Italian shipyard prepares to unveil its latest creation
Italy’s Ferretti Yachts is to officially debut its latest creation, the Ferretti Yachts 720, this summer. The new project made a huge splash at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, when the first unit was sold off-plan.
Created by Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, the Ferretti Yachts 720 is the second project to sport a Filippo Salvetti exterior in collaboration with the Ferretti Group. The interior was created by Ferretti’s own architects and designers.
With a length of 22.3m (73ft) and a 5.6m (18ft) beam, the Ferretti Yachts 720 offers a number of functional and stylish solutions that are innovative for a vessel of this size. The on-board experience offers “unparalleled levels of comfort”, says Ferretti, allowing owners to enjoy their yacht as if it were a true floating villa.
The external forward area stands out for its spacious, interchangeable living areas. The 30sq m flybridge, in carbon fibre and composite materials, is surmounted by a hard top available in three different versions – fixed window, built-in bimini, or adjustable louvres. The aft swimming platform with convertible chaises longue and ample storage, can house a tender up to 3.95m in length.
As for the interior, a large open-plan space is organised into three zones: the living area features two sofas and is separated from a raised dining area. Located on the foredeck is the helm station integrated with Naviop-Simrad LOOP systems and electro-hydraulic steering system, developed in partnership with XENTA. The lower deck features a four-cabin layout.
Amidships is the full-beam owner’s suite occupying 20sq m, while the starboard side houses two double cabins with separate beds, which share a bathroom that can also double as a day head. A VIP cabin with ensuite bathroom and separate shower is located forward.
As is the case with the Ferretti Yachts 670, owners can choose between two styles for the interior design, with different furnishing solutions and colour palettes.
The Ferretti Yachts 720 will also be available in the Tai He Ban version, conceived specifically for the Asia-Pacific market. It includes a service galley below decks and the addition of a dining room with round table on the main deck.
The first unit is equipped with twin MAN V12 engines capable of producing 1400 mhp, resulting in a top speed of 32kt and a cruising speed of 28kt. In its standard configuration, twin MAN V8s produce an output of 1200 mhp.