First Ferretti 960 motor yacht launched

2013-04-10By Raphael Montigneaux

Unveiled by the Italian yard in December 2012, Ferretti has now launched the first hull of their new flagship series, the Ferretti 960.

The successor to the Ferretti 881, the Ferretti 960 is another collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology and the Centro Stile Ferretti Group. With a sporty design, the Ferretti 960 has a length overall of 29.2 metres, but her hull length will be only 23.98m allowing her to be driven without a professional captain.

The Ferretti 960 is the first of the brand to have five large guest cabins. Four equal double staterooms are on lower deck and the master suite is on the main deck. As with most new yachts, the size of portholes and windows are increased to allow more daylight inside. Crew quarters are forward with three cabins for five members.

In its standard version, the Ferretti 960 is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000M84 engines giving a top speed of 27.5 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots with a range of 340 nautical miles. Other options are available, but the more powerful one was chosen for this first hull allowing a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots.

The first Ferretti 960 motor yacht will make her debut during the next Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, next September.