There is a reason why I am a big fan of the Ferretti Group’s Research & Development team – Once again they defeated competitors conquering a new prestigious prize to add to its important history.
The Submersible Hatch system, first implemented on the new Ferretti Yachts 850, was recognized as best in category for Innovative On Board Design Solution.
The Group won the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in the Innovative On Board Design Solution category, one of the eight competing areas of the prestigious event organized by METSTRADE and IBI (International Boating Industry) magazine. The ceremony took place in Amsterdam during the Marine Equipment Trade Show.
The prize, sponsored by FUSION, a leading company in the production of stereo systems, speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers designed specifically for the marine use, recognized Ferretti Group for its new float-in garage and stern opening system developed in collaboration with H + B Technics.
The Submersible Hatch
The Submersible Hatch can be found on the new Ferretti Yachts 850. It allows the stern garage door to open and tilt down onto the beach area, creating a larger beach club at water level. Once the door is over the platform, it automatically aligns and then lowers diagonally under the water together with the central part of the platform. In this way, the garage is flooded to launch the tender and jet-ski. The platform can then be submerged to various depths, allowing guests to prepare for sea activities or simply relax in the water.
Naturally the Submersible Hatch not only enhances the owners’ enjoyment of their boats but presents outstanding engineering and design elements. It has been registered as a patent of the Ferretti Group and will be featured on future models, starting with the new Riva 100’ Corsaro.
This approach made it possible to implement several other technologically advanced and patented solutions, such as the Convertible Top on Riva 88’ Florida and 76’ Bahamas and the Dual Mode Transom (DMT) system, installed on board all the latest Custom Line maxi yacht.