Dubai, 12th March 2008 – Ferretti Group, at the very top of the international luxury yacht segment, is present at the Dubai International Boat Show from 11th to 15th March 2008, with a prestigious stand displaying 10 yachts, set out over more than 400 m².
Given the continuous expansion and the dynamism of the Middle-Eastern nautical market, the company has decided to attend the Dubai salon, not only represented by its dealers, but with the strength of the whole Group. Ferretti Group will be displaying 10 prestigious, elegant yachts in the water, built by 6 of its brands:Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva and Custom Line. Besides the Group stand in the marina, CRN and Custom Line will also have their own special area inside the ‘Luxury Supplies and Services Area’ pavilion.
"Our presence at the Dubai boat show highlights Ferretti Group’s wish and commitment to this emerging market, which is rapidly growing and moving towards a global level," declared Vincenzo Cannatelli, Group CEO, during the opening press conference held on 12th March. He added, "The gulf area is becoming increasingly more important for the nautical market, more dynamic and showing an increase not only in the number of yachts purchased by the highly demanding local clientele, but also in their size. This is why we consider the Dubai Boat Show to be an extremely important appointment, and will attend with all our strength. Our aim will be to increase our contacts with purchasers and the local authorities, and consolidate those with clients who already know us and hold us in esteem."
Ferretti Group is displaying the following yachts in Dubai, the most important appointment for the Middle-Eastern nautical market:
FERRETTI YACHTS: Ferretti 731
PERSHING: Pershing 90', Pershing 72’
ITAMA: Itama Fiftyfive
RIVA: Rivarama, 75' Venere, 85' Opera Super
BERTRAM: Bertram 360, Bertram 570
CUSTOM LINE: Custom Line 97'
FERRETTI GROUP BOATS AT THE DUBAI BOAT SHOW 2008
Ferretti 731 (74 feet / 22.68 metres), result of the working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project and the AYT – Engineering Department of Ferretti Group, features a revolutionary new layout, and her sportier, more aggressive profile represents a new direction for the company. The yacht also has a symmetrical layout compared to its central axis, both inside and on the flybridge.
In line with the new design concept, a large salon – accessed through a swing door – features a double symmetrical divan and armchair in light-coloured leather, creating an L-shaped seating area on either side, with two crystal tables placed in the centre. The plasma television features a pop-up mechanism, and is located in a unit in the centre of the salon. Those aboard can move the television up and down by means of a special mechanism, in order to watch it from the sofas on deck. The back of the unit is fitted out as a bar and faces the kitchen.
Ferretti Yachts took special care to optimize space and natural light. Pride of the innovative Ferretti 731 is the master cabin, featuring a large walk-in wardrobe and LCD television. The cabin is set beamwise, and the large windows (1.2 metres x 1.2 metres) on either side provide a view of the sea from both the bed and spacious shower. This latter is separated from the other bathroom fittings by a sliding door operated by control hidden in a bench.
Continuing towards the bow are the VIP cabin, with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, and two guest cabins, featuring twin beds and bathrooms. The portside cabin bathroom is also used during the day, and accessible from the gangway. Ferretti 731 is powered by twin MAN 1360 hp or 1550 hp (optional) engines, the latter of which guarantees a top speed of 33.5 knots, and a cruising speed of 30.
Pershing 72’ is pure innovation, in which the painstaking attention paid to design, high level of technology and a revolutionary interior layout have completely changed the concept of life at sea. With a radically new hull profile, fruit of the endless creativeness of yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, and continuous consultation with founder and Chairman of Pershing, Tilli Antonelli, and AYT - Ferretti Group Engineering Division, Pershing 72’ presents herself as a forerunner from every point of view.
Advanced technology is paramount on this new model, starting with the exclusive glass partition between cockpit and upper salon which slides away into the floor, making it possible to transform the interior and exterior into a single environment
The new hard top is like a sunroof, making it possible to completely open or close the cockpit. The revolutionary gangway was created with Besenzoni. The night area, divided into three cabins and three bathrooms, stands out for the sophisticated comfort of the full beam master cabin, which is amazingly bright and sunny thanks to two special open-view windows which offer spectacular sea views. The furnishing and finishes, the seating and leather ceiling panels were all designed in partnership with prestigious company Poltrona Frau.
With twin 1823 hp MTU Common Rail engines combined with an Arneson drive, this model can reach speeds of up to 45 knots, while maintaining a trim guaranteeing perfect comfort, fully-satisfying the sporting spirit of the Pershing brand.
Irrepressible design, comfort and optimisation 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 Group Engineering 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
The second important chapter of Itama’s relaunch is the new FiftyFive, a motoryacht with a marked contemporary style, result of joint effort of the Itama Engineering Department, Ferretti Group AYT and the Studio Marco Casali Too Design.
Twin 1360 horsepower Common Rail MAN engines in V-drive push the yacht to an estimated top speed of 41 knots and a cruising speed of 37: this outstanding performance is guaranteed by the shape of the yacht. The FiftyFive has a new, more dynamic structure, with a higher bow and 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 finishes with contrasting steel details which guarantee all fittings are both functional and long-lasting.
