Ferretti Group Wins At Boat Builder Awards For Business Achievement
Published: Monday, 21 November 2016
The Ferretti Group has won the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in the Innovative On Board Design Solution category, one of the eight competing areas of the prestigious event organised by METStrade. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam Nov 16, during the METStrade.
(Photos: Ferretti Group - Ferretti Group Engineering Director Michelangelo Casadei, Fusion Electronics Ltd CEO & President Chris Baird)
The Submersible Hatch system, first implemented on the new Ferretti Yachts 850, was recognised as best in category for Innovative On Board Design Solution.
The strong efforts in Research & Development allowed Ferretti Group to defeat its competitors once again, conquering a new prestigious prize to add to its important history.
The prize, sponsored by Fusion, producing stereo systems, speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers designed specifically for the marine use, recognised Ferretti Group for its new float-in garage and stern opening system developed in collaboration with H + B Technics. The Submersible Hatch can be found on the new Ferretti Yachts 850. It allows the stern garage door to open and tilt down onto the beach area, creating a larger beach club at water level. Once the door is over the platform, it automatically aligns and then lowers diagonally under the water together with the central part of the platform. In this way, the garage is flooded to launch the tender and jet-ski. The platform can then be submerged to various depths, allowing guests to prepare for sea activities or simply relax in the water.
This successful solution not only enhances the Owners’ enjoyment of their boats but presents outstanding engineering and design elements. It has been registered as a patent of the Ferretti Group and will be featured on future models, starting with the new Riva 100 Corsaro. It will be displayed at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show Apr 28-May 1 2017.
This approach made it possible to implement several other technologically advanced and patented solutions, such as the Convertible Top on Riva 88 Florida and 76 Bahamas and the Dual Mode Transom (DMT) system, installed on board all the latest Custom Line maxi yacht.