Ferretti Group Is Going All-out This 11-16th September For Cannes Yachting Festival
Only the best boats dock at the Cannes Yachting Festival and for this 41st edition of it, Ferretti Group are debuting a total of five boats from its collective fleet at the premier boating spectacle from 11 to 16 September 2018. The five premières are the Ferretti Yachts 670, Custom Line 120′, Custom Line Navetta 42, Riva 66′ Ribelle, and Riva 110′ Dolcevita. Besides the five debuts, the Italian yachting brand will be exhibiting a total of 25 additional models from its entire fleet. To us though, the highlights are the fab new five. So, what do each of these boats have to offer for the many who will converge over to Cannes against the enchanting backdrop of the Côte d’Azur? Lets take a look at each of it.
1) Ferretti Yachts 670 – Space & Livability On A Flybridge
It’s difficult to come by a flybridge that offers enough space and comfort to suit large crowds, which is why the FY670 is a must-see at Cannes. In a year where Ferretti celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Italian marque are parading this yacht, a product of the collaboration between the Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department. To note, this is the first Ferretti Yachts vessel with exterior design created in partnership with architect Filippo Salvetti, while the interiors are exclusively the work of the Group’s in-house architects and designers.
Its characterised by its luxurious use of space, both interior and exterior, in its big 67 feet (20.24 metres) size. It provides the feel of much larger vessels basically, as seen firstly, in its large flybridge area (25 square metres) that makes it one of the most competitive yachts in its category. Over at the bow, the 670 features a living space that can be converted into a spacious relaxation area too. Down below, the master suite includes a large study that serves as an antechamber. In totality, the Ferretti Yachts 670 is a looker, with the typical sleek lines and the clean forms that have made Ferretti’s so distinguishable, a design form that is growing in its appeal among connoisseurs, especially here in Asia. Engine selections include either two MAN V8-1000 potenza engines that dish out 1,000 mhp or two MAN V8-1200 potenza 1,200 mhp.
2) Custom Line 120′ – Marrying Automotive & Aeronautical Know-how
Custom Line 120′ is the first Custom Line to bear the signature of Francesco Paszkowski Design. This unique yacht re-imagines and combines stylistic features and elements of automotive design and residential architecture, adding in-depth research aimed at enhancing forms and volumes through furnishing choices in line with the very latest trends of contemporary living. Things like its innovative glass door gives access to its nicely crafted lounge area. In addition to the usual slide opening of the two glass panels, it also has a tilting mechanism providing a 45° inclination.
Thanks to this smart bit of engineering which denotes its aeronautical design hints, guests are said to be able to enjoy a single livable space between cockpit and lounge. We’ve learnt also, that there is generous amount of space found in many area of the yacht. What’s more, the Custom Line 120′ is in fact, the first yacht that makes it possible to directly connect the flybridge to the forward zone by means of the side passageways with access from the monkey bridge as well, creating a single large deck of 100 square metres. This great looking sealiner comes at the ready with two MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines that are good for 2,638 mhp (1939 kW) at just 2450 rpm, which gives hints to her athletic seaworthiness. If you cant make it to Cannes to view it, fear not, she’ll be showcased also at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show from 26th-29th September 2018.
3) Custom Line Navetta 42 – THE Largest Navetta Yet
The new flagship will make a grand debut at Cannes we’re sure, and much of the pomp will be down to the single fact that it is the largest Custom Line Navetta ever built by Ferretti Group. The superyacht is the first vessel in the history of the brand to exceed 300 GT (Gross Tonnage). This Navetta 42 of course, offers a layout that will be a pure joy (and struggle to some) to customers to customise, due to her extremely bountiful amounts of volume. The vast amount of space available to tinker around with will gift owners better organisation of on-board flows, total privacy for owner and guests alike.
On the main deck, is a vast suite made specifically for the owner, while the layout of the lower deck provides four VIP cabins for guests. The stern area is entirely dedicated to leisure, conceived as a large beach club at sea level, and its entertainment function is enhanced by the new launching and retrieval system for tenders and water toys from the garage that opens from the side into the sea. The new flagship of the fleet is the result of the collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project and the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department. Like the 120′ above, the new Navetta 42 will also be showcased at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
4) Riva 110′ Dolcevita – Sporty Seaview
This stunning new flagship of Riva Yachts made a grand debut in Monte Carlo back in May and to little surprise, it will also make berth at this year’s Cannes Festival to showcase its sportiness. The new fibreglass yacht is characterised by a super-sporty profile and a design enhanced by shaped glass windows and chrome-plated inserts. One of its main highlights is its luxurious loft area, offering 270° of absolute visibility and enables the lounge to reach a height of 2.30 metres. This is partially due to a large stainless steel frame that supports the superstructure, acting as a frame for the floor-to-ceiling windows. The area is thus free from interruptions and invites pleasant amounts of natural light.
In addition to the innovative “spider frame” structure, one other main feature of Riva’s 110′ Dolcevita is its emphasis on liveability of its spaces. The exterior areas of the flybridge and bow are interconnected, thus creating what the brand calls, an “infinity deck”. At 34 metres of overall length (109.1 feet), the Riva 110′ is one of our favourites to be at Cannes and we’re hoping our schedule clears up soon, just so we can be there to see it in person.
5) Riva 66′ Ribelle – One For The Future
Details of this yachts are being kept close to the chest by Riva Yachts, but we’re told that it exhibits brand new elements that are married to the Italian marque’s DNA. The exterior lines of the 66′ Ribelle are somewhat a repetition of exisitng Riva models but we’ve learnt that they will see some accentuation through the introduction of new aesthetic and functional elements, such as mahogany and stainless steel.
The new Riva 66′ Ribelle is built at the historic Sarnico shipyard and like many other boats under Ferretti Group, it is the product of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design and Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department. Nonetheless, this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival already looks mouthwatering because of these five boats from Ferretti Group and we’re hoping to be there in the flesh sample all of them because quite honestly, Italian yacht designs are in a class of its own.