Genoa, October 7th 2006 - Important news from the Ferretti Group, whose presence at the Genoa International Boat Show is that of an out and out leader. For the very first time, lovers of the prestigious yachts produced by the prestigious brands Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, Custom Line and CRN will be able to visit and admire all the models at a single, high-impact stand.
The Ferretti Group’s new stand is the result of the reorganisation of the exhibition areas at the Boat Show indeed, but even more so due to a wish to promote the common traits of the Group’s different brands, namely exclusiveness, painstaking care taken over detail and stylistic innovation – without, however, interfering with the strong, individual identity of each single shipyard.
The new exhibition area - the “Ferretti Group Pavilion” - is one of the largest ever built for an international boat show, featuring a surface area of over 4,000 m² on dry land, about 3,000 m² in the sea and landing wharfs totalling over 120 m in length. The area is divided into three distinct areas, i.e. an elegant stand “on dry land”, set in the most prestigious location of the exhibition area which can be accessed from both land and sea; a “sea” area featuring yachts max. 90’; and a “megayacht” area.
Of the 52 yachts exhibited (23 ashore and 29 in the sea), 9 are being presented in Italy for the very first time, whilst 3, Mochi Craft Dolphin 64’, Apreamare 48’ and CRN 128’ #3 “Anne Marie”, are world previews. This exceptional fleet once again testifies the Ferretti Group’s leadership.
The new models presented at Genoa 2006 include Ferretti Yachts’ Ferretti 780,Pershing’s Pershing 50’ Shaftliner, Itama’s Itama FiftyFive, Riva’s Riva Shuttle, Riva 63’ Vertigo and Riva 75’ Venere, Apreamare’s Maestro 51’, Apreamare 48’ and Apreamare 32’, Mochi Craft’s Dolphin 64’, Custom Line’s Custom Line 97’ and CRN’s 128’ #3 “Anne Marie”.
The Ferretti Group, leader in the world of luxury motoryachts, encompasses 9 of the most exclusive brands in the nautical sector (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, Custom Line and CRN). With over 2,800 employees and a presence in 95 countries, supported by three representative branches in Europe, Asia and the United States, as well as an international network of over 75 dealers formed of carefully selected distributors, today the Ferretti Group is still at the very heights of the nautical world. It has reached this position thanks to continuous research in quality, technological excellence, a top performance, an exclusive, innovative design and painstaking care taken over detail.
9 ITALIAN PREMIERES
AND 3 WORLD PREMIERES
Twelve new models are being presented at Genoa, further enriching the Ferretti Group’s already large fleet:
Ferretti Yachts: Ferretti 780
Pershing: Pershing 50’ Shaftliner
Itama: Itama FiftyFive
Riva: Shuttle, 63’ Vertigo and 75’ Venere
Apreamare: Apreamare 48’ (world premiere), Maestro 51’ and Apreamare 32’
Mochi Craft: Dolphin 64’ (world premiere)
Custom Line: Custom Line 97’
CRN: CRN 128’ #3 “Anne Marie” (world premiere)
Ferretti 780 (Italian premiere)
Ferretti Yachts presents the new Ferretti 780, further extending the top range of its fleet.
The new 24 metre (78 foot) yacht is the result of the working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project and the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department and characterized by large interior spaces and the selection of teak finishes and furniture.
The innovative layout of the living area, fitted with highly sophisticated audiovisual equipment, is characterised by the access ladder providing direct access to the flying bridge. The pilot house can be fitted with all the latest-generation technology which is the distinguishing trait of Ferretti Yachts, namely the Naviop control system and ARG gyroscopic stabilisers.
The master cabin is totally sound-proofed from the engine room and features a double bed positioned in the direction of navigation and two large windows.
The bow area features a comfortable VIP cabin while, at the owner’s request, one of the two twin-bedded cabins can be fitted with a double bed instead of two singles. Each cabin features a bathroom with a shower cubicle fitted with tempered crystal panels.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoor space on the yacht. The flying bridge features two large sunning areas, a barbeque zone and a comfortable semi-circular sofa with a central table.
A further design innovation is the electric stern gate, which, besides housing a jet-ski and a tender, converts into a teak-lined swimming platform, accessible thanks to two side ladders.
As for its performance, the standard Ferretti 780 features 2 MTU 2000 engines with a power output of 1660 HP, which can reach a cruising speed of 31 knots and a top speed of 34.5.
Pershing 50’ Shaftliner (Italian premiere)
In line with the marked sportiness and advanced engineering solutions of its immediate predecessors, Pershing’s new 50 footer, proposed in the shaftliner version, confidently faces the market challenge thanks to a series of winning factors which make it extremely competitive in terms of the price/performance ratio.
