New Models 2021: Ferretti Group
In the second chapter of Yacht Style’s special feature on this year’s New Models, we focus on Ferretti Group’s five world premieres.
The Ferretti Yachts 1000 features a Filippo Salvetti exterior
Ferretti Group’s five new models for 2021 are all on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival, although the Ferretti Yachts 1000 (Review, Issue 61) had its official world premiere at the Venice Boat Show in June.
The 1000 is the largest boat Ferretti Yachts has built and its first to feature extensive use of carbon-fibre in the superstructure and hard top. Following on from the 670, 720 and 500, it’s the brand’s fourth model with an exterior by Filippo Salvetti and the second – following the 500 – with interiors by IdeaeItalia, which offers either a soft Classic styling or a bolder Contemporary option.
Epic is the first Ferretti Yachts 1000
Highlights include the almost-600sqft flybridge, where the helm station has two electrically adjustable Poltrona Frau pilot seats and two co-pilot seats.
The hardtop can be configured with a fixed glass insert, one that opens or a system of adjustable glass slats that can move aft to provide a large opening. Flybridge walkways lead to the spacious bow area, which is furnished with sofas and dinettes that can be transformed into a generous sun pad.
On the main deck, the cockpit offers facing sofas and an infinity view aft, while the interior features large full-height windows and the option of siding doors by the dining area.
IdeaeItalia designed the interior options
The owner’s suite forward makes the most of the widebody design and features a spacious walk-in wardrobe with sofa, a TV hidden behind the mirrored wall and a full-beam bathroom accessed by two smoked glass doors.
Four large guest cabins on the lower deck all have en-suite bathrooms and a mirror TV, while the crew area in the bow has five berths.
The Wally WHY200 is one of this year’s most-anticipated new models. The first Wally Hybrid Yacht (WHY) boasts an impressive volume of 200GT despite a sub-24m load line length.
The WHY200 is a 200GT Wally Hybrid Yacht
Designed to combine the comfort and space of a displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement, the WHY200 has been developed by the Wally design team led by Luca Bassani, Ferretti Group, Laurent Giles Naval Architects and A. Vallicelli & C for interior design.
It’s the brand’s first full wide-body design and offers more than 2,150sqft of indoor living space and 1,550sqft of exterior space, which Ferretti Group says is up to 50 per cent more than traditional yachts of its length. Fold-out wings expand the beach club area, while two concealed garages stow numerous water toys and a big tender.
Fold-down side decks expand the WHY200 beach club
Distinctive features include a spectacular 15ft-high glazed bow that houses a 400sqft master suite with 270-degree views overlooking the sea, while the VIP and two guest cabins are on the lower deck. The upper deck has an extended structural top with no supporting pillars, as well as a glass-and-carbon dome, a distinctive Wally feature.
Pershing is unveiling its 6X at Cannes before displaying it at the Genoa International Boat Show (September 16-21). Designed by Fulvio De Simoni and Ferretti Group, the sleek 62-footer has a beam of 16ft and is expected to have a top speed of 48 knots and a cruising speed of 42 with a pair of 1,550mhp MAN V12 engines.
The Pershing 6X is expected to have a top speed of 48 knots
The newcomer joins the builder’s ‘Generation X’ range, which already features the 5X, 7X, 8X and 9X. New features on the 6X include the styling of the big aft sunpad, the carbon-and-teak table in the cockpit, the chaise longue with reclining backrest, and rectangular portholes that look like windows.
Among standout zones is the helm station, which includes a dashboard with two 19-inch monitors, carbon-fibre control panels and an electro-hydraulic steering system, all set under a large, opening sunroof. The first unit has three cabins – owner, forward VIP and starboard guest – and three bathrooms with separate shower, with the guest-cabin bathroom acting as the day head.
Riva’s two world premieres at Cannes are the 76’ Perseo Super and the 68’ Diable, which is also set to display at Genoa. Both models are designed by Mauro Micheli, co-founder of Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with Ferretti Group.
Riva’s first 76’ Perseo Super
An upgrade of the 76’ Perseo, the new Super version is part of Riva’s Sportfly range and features over 430sqft of glazed surfaces on the hull and superstructure, while brand traditions are evident in the use of mahogany and polished stainless steel.
In the cockpit, the dining area can become a spacious sun pad by lowering the table for eight and covering it with cushions. The sun deck features a large central sun pad, while the upper helm is flanked by sofas on both sides.
Sand-coloured oak and light or dark lacquer are used through the interior, while rosewood is an alternative. The standard lower-deck layout features three en-suite guest cabins – a fourth is optional – plus a small lounge and a galley.
Riva’s 68’ Diable is another premiere at Cannes
The 68’ Diable is among the larger, most powerful models in Riva’s Open range, with the option of twin MAN V12 1,650mhp engines producing a top speed of 40 knots. It features a built-in hard top with sunroof featuring a two-way opening mechanism.
The cockpit features two big sunpads, comprising a chaise-longue at the water’s edge and one that can be shaded, along with the dining area, by an automatic bimini system built into the hard top. The lower deck features a versatile social area with a galley and dinette, plus three en-suite guest cabins.
Two units of the restyled Ferretti Yachts 780 are scheduled to arrive in Singapore through Hong Seh Marine.