If you are a high-net worth individual who loves sailing, you wouldn’t miss the ongoing Genoa International Boat Show, which will end on October 6. Among many yacht manufacturers, Italy’s Ferretti Group has presented fleet of 11 models by their most celebrated brands, including three Italian premieres: Ferretti Yachts 960 and Ferretti Yachts 750 by Ferretti, and Pershing 62’ by Pershing.
The Group this year, during the 53rd Genoa show, has put its biggest motor yacht on show – the majestic 80-metre CRN #129 ‘Chopi Chopi’, the biggest pleasure vessel ever built by CRN and Ferretti, and one of the largest ones ever constructed by a private shipyard in Italy. Chopi Chopi is a unique, steel and aluminum mega yacht, with big volumes, roomy indoor and outdoor spaces, a sleek profile, carefully designed details and, last but not least, a direct connection with the sea.
Customers and enthusiasts coming to Genoa will get an opportunity to personally experience the unparalleled excellence of Ferretti Group’s yachts, since they will be able to go on board and sea-trial some of them, accompanied by highly skilled staff.
For the past 45 years, Ferretti Group has successfully interpreted and fulfilled the needs and requirements of ever more demanding international clients, who know how to carefully choose truly iconic Made in Italy products, such as the yachts built by the Group’s brands.
FERRETTI YACHTS 960
Ferretti Yachts 960 is the largest planing recreational craft ever built by the Group’s historical brand. Thanks to its 29.20 metre-overall length and 23.98 metre-hull length, the flagship – the result of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology& Design, and the Group’s team of engineers, architects, and designers – can be managed as a pleasure boat, even without the presence of a professional captain, while boasting an unprecedented onboard liveability: it is indeed the first yacht in this brand featuring the master cabin on the main deck and four more cabins on the lower deck, all equally sized and with equivalent furnishings and fittings. The layout also includes three crew cabins with direct access from the galley.
The flybridge and the aft area are devoted to leisure activities. The garage door features a series of comfortable sunpads while the swimming platform is fitted with a convenient mobile section that makes launching and hauling the tender much easier: once the garage door is opened, the central part of the platform can be lowered to flood part of the garage, allowing the tender to slide into the water, with no need for any davit. The flagship is available with three different MTU engine configurations. The standard one mounts two 16V 2000 M84 2218 mhp engines, while the two optional versions include two 16V M93 2435 mhp engines or two 16V M94 2638 mhp engines, respectively. When the most powerful set of engines is installed, the Ferretti Yachts 960 can reach a maximum speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots. The ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) system comes standard.
FERRETTI YACHTS 750
Ferretti Yachts 750 – having a 22.75-metre overall length and a beam of 5.70 metres – is the evolution of the largely appreciated Ferretti 720 and stands out for a series of exterior and interior innovative features and a new interior décor. Ferretti Yachts 750 immediately strikes for its even more slender and sportier outer lines, which benefit from the installation of a new elongated flybridge that is even more spacious as there is no davit installed. Another important innovation can be found in the aft outdoor area, where a wide (over 1.5 metres long) electrically-hydraulically operated swimming platform can be lowered by almost half a metre below the water surface, resulting in very easy tender launch and haulage.
The platform can lift up to 450 kg and can host an almost four-metre tender. As regards its interiors, the Ferretti 750 is characterised not only by many new decor elements, introduced to restyle the living and dining areas, but especially for the various possible layout configurations: alternative versions are indeed available to meet the specific needs of the various international markets where the Group is currently present.
The natural evolution of Pershing 56’ and Pershing 58’, two of the brand’s most successful models, boasting more than 70 built and sold hulls overall, the new Pershing 62’ immediately strikes for its streamlined, slender profile: the bottom line and the superstructure have indeed been designed to obtain a slim, fast yacht characterised by aggressive lines and a sporty personality, also thanks to the unique shape of the hull glazing – a typical feature in Pershing’s new era that can now be found in this model too, preserving the family feeling and ensuring great brightness in the full-beam master cabin located amidships.
The VIP cabin too benefits from two windows with portholes, which let it plenty of natural light. Pershing 62′ is available in two versions: with three cabins and three heads with separate shower box or with two cabins – the master stateroom and the VIP cabin -, while the guest cabin is replaced by a living area.