Genoa International Boat Show

 The Genoa International Boat show was held last week with new boats on display.

Ferretti 592
A product of the well-established partnership between Studio Zuccon International Project, which was responsible for the superstructure and interior layout, and the AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Group marine design and research centre – which handled the propulsion and hull, Ferretti 592 is a mix of design and performance.

Extending the window area provides an almost unbroken view and floods the living area with natural light. Relocating the galley aft allows better use of space and greater comfort and convenience – by opening the swing windows it’s possible to create a single open space uniting cockpit, galley and living area, emphasising the atmosphere of sociability and enjoyment. The exterior layout offers ample opportunities to enjoy the sun and sea. The flybridge, with no rollbar, offers a large sunpad forward of command console, together with a comfortable U-shaped sofa around the table, next to the fridge and grill area.

Two steps separate the galley from the living area, which is furnished with large divans and an extending table to starboard, while to port is a two-seat divan. The combination of oak woods chosen for the furniture and the colour of the sofas makes the interiors especially bright and spacious. The command console is raised to provide maximum visibility.

Alongside the master cabin the accommodation also includes a double and twin cabin with parallel beds. Thanks to care given to the design of this yacht the third cabin on the Ferretti 592, with its two parallel single beds, is an extremely comfortable space, where the layout has created room for a capacious cupboard for clothes and travel bags.

In terms of performance, the Ferretti 592 can be fitted with two 900 or 1100 MAN engines. The more powerful option provides a cruising speed of 30 knots and a maximum speed of 33.5 knots.

Its strong personality is obvious from the very first glance, with the coral livery, the colour offered by the yard, giving the yacht a vivacious, glamorous air. The colour of its wood trims and fine upholstery fabrics complete the impression of luxury and elegance. The large cockpit opens directly into the dinette, which can be opened or closed by a light fabric screen allowing the living area to be air-conditioned, while the generous spaces of the cockpit and dinette, furnished with comfy corner couches, welcome guests into an atmosphere immersed in light and sky. The spacious forward sunpad allows up to four people to stretch out in comfort and a platform opening out at the stern extends the cockpit at sea level to create a small “beach” that’s ideal for total enjoyment of the sea.

The helm station with adjustable seats is in the dinette, which provides every comfort from plasma TV to hi-fi system and allows the owner to pilot the yacht in the company of his or her guests. Extensive spaces are laid out below deck. The stairs lead directly down into the fitted galley with large refrigerator. A large window opening out in front of the countertop means that the galley is flooded with the sights and smells of the natural environment. The decision to locate the master cabin amidships, when in boats of this size it is usually in the bows, maximizes the space available for the owner, dampens bow movement and wave motion and opens out much more space, creating a significantly more comfortable environment. The cabin has a private bathroom and is illuminated by a large hull window that provides a breathtaking view of the sea. The Dolphin 44’ has a guest cabin forward at the bow with a queen-sized and a single bed. It is lit by window in sundeck overhead.

Care has been lavished on every detail of the interiors, which are bright, comfortable and elegant. A warm, welcoming atmosphere is created by the floors in teak with maple strips, the solid teak furniture and ivory fabrics and carpeting. The bathrooms are furnished in retro tastes, with the classic star taps and ceramic sanitary fittings. The Dolphin 44’ also has a crew cabin with private bathroom below the cockpit, which can also be fitted out as a laundry room. The electrical system for handling the tender, stowed ready for use in the garage under the cockpit, eliminates external equipment and provides an unusual degree of on board comfort. As well as the coral livery, this sparkling lobster boat is also offered in cream-yellow, turquoise, aquamarine, amaranth and deep blue.

Abacus 86
The Abacus 86 is the latest model from this Sicilian yard. The 26.85-metre was designed by Fulvio de Simoni and built using the innovative DIAB infusion technology which improves its structural robustness, cuts polluting emissions and ensures better working conditions all round.

This is a luxurious yet innovative motoryacht finished with loving care using sophisticated materials. The very bright interiors are thanks to lots of open view windows, which offer guests 360° views of the sea, a leitmotif of the range. The sleeping quarters are made up of four guest cabins and two for the crew, all en suite, naturally.

Cerri 102 Flyingsport
The Cerri 102’ Flyingsport is the new flagship from the eponymous yard. This is a semi-custom 31.10-metre yacht which, as its name suggests, marries the sleek lines and blistering performance (40 knots) of a sporty open with all the advantages of a 28-square-metre flying bridge complete with second helm station.

The main deck is divided into a large saloon and a dining area for 10. The inside bridge is separated from the rest of the space by a bookshelf unit. Below decks is a lovely full-beam owner’s suite and four other guest cabins, all en suite, a galley and utility area, and quarters for five crew. The cockpit offers a sun pad and a dinette, and sits atop a large garage. There’s also another sun pad on the bow and an enormous circular sofa capable of seating up to 20.