Ferretti Yachts focuses on comfort and well-being
Monday, May 11, 2020 2:09 PM
reathtakingly beautiful, incredibly comfortable, customisable according to two different moods: the new Ferretti Yachts 500 is a welcoming and versatile space that combines the dynamism of the exterior lines with an interior design completely reconceptualised in both aesthetics and function.
The project, which ushers in a new era for the brand, starts from the strategic 50-foot segment to renew the entire range, all the way up to the new flagship of the fleet. Ferretti Yachts 500 combines nautical adventure and a domestic dimension in the comfort of volumes and solutions that are generally found on larger yachts, creating a familial atmosphere that makes guests feel embraced in total well-being. Rediscovering the pleasure of leisure time, alone or with the people close to us, means experiencing the yacht as an exclusive, authentic, and multisensory space.
Ferretti Yachts 500 is the result of the collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee headed by Ing. Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and design studio Ideaeitalia for the new interior design concept.
DYNAMIC LINES AND ESSENTIAL GEOMETRIES
The extensive change initiated with Ferretti Yachts 500 transforms the entire sailing experience into an absolute sensation of well-being that engages all the senses.
The exteriors follow the philosophy inaugurated with the latest models in the range, integrating it with some interesting new features, such as the aerodynamic design and the sleek, streamlined shapes. The stern features a soft and sporty design, with new solutions and generous spaces, while the profile of the hull proposes an enhancement of the windows, characterised by wide, modern shapes.
“The design of the new Ferretti Yachts 500 highlights an overall dynamism thanks to new and innovative stylistic features of the superstructure. A natural heir to the Ferretti Yachts 720, it reinterprets the new styles of the range in a very personal way. It proposes a layout based on a design centred on people and their life on board, a typical approach of the Ferretti DNA. The two different moods of decor by Ideaeitalia studio perfectly reflect the JUST LIKE HOME philosophy and are able to satisfy the tastes of every customer” stated Filippo Salvetti, the exterior design architect.
The completely renewed interior design embraces the values expressed by the “Just Like Home” philosophy: comfort, pure Italian style, timeless design and artisan craftsmanship. The spaces are designed to offer the owner opportunities typical of larger vessels.
The design is sober yet sophisticated. Clean geometries and essential elements give a feeling of discrete luxury that is particularly highlighted in the furnishings and in the combination of the colour choices. The interiors are a collection of the best of Made In Italy excellence, starting with the furnishings: Graniti Fiandre, Galassia and OML for the bathroom, Colombo handles, Cadorin parquet, Pellini lacquered Venetian blinds, Paffoni sink taps. And the Gentili Mosconi Home Collection of fabrics for Ferretti Yachts makes the onboard experience even more comfortable.
WHAT’S YOUR MOOD?
For the first time, Ferretti Yachts 500 reveals two souls thanks to the new interior moods: Classic, with its warm tones and Contemporary, inspired by Mediterranean colours.
The Classic mood is dominated by dark oak, combined with glossy and matte lacquers in shades of black and white. Brown and beige fabrics and leathers combine with shiny nickel and dark marble-effect stoneware in the bathrooms, for a timeless style.
The dominant wood of the Contemporary mood is oak in its different shades of sand on bulkheads, furniture and parquet, and in white shades for the glossy and matte lacquers. Glass, polished steel, fabrics in shades of grey, light blue and beige are artfully combined to create a sophisticated, contemporary environment. The white marble-effect stoneware in the bathrooms enriches the interior design with a particularly elegant material for a 50-foot yacht.
The two moods are distinguished by a hierarchy of elements: the neutral wood of the wall coverings harmonises with the one that characterises the furniture, while the cool, bright
materials, including the ceilings, are contrasted with warm, cosy materials. The elegance of the combination of woods is accompanied by the consistency of the earth colours and the warmth of leather, giving the design personality and charm.
THE EXTERIORS: DESIGN MEETS FUNCTION
Ferretti Yachts 500 revolutionises life on board by preserving the characteristic elements in family feeling with the larger vessels, such as the stern swimming platform. When the platform is submerged, steps are revealed for totally safe access to the sea, and the convenience of the latest-generation optional lift system makes it suitable for the whole family. Ferretti Yachts 500 also features plenty of aft storage space, combining design and functionality.
The dual side access leads up to the cockpit, organised with a structural sofa aft, facing a table. This zone can be used as a relaxation area or as a dining area, with the possibility to accommodate up to ten people, while the reclining backrest makes it possible to enjoy a convertible lounge zone, made even more spacious by the possibility of transforming the table into a seat with cushions.
On the flybridge, we find an environment suitable for all situations: an aft dining area features a C-shaped sofa that extends along the back on both sides, with a table in front that can be extended to make room for more guests. In the starboard bow area, a huge sun pad features a double backrest for the maximum comfort. To the side is the outside steering station, with a newly designed helm station that includes a dedicated pilot’s chair. All living area might be covered with bimini. Forward is another area for relaxation, with a large central sun pad with reclining backrests for a full optional beach area.
THE INTERIORS: SPACE AND NATURAL LIGHT
Ferretti Yachts 500 is the perfect choice for cruising in the utmost comfort, starting from the entrance to the interior spaces of the main deck. The glass door leading to the lounge ensures perfect communication between outside and inside, and the strategic position of the galley makes it possible to serve the cockpit as well, also thanks to the tilting glass window, one of the first Ferretti Yachts innovations reproposed in grand style on this 15-metre yacht.
The main deck features a spacious lounge area, with two large sofas and a coffee table that can be transformed into a dining table.
The helm station on the main deck also introduces a completely new instrument panel design and advanced instrumentation in line with that installed on the other models of the range. To the side of the helm seat, the layout of the navigation instruments has been optimised.
On the lower deck as well, Ferretti Yachts gives a wide array of choices to the owner and their guests as the shipyard’s proposal includes two different layouts: one features a large master cabin and a VIP cabin, both with private bathroom and a small laundry; the other includes one master cabin, one VIP cabin, and a double cabin with two twin beds and two bathrooms with separate shower. The large windows in the bathrooms make it possible to fully enjoy the natural light.
The full-beam master cabin, situated amidships, features new design solutions, including a full- width mirror on the bed side bulwark, which gives further breadth and spaciousness to the environment. Generous storage spaces complete the design. An area with TV up to 43’’ is also at the owner’s disposal. The washbasin top and shower walls of the master bathroom are covered in high-quality materials. The other cabins reflect the design of the master cabin in their colours and materials, exclusively Made in Italy.
ENGINES AND PROPULSION
Ferretti Yachts 500 installs twin Cummins QSB 6.7 engines delivering 550 mhp, for a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots (preliminary data). The new yacht will also be equipped with optional gyroscopic stabilisation to guarantee the maximum stability at anchor and during navigation.