Fincantieri has decided to enter the market for leisure yachts under 100 metres with the Griffin Series, consisting of 66, 77, 88 and 99 metre models
by Massimo Longoni
The first model available is the Griffin 66: 66 metres long, with timelessly elegant design and contemporary lines.The name has been chosen because the project expresses the powerful and majestic mythological creature in its bold and grace lines. The architecture features large panoramic windows, emphasizing the yacht’s close contact with the sea.
The concept was developed in collaboration with Christopher Seymour’s studio, which worked on the exteriors, and Guido di Groot for the interiors; the designers’ work was overseen by Carl Esch.
Fincantieri established itself on the market as a top player in the designing and building of +100m full custom yachts. Since 2005, when the company came to the business, it has delivered 134m “Serene” (2011) and 140m “Ocean Victory” (2014), which are clear evidence that the highest quality is the target and a fundamental value of the product independently form the size.
Fincantieri is one of the world’s most important shipbuilding groups, and the first in terms of diversification and innovation. The company is a leader in the design and construction of cruise ships and a benchmark operator in all fields of high-technology naval mechanics, from military ships to offshore, special ships and highly complex ferries to mega yachts; it also offers naval repairs and refits and manufactures systems and components, in addition to providing after-sales services.
Project: Christopher Seymour (Exterior design) • Guido de Groot (Interior design) • Carl Esch (Supervision)
Hull: LOA 66.0m • Beam 12.3 m • Draft 3.8 0m • Gross Tonnage 1575 GRT • Guest cabins 6 • Guest capacity 12 • Crew members 15 • Maximum speed 17 knots
(Fincantieri Griffin Series, the challenge is on – Barchemagazine.com – October 2018)