The magnificent Ferretti 960 perfectly showcases the refined style, beguiling artisanship and top performance synonymous with this esteemed Italian yacht builder
Fusing high-quality pedigree with timeless elegance, the all-new 96-foot motor yacht Ferretti 960 is the newest collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology& Design (AYTD ) and Ferretti’s in-house team of architects and designers. Bearing the unmistakable Ferretti stamp, this latest generation superyacht embodies classic-contemporary European style and enduring quality – it’s also distinctly future-forward.

The yacht has been crafted in a way that exudes both intelligence and imagination and, when one considers that no fewer than a staggering 60 specialists supervised its progress from design to construction, it’s no small wonder! Impressive design features dovetail with flexible layouts to provide unprecedented onboard liveability and comfort, particularly when pitted against competitors in its range.

The overall layout and proportioning of the 960 combines the benefits of a more compact vessel with all the luxury of a superyacht in what is arguably a perfect combination of features. As a notable trait, the Ferretti 960 features five large cabins: the master cabin (situated forward, on the main deck), four guest cabins (all equally sized and with equivalent fittings, on the lower deck) and an additional three comfortable cabins for the crew – displaying a configuration usually only present on maxi-yachts.

Sportive, compact and slender, the external features of the Ferretti 960 deliver an undeniably striking silhouette, one that has seen the yacht already enjoying its fair share of favourable attention.

Its outer profile sets an alluring new trend in the design of large planing hulls: the glazing extends along the entire main deck, ‘cutting’ it from stern to bow in such a way that the profile is much lighter and the interior incredibly bright. The low gunwale on both sides in the central part of the boat, at the level of the dining area, further increases interior brightness and makes the craft’s profile appear even lighter.

The main deck interiors, in particular, have been maximised – making the deck’s overall surface the largest in this category of vessel. Outdoor areas have been extended: the spacious flybridge has specifically been designed to become an area entirely devoted to pure relaxation.

Overall, the Ferretti 960 boasts a remarkably light and spacious ambience everywhere onboard, with the typically sleek and elegant Italian interior design style that is centred around a subtle colour palette, contemporary shapes and a serene, inviting atmosphere.

The main salon combines areas for sitting and dining into one open, panoramic space. The lounge consists of a large U-shaped sofa as main ingredient, whilst the dining area has a similarly open yet cosy design comprising modern white and stainless steel chairs around an eye-catching contemporary table. Here a soft colour palette of white, beige, bronze and silver shades is combined with modern shapes and rounded edges, with details of reflective surfaces in ceiling and furnishing adding a touch of glamour.

The ample natural light and a subtle lighting scheme nicely frame this room’s design making for an atmosphere of relaxed living, luxurious lounging and airy enjoyment. Starboard side, sliding glass doors give direct access to Ferretti 960’s exterior areas, with its great panoramic cockpit and large sun pads fore and an exterior lounge aft. The aft deck has a large U-shaped sofa perfect for lounging, while a big dining table invites guests to enjoy ample al fresco meals in style.
On the main deck, a spacious master cabin is one of the vessel’s most attractive features, delightfully stylish and en-suite, it offers walk-in wardrobe space and state-of-the-art technology. It’s designed to ensure the utmost privacy and quiet, thanks to the sound insulation systems installed in the walls dividing it from the galley.

Along the entire starboard broadside, under the glazing, stand a vanity set and several storage compartments. The TV set is aft, in front of the double bed, which features a leather and Alcantara headboard. Upon request leather can also be used to line the bedside table tops. Lighting, particularly the backlights of the window frames, has been arranged, both here and in the main salon, to highlight the rooms’ geometric features and the contrast between the Alcantara and leather inserts in the headboard.

The bathroom, located at the extreme bow, is on a lower level and is characterised by a ‘hanging’ Corian double washbasin, also fitted with a backlit surface above the cabinets. The shower space and the toilet are divided from the bathroom by two lazed surfaces. The LED lighting above the mirror makes this room even more stylish and airy.

Like the main stateroom, the design is warm and modern, with a fresh, light colour palette combined with modern shapes, rounded edges and high gloss ceiling panelling. There is a sense of tranquility about this area, devoid of any unnecessary details and portraying an elegant, almost minimalistic style.

In the en suite bathroom, openness, lightness and modernity are key. With the simplicity of strong shapes, sharp lines, sleek lighting and a smooth colour scheme, the bathroom offers a soothing sense of calm. A large shower area, ‘his and hers’ washbasins and a separate toilet area ensure the master bathroom is a great space for one’s daily rituals.

When it comes to lower deck guest accommodation, the Ferretti 960 offers flexible alternatives for layout and design. Importantly, the four double guest-cabins are equally sized, cleverly sparing the owner from the embarrassment of offering guests varying levels of beauty and comfort. All cabins are en suite, sporting large separate shower areas and spacious storage compartments; the two forward suites are fitted with sliding beds and can thus also be converted into twin cabins.

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All the guest cabins fully harmonise with the colour schemes used throughout the yacht. Oak wood has been utilised in all cabins and is further enriched by walnut-stained oak wood details on the walls and bedside tables. The most distinctive feature of the cabins, which also highlights the large hull glazing, is the wide Alcantara bulwark behind the double beds, which not only contains the curtains, but extends from floor to ceiling and covers the entire wall, curving at the sides and resulting in a cosy ‘wrapping’ shape where guests are comfortably ‘snug’ at night – this atmosphere is further enhanced by the backlights installed along the entire profile of the bulwark. Leather is the main material used for the headboards and the strip running around the bed. It can also be used for inserts in the flatscreen TV column and for cabinet tops (on request). The bathrooms have walnut-stained oak wood floors and furniture bases, while the hanging cabinets are in oak wood. The shower is separated from the bathroom by a glazed door.

As a flybridge superyacht, the Ferretti 960 offers a magnificent panoramic sun deck as the largest of her three exterior guest areas. A lounge area aft, bar and big breakfast and seating area fore offer guests an attractive deck space where long days of lounging, watching sunsets, having delightful parties and enjoying ample al fresco meals are just some of the many possibilities. The sun deck is open and private at the same time, offering plenty of space, style and luxury for endless days of pure enjoyment.

As regards performance, the new flagship comes in three different sets of MTU engines. The standard version has two 16V 2000 M84 2218 mhp engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 27.5 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots. Two optional solutions include two 16V M93 2435 mhp engines or two 16V M94 2638 mhp engines, respectively.

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For more information,
contact Aegir Performance Yachts, 021 554 1743, or visit
www.aegirperformanceyachts.co.za

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