January 30, 2010

Project: Ferretti 800

Ferretti present the project of a new 800 model. Designed as all the range by Giovanni Zuccon with the technical side covered by Ferretti's AYT department, the 800 at eighty feet stands at the super yacht category entrance, and will be of a flybridge two deck style. The rendering does give a bit the idea for it to be a two and a half decked yacht, but actually it is not. The 800 will have an innovative plan layout with the galley moved to the furthest fore part of the interior main deck, and the two crew cabins located at the tip of the bow below. The crew quarters and galley are actually connected together. This solution is often seen on yachts close to fifty metres and is used because it easily separates the crew from running around the guests when not needed. It also gives more space to the lower deck by moving the engines further aft, and adds length to the main saloon because of the galley now moved to fore. The owner and guest accommodation is for a four cabin layout all with en-suite heads, with what is a standard plan configuration for this size. Full beam owners suite to midship, VIP to fore, double cabin to port, and twin L-shaped to starboard. Finishing inside will be with elm wood, leather and melange fabrics all toned to a light beige color to give a natural light feel thanks to the big view windows located in every part of the Super Yacht. The 800 will also offer a C-shaped settee to fore. Ferretti where among the first to offer an exterior fore settee on deck with the 690 Altura back in 2005, but never actually showed this on its standard line as before this 800 project. Performance is an estimated top speed of 31 knots from twin 1800hp MAN, which so far seems the only power option for the 800.