Mochi 74' DolphinA Super-Sized, Italianized, Down-Easter! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy 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.