Capable of reaching a top speed of 36 knots and featuring an impressive drive system (twin 800 MAN Common Rail engines), the Pershing 50’ shaftliner stands out for lower consumption, its impressive range and a speed which are far above average within the 50 foot motoryacht segment.
Perfect synthesis of the basic concept of an entire range of yachts, the sleek, gritty profile of the Pershing 50’ shaftliner, fruit of the working relationship between Fulvio De Simoni and Pershing’s Engineering Department, is unmistakeable.
The different areas of the yacht, both interior and exterior, maintain the yacht’s general design philosophy. Nothing has been sacrificed in terms of class or liveability, even compared to larger yacht segments. On the contrary, this model features clever and indeed highly impressive solutions, fruit of painstaking care over detail and the choice of top quality materials.
A design with real character and originality, unique performance levels for its category, excellent liveability and impressive space optimization and typical Pershing elegance are the distinctive features of the latest model issued from this shipyard.
Itama FiftyFive (Italian premiere)
The second important chapter of Itama’s relaunch is the new FiftyFive, a motoryacht with a marked contemporary style.
Two 1360 horsepower Common Rail MAN engines in V-drive give an estimated top speed of 41 knots and a cruising speed of 37, an outstanding performance guaranteed by the shape of the yacht. The FiftyFive has a new, more dynamic structure, with a higher bow and a sleeker stern than before.
Without betraying Itama’s timeless style, the new FiftyFive features totally innovative solutions in terms of the use and performance of the different spaces.
The carbon finished control panel is also new and superbly designed with more ergonomically distributed instrumentation, while the radar and satellite receiver (guaranteed by numerous technical studies both in the laboratory and at sea) have been integrated into the shape of the deck in order to avoid unsightly attachments which do not belong to Itama’s sleek style.
The interiors, featuring 3 cabins and 3 en-suite bathrooms, a dinette with galley and a crew cabin with its own bathroom have been designed to guarantee maximum privacy, versatility and comfort.
The elegance of the yacht is further enhanced by precious leather with contrasting steel finishes to guarantee that all the fittings are both functional and long-lasting.
Riva Shuttle (Italian premiere)
Created on the hull of the Sunriva, the new Riva Shuttle is the latest masterpiece of design, style and elegance proposed by the legendary shipyard situated near Iseo Lake, in collaboration with Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design.
Its sensually sinuous lines have been designed so harmoniously that the new Riva 30’ tender literally flies over the water.
The table on the bow is easy to lower, transforming the large sofa into a comfortable sundeck, while the two armchairs on either side enable those aboard to relax whilst enjoying the sea. The mobile, tracked windscreen is a masterpiece of technology and design, ensuring total comfort at the helm and protection against the wind during sailing.
The new Riva Shuttle has enabled Riva to evolve and broaden its range with a yacht which easily accommodates up to eight guests, while still being serviceable as a tender for larger yachts thanks to its small size (just 9 metres long and 1.82 meters tall).
The new Riva Shuttle, featuring a Volvo 350 Hp in-outboard engine with stern drive, guarantees an exceptional performance at all times and a top speed of 31.5 knots.
63’ Vertigo (Italian premiere)
Elegance, harmony, style. These three nouns best describe the new 63’ Vertigo, the latest Riva open designed by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, which entered production this year. The yacht’s unmistakable style is true to all the shipyard’s products, yet still highly innovative and considerably different to its predecessors. Exquisitely elegant and beautifully designed, the 63’ Vertigo features aristocratic lines which only just manage to conceal its spirited character.
Designed to optimise the space available and guarantee total comfort, this new open features a number of highly innovative solutions, beginning with the comfortable sofa running on two tracks towards the table to its left, transforming the cockpit into an elegant outdoor salon. The central command position features last generation navigation instruments and the command seat – an example of the latest technology recalling the Rivarama seat – can transform from one to three positions in just a few seconds.
The interiors have also been designed to guarantee maximum space and comfort.
This new Riva cadet, set between the 52’ Rivale and 68’ Ego, is the largest craft currently being produced in the Sarnico shipyard. She has two MAN 12 valve engines producing1360 Mhp, guaranteeing - as ever – an excellent performance – speeds of up to 38.5 knots and a range of 250 nm at cruising speed.
75’ Venere (Italian premiere)
Sinuous, soft and beautiful, Venere, the new Riva flybridge, yet another yacht designed by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, is the umpteenth confirmation of the unique style and unmistakeable elegance typical of Riva yachts.
