July 25, 2014

New Model: Ferretti 650

The marina of the well-known town on the Adriatic coast, in the province of Forlì-Cesena, was the venue on July 18 for the launch of hull one of the Ferretti 650, the new yacht of Ferretti Group’s historical mother brand, which marks the continued renovation of the Yachts line below seventy feet in length. The technical launch of a yacht is always a very important achievement for all Group employees, who over the last few months have been involved in the building of this model at Forlì production plant, where the next two hulls of the new 65-footer are also currently under construction. The new boat will officially make its debut in front of the international public during the next edition of the Cannes boats show, which as usual will be held in early September. It will then be presented as an Italian premiere at Genoa Boat Show. The Ferretti Yachts 650 is yet another magnificent result of the cooperation between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Group’s Marketing Department, Advanced Yachts Technology and Design and Studio Zuccon International Project.  Over the next few weeks, all required technical operations from RINA the Italian Register of Shipping, inspections and testing to sea trials, all the way to the verification of onboard systems and equipment and the completion of the interior outfitting will be carried out to complete Ferretti Yachts 650’s preparation for its official debut at the various boat shows.  The great interest raised by the 650 at an international level is confirmed by the success this project has already received, just a few months after its project presentation: indeed, the first hull was sold to a Chinese owner even before it was launched, a fact that bears witness to the increasing interest the brand is attracting on the leading market of the Asia-Pacific region. The second hull, in turn, will go to an Owner from Lebanon, a country in the Middle East that has always been strategic for the Italian brand. The third 65-footer which is to be the first in the flybridge version with hard top will reach the United States in 2015.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.67 m (64.6ft)
Hull Length - 18.3 m
Waterline Length - 16.2 m
Beam - 5.25 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 34,800 kg unloaded, 41,200 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3700 l
Water Capacity - 530 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 18
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1015hp, C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max, 30 knots cruise with Cats 1150hp
Range - 290 nautical miles at cruise
Hull Shape - planning warped Vee with spray rails, 13 degrees dead-rise aft
Construction - fiberglass with Scrimp infused resin
Project - Zuccon International Project lines and interior, Ferretti AYT technical engineering
Certification - CE 2003/44 A