Düsseldorf, 23rd January 2010 - The Ferretti Group, a world leader within the sphere of the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts encompassing a unique portfolio of nine of the most exclusive brands in the nautical world (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line), is exhibiting a fleet of 9 yachts through its dealer network for the German market at Boot Düsseldorf 2010.
The Ferretti Group is taking part in what can be considered as the most important appointment for the nautical market in the Central-Northern European area, from the 23rd to the 31st of January, with a prestigious stand, produced by its dealersItalian Yacht Center, Lenger Yachts and Poroli Special Boats, which will be exhibiting some of the most exclusive yachts in Ferretti Group portfolio:
Apreamare Maestro 65’
Mochi Craft Dolphin 54’
The Ferretti 510 was designed in order to create an innovative model for the Ferretti 50/60 foot flying bridge segment, specifically for a younger, more dynamic, international target clientele, looking for prestige, quality, comfort and performance. Result of the consolidated partnership between the AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology - and Studio Zuccon International Project, she is compact in size, 16 metres long by almost 5 metres wide, enabling those aboard to experience great Italian luxury and cruise whilst indulging in a level of comfort unknown to this market segment until now. Her revolutionary new features include a full-beam master cabin with a chaise longue and two large open-view windows, making her an out and out suite at sea level swathed in light, with the shades of gold teak wood; the living area features a tilting window at stern, making it possible to create a large smooth open space comprising the salon, cockpit, galley/bar and dining area; the sky lounge without roll bar and the spoiler create a dynamic, yet extremely elegant, line.
The streamlined, aggressive design of the hull is characterised by vast side windows enabling a 360° view, and making the living area extremely light and airy. This effect is enhanced by the use of warm woods, which help create an elegant environment - a classical model with a contemporary twist. As far as the engines are concerned, the Ferretti 510 can be fitted with twin 730 HP or 800 HP MAN engines. With the most powerful motorization, Ferretti 510 can reach a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32 knots.
The smallest model in the Pershing range, Pershing 46’ is nonetheless a huge design project by Fulvio De Simoni. She encompasses the shipyard’s long experience in combining a superb performance with excellent on-board comfort in just 16 metres - giving room to the unthinkable. Synthesis and innovation merge to create an original character. Top quality comfort and design develop harmoniously and functionally in three spacious cabins with en-suite heads which have all the space necessary in the skilfully devised size of the different areas of Pershing 46’, also through the separate access to the VIP cabin. The painstaking care Pershing always takes over choosing materials for its yachts is immediately apparent, such as the use of cherrywood which enhances the warmth and brightness of the interiors below deck. From the spacious cockpit to the functional and ergonomic layout of the controls, from the fully-equipped galley to the practicality of the tender launcher and ease of movement in the outside areas generally, Pershing 46’ features the high quality and advanced technology of a design that makes the most out of just 16 metres. Equipped with twin 800 HP MAN Common Rail engines shafted to the propellers, this great little yacht can reach a top speed of 37 knots an hour.
Produced along the lines designed by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, Pershing 56’ guarantees high levels of performance, a multifaceted character and luxurious comfort. Totally in keeping with the Pershing style, the painstaking design of the yacht’s internal and external layouts features remarkable interiors and excellent use of space for a craft of this size. With three cabins and three heads, a convenient dinette, well-equipped galley, crew cabin and carefully studied spaces, the Pershing 56’ guarantees exclusive living comfort on-board. Thanks to her 3-level structure and high ceilings, this craft offers a number of special features, such as the original way in which the galley is elegantly separated from the living area by a translucent aluminium and glass partition; and the refined master cabin which cleverly uses all the room available in the central part of the yacht. With the distinct personality of her design, Pershing 56’ features a harmonious profile made more aggressive by her side band and black inserts. A powerful character confirmed by excellent levels of performance enable this yacht to cruise comfortably at 48 knots, even when fully laden. Pershing 56 is fitted with twin 1360 HP MAN engines and Arneson surface drives (ASD 12L).
