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Ferretti S.p.A. leading figure at the Monaco Yacht Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monte Carlo, 24th September 2008 – Ferretti SpA, parent company of Ferretti group, a world leader within the sphere of designing, building and marketing of luxury motoryachts, which encompasses nine of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line), is presenting 9 yachts, of which 2 are world previews, at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 24ththrough 27th, 2008.

Ferretti, which recently celebrated 40 years since its foundation, arrives at the Monte Carlo boat show after having reached a number of objectives during a particularly important year in regards to technological innovation, commercial success and expansion into emerging markets, reconfirming the company as one of the leaders in its sector, with new, ambitious projects for the 2008-2009 nautical year.

The group is presenting two brand new yachts produced by CRN as world previews:CRN 54m ‘Maraya’ and CRN 57m ‘Romance’.

New models Riva Duchessa 92’, Apreamare Maestro 82’, Custom Line Navetta 33, Custom Line 112’ Next, Pershing 80’ are also being displayed, which were presented at the recent Cannes Boat Show, as well as the already well-known, much admired Pershing 90’ and Itama Forty. The latter is moored in the Show Tender area of the boat show and is available for sea tests.

Norberto Ferretti, Chairman and Founder of Ferretti SpA, commented the following on the presence of the group at the Monaco Yacht Show: “Today, the megayacht segment is a promising and rapidly expanding sector of the nautical market. For a number of years, Ferretti, one of the leaders in this sector, has been working in this direction. We have always paid significant attention to the demands of our clients and to personalizing details, studying increasingly more advanced innovative technologies, and offering a high level of customization. We also guarantee group owners services of support and assistance, reserving the most important role of the entire production process for them. The yachts we are displaying in this important context clearly demonstrate this, and the enthusiasm that we channel daily into our work is a reason of pride.”

1. CRN 54 m ‘Maraya’ (world preview)
2. CNR 57m ‘Romance’ (world preview)
3. Pershing 80’
4. Pershing 90’
5. Itama Forty
6. Riva Duchessa 92’
7. Apreamare Maestro 82’
8. Custom Line Navetta 33
9. Custom Line 112’ Next

CRN 54 m ‘Maraya’
“Maraya”, CRN construction project number 121 in steel and aluminium, is a mega-yacht fruit of the working relationship between the technical staff of the shipyard and Studio Zuccon International Project, which designed the external layout. The colour of the massive hull is an eye-catching graystone: a refined shade of grey that thrives in the gleam of the sunlight. At the request of the ship-owner, the interior furnishings were carried out by the designers of the Claude Missir Agency.“Maraya”, a fully customized project that faithfully mirrors the client’s wishes, is the shipyard’s first mega-yacht to utilise a lighting system based exclusively on fibre optics and led. In addition to serving as a refined element of decoration, the lighting plays a key role in the architecture of the boat, heightening its charm and seduction. This innovative feature is fully in line with the vessel’s overall concept of modern elegance. Minimal chic interiors, perfect harmony of the colours and purity of the forms are highlighted by a single type of wood, channel walnut, in every deck. The owner’s private balcony is definitely the single most innovative element. A distinctive feature of this ship, it was built to serve as a full-fledged platform perched over the sea, thanks to a hatch that can be lowered 90 degrees and outfitted as a fully-fledged balcony, with tables and chairs for taking cocktail. “Maraya” is a mega-yacht custom-designed by its owner to cater to the needs of his family. The stern portion of the lower deck, facing out on the beach platform, is outfitted as a “children’s room”, giving small guests the chance to play right next to the ocean, in a magically seductive setting. A total of 12 passengers and 12 crew members can be comfortably lodged on the “Maraya”. In the engine room, which comes with its own control room, two Caterpillar 3512B engines drive the vessel at a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 15 knots.

