Representing the second new Ferretti Yachts project for 2017 (following the 780 we’ve highlighted in previous issues) and the continuation of the Group’s remarkable investment program in new products, the Ferretti Yachts 920 is a maxi flybridge with imposing and dynamic lines.
From first sight it is obvious this latest addition to the Ferretti fleet will offer a range of spacious areas for relaxation and sophisticated interior furnishings, so we’re looking forward to seeing it during the Cannes Boat Show where she’ll make her debut. As is customary for the Ferretti brand, the 920 has been created in collaboration between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, along with Studio Zuccon International Project. Construction is already under way at the Ferretti Yachts Cattolica (Rimini) shipyard in Italy.
The new model measures 28.49m in length overall, but featuring a totally new hull measuring 23.98m means it can be registered as a recreational craft. The grandeur of this new maxi flybridge makes an immediate impression, its dynamic profile develops the stylistic design features that have led to the international success of recently launched models that are rejuvenating the range. The first major new feature involves raising the height of the bow. As well as giving the yacht an imposing presence on the water, this has allowed the addition of a wide-body master suite on the main deck.
The detailing on the bulwarks also helps emphasize the yacht’s aggressive character, which continues beyond the walkways and cuts into the design of the windows in the master cabin. The outdoor areas have an impressive amount of relaxation spaces, with the forward space in the bow in particular catching our attention: it is the largest ever for a Ferretti Yachts vessel of this size.
The sun pad on the deckhouse leads into a dinette fitted with two forward-facing sofas, divided by a passageway, and a pair of sofas with adjustable backrests. This creates a large lounge, completed with coffee tables that can be protected and shaded by biminis if required. The stern area features a ‘submersible hatch’, the yard’s proprietary system used to move the garage door and swimming platform, offering guests all the comfort of a spacious beach club and letting the crew handle the tender with ease. The Ferretti Yachts 920 can accommodate a tender measuring up to 13’ (4m) in length. The cockpit has two possible layouts based on the arrangement of the aft sofa: either a separate sofa, or a chaise longue that can be used as a sun pad or a seat for the outdoor dining table.
The flybridge is a panoramic deck with freestanding furniture, especially amidships and in the stern. The forward part of the hard top overlooking the lounge area and the outdoor helm station comes with various options: the traditional grey fiberglass covering can be replaced with a blacked-out window, a sun canopy, or variable louvres that shade the area letting an excellent amount of light and air through. Inside meanwhile, in the wide-body master a dark recessed base supports the bed as if it were floating, and this is surrounded by low furniture along the bulwarks, leaving space for the large windows.
For guests accommodation the main area of the lower deck is available in two layouts: the version on the first unit includes three large en suite cabins, all fitted with a separate wardrobe area. The optional four-cabin layout is organized into two en-suite double cabins on the port side and two doubles with single beds on the starboard side. The Ferretti Yachts 920 is available with three different MTU engine options. The standard model is powered by twin 12V 2000 M96L 1,948hp engines, which can be upgraded to twin 16V engines, generating 2,217hp or 2,435 Mhp. The respective performances of the three options are reported to be 23, 24 and 26-knots cruising speed and 26.5, 28 and 30-knots maximum speed, depending on the chosen
engine configuration. The boatyard can install zero-speed fins or Seakeeper stabilizers upon request.