Powerful beauty, aggressive charm, elegance and luxury blended together in an unprecedented formula: some yachts simply leave you breathless with the feeling of having just witnessed the beginning of a new era and a new standard in pleasure yachting.
These are engineering and design endeavours that only a leading boat builder like Ferretti Yachts can provide, thanks to a fantastic team of engineers, designers and professionals who carry on the glorious Made in Italy tradition.
The Ferretti Yachts 850 is yet another extraordinary masterpiece in the almost 50-year history of a brand that has conquered the international markets with its large and wide-ranging fleet, which currently includes 8 models between 45 and 96 feet in length.
The new model - result of the intense collaboration between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, Studio Zuccon International Project for the exterior design and interior layout, and the Group's Engineering Department, for the naval and technical engineering, design and fitting out of the interior, will be built in the Cattolica shipyard and make its official public debut early in September this year.
“The Ferretti Yachts 850 is one of two brand new models that Ferretti Yachts is presenting in 2016, the second being the new 45-footer. Both yachts will be previewed over the summer before their worldwide launch at the Cannes boat show," announced Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Stefano De Vivo during the official presentation.
“The Ferretti Yacht 850 plays a key role in the evolution of our range. It features captivating design and bold performance, but also seductive interiors, comparable to those one would find in a sumptuous loft apartment.
We are proud to be presenting a yacht that will leave luxury boating enthusiasts breathless as soon as they step aboard.”
The waterlines draw inspiration from the successful Ferretti Yachts 80-footer and have been adapted to the increased length of the hull, which is now 85.4 feet (26 meters) LOA with a construction length below 24 meters (LH 78.8 feet), thereby falling within the classification category for recreational boats.
The Ferretti Yachts 850 is immediately striking for its bold profile, characterized by sharp angles that give it a strong and aggressive personality. The two trapezoidal hull windows with integrated portholes have been extensively restyled and are very large and extremely streamlined to maximise the amount of natural light and provide magnificent views from the inside.
This specific design element will become the distinctive feature of the brand’s largest yachts and differentiates them from the new Ferretti Yachts models below 80 feet, which will feature three separate windows.
The main deck enhances the yacht's dynamic personality, thanks to a single glazed window that cuts across the entire superstructure. The profile is completed by the flybridge with its optional fore-and-aft hard top over the raised pilothouse and roll bar in Vulcan Grey to contrast with the ivory white of the hull and superstructure.
AFT AREA AND COCKPIT
The aft area can be enjoyed to the full thanks to an innovative mechanism to open and fold down the transom door, which becomes a beach area that can also be lowered under the water. Not only does this provide guests with a large submersible platform, it also makes tender operations easier for the crew (the garage can fit up to a William 385). Upon request, a second tender or water toy and davit crane can be placed on the flybridge.
The cockpit can be accessed from both sides and is furnished with a multi-purpose sofa, which can be used both as a chaise longue and seating for diners at the large outdoor table thanks to the collapsible backrest.
On the starboard side towards the bow, under the staircase leading to the flybridge, several storage compartments and an ice-maker can be installed, as well as optional mooring controls.
Just like on a maxi yacht, there is exterior access to the engine room via a portside door.
MAIN DECK INTERIORS
Passing through the glazed sliding door, an open space including a salon and a dining area extends for over 10 metres. All the furniture and fittings redefine the architectural and design 'language' of yachting.
The Ferretti Yachts 850 is indeed a new luxury icon, offering owners the opportunity to live in a magnificent maxi loft surrounded by the sea.
The creative decor is the result of the Group Engineering Department’s interior designers, who worked side by side with international trend research experts to ensure the project would represent a break with conventional standards of onboard furnishings. Indeed, the living style is in line with the latest developments in residential architecture, characterized by sober minimalism and relaxing simplicity.
Instead of following the geometry imposed by the superstructure, straight lines, flat surfaces and linear panelling dominate the interior. Thanks to the use of perpendicular partitions, almost full-height glazed surfaces, the light and pleated curtains, and mainly freestanding furniture, the main deck space is pervaded by a sense of contemporary, metropolitan elegance. The new yacht features design elements by Minotti, with whom Ferretti Group has cooperated to integrate accessories, wood selections and the built-in furniture.
Beyond the dining area stands an original bookcase with open frames in brushed metal and fumé glass cube compartments, which divides the salon from the lobby while preserving visibility and a sense of proximity.
The main bulwark, visible in the background through the open bookcase, is lined with a Florim ceramic material for a natural stone and marble effect.
Another innovation is the ceiling consisting of a series of lacquered transverse slats that create a dynamic decorative pattern and add style to the artificial lighting, while disguising the air conditioning vents and audio speakers.
The galley comes in two possible layouts. In the first, it is located forward beyond the lobby and the helm station, and is completely separate from the guest area. It is fitted with Ernestomeda furniture and a large cooking top.
Beside it and near the stairs that lead to the crew cabins is a convenient dinette.
In the second layout, conceived with an eye to the American markets, the galley is located slightly further aft along the port side and includes a cocktail bar overlooking the sea. This solution makes conviviality onboard even more enjoyable and further provides a lounge area forward of the helm station.
The raised pilothouse, accessible from both the starboard passageway and the central lobby, can also be reached by the captain and crew directly from their own cabins, without having to walk through the main salon.
Below deck the Ferretti Yacht 850 offers generous spaces for owners and guests.
The airy master stateroom was designed in cooperation with Minotti in the style of the main deck salon.
Besides the central double bed, it features a study area along a sidewall, as well as a large wardrobe and spacious storage compartments.
The TV has been installed on the wall opposite the bed, while a partially-satin glazed wall on the extreme left opens into the bathroom with large shower stall, two washbasins and WC. Behind the suite, the transverse fuel tank and insulated partition serve to minimise noise and vibration from the engine room.
The lower deck hosts two spacious VIP double cabins, one amidships on the port side and the other forward.
A fourth starboard cabin is fitted with twin beds. All the guest cabins have en-suite bathrooms and separate shower.
The crew quarters are located in the extreme bow and include two cabins with bunk beds and private bathroom.
FLYBRIDGE AND EXTERNAL FORWARD AREA
The Vulcan Grey roll bar is installed over the sundeck. Owners can extend the shaded area in two ways: either with a hard top that stretches towards the stern, or with a hard top that includes a fixed extension and a central area with a sliding awning or glazing.
The flybridge can be entirely furnished with freestanding furniture to suit individual owners’ needs and tastes.
On the port side, the practical and comfortable helm station features a large divan seat with room for the co-pilot too. On the starboard side is the cocktail bar with several storage compartments and worktops.
There is a second outdoor lounge area on the foredeck for relaxing in utmost privacy when moored stern-to. Designed to maintain the family feeling of the successful layout of the Ferretti Yachts 550, the area is even more spacious and features a large central sunpad, seating and a dinette with height-adustable table.
Upon request, the area can be sheltered with umbrellas and curtains to increase privacy and comfort. The technical mooring equipment is housed separately in the forepeak.
ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE
The Ferretti Yachts 850 will be equipped with MAN engines and owners will be able to choose between two options: twin V12 1800 mhp engines for a cruising speed of 26 knots and a maximum speed of 29 knots, or more powerful twin V12 1900 mhp engines for a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 31 knots (preliminary data).
To personalise the yacht to owners’ specific needs both when cruising and at anchor, Seakeeper active gyro stabilizers or Zero Speed hydraulic stabilizing fins can also be installed upon request.