CRN 57m ‘Romance’
Beyond luxury, beyond elegance, beyond all striving for refinement and attention to detail. CRN’s construction project number 122, launched last April, is a 57-metre mega-yacht in which the client’s cultural background has been combined with the shipyard’s expertise in interpreting new demands and needs, with the result being a return to an unadulterated concept of luxury and wealth. A close examination of the cultural preferences of the shipowner, the real project manager when it came to the vessel’s interior decoration, made it possible for the CRN technical staff to bring to life his complex, sophisticated vision for this mega-yacht. Monumental in size and dashing in style, this new 57-metre mega-yacht was developed into a work of art. Christened “Romance”, its external form was designed in collaboration with the Studio Zuccon International Project. A total of 12 guests and 10 crew members may be housed on this mega-yacht. Thanks to the hands-on role of the owner, the CRN Design Department Office was able to pin down every detail of the boat’s furnishings and interior design, selecting materials and decorative elements, which are all inspired by the glamour of the baroque period, thereby creating a truly regal atmosphere. Valuable materials such as onyx, silk and gold are customised to create grandiose, opulent effects that appear to be taken from the stage. The silk carpet found throughout the “Romance” was made by hand and customised with a variety of designs tied to the decorative motifs in the different rooms and settings. The upholstery in all six cabins, including the shipowner’s suite, are handmade, bearing the name of the renowned French firm Zuber. The creative complexity of the ship’s features is readily apparent in the furniture, all of it rigorously custom made. The pieces, exclusively aristocratic in their design, are further set apart by inlays, varnished decorations and applications of gold, in keeping with the customs of the seventeenth century. Even the door handles, chiselled in bronze and gilded, point to a taste for luxurios decoration typical of the Louis XIV style. Comfort and relaxation are two key traits of this mega-yacht, thanks to its two 3512B Caterpillar engines, reaching a top-speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14. The construction of the boat has been followed by the surveyors Richard Davies and Roberta Johnson of Technical Support Limited.

Pershing 80’
The new Pershing 80’ is the latest brainchild of yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni and Pershing’s Engineering Department and Ferretti’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology). The shipyard’s very latest challenge is to concentrate on thisprestigious segment and forge ahead to continue developing increasingly larger crafts without renouncing to the sporting style, speed and control that makes Pershing yachts so unique. The standard version of this model features powerful twin 2030 hp MTU engines coupled with ASD 15L surface propellers guaranteeing a top speed of 44 knots. A faster version is available and is outfitted with twin 2435 hp MTU engines offering a top speed of 50 knots at 1/3 loaded displacement. Many other features give this yacht an edge over her competitors. It features anextendable-retractable hard top and slide away glass partition formed of two separate sections that make it possible to create a separation between the cockpit and the upper salon, or join them together to create an open area. The dinette in the bow is another new exciting feature, especially when combined with the highly versatile, modular sundeck that also boasts a bimini top. Below deck, the craft has the style and space typical of a megayacht. The galley, which is separate from the salon, can be accessed from the crew quarters; the night area, in both the three and four cabin versions, offers the height of comfort and design, and the unique, open-view maxi window of the master cabin is located in the center of the yacht. Overall, the interior layout is both practical and ingenious, thereby maximizing the opportunities for many activities on board. Other exclusive features include a unique pilot house and sumptuous leather seating and surfaces designed by acclaed designer Poltrona Frau.

Pershing 90’
Irrepressible design, comfort and optimization of space merge together in this yacht. Pershing 90' is based on the same philosophy as Pershing 115’, flagship of the Pershing range. Designer Fulvio De Simoni and the Pershing and Ferretti’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) teams have meticulously designed the Pershing 90’to achieve an innovative interpretation of the mega-yacht concept, choosing brave solutions for this segment. The interiors are all remarkably high and spacious. The upper living-room develops into a single, large open space, whereas there is a clear division between the bow night area, the galley, and the crew’s quarters set astern. The living areas of Pershing 90' are incredibly large and exclusively elegant, thanks to four cabins with en-suite bathrooms and another bathroom, the access areas and the prestigious finishes, and the beautifully designed accessories which make her a yacht with an unmistakeable personality. A solarium on the upper bridge, almost a flybridge conceived as a reserved area; a master cabin with a special side window which lets in exceptional light; an upper, open space salon; a hangar equipped with an opening which is completely independent from the cockpit; the helm station designed to make handling the water toys easier. These are just a few of the details which further enhance this model offering an excellent performance (a top speed of 44 knots and a cruising speed of about 38), and a totally new concept of life on board.

