In 2006, the Engineering Division was transformed into AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), one of the world's most advanced centers for marine research and design, boasting a team of designers and technicians specialized in the continuing search for innovative product and process solutions aimed at achieving excellence and maximum reliability. The department is organized into technological areas and expertise platforms, each of which focuses on a specific aspect, such as Hull Design, Electronic Instrumentation, GFRP Composition and Structures, Technical Systems and Electronics Systems, 3D Construction Modelling, the Naval Registry, and Certifications. Each platform works collaboratively with the others on the various aspects of design to further the product development process. One of the crucial departments that AYT works with is Models and Molds, which since 2005 has boasted Poseidon, the largest 5-axis CNC machine supplied for European shipyards for building models. It uses CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to design hulls, and CAD and 3D software to design surfaces and systems. The AYT currently drives the research and development behind product engineering for all Ferretti Group products, facilitating the exchange of information and sharing of both data and experience to create a network of highly specialized expertise that supports, strengthens, and develops all Group products.
AYT's close collaboration with its technology partner companies allows it to develop increasingly innovative, customized, and exclusive systems that are the unmistakable hallmark of Ferretti Group products. Specifically, in collaboration with ZF, it developed Smart Command, with the Easy Dock and Auto Troll functions, which guarantee maximum vessel maneuverability.