During Cannes 36th Festival de la Plaisance (10th-15th September 2013) Ferretti is presenting a world premiere: the new Ferretti Yachts 750, a model that represents another important step forward for Ferretti’s flybridge line over 70 feet in length.
The new yacht - which, following its debut in France, will be on display in Italy at Genoa International Boat Show - has been entirely built at Ferretti Group's Cattolica plant. With its 22.75 metre-overall length and 5.70-metre beam, the Ferretti Yachts 750 is the evolution of the largely appreciated Ferretti 720, one of the brand’s most successful recent models, and stands out for a series of innovations in both its outdoor features and interior décor. Through this model the Italian Group’s historical brand intends to target dynamic, sophisticated customers, capturing the increasing interest towards the unmistakable Made-in-Italy style of all Ferretti yachts in the various international markets where the brand is currently present, especially through the different layout solutions developed to meet a wide range of needs.
Conceived by the Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Marketing Department in cooperation with Ferrettigroup Engineering (the Company’s team of engineers and architects) and AYTD - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design (the Group’s naval research and design centre), together with Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Yachts 750 immediately strikes for its slender and sporty outer lines, which benefit from the installation of an elongated flybridge with recessed satellite antennas – a solution that minimises the aesthetic impact of the domes on the boat's profile. In the standard version the craft has no hard top. An almost 5-metre-long Bimini top can be installed on the upper deck upon request. The sundeck – even larger now as there is no davit installed – is also available in two more versions, fitted with a roll bar and integrated Bimini top or with a hard top and awning, respectively. These three solutions bear witness to this model’s great versatility. Moreover, the sunbathing area located beyond the pilot station has been further enlarged, allowing guests to enjoy the utmost relaxation at all times.
Another important innovation can be found in the aft outdoor area, where a wide electrically-hydraulically operated swimming platform (over 1.5 metres long) can be lowered by almost half a metre below the water surface, resulting in very easy tender haulage. This platform can lift up to 450 kg and can host an almost four-metre-long tender (upon request the boatyard can supply a Williams 385 Turbojet). This area has also been conceived as a pleasant play-area where the Owner and his guests can relax directly on the sea. A large compartment with tilting door has been installed on the platform, to store sea / diving equipment and other items. A series of steps integrated in the hull can also be found aft, to starboard, granting easy access to the cockpit, while on the left-hand side a seat (also integrated in the hull) allows to get ready to dive into the water.
From the cockpit - which is a true outdoor living & dining room with teak flooring, furnished with a large wooden table, a sofa and chairs seating up to 8 people - access can be gained to both the flybridge, via a staircase to portside, and the crew cabins, via another staircase leading aft, left of the sofa. The glazed door – with automatic opening upon request – divides the outdoor area from the main deck interiors. The salon is characterised by outstanding liveability - as it exploits the entire hull width – and brightness, thanks to the large uninterrupted glazing from stern to bow which lets in plenty of natural light. The interior décor is characterised by a series of fine design solutions resulting in a very modern style: oak wood, for example, has been combined with grey lacquered inserts in the ceiling panels, in the anti-rolling compartments around the furniture, and in the curtain storage compartments.
Stepping into the salon, a large L-shaped sofa in leather & custom-made fabric, including a series of storage peaks under the cushions, can be found on the left-hand side of the room. A leather coffee table, also built by the boatyard and featuring a glass top by Omnidecor, completes the living area furniture. Towards the bow, still to port, is the dining area, furnished with a large table by Cantori with a central base, a glass top by Omnidecor, and satin bronze finishes. Six “Martha G” model chairs with steel frames, by O&G-Gruppo Calligaris, are arranged around the dining table. The entire dining area is lit by three original lamps with LED panels and grey polished lacquered compartments.
Continuing towards the bow, a sliding glass door leads to a passage room with dinette and two small couches that can also be used for chartering; from it access is gained, on the left, to the galley and, at the extreme bow, the pilot station. The large white lacquered galley with Corian top is directly connected to the pilot station by a second sliding door, towards the bow. Excellent visibility in the pilot station is ensured by the front and side glazing. Left of the helm station, a door opening on the outdoor walkway allows the crew to reach the wheelhouse, the cockpit, and the crew quarters directly, without crossing the salon, thereby ensuring the utmost privacy to onboard guests. Right of the pilot area is the staircase leading to the lower deck.
In the standard below-deck configuration Ferretti Yachts 750 features four cabins, all ensuite. Besides the full-beam master cabin, located amidships, there are two twin cabins at the extreme bow and a VIP cabin
lit by large open-view windows. In the master cabin, the bed is located in the centre and is oriented along the cruising direction. On the left, a sliding door leads to the wide bathroom, which exploits the cabin width to the fullest and is divided into three different areas, among which the wide glass-wall shower box is worth mentioning in particular. The colour shades chosen for this cabin make it really stylish and yet modern and with a strong personality. The bed band and headboard, for instance, are in the same grey shade as the lacquered furniture and furnishings on the main deck.
The master head features a long oak wood shelf supporting the washbasin by Antonio Lupi with Frattini mixer, "Tolomeo" model; to starboard is a vanity set with a grey lacquered top which, when lifted, unveils a practical storage compartment. The suite also features a large walk-in wardrobe and a storage cabinet with integrated TV.
Upon request the port guest cabin can be fitted with two sliding beds or a queen-size double bed. The VIP cabin is located at the extreme bow and benefits from plenty of natural light let in by two windows with portholes. Differently from the previous model, the column in front of the double bed now includes a practical mirror, just under the TV screen, that completes the vanity area.
In line with the latest medium-to-long Ferretti Yachts models, the Ferretti Yachts 750 offers various possible interior layouts, designed by the Italian brand’s team to meet the specific needs of different Owners on the various international markets where the brand is currently present.
Three different options are, for instance, available for the main deck. The first two mainly regard different galley configurations. Indeed, the galley – together with the pilot station and the dinette - can be separated from the salon and the dining area, and accessed via a sliding glazed door. Alternatively, it can be opened towards the bow and the stern, thereby turning the main deck into a large open space - a solution that is particularly appreciated in the United States.
The third layout - specifically conceived for the new eastern markets – features a large aft living area with two L-shaped sofas along both bulwarks, while the dining area is furnished with a large round table and a bar unit with a sink to portside. In this latter solution the galley is located on the lower deck.
Indeed, on the lower deck, a second configuration is possible besides the standard configuration with four cabins, with all areas entirely devoted to business and entertainment activities. In this second layout the master cabin is replaced by a large play-room with karaoke, furnished with a C-shaped sofa and featuring a dedicated head. The galley, a service room for onboard guests, replaces the guest cabin to starboard. Compared with the traditional layout, the left guest cabin and the VIP cabin at the extreme bow remain unchanged.
Ferretti 750 will be available in two different engine configurations: two MTU 10V 2000 M84, 1381 mhp engines or, as an option, two MTU 10V 2000 M93, 1524 mhp engines. The standard configuration allows to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots, while the optional configuration can push the yacht to a maximum speed of 32.5 knots and a cruising speed of 29 (preliminary data).