An exquisite example of top quality craftsmanship, the new Riva 75’ Venere presents numerous avant-garde solutions. These range from the vast windows in the cabins on the lower deck to the stern that opens out into a spacious swimming platform, ideal for free time and practising water sports. The highly innovative interior design features a contrast in colours between the bleached oak of the walls and furniture and black lacquering, creating a warm, cosy atmosphere. Painstaking care has been taken over each of the cabins on the lower deck, too, the result being a first class yacht, 23 metres of unmistakeable style, a masterpiece of modern design and luxury.
Driven by two MTU ten cylinder 1524 MHP motors, the new goddess of the Riva Olympus naturally offers excellent standards and a top performance, reaching a top speed of 32 knots with a range of 300 miles at cruising speed.
Apreamare 48’ (world premiere)
Third model in the gozzi range, the Apreamare 48’ was designed in cooperation between the legendary Apreamare shipyard and Studio Victory Design to respond to the demands of those clients who are faithful to the shipyard’s simple, more traditional lines, but still offer them new, original solutions.
One of the innovative features of this project is the fact the L-shaped galley has been set in the very centre of the yacht. Another original feature is the fact that the second of the two stern cabins has a spacious French style bed set next to the single.
As for the external area, solutions which are the cornerstones and indeed successes of the range have been favoured, such as the harmonious shapes for the comfortable sofa and the large sundeck set in the bow, which can be used during voyages, too.
Maestro 51’ (Italian premiere)
Just under a year after the successful debut of the Maestro line, inaugurated with the Maestro 65’, Apreamare presents Maestro 51’ launch, the entry level of the range.
Maestro 51’ shares some distinctive features with the 65 foot model like, for example, technical innovations and a very original design. The result is a yacht with harmonious lines, where a direct relationship with the sea appears to be the designer’s main aim.
The yacht was created from the working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project and architect Umberto Tagliavini, with support from the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department.
The luminousness of this model was achieved through huge, vertically-sliding windows, transforming the dinette into an out and out terrace on the sea.
The internal areas have been fitted out with the aim of optimising space as much as possible. The result is that the Maestro 51’ has three comfortable cabins and two bathrooms with a separate shower cubicle.
It is, however, in the control panel area that the Maestro line, including this new yacht, marks the real difference which is the basis for its name. The circular command seat features vast vertical windows which are much larger than those featured on other yachts of a similar size.
The performance of Maestro 51’ is also extremely interesting thanks to the special hull which characterizes the entire line, permitting the shipowner to enjoy the sea both at a displacement speed and at a cruising speed of 26-27 knots with twin 730 hp engines.
Apreamare 32’ (Italian premiere)
The new Apreamare 32’ Comfort is the second model created from the working relationship between the legendary Apreamare shipyard and Studio Victory Design. After the huge success enjoyed by the flagship AM60, launched during the last year’s Genoa Boat Show, this yacht pursues the technological reinterpretation of the traditional lines of the old Sorrentino gozzo.
The key to the project can be found in the soft, sinuous lines which enhance the characteristic shape of this kind of yacht, i.e. the round poop and the generous flared bow. The new kind of swimming platform, covered in teak, has been used in this new yacht, integrating a storage area for the life-raft and the traditionally circular bathing ladder, premiered on the flagship. A careful study of the different areas has favoured the respect of solutions invented by Apreamare, like for example the comfortable sofa on the bow, while at the same time integrating them with new solutions, such as the original chaise-longue in the cockpit.
The evolution also includes the interiors which feature simple, linear solutions which fully respect the demands of shipowners who love life at sea. The use of valuable woods prevails, particularly the classical mahogany, avoiding exotic choices which are little suited to the gozzo’s Mediterranean spirit.
64’ Dolphin (world premiere)
In the traditional style of the Mochi Craft brand, the new Dolphin 64’ stands out for her harmonious, rounded hull, the use of valuable woods and leathers and the sophisticated design of the bitts, carefully milled from a single block of steel, featuring an engraved dolphin, symbol of the shipyard.
As is traditionally the case with lobster boats, the cockpit is large, a real outdoor living-room. In addition to the sunbathing area on the bow, guests can also access the sun top, positioned on the fairing, by means of a wood and steel ladder, which features soft cushions suitable for up to three people.
A sliding glass door and pivoting window allow plenty of light to enter this large area, and separate the cockpit from the dinette. The well-equipped galley, located in the bow, is separated from the dinette by a mobile television unit housing a 26 inch plasma TV.
