Düsseldorf, 21st January 2012- Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders within the design, construction and sale of motor yachts which a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world, is continuing its intense programme of attending the most important international boat shows, presenting an impressive five of the most important yachts from its fleet at Boot 2012 - Düsseldorf International Boat Show.
Welcoming all the opportunities offered by the most important showcase for the nautical sector in central and northern Europe, Ferretti Group is once again at its customary location at the Messe in the German city from 21st to 29th January, displaying with its dealers, Ferretti Yachts Ferretti 750, Pershing 58’ and the Mochi Craft Dolphin 54’ Sun Top.
Completing the range on show are two jewels from the Riva brand, which will be celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2012: Iseo, the “little” 27 foot runabout which caused enormous interest at the recent autumn boat shows, a preview for the German public; and hull number 200 of Aquariva, which once again confirms herself as one of the greatest success stories in Riva’s recent history.
The Düsseldorf appointment is one of the most important in the German and European nautical industry, both for the large number of people who attend it and the quality of the yachts displayed. Ferretti Group, confirming its high regard for this event, is presenting some of the most important and successful models of its production selected, as always, to offer a rich, varied panorama of all the different personalities and features that distinguish Ferretti Group yachts.
“Year after year the international boat show in Düsseldorf re-establishes its position as one of the most important boating appointments not only for the German but also for the European nautical industry, especially because it takes place in a continental area less involved in the current economic issues,” commented Lamberto Tacoli,Ferretti GroupChief Sales & Marketing Officer. “The large numbers of highly knowledgeable visitors and the quality of the yachts on display enhance our satisfaction in taking part in the 2012 edition, thanks also to the precious support of our dealers, with whom we promote the excellent quality of our yachts and pursue the aim of further expanding in an area which has always been at the very centre of our business”.
FIVE BOATS ON DISPLAY AT BOOT 2012 – DÜSSELDORF INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The new Riva Iseo, a 27 foot, runabout, the latest result of the cooperation between Officina Italiana Design, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – and Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, has been designed to offer the most comfortable “living” experience to he owner during nay transfer. Soft, clean-cut lines, thorough careful space planning, attention to detail and the use of highly sophisticated materials are the distinctive characteristics which make Riva Iseo the noble heir to a centuries-old history of excellence and meticulous craftsmanship. This bond with the past is evident in the extensive use of mahogany throughout the boat, true to the Riva hallmark, the Riva Iseo is skilfully crafted with its masterly twenty coat varnish finish – ten by brushing, ten by spraying. This new model has been designed with painstaking attention to furnishings, accessories and detailed space planning with clean-cut lines and high-performance features. It is equipped with a Yanmar 8 LV 320 mhp engine and Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, providing a top speed of 40 knots. Besides responding to an increasing demand for on-board infotainment, Rive Iseo is also the very first yacht of its kind to be equipped with both infotainment and GPS charts built for the Apple platform for iPad.
Aquariva, the historical Riva 33 footer developed in the year 2000 by the designers at Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yachts Technology, Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, is on display with the prestigious unit #200. Designed as the hier of the legendary Aquarama, Aquariva has become a symbol of elegance and timeless style and is now one of the most famous, best loved yachts in the world. From her predecessor, she has inherited the success which continues nonstop, season after season, Aquariva has established herself as out and out classic of the nautical world, going far beyond fleeting fashion and becoming, thanks to the perfection of her details, a model adored by the international jet-set.The soft, elegant lines of her 33 feet carry the flavour of tradition, and the valuable woods used for the deck - mahogany inlaid in maple - are beautifully processed. The exclusive leather finishes of the elegant dashboard and helm enhance the pleasure of cruising, offering both excitement and unparalleled comfort. The innovative, electronically-controlled, two speed gearbox reveals all the sporty passion of the two powerful 380 hp Yanmar motors featuring an exceptional performance: 41 knots of maximum speed and 36 of cruising speed, with a range of 150 MN at cruising speed. Very first project produced after the shipyard was purchased by the Ferretti Group, Aquariva has celebrated the achievement of two important targets in just eleven years In 2006, on occasion of the production of the 100th yacht, a limited edition called Aquariva Cento was created, just ten units, all of which were sold before they even entered production.
