Lee Marine joins FY920 preview in Cattolica
Published: Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Thailand-based yacht dealer Lee Marine, representing the Italian brand Ferretti Yachts, participated in the preview of the first hull of Ferretti Yachts 920 in the Cattolica shipyard recently.
(Photos: Ferretti Group - Ferretti Yachts 920)
The 29.49m maxi flybridge accommodates eight to 10 guests, while the crew quarters allow for up to five people.
One of the standout features of the new model is the raised bow design that creates a wider owner’s cabin on the main deck. With a pair of MTU diesel engines, the yacht can go up to 30 knots. Optional zero-speed fins stabilisers or Seakeeper stabilisation system can be installed upon request.
With options of two lower-deck layouts, the interior includes sunken ceiling lights and panoramic windows. Choices continue in the cockpit as well. Two layouts allow for a chaise longue or a sofa in this area. Exchangeable Bimini options range from louvres to tinted glass on the flexible sundeck, which also includes freestanding furniture.
Fitting the aft swim platform with a submersible hatch allows for easier tender launches, whilst creating a beach club area once the tender is deployed. Moving to the foredeck, the seating boasts the largest ever in a yacht this size and features two sofas, a coffee table and detachable sun shades. Built from a GRP hulland superstructure to RINA classification, she is due to be officially unveiled in September this year.
The first hull of Ferretti Yachts 850 was also launched at the same shipyard in 2016. Three units of the vessel have been sold.
Designed with luxury in mind, whilst delivering speed, she features a fast-planing hull and naval architecture by Advanced Yacht Technology. Reaching a top speed of 26 knots, she is powered by Twin 1,775hp MAN V12 diesel engines. The Ferretti 850, built to RI classification has a 6,750-litre fuel tank capable of delivering a maximum cruising range of 310 nautical miles.
The all-GRP construction features large hull windows and an extensive flybridge. With a 6.28m beam, the first hull has accommodations for eight guests and three crew. Other features include teak decks and for added privacy, a foredeck seating area.
The hull has arrived in Asia recently and went through sea trials with Lee Marine in Phuket. She will be based in Ao Po Grand Marina.
(Ferretti Yachts 780)
Along with the world premiere of Ferretti Yachts 920, the Ferretti Yachts 780 will also debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monte Carlo (September 8-10) and then at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17).
After that, FY780 will be presented at boot Dusseldorf, followed by the Asia Pacific premiere in early 2018.
The owner can choose to resize the height of the 24m hull’s topsides to the benefit of the overall sporty character of the yacht. The aggressive look is enhanced by the separation between fiberglass elements and the glass surfaces.
All accommodation are en-suite and below deck, including a full-beam master cabin, complete with walk-in closet and a separate office area. The stylistic hull design allows lots of natural light with three windows corresponding to the guest cabins.
While relaxing in the main deck saloon on lush furnishings, glass patio doors along with cutaway bulwarks feature plenty of natural light.
An important innovation is the stern area – the new door operating system – offers the comforts of a real beach club. With the tailgate fully opened, a remarkable relaxing area close to the water transforms. The shipyard offers the installation of a roll bar for satellite systems, which can be integrated by a modular hard top with a center awning or glass protection.
Like the entire Ferretti Yachts fleet, the new Ferretti Yachts 780 will be available in the Tai He Ban version. This design philosophy captivated audiences in all Asia Pacific markets.