Below deck there are three cabins and three bathrooms. The master suite features a complete range of comforts and, thanks to its position at the centre of the yacht, guarantees excellent stability, even when the Dolphin 64’ is moored at sea.
Guests can choose between a large VIP cabin in the bow, and a second, double-bedded cabin set in the centre of the yacht.
The crew cabin is accessed from the cockpit, and features bunk-beds and an extra bathroom. An extra bed can be fitted if required.
The Mochi Craft Dolphin 64’ is available in aquamarine, turquoise, coral and beige, in addition to the more classical deep blue and amaranth.
This Mochi Craft lobster boat can accommodate twin 1100 Mhp MAN V10 or 1224 Mhp MAN V12 engines, reach a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32.
Moreover, the innovative Mitsubishi ARG gyroscopic stabilisers, the Anti Rolling Gyro System, can be installed on this model, a Ferretti Group exclusive which allows for a reduction of over 50% in the rolling caused by wave movement both during navigation and when the boat is moored.
Custom Line 97’ (Italian premiere)
The Custom Line 97’, a 29.5 metre yacht featuring a smart, aggressive layout, is the latest model produced by the Custom Line shipyard. Heir to Custom Line 94’, the first yacht produced from the working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project and the CRN Engineering Division, it takes up the shape, while featuring new design solutions which increase the space available to owners and their guests.
From the spacious cockpit guests can access the salon, featuring a conversation and dining area. Continuing towards the bow, there is a large galley fitted with professional appliances. Also located forward is the master cabin, with large windows on both sides. Going below deck, the guest area features four cabins, including two VIP cabins with double beds and two with twin beds, each of which has its own en-suite bathroom.
Access to the crew cabins is amidships, and provides access to the galley, the control panel and the side doors without coming into contact with owners and their guests.
The flying bridge has plenty of sunbathing space, while a table with a wide bench and barbeque area provide another dining area, so that those aboard have the opportunity to enjoy life in the open air at sea to the full.
The internal fittings are all modern, and feature light, bright woods such as durmast with walnut inserts. The owner can choose finishes from the wide range of choices available, in line with the Custom Line tradition.
This maxi yacht can be equipped with two types of engines, either twin 16v 2000 M93 1790kW MTU engines able to reach a top speed of 29 knots (at half load) and a cruising speed of 27 knots, or twin 16v 2000 M91 1470 kW MTU able to reach a top speed of 27 knots and cruising speed of 25. Four Mitsubishi ARG (Anti-Rolling Gyro) stabilisers are fitted in the engine room of the Custom Line 97’.
CRN 128’ #3 “Anne Marie” (world premiere)
“Anne Marie” is the third CRN 128’ maxi-yacht produced by the CRN shipyard. At a length of 40 metres, this planing line vessel can already boast two international awards, namely the prestigious “European Yacht Trophies” presented by Yachts Magazine and the “Best New Semi-Production Series” on the occasion of the “Show Boats Awards”.
The unmistakeable layout of this yacht, result of the working relationship between CRN’s technical staff and Zuccon International Project Firm, features three covered decks, spacious external cockpits and a design line that proves both gritty and impressive.
The “Anne Marie” has two distinguishing traits, i.e. the classical elegance of the furnishings, based on a refined combination of shape and colour, and painstaking attention paid to detail, with the decorative touches, whose originality reveals discrete, sophisticated taste.
The entrance to the main deck is preceded by a large stern cockpit, nothing less than a terrace on the sea, furnished with comfortable sofas. After entering through a sliding door, guests will come across a second, conversation area, providing access to the lounge of the main deck, an ideal area for more formal occasions.
The ship owner’s cabin, accessed through a private studio, stretches across the entire width of the yacht. The bathroom has a double entrance, made even more elegant by the combination of refined black marquinia and white statuary marble.
The layout of this elegant “jewel” includes a lower deck which serves as the night area for the guests and the crew, featuring a dinette and three cabins, while the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck, behind the wheel area. A total 12 passengers and 8 crew members can be accommodated comfortably on the “Anne Marie”.
To the rear of the lower deck is the engine room, where twin MTU 12V 4000 M90 engines drive the yacht at a top speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 21.
The entrance to the upper deck takes guests directly into the sky lounge, featuring an area designed for relaxation, plus a corner bar. The panoramic lounge, lively and well-lit, is designed around the theme of the sea, as shown by the sea-green hue of the square-angled, modern curtains and sofas.
Moving towards the bow of the upper deck, there is the command station, equipped with all the latest onboard instrumentation.
Lastly, external stairs provide access to the sundeck, where a second corner bar, a table seating eight, and a jacuzzi have been installed.