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Ferretti 881rph: the flagship of the range with an upper point of view

Monday, January 1, 2007

FERRETTI YACHTS, during the 38th edition of Boot Duesseldorf, presents the world première of Ferretti 881 RPH (Raised Pilot House) project, an alternative version of the fleets flagship Ferretti 881, designed by Studio Zuccon International Project in cooperation with Ferretti Group Engineering Division. The new layout maintains the building excellence of the original yacht, to whom it has been added a upper deck with a pilot house dominating the sea. The philosophy of the internal spaces is in line with the innovative solutions introduced on the FERRETTI YACHTS flagship The result is a design effort aiming to make the manoeuvrability even easier while also allowing a more versatile use of the space on board.
The pilot house at the upper deck has been designed to allow the captain to access the helm station without necessarily walk through the guests zones. Such a solution makes the Ferretti 881 RPH ideal for high level charter services. On board, the spaciousness of the interiors together with the furnishing in matt elm and light-coloured fabrics, allow the saloon to strike for its width and luminosity. The living room area has a symmetrical layout, with a double sofa on opposite sides. A 32" hideaway plasma screen at the centre of the area, separates the saloon from the dining room area, that features a wide table apt to accommodate 8 people. Beside the access ladder to the pilot house, the table is equipped with a mechanism that makes it possible to shift the top and to accommodate up to 11 people. Towards the bow, on the right hand side theres a service head while on the left a sliding door brings to the spacious kitchen, redesigning the original version, with large working plans below the all-width bow windows flooding the space with light. Thanks to the generous kitchen size, the assortment of kitchen appliances can be further enhanced, starting from the already complete standard equipment. An electric door allows the crew to reach the external corridor and to enter in the kitchen or in the pilot house without disturbing the guests in the living area. In the pilot house, all the controls are in a head-on position, very clear to watch and very easy to handle from the pilot seat, while an anti-scratch dark grey paint prevents the glare from the windows. On its right, a L shaped sofa with a table allows the guests to share the navigation with the pilot. A sliding glass door separates the cockpit from the very large flying bridge, housing a further helm station.

A wide L-shaped sofa with an extendable table and a sundeck towards stern, shading the optional Jacuzzi, turn this area into an ideal environment for sharing with the guests unforgettable moments. The bar furniture incorporates the sink, the refrigerator, the cooking top and the grill. The flying bridge features a hard top with a central electric hard top to shade the dining area. In the lower deck, two large open-view windows on both sides turn the master cabin into an incomparable suite in terms of spaces and luminosity. Located wide in the central part of the hull, the master cabin is oriented opposite to the direction of navigation, and allows the owner to enjoy a unique view of the sea while lying down on the bed or in the Jacuzzi. The large bath area, with a double access from the two bathrooms and separated by a sliding door, include both a Jacuzzi and a comfortable shower with sliding box. The floor is made of opened-pore teak wood and marble.

The Ferretti 881 RPH master cabin includes also a walk-in wardrobe and a vanity located near an L shape sofa and a bench. The audio/video equipment, with a CD/DVD hi-fi system and a 20 inches LCD monitor, ensures a complete relax during the navigation. In addition to the master cabin, there are two twin beds cabins with private bathrooms and a very wide VIP bow cabin, with two fixed armchairs at both sides of the bed and a private bathroom with a marble and teak floored shower. About the outdoor areas, a large sundeck is located at bow while after a wide garage with an hydraulic opening, wide enough to store a jet ski, becomes a spacious diving platform. The tender is located on the flying bridge where an electrohydraulic davit allow to put them in the water.

In the large Ferretti 881 RPHs cockpit there is a teak wood table with 8 seats and two sofas, inserted into the spoiler: here, an ice-maker gives the opportunity to have a drink in total relax even in the hottest hours. From the cockpit the crew can access the engines room and crew quarters, fitted with a private dinette, a kitchen facility and two cabins for 3 people very comfortable, each with its own wardrobe and shower. Concerning the performances, the Ferretti 881 RPH renews the engines in comparison to the original flagships version. Two 2211hp MTU engines easily meet any expectation, pushing the yacht to a 29 knots top speed, and a 26 knots cruise speed.

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