Princess or Ferretti , what boat would you choose? — Page 10

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Yesterday we were at the Belgium Boat Show, (yes I know that this sounds funny)

after having visited LIBS and BOOT, a few weeks ago, didn’t expect anything new to see at BBS but nevertheless met a few interesting people / company’s that could be usefull when this projects comes together. (rebuilding boats and engines, fabric suppliers, GRP work, .)

but before we went to the show, we were in Antwerp Marina, to look at a 1991 Ferretti Altura 58.

this is the one,

the friendly owner showed us the complete boat and allowed us to inspect whatever we wanted.

I didn’t tell him that we were more interested in the slightly newer model, called F185. But we took this occasion to look at this almost the same A58 cause she s in Belgium, (our preferred F185 is in Greece)

The F185 has exactly the same hull, and same internal accomodation, but a few minor changes;

— different FB layout

— higher power MTU engine (1100HP in stead of 1000HP)

and the F185 is also available with a Galley in the saloon (not downstairs), and then has 8 beds in stead of 7.

now about the boat we saw,

— 20 years old, but still very clean boat, very few scratches or damages despite its age,

— all accomodation and furniture still orriginal, but due to age it has a beige grey teint, so in fact you can’t replace anything without distroying the homogenious and aging look inside. (unless you change everything)

— boot didn’t seem to be used a lot, but due to age and lack of cleaning for a long while, outside looked very grey and dirty, and green algea on the canopy’s.

— we were quite impressed with nice features such as the saloon door that can he hinged upwards, and fixed on the FB roof, so that you have a big saloon opening to the deck.

Nicely hidden fridges with SS doors, for drinks on the FB and in the saloon, .

But the thing that surprised me the most was how small the height is of that boat. The engine room is only 1.5m high at its highest point. The area behind the engines where a crew bed was supposed or used to be was only 1m high, (so ne real crew cabin)

The boat had a tender crane, not mounted on the FB, but on the swim platform.

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The engines and most other technical stuff looked all quite good (being 20yo).

I m sorry, pics we made. not on this computer.

The rear deck and acces to the platform is very good, that s important for us.

I can imagine that this boat rides very nice and very fast. so must be fun to drive, 2x 1000HP in a 20m, +-25T boat.

And it s the first model in this size, I come across, where the swim platform is part of the hull, (longer water length)

but we agreed that this is not a boat for us, she has only 7 berths, (or 8 in the 185) and absolutely no room to make one single extra bed.

And the accommodation looked to good to replace and too old fashion to be nice.

They had a 3.5m rib sitting on the platform, bigger is not possible, also not on the FB.


Up to another model / Brand, next week in Rome !

Last edited by BartW; 14-02-11 at 23:18 .

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