The 12 metre, 360 is the first open Betram Yacht model presented since its rebirth as part of the Ferretti Group. Bertram is well-known for building the sturdy deep-V hulls which guarantee their fishermen the comfort and luxury of much larger yachts during long journeys, and has now created a new modern version of the classical smaller Bertram. The project is the result of the collaboration of design teams of Studio Zuccon International Project and the Ferretti Group’s and Bertram’s Engineering Divisions. Bertram 360 is a true deep-sea yacht, devised to combine the best of the traditional quality of the production of the Bertram shipyards with an innovative design and a performance common to larger yachts.
Bertram 360 is available in two versions: Open and Express. The 360 Open has a fishing arrangement with transom kill-box and additional bait and tackle station supplied as standard, and the 360 Express has foldaway aft seating which provides additional space when the cruising bench is not in use and a double aft-facing seat in lieu of the bait prep centre.
Today’s Bertram 570 Convertible is the very best example of the sporting quality underpinning the entire fleet. It was created from the same DNA as the legendary Bertram 54’ - renowned as the one of the best “sea boats” ever designed - yet with three feet more in length and minimal added weight to maximize it’s already unsurpassed performance.
The 570 hull was taken directly from the famous 54’: the sharp bow, the long waterline and the deep-V hull give the boat exceptional performance that can take on seas that would keep other boats in port.
A classical and refined interior layout confirms once again the Bertram philosophy that, “good living and good fishing go hand-in-hand”. There are two layout options available for the dinette, which seats up to 5 adults. Layout A offers a galley boasting a full size upright refrigerator, a 4-burner range, double sink, an ample food prep area and over counter storage. Layout B offers a smaller under counter refrigeration setup, utilizing (2) sets of Sub Zero’s in lieu of the upright refrigerator.
The owner can even change the cabin layout below deck: a VIP cabin forward with a queen berth and private head, or with split over/under berths. In the center of the boat, on the starboard side, the guest’s cabin is laid out with Bertram’s
unique side-by side berths and nightstand; its adjoining head can also be accessed from the companionway as a day head. The master stateroom is found mid-ship with queen berth, excellent storage space and an adjoining private head.
With its cockpit measuring 174sq.ft, the Bertram 570 confidently lives up to its status as an aggressive fishing machine. Additional standard features such as a versatile bait & tackle center with sink, salt and fresh water faucets, cutting board, top loading freezer and circulating baitwell, all serve to enhance the pleasure of the sport.
Mezzanine cockpit seating is a frequented option that is available on the Bertram 570. The mezzanine layout remarkably only reduces cockpit space by a few inches, which is important to a design that carries beam further aft and maintains the square foot advantage common to every Bertram. Most significantly, this layout also offers more seating, encompassing all the value-added features that a mezzanine layout should provide.
Defined by the world’s press as "the most classic floating suite", the 44 foot Rivarama is not only highly technological and innovative, but also naturally elegant and stylish. A number of features make this model unique, such as its futuristic driving seat, a masterpiece of design and ergonomics which transforms from 1 seat into 3 in just a few seconds by means of a hydraulic system. Like Aquariva, Rivarama is the only standard yacht with an electronically controlled two-speed gearbox, giving quick acceleration, like a real sports car, and a faster cruising speed with higher fuel efficiency.
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. Thanks to the use of the very best materials, priceless hand-made finishing touches, first-class liveability and her top performance, Rivarama is the ideal yacht for even the most demanding owner. Her performance is guaranteed by two 800 hp engines which can reach a top speed of 41.5 knots and a cruising speed of 36. The model is available in several colours, ranging from the more traditional, such as Riva Cream and Navy Blue, to the metallic shades, like Chocolate Brown, Gray Sand or the brand new Atlantic Blue, that are still enjoying huge success. Rivarama also features a crew cabin with its own access and private bathroom, 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, the folding teak table can seat eight guests and the spacious stern sundeck provides safe, easy access to the water by means of three comfortable steps in non-slip treated 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 – larger and with cabins – as it retains its predecessor’s style. It is no coincidence, therefore, that Rivarama has won first prize for the Best European Open in the 40 to 60 foot category two years’ running.
Riva ’75 Venere
Sinuous, soft and beautiful, Venere, the 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 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 twin 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.
Riva ’85 Opera
The most seductive of the Riva yachts continues to have an irresistible hold over a growing number of owners, achieving overwhelming success season after season. This model, designed, as ever, by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, is a 26 meters boat (waterline length) of painstaking care taken over detail, technology and original, unique solutions where nothing has been overlooked. Besides an innovative flybridge, offering an extraordinarily large, versatile
area for sunbathing, relaxing or sipping a cocktail at the bar, the 85’ Opera Super also features a comfortable sun-bed at bow.
The elegant side windows have been supplemented by an extra large window providing even more natural light below deck. The contrast between the warm colours of the woodwork and the dark hue of the leatherwork makes this area both pleasant and relaxing.
85’ Opera Super, with her two MTU 16 valve engines delivering 2029 Mhp, guarantees an exceptional performance, reaching a top speed of 33.5 knots and a range of 310 nm at cruising speed.
Custom Line 97’
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’.