Vessel of Style
Ferretti Yachts made quite the exhibition at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival back in September with its latest flybridge, the FY 780. Here, we take a closer look at this yacht’s inner workings and appeal. For those of you who might not be in the know, Ferretti Yachts is led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief ExecutiveOfficer lberto Galassi. Under the larger management of Ferretti Group, Ferretti Yachts are the product of some of the more modern facilities located across Italy. These facilities combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship, a heritage of Italy’s centuries-old yachting tradition. It isn’t just the only brand by Ferretti Group; the yachting business also oversees a portfolio of other brands like Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line. This big presence in the pleasure boating scene is exactly why Ferretti have become a perennial fixture at Cannes Yachting Festival for some time now and their latest exhibition back last September was fronted by the marque’s new flybridge, the FY780.
The new flybridge yacht, natural heir in the 75-foot category and the ideal link between the under 70-foot fleet and larger vessels, makes its worldwide debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new Ferretti Yachts 780 is the magnificent result of an intelligent evolution, the boat where you wish to be when you dream of a modern and rewarding sailing experience. A fantastic flybridge yacht that fulfils its owner’s every desire in terms of comfort, style, seaworthiness and safety. It is therefore only natural that this astonishing craft sparked such a high level of anticipation and interest long before its official début, which is set to take place from 12 to 17 September under the most brilliant and prestigious spotlights on the international boating scene, those of the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival.
The Ferretti Yachts 780, product of the collaboration between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, its Engineering Department and the Studio Zuccon International Project, has inherited many of the successful features of models launched over the last three years (Ferretti Yachts 550, 700, 450 and 850), to which new and important elements have been added in a continuation of the philosophy – part of our brand’s heritage since its founding – of always developing cutting-edge solutions. This philosophy is evident in its aerodynamic design, manifested in sleek lines and clean shapes, accentuated by the choice to resize the height of the hull’s topsides, to the benefit of the yacht’s overall sporty character. The hull design, in particular, takes from the Ferretti Yachts 450 and 550 the stylistic feature consisting of three windows corresponding to the guest cabins. In the superstructure we find a design we can recognise from Ferretti’s over 80-foot flybridge yachts, to which is added the front and side dome at the helm station.
An important innovation can be found in the area aft, which offers the comforts of a real beach club, thanks to the new tailgate operating system. Above the large swimming platform – where a tender can be stored upon request – the two sections that form the tailgate can be lowered together or separately. These contain two large sun pads which, once the tailgate is fully opened, transform the space into a relaxing area close to the water. Ample storage spaces have been built into the sides of the companionway leading up to the cockpit, which can be used to store a seabob, ropes and other technical material.
In the same aft area, but on the starboard side, is a walk-in closet partially concealed by a bulkhead with cladding in Vetrite glass panels by SICIS. Low furnishings, with a vanity and study area, a sofa and a lounge chair complete the space. Before reaching the VIP cabin located at the foredeck, there is a lobby that leads to the two guest cabins, one to starboard, with a separable double bed, and another, with twin beds, to port, both decorated in the same style chosen for the master cabin and the main deck. Far aft, separated from the guest areas by the engine room, is the crew area, which can be accessed fromthe cockpit. Designed with comfort in mind, it is among the most spacious in this market segment. It includes a cabin for the captain and a second, with two bunk beds, for the crew. Each cabin has its own separate bathroom. In the standard version, there is a storage area in place of the captain’s cabin. A watertight door leads directly to the engine room, which is also accessible via the cockpit hatch.