italian Zuccon International Project designed the vessel's exterior
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Italian Zuccon International Project designed the vessel's exterior
Chopi Chopi features a day spa complete with sauna, Turkish hammam bath and massage room
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Chopi Chopi features a day spa complete with sauna, Turkish hammam bath and massage room
Chopi Chopi is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
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Chopi Chopi is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
Chopi Chopi features a unique circular pilot house
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Chopi Chopi features a unique circular pilot house
Chopi Chopi's unique circular pilot house
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Chopi Chopi's unique circular pilot house
Originally designed as a "family house2 for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions
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Originally designed as a "family house2 for recreational use, Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions
The 80 m (262 ft) luxury megayacht was built in collaboration with Italian architects Laura Sessa, Giovanni and Paola Zuccon and is one of the biggest of its kind
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The 80 m (262 ft) luxury megayacht was built in collaboration with Italian architects Laura Sessa, Giovanni and Paola Zuccon and is one of the biggest of its kind
Chopi Chopi's fully decked kitchen
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Chopi Chopi's fully decked kitchen
One of the yacht's six bedroom suites
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One of the yacht's six bedroom suites
The floating home accommodates up to 12 guests
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The floating home accommodates up to 12 guests
One of the yacht's six bedroom suites
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One of the yacht's six bedroom suites

Recently on display during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions and is more like a floating mansion compared to your traditional superyacht. The 80 meter (262 ft) luxury megayacht was built in collaboration with Italian architects Laura Sessa, Giovanni and Paola Zuccon and is one of the biggest of its kind. Worth over US$110 million, the entire yacht took 660,000 hours to complete and the displacement hull was built from aluminum and steel.

Originally designed as a “family house” for recreational use, Chopi Chopi includes five luxury double cabins, an exclusive owner's suite with private VIP terrace, six spacious open decks, a 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) beach club located on the lower deck, multiple dining and lounge areas and two lifts. The floating home accommodates up to 12 guests at any one time and employs around 30 crew members and nine staff.

Chopi Chopi possesses a 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) beach club located on the lower deck
Chopi Chopi possesses a 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) beach club located on the lower deck

Furthermore, the vessel features a unique circular pilot house, a day spa complete with sauna, Turkish hammam bath and massage room, and a helipad located at the stern.

Chopi Chopi features a unique circular pilot house
Chopi Chopi features a unique circular pilot house

"We met the client, who we knew was looking for a big yacht, and presented him the project of a yacht of around 250 feet (72 m) with all the features we thought might meet his wishes both in size and style," Gianni Zuccon, head of Zuccon International Project told Boat International. "The primary criterion of the brief was that he wanted it to be a private yacht on which to spend long holidays with his large family. We found out soon that they needed more space – that meant more volume. So, working on the original concept, we incorporated higher volume and added a few meters to the total length to preserve a well-proportioned balance between hull and superstructure."

Chopi Chopi: meet the floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions
Chopi Chopi: meet the floating-house megayacht with mammoth proportions

Chopi Chopi recently took home the 2014 World Yacht Trophy, accompanying its previous awards which include: Best Interior Design Award at the Showboats Design Awards 2014 category; Judges Commendation at The World Superyachts Awards 2014 and the 2013 Boat of the Year.

Source: CRN via Boat International

7 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really cool. I can see myself living on that year round (not that I could ever afford it). :)
sk8dad
Yay. Unfortunately, with the economy still somewhat weak, money is tight especially because my oil fields are sort of drying up. Even though I tried to convince the wives that we can pass the current fleet down to the kids when I kick the bucket, it's still hard to justify to them in paying full retail for another mega-yacht. I guess I'll wait for the end-of-year blowout sale to pull the trigger.
The Skud
I'm in the same boat! (sorry for joke) - my car uses more oil than the wells pump. It must be nice to have that sort of money looking for a place to be spent.
mookins
'Be the envy of your fellow oligarchs as you escape the torches and pitchforks while their estates burn!'
Facebook User
I like it and can appreciate it but as I get sea sick I don't envy it and it seems to me to be such a waste of money that could be spent on more practicable things.
peddler65
I was just looking at that thing. It is currently in the harbor in Mykonos, Greece. That thing has got to be seen to be believed. It is a true monster yacht. dwarfs everything else around it and there are definitely some other big boats there.
billy20
Just saw this beauty sail by St Maarten 30 minutes ago and had to look her up ..My new favorite yacht .