Yacht Spotting and New Launches

07 Jul
Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Ferretti Custom Line Launches 106’/33m Crescendo Megayacht

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Italian yacht-builder Custom Line launched yet another yacht, a 33-meter Crescendo megayacht, Ziacanaia. She Hull #1 in the new 33-meter Crescendo series. The yacht and new series is the result in collaboration between yacht designers Zuccon International Project and Advanced Yacht Technology.

A pair of MAN V12 engines power the new Crescendo to a max speed of 20 knots. At 10 knots, she benefits from a 1,500 nautical mile range. Her cruising speed is at a very brisk 16 knots.

Her layout features a large sliding glass door on the starboard side of her Main Salon much like on the Custom Line 100. This is intentionally connected to a balcony which jettisons from the bulwark. The interior is light and airy, dominated by creams and light browns, a good mixture between fabric and woods.

Ziacanaia will accommodate guests in 4 double cabins on the lower deck and in the Master Stateroom located on the main deck, forward. She is expected to make her debut at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, France this September.

In other Ferretti news Custom Line has also launched the first new Ferretti Custom Line 100’; Hull #1 has been named, Desta. The Custom Line Yacht project was developed through the relationship between megayacht designers, Studio Zuccon International Project, the AYT Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design center, and the team of architects and designers at the Centro Stile Ferretti Group.

Externally, the precise lines of Ferretti Custom Line 100’ yachts give the profile an extraordinarily sporty appearance, impressing any onlooker immediately. On the Owner’s request, a glass door can be fitted in the right hand broadside of the salon, which opens out onto a foldaway terrace for direct contact with sea.

One particular new feature, unique to yachts of this segment, has been developed with the aim of improving the living conditions inside the yacht through the introduction of the full-beam Master Stateroom. This feature brings a significant increase in on-board space and creates new external routes typical of larger yachts.

The areas below deck have also been wisely organized in the 4 guest staterooms, all with en-suite heads and large open view windows over the ocean. There is plenty of room for outdoor living, too, with a flybridge equipped with large sunpads and an external lounge at bow on the main deck. She is fitted with twin MTU 2639mhp engines which drive the vessel to a top speed of 26 knots.

I’m especially proud to see the Ferretti Custom Line range grow,” commented Norberto Ferretti, Ferretti Group CEO and Founder. “This is all thanks to the wonderful working relationship between the Group’s AYT, Centro Stile Ferretti Group and our irreplaceable friend, Gianni Zuccon, whose contribution is fundamental.”

The final piece of news from Ferretti surrounds its Riva Brand.

Ferretti Group’s New Riva 63-Foot Virtus is a Team Effort 

The Ferretti Group recently announced the launching of the Riva 63-foot Virtus. The yacht is the largest open yacht produced by the shipyard to date. The new offering is a team effort that puts Italiana Design and Advanced Yacht Technology in collaboration with the architects and designers at Centrol Stile Ferretti Group.













While the styling of the Riva 63-foot Virtus is reminiscent of the 63-foot Vertigo and the Rivale, the Mediterranean-styled vessel has larger open areas than its predecessor. There are two large sundecks that provide plenty of space for entertaining and lounging. The cockpit has three sofas, a refrigerator, a sink, and a hideaway grill.

It also is covered with a large, hydraulically operated covering, which can remain open while cruising. The helm is protected by a large windshield, which keeps the performance of the Virtus from dampening its aesthetics most effectively.

The interior layout optimizes the ship’s available space very efficiently. The salon is equipped with a wooden table that comfortably accommodates six. The master and guest cabin set at bow. The master cabin is positioned lower than the other cabins. The positioning of it makes it roomier, as it provides more usable space throughout. Large, arrow-shaped side windows enhance the symmetry of the yacht tenfold.

The new Riva 63-foot Virtus’ ease of handling is attributable its hull design’s built-in tunnel propulsion. It has twin 1360mhp MAN 12V engines, which produce 1,000 kW at 2,300 rpm/minute, while delivering a top speed at 40 knots. The average cruise speed is around 35 knots.

“Riva is an extraordinary brand, and always manages to innovate, creating unique, cutting edge models, whilst still maintaining the charm and magic which have characterized it for over 160 years,” said Norberto Ferretti, Chairman of the Ferretti Group. “The 63-foot Virtus, with her strong, decisive character combined with the elegance and refined features, which are typical to this brand, is the perfect addition to the Riva range.” For more information, visit

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