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BOAT TESTS

Ferretti 960

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Speed, fuel, and sound measurements provided by Ferretti Yachts. Seas: 2-4'; winds: calm

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

800 gal. fuel, 170 gal. water, 8 persons.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 3070V, 2.52:1 gear ratio

Price as Tested: Upon request

The Numbers

Ferretti 960 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
Idle 7.5 5.3 3,029 55
1000 11.6 23.2 1,070 57
1200 13.1 33.8 829 59
1400 15 74.5 431 60
1600 18 100.9 382 62
1800 21.5 130.8 352 63
2000 25.7 165.1 333 65
2200 28.6 214 286 66
2450 31.8 258.8 263 68
Range based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound measured at the lower helm in dB(A). 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

On Location

Better Boat: Engine Room Elbow Room

Engine room

Ferretti has always taken justifiable pride in the design of its engine rooms, and despite its slightly truncated size, that of the 960 is a fine example. Immediately noticeable is the ample walkway (more than 3½ feet wide) between the engines, and 360-degree access around both. The spacious layout would also allow each genset to be moved from its position forward of the mains to below the overhead soft patches, for removal for major work. And since the standard ARG gyroscopic stabilizer is beneath the centerline walkway, it doesn’t intrude into the machinery spaces as it did in some previous installations.

This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.