Forlì, 24th January 2011–Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motoryachts, encompassing a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world, returns to the special showcase of theInternational Boat Show in Düsseldorf, one of the most important events for the nautical market in the Central-Northern European area this year, to offer the very best of its production.
From 22nd to 30th January, Ferretti Group is displaying an impressive six models from its fleet, in a prestigious exhibition area thanks to its dealers Italian Yacht Center, Lengers Yachts and Poroli Special Boats. This selection of some of the most important and successful of the Group’s yachts has been chosen to display the impressive variety of character and content which distinguishes each brand belonging to Ferretti Group.
After the resounding success enjoyed at all the last boat shows, the following models are on display at Boot 2011, one of the most important appointments of the German and European nautical industry: Riva’s Aquariva Gucci (première for the German market) andRivarama; Itama Forty; Pershing 50.1 (première for the German market); Ferretti 500(première for the German market); and Mochi Craft Dolphin 54’.
Lamberto Tacoli, Ferretti Group Chief Sales & Marketing Manager, commented: “This year once again, Düsseldorf is acknowledged as one of the main appointments for the German and European nautical industry, with considerable visitor attendance and top quality yachts on show. This is why we are especially pleased to be taking part at Boot 2011, thanks to the invaluable support of our dealers Italian Yacht Center, Lengers Yachts and Poroli Special Boats, with the purpose of displaying the excellent quality of our yachts and further expand on one of the markets which has always been at the very core of our business”.
Gucci, and Riva, in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, the design company which created the original Aquariva in 2000, are proud to present the exclusive “Aquariva Gucci,” a model customized by Frida Giannini, Creative Director at Gucci. This unique association between two of Italy's most renowned design brands celebrates the era of La Dolce Vita, when joie de vivre, glamour and elegance defined an attitude and a lifestyle. In their respective sectors, Gucci and Riva have similar stories, each with a tradition of excellence in design and craftsmanship which has made them internationally famous.
The distinctive features of this 33 footer include the fibreglass hull painted in Gucci’s own hue of glossy white, while Riva’s mahogany with its masterly varnish finish – twenty coats in all, ten by brushing, ten by spraying – represents the peerless mark of distinction for the cockpit, walking decks and awning cover hatch. Other outstanding features include the allure of the Guccissima print for the waterproof fabric covering seats and sundeck and the beauty of Gucci white cotton for the luxurious bed upholstery. The boat's iconic Gucci signature comes in the green-red-green web detailing along the floating line complementing the unique green crystal windshield.Completing the Gucci customization is a series of exclusive Riva by Gucci accessories.
The innovative two-speed electronic gear reveals all the power of the two 380-horsepower Yanmar engines, ensuring an exceptional performance with a maximum speed of 41 knots and a 150-mile range at cruising speed.
Ferretti 500 is the revisitation of the famous Ferretti 470, one of the bestsellers in the Ferretti Yachts entry level range, with the aim of offering Owners even greater comfort by means of targeted solutions.
Result of cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology, Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers at the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup , Ferretti 500 develops the concept of balance between exterior and interior space. This is clear from the extension of the cockpit surface to increase the liveability of the environment and in the work carried out on the interior décor, which gives a renewed sense of contemporary classicism, in line with the entire range.
Externally, the soaring, sporty profile of the previous model has been maintained adding four large windows on the lower deck. Ferretti 500 measures over 15 metres in length and almost 5 metres in width. Ferretti Yachts chose to maintain some of the strong points of the models of the entry level range on board Ferretti 500, with unique solutions which further optimise onboard space. The clearest example of this is the position of the stern galley, which guarantees even better liveability. Indeed, a single open space comprising the cockpit, galley and living area can be created by opening the swinging window.
Onboard the Ferretti 500, the atmosphere is particularly welcoming, with the warm teka gold wood and light coming through the large windows. The perfectly equipped galley, positioned astern, is on the left and designed for Owners who use their yachts firsthand. Continuing along, a large, deep, corner divan is equipped with an extendible table. Opposite, cabinets, the television unit and a second divan. The driving position, located on the left, allows perfect visibility thanks to its raised position and large windows.The night area is organised with three cabins: the master cabin, at bow, with two large wardrobes and an en-suite head, and two twins, with twin beds and a shared head fitted with a shower. The flying bridge, which can be accessed from the cockpit, does not have a roll bar. It features a spacious sun lounge with a large sun deck located towards stern, a large divan with table, and a grill area and bimini top to create shaded areas. On request.Ferretti 500 is fitted with twin Cummins 600mhp engines which push the yacht to a cruise speed of 27 knots and a top speed of 30.
Contemporary reinterpretation of Pershing 50’ by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, the new Pershing 50.1 is an expression of the Next Generation which, even with her decidedly sporty features, has interiors which live up to the expectations of those who already know the style and the elegance of the brand. It is no coincidence that this yacht has been the Best Selling Model of the Pershing fleet for years and continues to receive acclaim from experts in the sector. The new version combines great character with high performance and excellent on board living conditions. The lower deck area is very comfortable and is distinguished by the specific attention to detail and choice of materials, such as the primary use of oak and the carpet for the flooring of the cabin and the dinette. In particular, the area occupied by the dinette features new varnished finishes which give the interiors a contemporary mark. Similarly, matt finishes have been chosen to replace the previous glossy tones in the heads. With innovative aerodynamics and an extraordinary elegance, Pershing 50.1 is the smallest model in the range with Arneson surface transmissions which, when combined with twin 900 hp MAN diesel engines, can reach a top speed of 46 knots. Moreover, the axis line version - available in silver and pearl - is certainly a competitive variation of content for this segment, and allows owners to cruise at a speed of up to 37 knots. Thus, Pershing 50.1 stands out for her above average speed as well as the optimization of consumption and range.
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 seatings 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, incomparable 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.
An Itama fiberglass yacht that was spot on right from the beginning and which has so far met important marketing objectives. Being an unforgettable evolution of the 38', Forty is the first open yacht of the new Itama series, with a modern yet timeless design, making the Itama style unmistakable. The Itama Forty designed, like the rest of the Itama range, by the architect Marco Casali, in close collaboration with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) of Ferretti Group and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, is a day cruiser that can host up to 6 people on board. It has sleek and essential forms that are sporty and unique to Itama and a distinctive 22° deep V-shaped hull which guarantees incomparable seaworthiness. Itama Forty has a top speed of 34 knots, powered by two 480hp Cummins engines that guarantee high performance, making it a powerful and reliable open yacht with perfectly balanced sailing. The deck layout has a refined and essential design combined with large and modular spaces. This model, characterized by an aft master cabin, a bathroom and a large dinette with a kitchenette, is available in two versions, with one or two cabins. The result is a fast cruiser with great appeal, which combines balance, high performance, reliability, control and sophisticated comfort.
MOCHI CRAFT DOLPHIN 54’
Dolphin 54’, result of cooperation between architect Brunello Acampora from Studio Victory Design, with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) , the Group’s naval research and design centre and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, is a reference point in the lobster boats segment.
The efficient design solutions of Dolphin 54’ provides in a 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; on the lower deck the owner’s suite with two wide 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, 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 helm station, extra space for open-air living and sun pads for devoted sunbathers. Dolphin 54’ measures 16.65 metres in length and 4.9 metres in width, and is powered by two MAN 800 HP engines, guaranteeing a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32 knots.