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The largest planing recreational boat ever built by Ferretti Yachts is born.A slender, sporty 96-footer ensuring top performances in its category and characterized by an optimized outdoor and interior layout, starting fromthe master quarters, located for the first time on the main deck,and an innovative aft area with a floodable garage to launch the tender.

Building the largest CE-certified planing recreational boat below 24 metres in length while developing further the design concepts pursued with the brand’s most recent models and maximising them to obtain an unprecedented product in its category: this is the core philosophy of the Ferretti 960, Ferretti Yachts’s new flagship, whose first hull is currently being built at the Group’s Cattolica shipyard. The boat will be officially launched next spring.

The new Ferretti 960is yet another precious outcome of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project (which signs all Ferretti Yachts’s projects), AYT Advanced Yacht Technology (Ferretti Group’s research and naval design centre), and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup; the design of its hull and waterlines draws inspiration from the previous flagship the Ferretti 881, one of the brand’s most successful models , but develops it further and makes of this new boat the legitimate heir of its predecessor. The new model is only available in the version with raised helm station and includes all the main innovations already widely appreciated in other recent yachts, like the Ferretti 720, the Ferretti 690, and the Ferretti 870, and many more new features that make it very competitive even when compared with longer crafts. The new flagship thus takes an important step forward in the range’s evolution while ensuring perfect continuity with previous models.

Thanks to its 29.20-metre overall length and 23.98 hull length, allowing it to be certified to EC standards and be considered a pleasure boat from all standpoints, even without being driven by a professional captain, the Ferretti 960 can boast unprecedented onboard liveability and comfort against competitors in its range and maximises several layout features typical of much larger yachts. Ferretti Yachts’s new flagship is indeed the brand’s first planing pleasure boat featuring five large cabins: four guest cabins – all equally sized and with equivalent fittings – on the lower deck and the master cabin forward, on the main deck, in addition to three comfortable cabins for the crew – a layout that can normally be found only on maxi-yachts.

The outer profile sets a new trend in the design of large planing hulls: the glazing extends along the entire main deck, “cutting” it from stern to bow and resulting in a much lighter profile, incredible interior brightness, very sporty features, and a significant stylistic innovation in Ferretti Yachts’s top of the range. 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 look even lighter. Moreover, the decision to propose only the raised helm station version allows to make the most of this specific configuration, in terms of both outer lines and volumes: the main deck’s interiors, in particular, have been maximised, making the deck’s overall surface the largest in this category. Outdoor areas too have been extended: the spacious flybridge has specifically been designed to become an area entirely devoted to pure relaxation. Underdeck, the four large, equally sized windows set in the hull at the height of the guest cabins let through plenty of light and strengthen the concept of having four ‘perfectly equivalent’ cabins.

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