[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree new models of Ferretti Group will make their official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival (10th to 15th September 2019): the public will be able to admire Ferretti Yachts 720, 48 Wallytender and a new Riva yacht that will be revealed for the first time on the occasion of the boat show. These models will be accompanied by the new Custom Line 106 ’and Riva 90’ Argo presented in Venice and Miami respectively. In Cannes, Ferretti Group will also present the restyling of Ferretti Yachts 920 PURE.
These 3 world premières will be flanked by a fleet of 22 additional models.
FERRETTI YACHTS 720 – The comfort of a villa on the sea
Ferretti Yachts 720 gives birth to high-end sailing, an unprecedented experience of luxury, comfort, and well-being never seen before. Created in tandem by Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, Ferretti Yachts 720 is the second project to sport an exterior designed by architect Filippo Salvetti in collaboration with Ferretti Group. The interior design, on the other hand, was created by the Group’s own architects and designers. Numerous elements immediately grab the attention, starting from the eye-catching aerodynamic design with its sporty and harmonious lines that have become a signature of the Ferretti Yachts fleet. In keeping with the innovation process implemented on recent models, the external forward area stands out for its spacious, interchangeable living areas. The generous 30m² flybridge, in carbon fibre and composite materials, is surmounted by a hard top. The aft swimming platform, a true terrace on the sea with convertible chaise longues and ample storage, can house a tender up to 3.95 metres in length. The interiors of Ferretti Yachts 720 perfectly embody those concepts of well-being and home-like comfort that have become a hallmark of the brand. A large open-plan space is organised into three zones: the living area, the raised dining area, and the helm station integrated with the Naviop-Simrad LOOP systems and the electro-hydraulic steering system, developed in partnership with XENTA. The lower deck features a 4-cabin layout: the full-beam owner’s suite occupying a generous 20 square metres, two double cabins with separate beds and one VIP cabin.
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RIVA 90’ ARGO – The new myth of beauty and innovation
90’ Argo is the latest fantastic Riva flybridge. A mythological name, a futuristic design and extremely hi-tech on-board solutions: the Riva 90’ Argo combines and enhances the strengths of its two Riva predecessors, the 100’ Corsaro and 110’ Dolcevita, while revealing its own distinctive, enchanting personality. Born from the partnership between Officina Italiana Design (the studio founded by designer Mauro Micheli together with Sergio Beretta) and the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee (headed by engineer Piero Ferrari) and Engineering Department , the new Riva 90’ Argo with a length of 28.49 metres (93’6’’) and a beam of 6.50 metres (21’4’’), stands out for the exterior design; its large hull windows, the long, full-height glazed windows on the deck and the lateral structures with glass surfaces at the stern, which further enhance the aerodynamics of the profile.
This new generation of flybridge offers very generous spaces: on the one hand, it offers a new configuration of the cockpit, more than 30m², which boasts a new layout that enables it to be used not only for socializing or taking it easy, but also for dining; on the other hand, it offers a double master cabin that in addition to the full-beam 30m Master Suite located on the main deck includes the 20m² aft cabin on the lower deck, which is effectively a second full-beam master suite that makes guests feel like real owners.
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48 Wallytender – Iconic design
Stylishly combining form with function, the 48 Wallytender retains the avant-garde design and thrilling performance that have made Wallytender a modern classic, but adds innovative new features. The most noticeable development is the large interior volume offering a complete suite. The challenge here was to raise the freeboard without losing the purity of the hull lines associated with all Wally yachts. The standard fold-down bulwark sections increase the size of the swim platform, which is served by a retractable passarelle, also offered as a standard, that doubles as swim ladder. On deck, the layout has been designed to maximize the on-the-water enjoyment and let family and friends relax in convivial comfort by sinking into the generous seating and sunbeds, and enjoy alfresco dining thanks to the well-equipped galley unit. While under way, the aft seating can be configured to face forward, or to face the dining table when at anchor. A special anchoring system is hidden behind a flush-fitting hatch in the bow and can be operated at the touch of a button from the helm station. The trademark wraparound fender provides a practical docking solution instead of bulky fenders. The standard propulsion package comprises twin Volvo IPS 650 engines (totalling 960hp) for a top speed of 38 knots and a user-friendly joystick to simplify manoeuvring.