Italy’s boatbuilder Ferretti Group has announced that Ferritti Custom Line Navetta 28, the new model of the brand’s semi-displacement line, will make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
The 28-metre motoryacht has been designed by the group’s Research and Development AYT&D department and the in-house Centro Stile, together with Studio Zuccon International Project. Navetta 28 inherits several features from her sister Navetta 33 Crescendo in addition to its brand-new Dual Mode Transom system (DMT), a Ferretti Group’s patent that completely redesigns the aft outer area. The builder says it includes unprecedented glazed surfaces in the hull, and a best-in-class infotainment system.
Commenting on the new model, Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO, has said: “The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is a perfect blend of engineering, design, style and construction expertise and abilities, that harmoniously come together in Ferretti Custom Line and have allowed to build the five models currently making up the range – cutting-edge, innovative yachts that make the time spent onboard truly unique, meeting the needs and expectations of the most demanding owners”.
In addition to the DMT system, the new model features other interesting solutions, both in terms of construction processes and onboard technological equipment. The hull has been built by infusion, which allows for more effective weight management and a higher lamination quality, in terms of both thickness and resin/glass impregnation ratio. The hull and the deck lining is in materials resisting to very high temperatures, which allow to maintain world-quality standards over time, even if the hull is painted and even in case of prolonged exposure to the sun.
The standard audio/video equipment installed on the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is called ‘VOTIS’ (Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System), and has been developed by the engineers of AYT&D and Videoworks, a technical partners of the Group. VOTIS allows to control through an iPad the whole entertainment system installed in the main deck salon, thereby replacing all the remote controls of the various onboard appliances with one single device.
Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is fitted with two MAN V8 1,200 mhp engines that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots, with a 400 and 650 nautical miles range, respectively. The preliminary data indicates that the range the yacht can ensure at the economic cruising speed of 10 knots is 1,250 nautical miles.