Ferretti Group’s series of lobster boats/express cruisers are the Mochi Dolphins. First introduced as the initial 51-foot Mochi Dolphin design, in 2003, the Mochi Dolphins are the brainchild of Norberto Ferretti and Ferretti Group’s designer, Brunello Acampura, with naval architect Andrea Frabetti. An old-style revolution; Mochi Craft reinterprets the old lobster boat style with modernized, super-sized versions of the traditional down-Easter. The rounded shapes of the Mochi rediscover the natural lines of the Fifties with a playful and modern touch. Mochi Craft has renewed the splendors of the past, reinterpreting them with Italian sensitivity and the technological innovation and reliability of the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Division. Ferretti Group acquired the historic Italian brand Mochi Craft in November 2001. In April 2003 Mochi Craft’s return was officially announced during a press conference, with the transformation of production into a niche lobster boat, and the introduction of plans for the first Mochi Craft boat: the 51’Dolphin. Currently, four sizes are offered ranging from the 44’ Dolphin, the 51' Dolphin, the 64' Dolphin and the 74’ Dolphin.
The Green Generation in yachting is upon us and with great promise; Mochi Craft has quietly entered the basin with an innovative 75’ (23-meter) expedition cruiser unveiled at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in 2009. Mochi’s approach to conscientious yachting leads the way into the future with the first green, clean, yacht propulsion system in the world, over 20 meters. Its hybrid technology is designed for long term adventuring, with superlative, seaworthy performance in tune with Mother Earth. Her deep-down secret, artfully swashbuckled in this long range pleasure craft, is ZEM: Zero Emission Mode. With this brain-child of Norberto Ferretti, Mochi Craft has been the first and only yacht in the world to receive the RINA certification of “Green Star Clean Energy Clean Propulsion.” In conjunction with research by AYT Advanced Yacht Technology and Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Group Design led by Andrea Frabetti has adapted cutting edge technology, merged dramatically with a legendary Italian flair.
Taking the often whimsical approach of that prince of the seas, the dolphin, and adding the workhorse enthusiasm of the traditional lobster boat, Mochi brings a sportive touch to cruising. "Ciao,” trumpets the new 74 Dolphin, whose lines infuse the classic lobster boat’s sea-keeping attributes with pleasure and luxury; qualities surely unknown to the lobster-men who first went down to the sea for those tasty treats. In all things Italian you expect sensual drama, style, operatic flair with a tremolo, and perhaps a touch of playfulness. Combine that with an American fondness for creature comfort, and you have a yacht with exceptional appeal. It’s all here in Ferretti Group’s series of lobster boats/express cruisers, the Mochi Dolphins. First introduced as the initial 52-foot Mochi Dolphin design, in 2003, it was the brainchild of Norberto Ferretti and Ferretti Group’s designer, Brunello Acampura, with naval architect Andrea Frabetti. The objective was to design a deep-V hull that would be operable in the most severe conditions, yet offer the finest in livability as well.