Itama has concentrated on this fibreglass yacht since she was launched, and to date Itama Forty has achieved a range of important sales targets. Developed from the unforgettable 38’, Itama Forty is the first open yacht in an innovative line, featuring a contemporary, yet timeless, design and distinctive Itama style. Itama Forty is a day cruiser able to accommodate up to 6 guests. Her sleek, streamlined line is both uniquely and sporty Itama, with her distinctive 22° deep “V” hull which guarantees unrivalled seaworthiness. This yacht can reach a top speed of 34 knots, and is driven by twin 480 HP Cummins engines guaranteeing an excellent performance, making this open both powerful and reliable, thanks to her perfect cruising trim. The layout below deck features a refined, essential design, combined with large, modular spaces. This model, characterised by the master cabin at bow, a head and a large dinette with concealed galley, is available in two versions, with either one or two cabins. The result is a fast, extremely appealing cruiser, which harmoniously combines a top performance, reliability, seaworthiness and sophisticated comfort.
More than any other model, this 33 footer testifies Riva’s natural style evolution over the years. Her soft, elegant lines reflect a taste for tradition, her valuable, beautifully carved wooden decks (mahogany inlaid with maple) and leather trimmings of the elegant dashboard and helm highlight the pleasure of sailing in a timeless classic offering unique, incomparable emotions and comfort. The innovative, electronically-controlled, two speed gearbox fitted as standard, reveals all the gritty passion of the two powerful 380 HP Yanmar motors featuring an exceptional performance: 41 knots at top speed and a 150 mile range at cruising speed. Symbol of Riva’s modern elegance and style, the success of Aquariva has been confirmed on all continents, just as the legendary Aquarama - now a cult yacht for collectors all over the world - did a few decades ago. Not only has Aquariva inherited the trademark style and elegance of her predecessor but also the success: in October 2006 the launch of the 100th Aquariva was celebrated with the creation of a special, limited edition of the model, appropriately called Aquariva Cento.
Nicknamed "the most refined floating suite", the 44 foot Rivarama is not only technological and innovative, but also naturally elegant and stylish. A number of features make this model unique, such as her futuristic driving seat which is an example of design and ergonomics. Indeed, the seat transforms from 1 to 3 in just a few seconds by means of a hydraulic system.
Rivarama’s innovative design as a yacht for two with just one master cabin (located in the bow), offers all the comforts of a 5 star hotel, including a unique rapid cooling system for a bottle of champagne and a couple of fluted glasses. The use of top quality materials, the valuable, hand-finished touches, excellent liveability and the yacht’s excellent performance make Rivarama the ideal yacht even for the most demanding owner. Her performance is guaranteed by twin 800 HP MAN engines which drive the yacht to a top speed of 41.5 knots and a cruising speed of 36. Rivarama features a deckhand cabin with its own access and private head, making it completely independent. Even the exterior cockpit is equipped with all the necessary accessories to ensure the very best in comfort: an electro-hydraulic bimini provides shade from the sun even when at sea, a folding teak table can seat eight guests, and the spacious stern sundeck provides safe, easy access to the water by means of three steps in treated, non-slip mahogany. The classical design, the inspiration of Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, and the significant use of wood even on the deck, completely panelled in mahogany, make this model the natural evolution of the legendary Aquarama – which is larger and with cabins – retaining its predecessor’s style.
Elegant and refined as is the tradition of the shipyard, of the various members of the Riva family, this is the yacht whose character, as indeed her name suggests, is both strong and gritty. Indeed, Rivale’s unique, sharp line has a sophisticated, welcoming heart, created from refined wood and quality textiles. The interior design is based on a harmonious blend of elegance and sobriety, and cleverly set out living areas which make the most of the available room. This 52 footer features large cabins, a comfortable dining-area and a cockpit which satisfies all demands for outdoor living, as well as one of the largest garages (which stores a 3.2 metre tender) in this category, giving her a strong personality. The size of this unrivalled yacht has been chosen by owners wishing to man and enjoy their craft firsthand (if this is the case, the crew cabin, with en-suite head and direct access from the cockpit to guarantee the owner complete privacy, can be used as a guest cabin with twin beds). Perfect for those wishing to enjoy life at sea in comfort indeed, but also total privacy, counting on reliability and simplicity of use, Rivale encompasses the philosophy of the new Riva yachts: personality, style, elegance and constant innovation.The fact her layout has not been changed since 2003, the year in which she was presented, confirms just how valid the project actually is. Indeed, Rivale has maintained her initial success year after year, making her another star in the Riva fleet. Rivale is available with twin 900 or 1100 HP MAN engines, and guarantees an exceptionally spirited performance: a top speed of 40 knots and 36.5 at cruise speed, as well as a range of 260 miles at cruising speed (in the 1100 HP version).
