September 7, 2010

Project: Ferretti 720

Ferretti Yachts seem to have made 2010 as one of abundant changes in its range of flybridge cruisers and yachts, and here the renowned Italian brand presents its latest fourth project of the year with the 720. Designed by Zuccon for its super structure with hull by Ferretti Advanced Yacht Technology the 720 is expected to launch in Spring 2011 and is a project of 22 metres in length and six of beam motor yacht. According to Ferretti brand manager Alessandro Tirelli it captures a lot of the looks and concept from this Spring launched 800 model. While Zuccon seems to have taken some ideas of the 800 like the lines of the coach roof I still see the 720 as a more aggressive machine and in this rendering it also shows the return to the Adriatic Sea based builder to low profiled upper structures as seen on past models. A design novelty seems also a stepped shear line which integrates with the main deck window at midships. I still remember when speaking to Italian yacht enthusiasts in the eighties, early nineties would tell me that any yacht that is not a convertible and has a reverse shear line is old or ugly. Whatever they said Zuccon being the master that he is in this department manages to make it look trendy and may be a new school will be returned here, although to be fair he already experimented with this on the little bit British looking 690 and 840 Altura models. The interior of the 720 continues Ferretti move with light colored woods as grey oak, joined with a brown-grey lacquer for all the details. A spit level saloon forms the living part separating the welcoming relaxing area with the dining, enclosed galley and helm to fore. The lower deck is a four owners and guest cabins affair. Owners stateroom is located to mid ship, VIP suite to bow, and two twin guest cabins in between. The crew lobby will be located aft with two cabins, laundry room, and a direct access to the engine room. Power will be from twin MTU 1381hp engines.

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