Ferretti 960By Capt. Richard Thiel
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTSpeed, fuel, and sound measurements provided by Ferretti Yachts. Seas: 2-4'; winds: calm
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST800 gal. fuel, 170 gal. water, 8 persons.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Transmission/Ratio: ZF 3070V, 2.52:1 gear ratio
Price as Tested: Upon request
|Ferretti 960 - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
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.
Better Boat: Engine Room Elbow 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.