Ferretti jewelEdward Green ▼ |
In 1968 Norberto and Alessandro Ferretti decided that boats of that time doesn't represent their philosophy of life and sailing so they started their own manufacture. Boats should give a better life, thought Ferretti brothers, and it turned out that they are not alone in such thinking.
Just two year later the Ferretti shipyard presented Khamsin at the boat show in Geneva. Khamsin was a fishing boat transformed to be a comfortable cruiser. Two motorsailers were also presented and Ferretti shipyard sold the production they've planned for the whole year. The Ferretti brother very early started to introduce new materials and they used fibreglass while designing Altura 33. She was followed by larger Altura 42 that represented the Ferretti's philosophy: Technology and space melted with superior interior.
The years to come were marked by constant exploring of new technologies and styles, which resulted in recognizable style. The brand was born. Constantly introducing new models, Ferrettis expanded their influence in markets around their world and shipyard formed joint venture company with famous Jeanneau, signed a contract with the Japanese Marubeni and came to US market with the Ferretti of America. The company was listed on the stock market, and another successes followed. The company bought Pershing, Bertram, CRN and Riva. In September 2002 the Ferretti Yachts division was established, and the fleet continued to grow.
The Ferretti 681, a younger sister of model 680, is not newest but she is the good example of the typical Ferretti boat. She is spacious, comfortable boat with great design. The exterior looks aggressive yet elegant due to layouts of the cabins and the structure of the windows. The 681 have two guest cabins; one of them is VIP cabin with lots of space, teak floor and marble basins. From the master cabin the owner can enjoy the view through the open-view window structure. On the flying bridge there are circular sofa, table and two large sundecks.
The 681 comes with MAN 1224 CR or 1360 CR, the maximum speed is 35 knots, fuel tank can take 4000 litres, and water tank 920 l. There are enough room for 20 people on board which can travel 310 nm without refuelling.
But, those are just technical data. The Ferretti 681 is still one of the Ferretti's boats with so much spirit that it deserves to be seen. And after that you'll thinking about buying very seriously. ■