Ancona, 13th March 2014 – With its 37.80-metre length (124ft) and 7.35-metre beam (24ft 1 in), this is the largest yacht ever built in the planing line of the Custom Line brand, and the flagship of the Ferretti brand - a model that since its very debut has epitomised the important innovations introduced in the Group’s historical brand, and which continues to be widely appreciated in worldwide markets.
The fifth hull of the Ferretti Custom Line 124’ was launched today at CRN’s shipyard in Ancona, in the presence of the Group’s Top Management, the engineers, architects and designers that have taken part in its creation, as well as the many workers that over the last few months have contributed to the yacht's construction. Once onboard décor and all necessary technical operations are completed, the yacht will be delivered to its Owner by the end of Spring and be ready to navigate in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Ferretti Custom Line 124’#5, which is once more the outcome of the close cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project and AYT&D - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design (Ferretti Group’s research, design and product development centre), is characterised by the vessel’s traditional white hull. The yacht’s streamlined, slender profile has been modified by adding a hard top sheltering the sundeck - an element, specifically requested by the Owner, and installed for the very first time on this model.
Onboard customization too includes a series of truly original solutions, both indoor and outdoor, thanks to the thorough study carried out by the AYT&D team of architects and designers. Just like in the entire Ferretti Custom Line and Ferretti Navetta ranges, all non-structural elements and onboard décor solutions have been selected together with the Owner – an experience that attests to both of the brands offerings that can be tailor-made to the style of the owner.
The main deck salon stands out for its very contemporary atmosphere, following extensive restyling of the standard version, thanks to the outfitting of a large bar area on port side, just as one steps in from the cockpit. The living & dining area, normally furnished with sofas, wall-mounted furniture and a dining table, has been replaced by a spacious lounge featuring two custom-made L-shaped sofas and coffee tables - a true ‘island’ located in the central part of the deck. A large silk carpet by Sahco adds the final touch to the décor. Interior design is also characterized by innovative colour choices, for instance in the marble selected for the heads: ‘Azul’ (light-blue) in the Owner’s cabin, white in the guest cabins below deck.
The upper deck too has undergone several changes, which have led to the creation of an original indoor lounge area, furnished with armchairs, seats, poufs and marine blue and apple green-shade accessories, all supplied by the Italian company Paola Lenti. Outdoor, the true 'stars’ are the round Jacuzzi - surrounded by cushions and sun loungers, sofas and seats - and the dining area, which is normally found in the main deck salon and which the Owner has decided to move to the outdoor part of the flybridge, thereby maximising the opportunities to enjoy social life in this area.
As regards onboard engines, this yacht is fitted with two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3510 mhp engines, ensuring outstanding performances as they allow it to reach a maximum speed of 27.5 knots and a cruising speed of 23.5 knots.
“This is another very important day for Ferretti and particularly for this model, which is the cutting edge of the Custom Line planing line and of the entire brand - explains Mario Chessa, the Group's EMEA Regional Director. We are proud to be delivering a new hull of our flagship in Europe, a historical market where Ferretti is recognized as the synonym of excellence in yachting”.
“With Ferretti’s new branding campaign, officially presented last September in Cannes boat show - adds Leonardo Allasia, Ferretti Global Brand Manager -, we offer markets worldwide a diversified range of products through three distinct product lines, each characterized by its own strong identity: Ferretti Yachts, Ferretti Custom Line and Ferretti Navetta. The Brand offering covers a range of fibreglass hulls from 53 feet to the 124 feet of this Ferretti Custom Line. The launch of the first hull once more bears witness to this model’s great success".