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Ferretti success comes in Cannes

Published on November 27, 2012 by   ·   No Comments

Founded in 1968 by Italian brothers Alessandro and Norberto Ferretti, the Ferretti Group is now a world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts.  With eight brands under its wing – Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram Yacht Inc, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line – the first, Ferretti Yachts, may be the oldest of the octet but it never stops innovating.  In fact, hot out the shipyard for 2012 are two new models – the Ferretti 870 and the sporty, Ferretti 690.

Unveiled, as all the best boats are, at Cannes Boat Show in September this year, the Ferretti 870 brings a touch of freshness and, above all, space to the Company’s range.  In spite of having a hull size below 24 metres, the 870 is able to deliver an overall length of more than 26 metres thanks to the brains at Ferretti’s research and naval design centre AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) working alongside colleague architects and designers at Centro Stile in collaboration with the marine engineers at Zuccon International Project.  Blessed with Italian flair and style at every step.

Innovative and stylish

Available as a standard roll-bar version or with an option for a hard top, the Ferretti 870 preserves the best of its predecessors before mixing in a number of forward-thinking design solutions.  A bronze dome caps the navigation bridge, glazing sweeps along the entire main deck and this theme for brightness continues below.  The full-beam master cabin is treated to two open-view windows whilst large windows and opening portholes feature in the guest cabins with a further two windows in the forward VIP.  All are en-suite with the luxury of separate shower cubicles – the master even has his and hers washbasins.  The utmost in privacy, and noiselessness, is assured by Ferretti at all times.

For main living space, the 870 has made efforts to separate the living and dining area from the galley and helm station to create the best feeling of comfort.  Fine walnut-stained oak, soft leather, spotlight lighting systems, hidden television screens and Bang & Olufsen sounds all help to create the ambience.  The galley itself has neat separate crew access so they can bypass the saloon and white lacquered units topped by quartz resin worktops are joined by Bosch appliances and a GE side-by-side fridge.  Move out from the saloon to the cockpit and a teak table seating up to eight guests with nearby bar unit creates the ideal outdoor lounge for sunny days and great conversation.

Powerful and Gritty

From design to power and the Ferretti 870 is equipped with two 12V 2000 M94 MTU engines allowing her to reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and maximum of 30.5 knots.

In Ferretti’s words, the second new model launched at Cannes, the Ferretti 690, has a “sleek, gritty outer profile combined with refined and functional interiors”.  She offers two different layouts, three or four cabins, and is said to meet the needs of any motoryacht enthusiast.

Once again inspired by the same three-company-strong Italian dream team, the 690 has an extensive glazed profile to make her sportier in look and brighter inside.  More glazing has been added to all cabins including large open-view windows at the height of the full-beam master stateroom.

Interior design has taken a slight detour from the 870 with grey oak the wood of choice which can be combined, at request, with parquet along the entire main deck or with carpeting as the alternative.  Grey oak continues through to the galley which can be closed off or brought into the saloon by way of a sliding frosted Plexiglas partition.  Meanwhile, in a similar vein to the big sister yacht, the 690 has a capacious cockpit area with seating for eight around the teak table and room for sofas besides.  The stern swimming platform can be lowered for the comfort of guests and also the convenience of launching a tender.

Up on the flybridge, guests can manoeuvre between the bar unit and dinette, a sofa set against the vast fore sundeck, an additional C-shaped sofa with table just behind and a second pilot station with plenty of room for others to sit alongside and enjoy the cruising experience.  Space up here is truly at a premium.

Two drive options are available for the Ferretti 690 – two MTU 8V 2000 M84 mph engines in the standard version or two MTU 8V 2000 M94 as the option.  Under the standard arrangement, maximum speed is 30 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots.


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