August 29, 2011

Project: Itama 45

Itama presents its new project of the 45 model.  Based on the hull lines of the Forty launched in the fall of 2005, the model which started the new course of the Ferretti Group ownership since Itama was purchased from Bulgari in 2004, and put Rome designer Marco Casali responsible for the design of the famous Italian opens.  The new 45 as outlined by Casali and Ferretti Group Advanced Yacht Technology features new elements in the technical department and some design touches which represent a change for the very traditional looking Itama's.  This as the above modified rendering shows, will be in the 45 what is the first Itama to have a sweeping stern.  It will be interesting to see how the Itama purist takes this change which still look traditional.  Other changes are a larger and hydraulic up and down moving bathing platform, new large windows on the hull sides, and invisible telescopic gang way under the port side located transom door.  The accommodation plan is the same as for the Forty featuring a choice of a single or twin cabins, sleeping from two to six people including the convertible dinette.  But a change in the bathroom which has been rotated to ninety degrees can be found, this giving more space.  Power will be from twin Cummins 480hp in line shafts.   

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