Ferretti has launched the first hull of the Ferretti Yachts 650. The new yacht by Ferretti Group’s historical brand marks the beginning of the renovation of the Yachts line below 21m (70ft).
This model was built at Ferretti’s Forlì production plant, where the next two hulls of the new 65-footer are also currently under construction.
The new boat will officially make its debut in front of the international public during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, which will be held from 9-14 September. It will then be presented as an Italian premiere at Genoa International Boat Show.
“The launch of this model makes us extremely proud,” commented Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s chief commercial officer. “This new yacht by Ferretti Yachts combines impressively user-friendly on-board instrumentation with the brand’s traditional and unmistakable on-board comfort and liveability, and features solutions capable of turning into reality the dreams of owners from all over the world, from the East to the West”.
The Ferretti Yachts 650 is a result of the cooperation between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Group’s Marketing Department, AYT&D – Advanced Yachts Technology & Design (Ferretti Group’s research, style and product development centre), and Studio Zuccon International Project.
Over the next few weeks, all required technical operations – from RINA (the Italian Register of Shipping) inspections and testing to sea trials, all the way to the verification of onboard systems and equipment and the completion of the interior outfitting – will be carried out to complete Ferretti Yachts 650’s preparation for its official debut at the various boat shows.
In addition, the builder has reported that the first hull of the Ferretti Yachts 650 has already been sold to a Chinese owner. The second hull, in turn, will go to an owner from Lebanon. The third 65-footer (the first in the flybridge version with hard top) will reach the United States in 2015.
The Ferretti Yachts 650 is equipped with two CAT C18. In the standard engine configuration – a pair of 1015 mhp C18 engines – the boat can reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 30.5 knots.