May 9, 2011

New Model: Ferretti 720

Ferretti Yachts presented the new 720 in the town of Rapallo late past April month. This innovative model was developed by the today tried and tested working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project, the Ferretti AYT, and the Centro Stile.  This new model should replace the 700, a very succesful Ferretti in production since 1998 with various names each representing a small development as 681, 680 and 68.  The Ferretti team from company owner Norberto to designer Gianni Zuccon all say the 720 represents the continuation of what has been shown in the 800 launched also about a year ago, with large view windows and an interior with light colored grey oak wood showing the latest trends from the World famous North West side of the Adriatic sea based yacht builder.  As is standard in this size the 720 is a four stateroom motor yacht with a master room located to midship, VIP suite to fore, and two double cabins in between.  All cabins have private en-suite heads, and the VIP room also has a seperate shower room.  A crew cabin sleeping two or three and also having an utility room and direct access to the engine room is located aft.  The main deck is a split level area wih saloon upon entrance, dining table for eight, seperate galley to port side, small dinette to starboard, and an impressive central seat helm station. An intelligent solution in the main deck is a sliding door which can separate the guests saloon and dining area with the working part of helm and galley. The flybridge follows the usual Ferretti style of layout with a helm to starboard and C-shaped dinette.  The fore deck also follows tradition with a sunbed layout. No settee or dinette as are the latest trends. Power is from twin MTU 1381hp standard, or optional 1524hp.  The optional choice should give about 33 knots top speed.  The 720 also features ZF SteerCommand as standard, with Joystick Manovring System.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.79 m (71.6ft)
Hull Length - 21.48 m
Waterline Length - 19.56 m
Beam - 5.70 m
Draft - 1.85 m loaded
Displacement - 56,900 kg loaded, 48,000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 990 l
Max Persons - 20  
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 or 3 crew berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v2000 M92 1381hp, 10v2000 M93 1524hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF SteerCommand
Speed - 33 knota max 30 knots cruise with 1524hp engines Estimate
Range - 320 nm at 28 knots with 1381hp engines 
Hull Shape - variable geometry with 12 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccon International Project, Ferretti AYT, Ferretti Centro Sitle
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, B+F+Aa (sound emmision) RINA Certification Modules