The New Ferretti Yachts 720 Made Its Maiden Southeast Asian Appearance In Singapore.
The relatively new Ferretti Yachts 720, which made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 has made its way to Singapore’s Hong Seh Marine very recently (end of 2020). Completely new to the yachting scene in Southeast Asia, the Ferretti Yachts 720 boasts vast spaces with plentiful stowage areas, extraordinary ceiling heights and timeless elegance in exuding that homely ambiance while out at sea.
This particular brand new unit that reached Hong Seh Marine recently is coincidently looking for a new owner. In quenching your curiosity thirst, do contact Hong Seh Marine for an appointment. After all, nothing beats viewing in the flesh, or in this matter, composite material.
A brainchild of Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, the Ferretti Yachts 720 is the second project within Ferretti Yachts to carry the exterior composition by architect Filippo Salvetti in collaboration with Ferretti Group. Her interior design was created by the Group’s in-house architects and designers.
At 73.4 feet (22.3 m) in length and a beam of 18.6 feet (5.7 m), the innovative Ferretti Yachts 720 is decked out for full functionality with numerous styling solutions that are highly innovative for a vessel of its size. This highlights the constant evolution of the brand, yet simultaneously preserving the distinctive Italian seafaring DNA that is recognisable on all the shipyard’s models.
STYLE & DECOR
The Ferretti Yachts 720 comes with a choice of two different interior design styles with different furnishing solutions and colour choices. With walnut being the common of the two styles, the first version bears elements characterised in light neutral lacquered shades while the second version is characterised in dark colours. Widely used materials on the Ferretti Yachts 720 include leather for the ceilings and coverage on the cabin fixtures, back-painted glass on the surfaces of the furniture and fine fabrics on the sofas.
The wall surfaces of the main and lower deck feature the innovative nanotech material Fenix with a slightly ribbed pattern that promotes low light low light reflectivity. In general, the style of this new model is based on a successful mixture and play of different patterns.
The lighting system was also specifically developed for the Ferretti Yachts 720, with the combination of horizontal LED lights and independent vertical spotlights built into the ceilings. This combination further creates en effect of diffused light with the ability in accentuating the ambiance thanks to the adjustable spots of the vertical spotlights. Owners can further add spotlights with the support of the shipyard’s designers to fully personalise the lighting system.
The aft of the Ferretti Yachts 720 features an extendable swim platform that can be lowered to sea level with the assistance of an electro-hydraulic mechanism. This feature serves to convert the area into a convivial area for water activities when coupled with the optional comfortable settee at the centre area above the swim platform. The swim platform also serves to house either a tender of up to 3.95 metres long or a three-seater jet ski. In standard form, and in replacement of the settee, two Seabobs can be stored within this space.
Dual stairways on each side of the yacht leads to the cockpit of the Ferretti Yachts 720 where an aft sofa faces a table suitable for 8. This area can be further expanded to include another sofa or small bar unit at the right-hand side adjacent to the glass door leading to the full-beam lounge. For the first time aboard a Ferretti Yachts model, this door can be opened laterally and moved to be concealed entirely in the starboard bulwark.
Moving forward on the exterior, the Ferretti Yachts 720 offers a spacious 31m² flybridge made out of carbon fibre and composite materials. Forward starboard-area houses the second helm station which is framed by a massive sea-facing sun pad. At the centre of the flybridge, a dinette is served by the bar area with kitchenette, refrigerator, sink and storage spaces located aft, where various free-standing furnitures may also be selected.
Upon request, it is also possible to install a davit for a Williams tender of up to 3.25 meters or a jet ski in this aft area of the flybridge. In its standard version, the yacht comes with a central roll-bar and retractable bimini top, while the optional hard top configuration is available in 3 different versions: fixed window, built-in bimini, or adjustable louvres.
Further forward towards the bow lies yet another innovative exterior highlight which stands out for its ample, interchangeable living spaces. This allows for an area which can be transformed in performing two different functions – the first, serving as a large sun pad area, and the second a comfortable dining space with a central table. To the sides of the sun pads, the cup-holders and storage compartments are framed by four retractable courtesy lights, and carbon poles support a bimini top that can cover the entire area. Lockers and storage areas are located beneath the sun pads.
Onwards to the interior from the cockpit area, a 27m² lounge area with ceiling heights exceeding 2 meters greets the guests. 3 main sections defines this area – the living area, the dining area and the galley plus helm station.
Starting with the living area, two large facing sofas with ample storage covers this area, offering more than ample amounts of comfort for a yacht of comparable size. The living area is further separated from the raised dining area that affords enough room for a transverse table for 8, yet still leaving plenty of space for movement.
Beyond this dining area lies the galley which is conceived as an open, minimalist space which features a cooking top facing a hidden sink. An electric door at the side of the galley leads to the port-side walkway for ease of service to the bow area. Starboard, on the opposite side of the galley is the helm station, with an electric window positioned next to the pilot’s seat.
In between the helm station and the galley is the stairway which leads down to the 4-cabin lower deck, purposefully designed and built with ceiling heights exceeding 2 meters. Immediately under the stairway, another storage compartment doubles as small laundry where required.
Amidships, with a full beam space of 20m² lies the owner’s suite which is situated on a dedicated level. The owner’s suite starts off with a space for relaxation with a large sofa, followed by the bed and behind the bed towards the stern lies a walk-in wardrobe on the port-side and a large bathroom equipped with two basins and a separate head and shower to the starboard side. This form of layout, which was already introduced on the brand’s latest models, ensures for greater soundproofing against the noise of the engine room, thus significantly enhancing the comfort of the people onboard.
The two double cabins have two separate beds and share a bathroom that also serves as a day head, whilst the VIP cabin situated at the foredeck has an en-suite bathroom and separate shower. Crew area is accessed from the cockpit just right below the flybridge stairway access.
ENGINES & TECH
On a slightly techy note, in standard configuration, the Ferretti Yachts 720 is powered by twin MAN V8 engines for a combined 1,200 mhp. Owners can also opt to have instead twin MAN V12 engines capable of producing 1,400 mhp that enables the Ferretti Yachts 720 to reach top speeds of 32 knots, and a cruising speed of 28 knots. Stabilisation package is available on request, featuring two Seakeepers in ensuring the utmost stability at sea or when docked.
Monitoring of the yacht as a whole is also made easy and seamless, with the integrated helm station instrumentation which features the LOOP system developed in collaboration with Naviop-Simrad. The next generation electro-hydraulic steering system is also featured on the Ferretti Yachts 720. Developed in collaboration with XENTA, this allows the Ferretti Yachts 720 to be steered nimbly and with utmost comfort in any sea conditions and speeds.
The steering system can be integrated with a joystick package paired with a powerful proportional thruster, which includes the docking and tiller/cruise functions, for an engaging and dynamic sailing experience. With the cruise function, you can increase the constant speed or decelerate, while the tiller function allows you to correct the course as if acting on the rudder. In addition, the forward propeller in the joystick package is brushless, making it more suitable for continuous use, as it has very low overheating and greater resistance over time.
Last but not least, the yacht comes with the Owner’s Manual in interactive digital form on iPad. Users can access at any time, all information pertaining to the yacht at their fingertips – from operation and maintenance, to descriptions of the systems and equipments installed on the specific unit. The information can be searched by both content and location on the general plans, and also by textual search. It includes videos of the models available and the user manuals of the individual devices, and allows all or part of the contents to be printed out.
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