Itama Forty: Remarkable design


01/2008 –

Since they were taken over by the prestigious Ferretti group, Itama has been redesigning part of its existing range, in particular the interior layout, whilst preserving the distinctive silhouette upon which these luxury open cruisers have built their reputation. The previous version of the Itama 40 has been replaced by the new Forty, which may sound the same, but first impressions can be deceptive.

Above deck
The overall lines on the Itama Forty are outstanding and the remarkable design gives her a sense of sitting very low in the water. The flat deck is long and entirely uncluttered and the sleek, wrap-around windshield gives the Forty a distinctly sporty silhouette. In line with the brand’s tradition, there is a large teak bathing platform at the stern, with a beautiful sundeck and L-shaped bench seats for passengers in the cockpit. The table is the perfect finishing touch to this on-deck saloon facing a small outdoor galley. The helmstation on the port side of the cockpit confirms the sporting power of this model, with nicely incorporated digital instrumentation and an all stainless-steel helm.

Below deck
The only thing on the completely empty forward deck are two large hatch windows which, added to the portholes, flood the saloon and owner’s cabin with sunlight. The latter, in the bow, is simplicity itself, containing nothing more than a centrally positioned double bed. In the centre, the comfortable indoor saloon has a long benchseat facing a well-equipped galley ingeniously concealed in a sleek wooden unit. A second, twin cabin is located beneath the cockpit. An alternative version of the Forty replaces the second cabin with a separate galley and an additional benchseat.

Itama has opted for two 450 hp Man diesel engines and publishes a maximum speed of 35 knots.

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