Ferretti engineers certainly started right by establishing clear design goals for the 960 from the very beginning. The most basic one was to create a yacht small enough to be classed by CE as a pleasure boat, meaning a crew would not be mandated, yet offer features that would allow it to compete with vessels larger than 100 feet.
The new Ferretti 870 is available in two options: roll bar or a hard top over the flybridge. Either way, the flybridge is attractive, with lounging space aplenty, dinette and exterior helm. The Jacuzzi aft can be used to cool off or, topped up with cushion, to expand the already large sunpad.
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
The Ferretti 690 (the result of the usual collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) and Centro Stile Ferretti group) is sleek and sporty. The design gives the exterior a distinct look and brings more light into the yacht.
Hull No. 1 of Ferretti Yachts’ exciting new flagship—the Ferretti 960—launches later this year. With design by Studio Zuccon International Project and Ferretti’s engineering department, Ferretti’s largest planing yacht to date sports aggressive lines, bright interiors, a full-beam ondeck master stateroom and four lower-deck guest cabins.
Pershing fans will appreciate this yacht’s fabulous lines by designer Fulvio de Simoni, its speed and elegant living spaces. The sun deck is particularly fun with built-in chaise lounges that would feel right at home in a beach-side resort, and a proper helm station to operate the yacht in the open air.
Ferretti’s new chairman, Tan Xuguang, and majority-owner Shandong Heavy Industry Group-Weichai Group, told Chinese media that they were investigating the possibility of building a Ferretti plant in Qingdao (in China’s Shandong province) to produce vessels geared to the local market, according to an August 28 Bloomberg News report.
Long-time partners Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology and the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup brought their experience to create the new Ferretti 870. Capitalizing on the innovations already found on board the stunning Ferretti 800, the 870 features large windows on both the main and lower decks and a spacious four-cabin layout (all ensuite).
Ferretti Custom Line has launched the 28th hull of its 112-foot (34-meter) Custom Line 112 NEXT series. The 112 NEXT features spacious areas both belowdecks and outside and includes a master suite on the main deck plus four spacious guest cabins with large windows overlooking the sea.
Builders all over the world have been busy in the last few months. Lurssen has launched Ace (ex-Project Rocky), RMK launched their 4500 and announced a new Sparkman & Stephens project, Palumbo has a new hybrid sport yacht under construction, Seaton and Burger team up for a new expedition yacht, Ferretti delivers Hull No. 28 of its Custom Line 112 NEXT to China, and Nobiskrug delivers top 100 contender Mogambo.