Result of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology, the Group’s naval research and desing centre and the of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, Ferretti 750 is a yacht with a strong personality: a yacht featuring an inclination for clasical style but with elegant, contemporary stilisti touches, coming from a passionate technical and aesthetical research in order to obtain a “manifesto” of made in Italy excellence. The external profile is sleek and streamlined thanks to the graphic lines of the windows, that cover almost completely the main deck, and feature a succession of sinous curves and straight lines, like the three “branchial shark” windows. On the hull, in addiction to the open view windows of the Owner’s cabin, new typologies of windows that feature portholes have been inserted to enhance the presence of natural light in every guest zone. On the flybridge the pilot station has been placed further back and in central position t ogive a broader view for navigation and piloting the yacht. The wide salon of Ferretti 750, is plunged in natural light. The interior has been managed to obtain two separated areas – living and dining – but keeping in the meanwhile an harmonious continuity of space without interruption for the view. At bow is located the pilot house with dinette/charting zone and extendable table. On the lower deck, all the cabins are completed by private heads and they are distinguished by studied details. The Owner’s suite is located in the centre of the boat. At bow is located the VIP cabin. Ferretti 750mounts two MTU 2000 M92 1381 mhp or, upon request, 2 MTU 2000 M94 1623 mhp. With this last motorization and hard top version, the maximum speed is 33,5 knots,
Intense in its performance, rich and varied in its nature and generous in comfort. The newPershing 58' is the natural evolution of the Pershing 56'. The boat, with an 18 metre long hull, reaches a maximum velocity of 48 knots and a cruising velocity of 44 with two MAN engines of 1360 mhp each and surface propellers. Characterized by large volumes and complete luminosity due to the direct contact with the sea, the yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, the stylist of the project, in collaboration with the Ayt (Advanced Yacht Technology) of the Ferretti Group, once again stresses the "family feeling" concept that guided the stylistic choices of the new restyling. The slender superstructure with its new wider lateral windows, which complement the profile of the hull, is entirely in harmony with the most modern styles of the Pershing concept. The boat has a standard layout with 3 cabins (a full beam master cabin and two guest cabins - a VIP one at the bow and a guest cabin with twin beds at the starboard of the boat), the first two with an en-suite and a third bathroom which can be used for the guest cabin with twin beds and which can also be used as a bathroom for guests. The boat has a crew cabin. The cockpit, which is wider and more comfortable, has two L-shaped sofas which create a wide lounge area, an important aspect for outdoor living. Upon request there is also the possibility of having a kitchen area in the cockpit. The area below deck is very comfortable and particular attention has been given to the detail. The new translucent doors are worth mentioning which are made of frosted glass and separate the master cabin from its bathroom and the dinette from the galley. The result is simply elegant: more natural light in all areas and special attention given to the privacy of the guests. The contemporary design of the interior is also enhanced by the presence of oak. The wide and comfortable garage can store an optional tender 3.25 metres long.
MOCHI CRAFT DOLPHIN 54’ SUN TOP
Result of cooperation between architect Brunello Acampora from Studio Victory Design, with Norberto Ferretti, the AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), the Group’s naval research and design centre and the team of architects and designers of Ferretti Group’s Centro Stile, Dolphin 54’ (available also in flybridge version) is a reference point in the lobster boats segment. In fact the design solutions include a reconfiguration of on board spaces, giving this 16 metre yacht the light and comfort of a much larger yacht. The beauty and practicality of the wood extends throughout the yacht’s interior and exterior surfaces, right up to the bows, where there are two luxurious sun pads accommodating up to three people; the cockpit provides access to both a sun top or the flybridge, and the practical garage, which opens hydraulically to reveal a tender ready for immediate use. Guests entering the salon will be enchanted by the light flooding in through the wide windows, opening onto a perfect combination of sea and sky. Quality hides in natural colours reflect the elegance of the salon, furnished with a roomy C-shaped divan and an extendable teak table. The spacious, well-equipped galley extends along the starboard side of the salon, encouraging an atmosphere of warm sociability. The command console is located forward, to port. Lower deck, at the end of the corridor lies the owner’s stateroom, a suite with two sweeping windows, while two guest cabins are sited to either side of the central corridor. Dolphin 54’ is powered by two latest generation Common Rail MAN 800 Hp engines providing a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32 knots.