NEW BOATS - Ferretti 720 Project
Featuring the unmistakeable Ferretti style, coupled with revolutionary lines and space
Italy’s Ferretti Yachts presents the Ferretti 720 Project, which it describes as an innovation development between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Group's naval research and design centre, and the Group's Centro Stile team of skilled architects and designers.
Ferretti said the 720 Project harmonises the company’s DNA with revolutionary elements in regards to the line and design of the space.
"The new project originates from the innovative concept of which Ferretti 800 was the first example," says Alessandro Tirelli, Ferretti Yachts brand manager, "Or better, the ability to create a balance between the classical-contemporary style of Ferretti Yachts and a modern taste for interiors, combined with a high-impact exterior design.
"All this without forgetting undisputable values such as quality, functionality of space, and comfort and performance, which the Ferretti Group never ever compromises on.
"The project was developed through our ability to further satisfy our clients’ demands, even the younger ones," continued Tirelli, "who like the characteristics of Ferretti Yachts models, but are attracted by increasingly more sporty, racy lines, too."
The Ferretti 720 will hit the water for the first time this coming Northern Hemisphere spring and the builder said it has high-expectations for the model in regards to world-wide appeal.
As per tradition, Studio Zuccon International Project designed the 720’s superstructure and the interiors. The resulting yacht features a sporty exterior line, a new-concept roll bar, hardtop on request, and continuous glazing, which runs right along the main deck. Large windows are positioned to light-up forward guest and
Ferretti 720 Project measures almost 22m in length and almost 6m in width. Inside, she features generous spaces, which are further enhanced by the natural light filtering in through the large windows.
The cockpit is described as a "true outdoor saloon", boasting teak flooring and a large table with seating for eight to 10 guests.
Continuing along, the Ferretti 720 Project features a large saloon, which courtesy of the wide beam offers a spacious environment normally only seen on much bigger yachts.
The interior of the saloon has been split into a living area with an L-shaped sofa, armchair and coffee table to port and a dining area, located towards the bow, with a large crystal table and seating for up to eight guests.
"Full and empty spaces alternate elegantly, resulting in a well-balanced, lightweight appearance," says Ferretti, "and the low pieces of furniture are highly functional, whilst still allowing ample room for the windows. Spatiality is intensified by the natural light, adding to the pleasure of being onboard."
The materials, selected by the Ferretti Group’s Centro Stile, include grey oak for all furniture. It is in a lighter shade than the wood itself, so as to create a refined, modern scenario in which the style details mark the different areas.
Natural colours express themselves in the widespread use of brown-grey lacquering for all the details: the structures for the furniture; window frames; wall panelling; sofa fabrics; and, the crystal for the table and sliding wall, the latter isolating the saloon from the bow area.
Continuing along, an access area leads to the galley and helm station. A spacious, fully-equipped galley is located to the left, and communicates with the helm station by means of a sliding door.
Opposite the portside galley is a comfortable dinette with two small sofas, which can also be used as a charting area, in direct communication with the helm station. The steering position is located to port and enjoys excellent visibility thanks to continuous side and bow glazing. A portside door opens onto the sidedeck, so the crew can access the galley-pilot area without having to walk through the saloon. The stairs heading below deck are located to starboard.
The full-beam master suite is located in the centre of the yacht. Lit by large windows, it has been fitted with low furniture and the bed is oriented in the cruising direction. The large en suite runs the entire length of the stateroom’s starboardside and accessed through a sliding door. It features a large shower with crystal walls. A small divan is located to the right of the master suite, under the window. A large walk-in closet, low storage unit and inbuilt wall-mounted LCD TV complete the furnishings.
Two twin-berth cabins are located towards the bow, both with en suite heads and large shower cubicles, as is the VIP bow-cabin, also equipped with a large head and separate shower.
Ferretti Yachts says it pays great attention to the crew as well. The crew area, accessed via portside cockpit stairs, is completely separate from the owner/guest area and located astern on the lower deck. A utility room equipped as a laundry area allows for direct access to the engineroom, the two cabins and the head.
Powering the Ferretti 720 Project are twin 1381hp MTU 10V 2000 M 92 engines.
Images: Ferretti 720 Project; master suite; saloon.
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