Itama Forty
The 13.36 metre Itama Forty features a fibreglass hull designed by Marco Casali in collaboration with the Itama Technical Division and Ferretti’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology). The evolution of the unforgettable 38’, Itama Forty is the first open yacht of the new, innovative line, and features a timeless contemporary design and the unmistakeable Itama style. This model is a day cruiser able to accommodate up to 8 guests. The sleek, streamlined shape of the craft is typically and uniquely Itama, with her distinctive 22° deep “V” hull which guarantees superb handling.The environment, which can now be enriched at the owner’s discretion through a choice of valuable materials such as teak for the deck, features a large C-shaped sofa fitted starboard in the cockpit, with a useful storage space, and foldaway table which can seat 8, turning the area into a comfortable, inviting saloon. The entrance to the engine room, located under the aft sundeck has been specially studied to free the entire cockpit area of obstacles. The sundeck is also remarkably spacious and features two peaks. The larger of the two can house a small service tender, the smaller the mooring ropes. The bimini top also protects the area against both the sun’s rays and adverse weather conditions. Another important new feature is the improved instrument panel, where all the instrumentation is arranged vertically, and features covers to improve visibility during cruising. Protection against refracted sun rays during navigation has also been further improved by the new dark grey colouring of the console, now more stylish and harmonious. As an optional accessory, the controls feature the new electronic throttles with the ZF Smart Command system: an important innovation in terms of controlling engine acceleration and engagement of the gear which also, thanks to the duplicated electronic circuits, minimises the risk of failure. Itama Forty can reach a top speed of 34 knots and is driven by twin 480 CV MAN CUMMINS engines which guarantee an excellent performance and make this open yacht both powerful and extremely reliable thanks to its perfect cruising trim.The layout below deck features a refined, essential design with simple furnishings and spacious, modular interiors. This model, featuring a master cabin located in the bow, a head, large dinette and concealed galley, is available in a one or two cabin version. The overall result is an extremely appealing fast cruiser, which provides an excellent balance between high performance, reliability and sophisticated comfort. The one cabin version of Itama Forty is displayed at the Monte Carlo boat show, and available for both visits and sea tests.

Riva 92’ Duchessa
Riva continues its adventure in the megayacht segment, with a new, refined model:92’ Duchessa. Mauro Micheli’s pencil and his team at Officina Italiana Design have once again managed to sketch a winning yacht. The salon and luncheon area are more welcoming due to a chromatic balance between the shades of the black American walnut and the white varnished wood of the flooring, alternated with white stone in marble powder in the dining-area. The slightly raised pilot station features a comfortable dinette for the crew. A utility room has also been created under the pilot station. The galley provides access to the three crew cabins, all with en-suite heads. The master cabin is located astern with a full beam head located behind the bed, outfitted with a full shower and jacuzzi. The two guest cabins are set amidships whilst the VIP cabin, also full beam, is more advanced. All cabins feature en-suite heads, whilst the day head is on the upper floor. The cockpit features a large teak table which can seat up to eight, and an elegant stairway to the right provides easy access to the flybridge. A second, smaller living-room has been created at bow, with a teak table and six-seater sofa. The sundeck, which can be shaded by a manually-opened awning, has been enlarged to accommodate up to four people. The flybridge is surmounted by a fiberglass hard top providing shade from the sun at the pilot station. A small living-area, formed of two sofas and a teak table able which can seat up to eight is the perfect spot to enjoy the ride on the flybridge. A luxurious Jacuzzi separates this area from the sundeck. The garage is closed by a foldable door, and can house a tender or jet-ski. When lowered, a chaise-lounge on runners can be placed inside the garage, creating a relaxation area suspended over the water. Equipped with twin 2218 hp MTU engines, the new 92’ Duchessa can reach a top speed of 29 knots, and a cruising speed of 26, with a 360 mile range at cruising speed.

