ITALIAN SHIPBUILDER FERRETTI YACHTS presented its new project Ferretti Yachts 780 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov 3-7 in the US. It is ready to enter production at the Cattolica shipyard and will make its debut in the summer of 2017.
Ferretti Yachts 780 is the result of the collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project. This flybridge model is the link between yachts below 70 feet and larger vessels.
The Ferretti Yachts 780 – the first units will be manufactured from January through to the beginning of summer – is the natural heir in the highly appreciated 75ft category. The Group’s philosophy is also evident in the aerodynamic design, which is brought to life by clean shapes and sleek lines, accentuated by the choice to resize the height of the hull’s topsides to the benefit of the overall sporty character of the yacht.
The aggressive look is enhanced by the separation between fibreglass elements and the glass surfaces. The hull design in particular takes the stylistic feature of the three windows corresponding to the guest cabins from the new Ferretti Yachts 450 and 550. In the superstructure, the shapes of the over 80ft flybridge yachts are added to the front and side section of the command station.
An important innovation is the aft area, which offers the comforts of a beach club with the new door operating system. Above the large beach, a tender can be placed upon request. The tailgate folds together or can be separated into two sections, and two large sun pads are located in its inner section. Once it is fully opened, the space is transformed into a relaxation area close to the water, which can be enriched by other elements that can be installed upon request. Next to the steps leading to the cockpit, a Seabob and other equipment can be stored.
Once in the cockpit, the retractable walkway to the bridge opens up and one interconnected space is formed, where exterior and interior can be experienced independently or as one large open space. The outer bow area is a private lounge of considerable size, comparable to that found on a maxi yacht. Fitted with a pair of sofas, interspersed by a small table that can be converted into a dining table, and a vast central sun deck completes this area.
The decor presents similar solutions to those found and admired on the latest Ferretti Yachts models. The use of light and geometric shapes on the ceiling of the main saloon area and cabins is also present on board the Ferretti Yachts 850, along with furniture previously found only in contemporary penthouses.
The Ferretti Yachts 780 will be powered by twin MAN engines with 1,400mhp, allowing the yacht to reach 24 knots at cruising speed and touch 28 knots at top speed. Upon request, the MAN twin engines with 1,550mhp can be installed. In this case, the performance will go up to a cruising speed of 26 knots and a top speed of 31 knots.
Like the entire Ferretti Yachts fleet, the new 78-footer will be available in the Tai He Ban version – the renowned layout realised by creating space dedicated to entertainment, business meetings and informal occasions. This design philosophy has captivated audiences and critics in all Asia-Pacific markets. www.ferrettigroup.com. www.ferretti-yachts.com.
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