August 25, 2021

Ferretti Motor Yacht Burns Down Near Civitavecchia

A Ferretti motor yacht of 22 meters in length burned down to the North of Civitavecchia in the Central Tirrenian sea on the 25th August around 1400 hours.  Departing Civitavecchia with thirteen persons onboard the Ferretti motor yacht was navigating to the North direction Porto Ercole, when a fire starting coming out from the engine room.  The persons onboard the Ferretti rescued themselves onboard the tender, none of them reporting any injuries, with the Coast Guard and Civitavecchia fire fighting squad coming out to extinguish the fire and save the yacht.  While succeeding in putting out the fire, the yacht eventually sank and was not saved.
The Ferretti in this fire is a 72 model produced from 1998 to 2002.  Designed by Giovanni Zuccon the Ferretti 72 offered a four double cabin interior, with two crew cabins, and was powered by Man 1200hp up to Cat 1350hp engines reaching max speed up to 34 knots and a cruise of 28.  The Ferretti 72 is an evolution of the 70 launched in the fall of 96, with the differences in the 72 being; the all around bulwark, a fatter lower radar arch, and a second side door to starboard.  In the 70 the bulwark gets low and integrates into the hull at the bow.  
The 70 at the time of launch was the second largest Ferretti model, presented as project 210 in October 1995, as from 1992 to 1996 Ferretti named its yachts around meters. With the 210 project Zuccon introduced the curved windows in the Ferretti line up, and in the 70 also the sloop stern.  The original 210 project had a square stern design, this changing to the sloop one when the model launched as 70 in the fall of 96.  Both these changes proved important to all following Ferretti models, with the 210/70 actually starting the Ferretti curved third generation evolution.  The 72 was replaced by the 730 in 2003.    

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