Amsterdam, 14 November 2018 – The choice to invest in Research & Development has once again
rewarded Ferretti Group and its commitment to innovation. Further evidence came last night, November
13th, at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, where Ferretti Group received a major recognition
from the jury of the Boat Builder Awards, a prestigious event organised by METSTRADE and IBI magazine.
Specifically, the Boat Builder Award in the category “Collaborative Solution Between A Superyacht Builder
and Its Supply Chain Partner” went to the innovative lounge door on Custom Line 120’, designed by the
Ferretti Group Engineering Department in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design studio and
developed in conjunction with Mecaer Aviation Group, an important player in the aerospace industry.
The invention is an innovative glass door that breaks new ground in the nautical world, with undeniable
benefits in terms of both practicality and aesthetic appeal.
The door, installed at a 45° angle, can either open traditionally with the two panels sliding sideways, or
exploit a tilting mechanism to rotate upwards and disappear into the ceiling. Both operations are
performed by electric motors, with the tilting rotation made possible by twin worm gears. The system also
includes a non-reversible gear motor that ensures safe operation in the event of electrical failures.
Through this high-tech mechanism, the tilting door creates a continuity between the cockpit and lounge
areas, forming a single environment of over 80 square meters.
“Innovation is a door to the future, and in this case it is literally a door: the innovative glass door designed
for the new Custom Line 120’. This accolade rewards our Group’s significant investments in Research &
Development, an area of the yacht-building industry which could be defined as the search for new levels
of comfort and the development of solutions capable of improving the on-board experience” said
Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “There isn’t a single investment in R&D that wasn’t rewarded in the
form of customer satisfaction.”