April 20, 2013

New Model: Ferretti 960

In the past days Ferretti Group’s Cattolica shipyard and the northern Adriatic coast town’s dock hosted the launch of the first hull of the Ferretti 960.  The launching ceremony was a highly exciting moment for all residents and, particularly, for the numerous Ferretti Group employees that worked on the design and construction of this new Ferretti Yachts’s flagship for months. This new model marks yet another step forward for the Group’s historical brand, which adds a highly prestigious new yacht to its already wide range: this is indeed the largest planing yacht built by the Italian brand in its forty years plus of history. Over the next weeks all technical activities RINA tests, sea trials, system and equipment tests, will be performed and onboard fitting-out operations will be completed. Ferretti 960  is characterised by an optimised interior and exterior layout. It is Ferretti Yachts’s first planing recreational craft featuring the master cabin forward on the main deck, and as many as four guest cabins, all equally sized and with equivalent furnishings and fittings, located on the lower deck and brightened by large open view windows in the hull. The layout also includes three crew cabins with reserved access from the galley, a solution normally found on larger yachts. The external profile sets a new trend in the design of large planing hulls: the glazing running along the entire main deck “cuts” the hull from stern to the extreme bow, contributing to a much lighter profile that ensures incredible interior brightness and endows the yacht with a very sporty look.  As regards performances, the new flagship comes in three different sets of MTU engines. The standard version has two 2218hp engines allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots. Two optional solutions include twin 2435, or 2638hp engines, respectively. The maximum speed with the more powerful version is 31 knots and cruise at 27 knots. Such an outstanding propulsion, as usual, goes hand in hand with the maximum comfort ensured by the Mitsubishi Anti Rolling Gyro system, capable of reducing rolling by over 50%.
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.2 m (95.9ft)
Hull Length - 23.98 m
Waterline Length - 22.34 m
Beam - 6.72 m
Draft - 2.20 m
Displacement - 87 t unloaded, 99 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Accommodation - 10 guest berths in 5 cabins, 5 crew berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M84 2218hp, 16v2000 M93 2435hp, 15v2000 M94 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max 24 cruise with MTU 2218hp, 31 knots max 27 cruise with MTU 2638hp
Range -  325 nm at 24 knots cruise with MTU 2218hp
Hull Shape - planning warped Vee with 12 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccon International Project line and interior, Ferretti Group Engineering and AYT hull
Certification - modules B + F + Aa (Sound Emission) RINA