Friday, August 1, 2008
The new Ferretti 470 consolidates the yardâ€™s intention to complete its new entry range with a model that fully reflects the innovative layout concept introduced by the Ferretti 510, and penetrate an international target group of young, privileged owners. With the Ferretti 470 the yard aims to increase its market share in the well-established European sector and the American, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets, including China.
A product of the highly successful collaboration between the AYT â€“ Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Engineering Division â€“ and the Studio Zuccon International Project, the Ferretti 470 is an ideal blend of form and function. The combination of compact size - 14.65 metres long, with a 4.34 metre beam â€“ and intelligent optimisation of space creates an opportunity to enjoy the best of Italian-style luxury and experience sailing while surrounded by levels of comfort unknown until now in this type of yacht.
Ferretti 470 offers a range of features that makes it unique in its class â€“ firstly, the window area has been increased, providing a sweeping, uninterrupted view from stern to bows and allowing natural light to flood the entire living area. The location of the galley aft also optimises the use of interior space and enhances liveability â€“ by opening the swinging window, in fact, itâ€™s possible to create a single open space with a seamless transition between cockpit, galley and living area.
For guests' accommodation, three cabins provide generous on board accommodation â€“ two for guests and a forward master cabin with large bathroom, plus a sun lounge offering plenty of room to enjoy sea and sun on the flybridge, where the absence of a roll bar lightens the yachtâ€™s already sleek lines, giving it an elegant, sporty silhouette.
The external look is characterised by the large window area providing 360 degree visibility and flooding the living area with light, accenting the warm colours of the gold teak and light upholstery, which combine to create a decor that reflects contemporary tastes.
Stepping aboard the yacht, guests immediately enter a galley offering everything the owner can desire. Next is a large, deep corner sofa with an extendable table for up to six diners. On the opposite side is a low unit housing a second fridge, then a TV and second two-seater sofa. The helm station, located forward to port, provides perfect visibility thanks to its raised position and ample windows. To port is a chart unit with numerous containers and drawers.
The sleeping area comprises three cabins â€“ a forward master cabin and two twin cabins with shared bathroom and shower. Natural light is provided by large opening windows in every space â€“ a more extensive glazed area than on previous models, ensuring a greater level of on board comfort. The master cabin offers a very spacious bathroom with separate shower and heads, plus two spacious cupboards for personal effects.
The layout of the Ferretti 470 fulfils the needs of owners who like sharing their time on board with family or friends. If desired, though, crew accommodation can be created by converting the Ferretti 470â€™s additional stern storage locker into sleeping quarters.
The flybridge, accessible from the cockpit of the Ferretti 470, is designed without a roll bar and offers a spacious sun lounge with a roomy sunpad aft, complemented by another sunpad on the forward main deck, a spacious U-shaped divan seating 8, table and grill area. The Bimini creates areas of relaxing shade, while the lounger forward, next to the helm station, allows sun-loving guests to take full advantage of the cosmic rays.
Ferretti 470 is powered by 2 600hp CUMMINS QSC 8.3 units providing outstanding performance, with a cruising speed of 28 knots and maximum of 31 knots.
FERRETTI YACHTS AND FERRETTI
Ferretti Yachts is a brand of Ferretti S.p.A., one of the leading companies in the design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of nine of most exclusive brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line. Ferretti S.p.A., founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968, is in the forefront of the nautical industry, thanks to a constant product and process innovation and a continuous technological research. Luxury yachts are developed by a team of around 90 engineers and designers (Advanced Yacht Technology) and built in the groupâ€™s 25 production units. Over 3,000 employees, managed by Chairman Norberto Ferretti and Chief Executive Officer Vincenzo Cannatelli, share the same continuous strive towards quality, technological excellence, top performance, exclusive and innovative design, maximising comfort and attention to detail. This daily commitment, common to all Ferretti employees, has taken it to the very heights of the nautical world. Ferretti S.p.A. is present in Asia through a representative branch situated in Shanghai and in America through its subsidiary Ferretti Group USA Inc. It also boasts an international dealer network, which counts 85 carefully selected distributors, who guarantee the groupâ€™s presence in over 80 countries and the very best assistance to the clientele in marinas all over the world.