Apreamare Maestro 65’
Maestro 65’ is the first model of a new range of yachts, designed by Zuccon International Project, for the superstructures and the interiors layout, and architect Umberto Tagliavini with support of the Ferretti Group’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) for the hull and the technical project. She was launched at the Festival International de La Plaisance in Cannes in September 2005. Bright, well-lit areas, harmonious contours, advanced technological solutions, and innovative design concepts are the keywords for Maestro 65’. Built entirely from moulds using composite materials, the shape of the hull characterizes a yacht with an excellent sea performance and capable of high speeds, with a higher bow and a lower stern. A stern hatch that can be battened, and a roomy cockpit mean Maestro 65’ offers a "terrace" from which those aboard can experience direct contact with the sea. The unique, highly unusual organisation of the deck areas, which alternates covered and open spaces entirely devoted to life at sea, makes it easy to fully enjoy the entire bridge all day long, from bow to stern. This is partly due to the use of wide sliding windows which make the living area particularly sunny and bright. With the windows down, it can be used as an open yet sheltered space. Even the layout of the upper deck is highly innovative, in that it is designed as a real sundeck, where those on-board can relax in the sun in a calm, private setting, enjoying total comfort. The yacht can also be steered using a simple joystick. The arrangement of the interiors is another strong point in Maestro 65’: three spacious, comfortable cabins with en-suite heads, an area designed for a range of uses, for example as the owner's study, and a fourth cabin or spacious storage area for those wishing to undertake longer cruises. Maestro 65’ is fitted with twin diesel engines, each of which 1100HP, and can reach a speed of 30 knots.
Mochi Craft Dolphin 54’
Dolphin 54’ Sun Top, the last model of the Dolphin planing line from the Mochi Craft shipyard, is the result of years of research and collaboration between Norberto Ferretti, the AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) - the Ferretti Group design and research marine centre - and Architect Brunello Acampora from Studio Victory Design. The design solutions include the reconfiguration of on board spaces, giving this well-lit, 16 metre yacht the comfort of a much larger model: spacious salon, galley and cockpit which create a unique space resulting in a warm, sociable atmosphere; the owner’s suite with two sweeping windows stretching down to sea level, two guest cabins and a storage area below deck which can be transformed into a crew cabin with separate head. The elegant Mochi Craft lobster boat retains all the sophisticated vintage style embodied by the entire fleet, together with the excellent cruising characteristics, cutting edge technical equipment and high performance of previous models, perfecting them with a further reduction in gas and noise emissions. Dolphin 54’ brought the bright new creamy-yellow livery to the Mochi Craft range, while retaining the typical features of a Dolphin, such as sinuous external contours and the extensive use of solid teak, a feature which dominates the interior surfaces. Mochi Craft has responded to current trends by offering a flybridge version of the model with a second, raised console, extra space for open-air living and sun pads for devoted sun seekers. Comfort and stability are guaranteed by the variable geometry deep-V keel and deadrise angle of 19° with longitudinal steps. 16.65 metres in length and 4.9 metres in width, Dolphin 54’ is powered by two latest generation Common Rail MAN 800 HP engines, guaranteeing a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32 knots. On request, the yacht can be equipped with the Mitsubishi MSM 4000 ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro System), exclusive to the Ferretti Group, reducing roll by over 50%, both at sea and when the yacht is moored.