The yacht show season may be over but – as you may have guessed from our Instagram account – Tempus’ love affair with this year’s debuts is still going strong. Among the most impressive was the Ferretti Groups’ seven brand new designs. To take one boat from concept to sea trial involves several years of planning and testing, so to introduce seven in just one year is an ambitious feat even for the most experienced shipbuilder. When Alberto Galassi became CEO of Ferretti Group in 2014, he made the monumental promise to increase production and deliver not one but several new designs every year – a promise that, miraculously, he’s managed to keep, presenting seven fresh models, plus one re-style, across five of its luxury brands – Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Custom Line and CRN. Tempus joined Ferretti Group at the Cannes Yachting Festival to witness the world premieres of these game-changing vessels and discover up close the innovative wonders of Italian craftsmanship. >>
Standing out from the crowd was the world premiere of the M/Y Cloud 9, a new launch from the innovative CRN shipyard that was presented for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show. A clear highlight of the show, the 74-metre yacht, which sleeps 16 guests and up to 26 staff and crew, is a prime example of CRN’s leadership in the bespoke design arena. A stunning home from home, the vessel features customisable interior and exterior spaces, a sleek profile and a flawless indoor-outdoor living environment arrangement. It’s set to be one of the most impressive vessels on the waves in 2018.
For 2017, legendary Italian shipyard Riva unveiled two new yachts, the 100’ Corsaro and the 56’ Rivale. The former is a beautiful flybridge that bears striking resemblence to the brand’s legendary wooden models, updated for the 21st century. In true Riva style, attention to detail is of upmost importance and the yacht features an advanced design that ensures maximum comfort, style and performance, whether sitting in harbour or out at sea. With a surpringly large size compared to traditional Rivas, the 100’ Corsaro is excellent for entertaining, while an expansive use of metallic materials and glass makes it one of the brand’s sleekest to date. >>
The 56’ Rivale, in comparison, is dynamic, elegant and sporty, with equally strong design elements, combined with innovative technologies. The cutting-edge boat makes use of the finest quality materials around – a tradition that customers have grown to expect from Riva, including premium leather furniture, stainless steel details, and much more. Inside, stunning mahogany interiors complement the natural teak of the exteriors that, in turn, reflect the legend of Riva.
The second launch from Pershing’s ‘Generation X’ comes in the form of this stunning 9X maxi coupe. The result of a 10-year collaboration with Italian furniture-maker Poltrona Frau, the striking yacht is sporty yet stylish, comfortable yet luxurious, and a serious performer when on the waves. The main structure is made from carbon and fibreglass, making it super lightweight, without losing any power. In fact, its great competency on the water is achieved through the addition of numerous technical innovations. It’s fitted with a whole host of helpful extras, designed to improve navigation and manoeuvring, making it suitable even for the smallest harbours of the Riviera. In short, it’s magnificent, inside and out.
Ferretti Group’s home-grown brand Ferretti Yachts unveiled three models at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival. First up is the 780, a 24-metre flybridge which offers the best of comfort, style and safety. A strong emphasis has been spent on intelligent design – an improved aeordynamic silhouette, for example, improves sailability. A worthy option for those seeking the look and power of a sports car on the water, the boat features sleek lines and clean shapes that add to its distinctively sporty character. >>
Another new launch, the 920 flybridge also stands out with dynamic design, innovative features and sophisticated interiors that combine elegance with flexbility. A highlight is the addition of a sizeable bow area that adds to the superyacht’s expanse of communal spaces. All in all, the launch is monumental for Ferretti Yachts. >>
Also new for 2017 is the 550 Restyling, a special edition based on the concept of the 550 with the addition of fresh elements to modernise the much- loved vessel. On the outside, a dynamic profile is created via uninterrupted glazing of the main deck, while three large windows on the hull usher in plenty of natural light and magnificent views. Inside is where the design shines, however. ‘Made in Italy’ is the theme and designers have focused on a sophisticated choice of furnishings, created through partnerships with prestigious luxury brands.
For its new Navetta 33 series, designed in collaboration with Zuccon International Project, Custom Line places a particular focus on the advancement of the line’s technical innovations. The 33-metre tri-deck yacht follows the design of the celebrated 37 model, with the inclusion of a bulbous bow on the hull that not only looks fabulous, but adds to the vessel’s stability, efficiency and performance when out at sea. The yacht encompasses several excellent spaces across four decks, including an extra-wide master suite and four guest cabins on the lower deck, making it an excellent investment for keen entertainers.