Apreamare Maestro 82’
With the Maestro line, Apreamare has drawn on its 150-year long experience of designing crafts and has enhanced this experience by turning to the design studio of Zuccon International Project to incorporate another design perspective into the creation of these crafts. Apreamare has sought out this perspective for the Maestro line, particularly to apply more of a “marine culture” or essence to its crafts, a philosophy that is often overlooked in the designing process. Maestro 82’ confirms that she belongs to this culture and is eager to compete with other crafts of a similar category. Measuring 24 meters, , she offers on-board amenities that make her truly unique and represents living marine life to the fullest. One of the most appealing aspects of Maestro 82’ is the open feeling of both the exterior and interior of the yacht, it is almost transparent with the application of vertical glazing to the yacht. The size of its hull and superstructure are quite grandiose, even though it appears so light and airy. Among its unique design features the configuration of the below deck area is most certainly worth a mention. This area features three incredible double cabins for owners and guests, and a twin cabin with parallel beds, as well as four heads, all outfitted with separate shower units. The crew quarters can accommodate up to four comfortably and come standard with full head and double shower. With such a large hull, this yacht can be configured to the owners liking, a luxury that is very typical of larger crafts. Owners can have a choice of creating three double cabins, which can also be transformed into a twin cabin. The driver’s seat can also be tailored and the garage, which is located astern, features a hatch that can be extended out to create a terrace that expands over the sea. Also, keen attention was placed on the configuration of the flybridge area, providing a spacious environment that can adapt to an owner’s personalized options. The galley and lounge-dining area are designed to accommodate comfortable and elegant living and dining experiences. Maestro 82’ features a range of unusual functional solutions in the cockpit and bow areas that were devised to increase the potential of this yacht, making sure she meets the expectations of a demanding clientele and created to enhance the pleasurable experiences on board. Maestro 82’ will be fitted with twin MTU 1660 hp or, optional 1823 hp engines, driving her to a cruising speed of between 26 and 29 knots.

Custom Line Navetta 33

Almost 33 meters long and 7 meters wide, Navetta 33 offers a new concept of life on board providing large spaces, natural light and a high level of comfort. Born from the working relationship between Norberto Ferretti, AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) and Studio Zuccon International Project, Navetta 33 features innovative design solutions: two different layouts are available for the main bridge, one which favours the day and luncheon zones with two separate areas, the other provides total privacy of the owner with the bow cabin placed in a privileged position. Four large open view windows transform the interior of the cabins into well-lit suites on the sea. A large sky lounge features a living area which, thanks to the slide-away glazing, makes it possible to create an open space with a sunbathing area featuring a large sundeck. Three Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) stabilizers are standard and allow for a reduction of over 50% in the rolling caused by wave movement, both during sailing and when the craft is moored, guaranteeing maximum on-board safety. Navetta 33 respects the MCA Short Range Compliant safety regulations issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, specifically for maxi yachts measuring 24 to 38 metres, in order to raise safety standards and enable its use forcharters. The standard version of Navetta 33 is equipped with twin MAN V 12 1360 hp engines, which drive this craft to a top speed of 18 knots with a cruising speed of 16 knots. Alternatively, the MAN V 12 1550 hp model enables a top speed of 19.5 knots, whilst the cruise speed settles at around 16.5.

Custom Line 112’ Next
The new Custom Line flagship is one of the very best expressions of top level boating. Developed from the working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project and the AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology)like the other mega-yachts in the fleet, the112’ NEXT stands alone for her elegance and her ability to guarantee a totally pleasurable cruise, adhering to only the most advanced standards of boat building. This new yacht is the natural evolution of Ferretti Custom Line 112', a model which has enjoyed significant commercial success maintains the soaring lines and high performance typical of Custom Line creations, but also features a number of important innovations including larger areas, both outdoors and below deck, such as the well-sized cockpit measuring approximately22 m², the 45 m² salon and the 11 m² galley. A very large window from stern to bow on the main deck creates a very well-lit salon and master cabin. Four large open view windows on the surface of the water also provides plenty of light to the lower deck cabins. The hard top creates a more liveable area on the fly-bridge providing the perfect area to get sun or create shade. A large sun area offers a full barbecue, fridge and Jacuzzi covered by the sunpads, with elegant teak flooring, a mark of contemporary elegance underlined by the use of blonde American walnut and light colours for the coverings. Ferretti Custom Line 112’ NEXT was created to value all MCA Short Range Compliant safety regulations, issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency specifically for maxi-yachts measuring 24 to 38 metres, in order to raise the safety standards and enable its use for charters. Ferretti Custom Line112’ NEXT is fitted with twin MTU 12v 4000 2775 hp M90 engines in the standard supply, which drive the yacht to a top speed of 27 knots (half load) and a cruising speed of 24.

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