Ferretti Custom Line, specializing in fiberglass planing and semi-displacement yachts ranging from 91’ – 124’, recently introduced a 108’ luxury motoryacht which is gearing up to make a big splash.
Ferretti Custom Line’s new 108-footer builds on her 100’ now three-year-old sister, who has enjoyed 14 sales in three years. Three are currently in production. Key features include a sporty and stylish design, much larger volumes (three square feet more on the main deck and flybridge) despite only an 8’ increase, customizable interiors and, of course, the latest technology.
Ferretti’s Chief Commercial Officer Stefano De Vivo said, “We have perfected an already winning product, implementing on this new 108-footer – among other things – the extraordinary innovations that were presented during the autumn boat shows, such as the patented Dual Mode Transom system and the VOTIS infotainment system. And our choice has been immediately endorsed by the market: two hulls have already been sold (in Europe, by the way).”
Ferretti knows how to put together excellent collaborative teams, and it’s no different in the 108’ maxi with research and development by AYT&D department and design by Zuccon International Project. In addition, Centro Stile, Ferretti’s in-house design department, stepped in and have made available woods, stone, furnishings and finishes that cannot be secured for any other Custom Line models. Design touches include specialty lighting (all LED) of certain furniture pieces and backlighting on a panel in the salon-dining area which carries overhead. Marble will dominate the bathrooms and the main deck flooring will be a light-colored parquet.
With an affinity for acroynyms, Ferretti has added more in the 108: DMT (Dual Mode Transom) developed with Centro Stile Srl and Besenzoni Spa and VOTIS (Videoworks One Touch Infortainment System). DMT is a patented electrical-hydraulic system which opens the aft door up and down to yield a larger aft area. (The float-in garage and submersible transom accommodates a tender more than 15’ and a PWC, and the popular beach club measures almost 50 square feet!) VOTIS simply means that music, media and CCTV can be controlled through a central device such as an iPad from anywhere on the vessel. AirPlay technology allows media from one device to stream from multiple locations on the yacht.
Special touches abound throughout the Ferretti Custom Line 108, including optional slider (rather than fixed window) in the saloon starboard in addition to optional fold-down terrace midships on the main deck. The salon, with corner bar, measures more than three feet larger than the salon on the 100’. A flexible arrangement of the sunning area of the main deck aft (cockpit) allows for a forward- or aft-facing lounge. A Bimini top provides more shade aft of the hardtop on the flybridge deck.
The Ferretti Custom Line 108 sleeps ten in 5 cabins, including a full beam, main-deck master forward. Guests will love the oversized port windows belowdecks. She’ll make her debut this summer with appearances on the European fall boat show circuit. Her beam measures 23’9”. She is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M94s for max speeds of 26 knots, cruising at 23 knots, with greatest efficiency at 12 knots for a 1,000-nm range.