January 11, 2022

In Construction Ferretti Super Yacht Burns

A nearly completed Ferretti 28 meters super yacht burned while at the Cattolica factory in Rimini on the morning of eleventh January at 0930 hours.  The Ferretti super yacht was having final completion touches when a fire onboard was reported by factory staff, with five fire fighting squads totalling eleven persons running to the scene to extinguish the fire.  None was injured in the accident but ten Ferretti staff had medical control believed to have inhaled fumes as they tried to control the flames before the arrival of the fire fighting squads.  The Ferretti super yacht is believed to have suffered extensive damage, mostly to its super structure while the two yachts to the left and right side are reported to have also had some damage.  The Ferretti premises also sustained some damages.  With current order book being full up to 2023 and beyond Ferretti will be very concerned of this mishap which will slow its production and have an unhappy customer which will stay without his yacht for 2022.   
The Ferretti in this fire is a 920 model, a semi-serial 28 meter overall super yacht model which launched its first hull in the Summer of 2017 to a design of Zuccon and so far sold in thirty units.  The 920 has been a successful model for Ferretti since its launch, and is offered in four or five double guest cabin layouts, powered by twin MTU 1948hp up to 2485hp with top speeds of thirty knots with the large engine option.  The 920 was the pen-ultimate design of Zuccon, with the 780 launched a couple months later being the last, before Ferretti design duties switched to Filippo Salvetti, ending the since 1990, 27 years long Zuccon era.

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