Fincantieri Yachts teases sub-100m Griffin series
by Chris Jefferies
Italian yard Fincantieri Yachts used the occasion of the 2018 Singapore Yacht Show (April 12-15) to release the first details of a new collection of motor yachts, the Griffin series, which will be available in 66 metre, 77 metre, 88 metre and 99 metre versions.
The smallest of the range, the Griffin 66 was developed in collaboration with Christopher Seymour Designs, Castleman International and Guido De Groot Design. As the teaser video below reveals, it will feature flowing exterior lines, a trio of superyacht spa pools and a foredeck helipad.
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across six cabins, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of up to 15 people. Vital statistics include a 12.3 metre beam, a maximum draught of 3.8 metres and a total interior volume of 1,575GT.
The engine installation has yet to be disclosed, but the hull has been designed around a top speed of 17 knots and the tender garage is large enough to swallow up an eight-metre RIB.
Fincantieri added that the Griffin range is being developed by a dedicated in-house team with the aim of demonstrating that the yard is not exclusively focussed on yachts over 100 metres.
Further details are being kept under wraps until the full reveal at next month’s Versilia Yachting Rendezvous (May 10-13).