The new Ferretti 780 will be presented in Worldwide Première
mardi 8 août 2006
The new Ferretti 780 will be presented in worldwide premire at the upcoming Festival International de la Plaisance of Cannes and in Italian preview at the Genoa Boatshow.
The new Ferretti 780 will be presented in worldwide premire at the upcoming Festival International de la Plaisance of Cannes and in Italian preview at the Genoa Boatshow. New model born from the solid cooperation between Zuccon International Project Studio and the Engineering Division of Ferretti Yachts, it replaces the Ferretti 761 presenting innovative design solutions.
In 24 metres (78 foot) it offers a layout which guarantee wide spaces both in the living, with sofas on both sides, and great brightness, and also in the lower deck where the owner and his guests will find living solutions even more comfortable.
The new 78-feet (24 metres) model is characterised by a totally innovative interior layout ensuring ample spaces, and by the selection of finishes and furniture in teak instead of the traditional cherry wood usually used in boat of this size.
Going from the cockpit to the salon of the new Ferretti 780, it is can be readily perceived that the layout of the sofas and the highly sophisticated audiovisual equipment endow the living area with an unprecedented degree of comfort. The new layout, with the access ladder to the flying bridge built into the broadside of the yacht offers an uninterrupted visual solution, from stern to bow, while the dining area, with a table for eight people, is separated from the salon floor by a step. Under the stairway there is room for a wine cabinet.
From the dining area, it is possible to go starboard to reach the pilot house or the stairway leading to the lower deck; on the port side, we find a large kitchen with teak furnishings and a lateral exit gate that enables the crew to avoid the salon, thereby safeguarding the privacy of the owner and his guests.
The pilot house, featuring coal grey scratch-proof finishes, can be fitted with all the latest-generation technology that is the distinguishing trait of Ferretti Yachts: the Naviop control system and the Mitsubishi gyroscopic stabilisers. To the side of the helm station, a comfortable L shaped sofa enables the owner to share the pleasure of cruising with his family and guests. A pull-out table close to the sofa creates a spacious dinette.
The lower deck accommodates the master cabin, situated on the port side and totally sound-proofed from the engine room thanks to the interposition of the crew quarters and the tank. The master cabin bed is positioned in the direction of navigation, facing the entrance, and is flanked by two suspended night tables, with reading lights built into them.
Two large windows with opening portholes on either side make it possible to view the sea while comfortably lying on a chaise longue or from the bathroom. The latter is equipped with a wide shower stall with a tempered glass door, a semicircular washbasin in amber coloured glass, positioned in the centre, is topped by a double sliding mirror, that is also used to darken the huge window. The service area is separated by a sliding door. The cabin, which is very spacious, includes a more intimate zone accommodating a walk-in-closet and a vanity with a pull out desk.
In the bow area, a comfortable VIP cabin is furnished with a double bed and two wardrobes. Two cabins with twin beds offer an interesting alternative for those who wish to put up an extra couple of friends: at the owner's request, the cabin on the port side can be fitted with a double bed in lieu of two single beds. Each cabin aboard the Ferretti 780 has a bathroom with a shower stall fitted with tempered glass panels.
As for outdoor space, on the Ferretti 780 there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun in total comfort. The flying bridge is equipped with two large sunning areas - one of which is unusually large, the skylight having been moved to the broadside - a grill zone and a comfortable semi-circular sofa with a central table.
Astern, a spacious bridge accommodates a teak table with four chairs and a small sofa.
A further design innovation is the electrically opening stern gate, which, in addition to housing a jetski and a tender, converts into a beach lined with teak and accessible thanks to two comfortable side ladders.
As for performances, in its standard configuration the Ferretti 780 has 2 MTU 2000 engines with a power output of 1660 HP, for a cruising speed of 31 knots and a top speed of 34.5 knots.