BY APB Staff on 16 Jul 2021

Four Ferretti Group models are making a world debut on the Croisette: the Riva 76’ Perseo Super, Riva 68’ Diable, Pershing 6X and Wally WHY200

Italy’s Ferretti Group has confirmed its lineup for the 43rd Cannes Yachting Festival, which is scheduled to take place from September 7-12, 2021 at Vieux Port and Port Canto.

Four models from the Italian shipbuilder’s Pershing, Riva and Wally brands are making their world debut on the Croisette: the Riva 76’ Perseo Super, Riva 68’ Diable, Pershing 6X and Wally WHY200.

The four debuts are accompanied by the Ferretti Yachts 1000, which made its debut at the Venice Boat Show 2021, and a further fleet of 20 models. 

Read more about Ferretti Yachts 1000 here

The annual “Ferretti Group Private Preview” event, held at Monaco Yacht Club, will give owners an exclusive preview of the entire fleet and an insight into this record-breaking yachting season.

Read more about the five world debut models below:

Riva 68’ Diable

One of the main features of this new 20.67m open yacht is the new hard top, which shelters the central part of the yacht including the dining area and helm station on the main deck.

The Riva 68’ Diable has a sunroof that can be opened either at the front or back, offering good options for cruising in different locations and conditions. The layout of the lower deck offers three cabins for six guests, arranged around an open space containing a galley and a dinette with the master cabin amidships, a double cabin with single beds on the port side, and a VIP cabin forward. 

Interior and exterior design shows the flair of Mauro Micheli, the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, working in partnership with the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.

Riva 76’ Perseo Super 

The new Riva sport-fly, an update on the 76’ Perseo, offers all the classic hallmarks of Riva elegance: There are over 40 square metres of glazed surfaces on the hull and in the superstructure, as well as mahogany and polished stainless steel detailing.A combination of light-coloured oak against lacquer offers distinctive combination over the whole main deck. 

A glass roof with an opening forward section positioned over the lounge allows light and fresh air into the space below. The convivial cockpit has a dining area that can be transformed into a spacious sun pad by a mechanism that lowers the table out of sight. 

In the standard layout, the lower deck of Riva 76’ Perseo Super features a lounge and a separate galley, and accommodates guests in three en-suite cabins. A fourth cabin can be added on request. The Riva 76’ Perseo Super measures 23.25m, with a maximum beam of 5.75m. 

Pershing 6X

With an impressive top speed of 48 knots, the new Pershing 6X is one for the thrill-seekers. At 18.94m long by about 4.8m wide, the model fits leading technology into a compact form and aerodynamic profile.

Large glazed surfaces in the hull flood the lower deck with natural light, while the big aft sun pad offers a new styling. There is a carbon and teak table in the cockpit dining area, and a chaise longue with reclining backrest positioned forward.  

The first Pershing 6X unit has a layout with three cabins – master, VIP forward and guest starboard – and three bathrooms with separate shower. The version for the American market has two cabins – master and VIP – with a living space replacing the guest cabin.

Wally WHY200 

Billed as a “33-metre superyacht in a 27-metre boat”, the WHY200 wide-body is the latest from the Wally design team, led by Luca Bassani and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. This hybrid yacht has been designed to be suitable for cruising in both displacement and semi-displacement modes, finding a balance between speed and living space. She has a maximum cruise at a speed of 23 knots, which can be reached in ‘hyper displacement’ mode.  

The extra-wide layout means the boat has a gross tonnage of 200 tonnes within a hull length that can be registered as just 23.98m, despite overall length of 27.03m. This unusual layout means there is over 200 sqm of covered living area and 144 sqm of outdoor space. The lower deck can accommodate three or four double guest cabins, depending on layout,

Laurent Gile NA oversaw naval architecture and A. Vallicelli & C completed the interior design.