[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the recently announced Ferretti Yachts 780, the second new yacht of 2017 – the Ferretti Yachts 920 – is here. Ferretti Yachts 920 is a maxi flybridge with imposing, dynamic lines, a range of spacious areas for relaxation and sophisticated interior furnishings, making it one of a kind in its category. Featuring the eagerly awaited launch of outstanding new yachts, it will underline the dynamic, energetically innovative approach of a brand that will celebrate half a century of success and nautical excellence in 2018. As always, it has been created from the collaboration between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, along with Studio Zuccon International Project. Construction is already under way at the Ferretti Yachts Cattolica (Rimini) shipyard in preparation for the official launch in September.
The Ferretti Yachts 920 (28.49m LOA) has a totally new hull measuring 23.98m, which means it can be registered as a recreational craft. The first major new feature involves raising the height of the bow. As well as giving the yacht an imposing presence on the water, this has allowed the addition of a wide-body master suite on the main deck. The detailing on the bulwarks also helps emphasise the yacht’s “aggressive” character, which continues beyond the walkways and cuts into the design of the windows in the master cabin.
The outdoor areas have an impressive amount of relaxation spaces and luxurious furnishings. The forward space in the bow, in particular, is the largest ever for a Ferretti Yachts vessel of this size.
The stern area features a Submersible Hatch, the famous system used to move the garage door and swimming platform, offering guests all the comfort of a spacious beach club and letting the crew handle the tender with ease.
The cockpit has two possible layouts based on the arrangement of the aft sofa: either a separate sofa, or a chaise longue that can be used as a sun pad or a seat for the outdoor dining table.
The flybridge is a panoramic deck with freestanding furniture, especially amidships and in the stern. The forward part of the hard top overlooking the lounge area and the outdoor helm station comes with various options: the traditional grey fibreglass covering can be replaced with a blacked-out window, a sun canopy, or variable louvres that shade the area letting an excellent amount of light and air through. The interiors rival the stunning versions in higher category models.
Ferretti Yachts 920 into a floating Penthouse. The captivating ceiling back-lighting system completes the lounge’s contemporary appeal.
The wide-body master suite perfectly conveys this metropolitan style, in keeping with the latest furnishing trends. The bed is supported by a dark recessed base, as if it were “floating”, and is surrounded by low furniture along the bulwarks, leaving space for the large windows. The main area of the lower deck is available in two layouts: the version on the first unit includes 3 large en suite cabins, all fitted with a separate wardrobe area. This exclusive layout offers guests a full-beam double suite amidships worthy of a master cabin, and a second VIP suite on the port side with the exact same set-up. A comfortable third cabin with single beds completes the sleeping area. The 4-cabin layout is organised into two en suite double cabins on the port side and two doubles with single beds on the starboard side.
Great attention is paid to the crew: in addition to the large dinette with laundry area, the captain can enjoy a private en-suite cabin, while the crew can relax in two double cabins with a bathroom fitted with a separate shower. A second layout is also available for this area with a captain’s cabin at the foredeck.
The pilothouse is an exclusively technical area with a “futuristic” design. Here, the captain can manage the entire yacht thanks to a large control station with multiple touchscreen display that fully integrates the on-board monitoring system and navigation instruments, along with a next-gen steering system.
The Ferretti Yachts 920 is available with three different types of MTU engine. The standard model is powered by twin 12V 2000 M96L 1948 Mhp engines, which can be upgraded to twin 16V engines, respectively 2000 M86 generating 2217 Mhp and 2000 M96 with 2435 Mhp. Their respective performances are 23, 24 and 26 knots cruising speed and 26.5, 28 and 30 knots maximum speed, depending on the chosen engine configuration (preliminary data). The boatyard can install zero-speed fins or Seakeeper stabilisers on board the Ferretti Yachts 920, upon request.