September 26, 2014

Project: Ferretti 550

About a decade ago this was a very important size for Ferretti, with its models between the fifteen and eighteen meter bracket always selling over fifty units. Its still current best seller the 53 and 530 produced from 1997 till 2007 came indeed in this size. The 550 is a project designed by the usual Ferretti team of Zuccon together with there Advanced Yacht Technology studios of engineers, and by the looks of things sets important goals.  Offering important latest features; fore settee, up down bathing platform, astern galley plus the usual Ferretti traits of feeling bigger the 550 is definitely on top of its game in this size. Its lower deck accommodation will be offered in two options; three cabins three head plan, or a two head with the forward VIP cabin taking the room from the second head. A crew cabin with one berth is to be located aft. Power will be twin Cat engines of 715hp with top speed estimates of 30 knots, and fast cruise of 26 knots. Range is 300 nautical miles at fast cruise.