Ferretti Yachts 1000 launched: The largest ever built by the shipyard
The first Ferretti Yachts 1000, the shipyard’s first 100% wide-body vessel, has been launched from the builder’s Cattolica-based facility in Italy. While only just unveiled, Ferretti Yachts said the 1000 looks “set to be a huge success”, with the first three units already sold.
Ferretti said the launch represents thousands of hours of naval design, mould prototyping at the factory in Forlì and a “delicate” construction phase at the Cattolica shipyard.
The yacht is 98 ft 10 in (30.13 m) in length, the largest ever built by the shipyard. The vessel takes its power from two shaft-driven MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines producing 2,435 horsepower each. This gives the 1000 a maximum speed of 28 knots and a cruise speed of 24 knots. The yard said the performance of the 1000 benefits from the yacht’s carbon fibre structure.
The 1000 has space for 10 passengers across five cabins plus a crew of five. As well as the bathing platform ‘beach club’, and the aft deck with al fresco dining area, there’s a top deck, plus a two-tier seating and lounging area on the foredeck. Inside the stern garage there is also space for a Sportjet 445 tender, a personal watercraft and two Seabobs.
“The new flagship is an exciting choral work permeated by the flair, vision and passion of so many skilled and talented people who represent the winning factor for Ferretti Yachts.” said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “To them all I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks for how they have completed an extraordinary project like Ferretti Yachts 1000 in such a complicated yea.
“This fantastic yacht really is a beautiful private island on which to imagine your future, in contact with the sea and the finest ‘Made in Italy’ marine expertise.”
The Product Strategy Committee was led by son of Enzo Ferrari, Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti and Ideaeitalia oversaw the project.