February 19, 2014

Project: Ferretti 650

Ferretti Yachts 650 is the first in a series of models that are bound to set a new functional and technical standard for the line below seventy feet in length coming from this Italian builder. Developed thanks to the cooperation between the Product Strategy Committee, Ferretti Group’s Marketing Department, Advanced Yachts Technology and Design, and Studio Zuccon International Project, the project draws inspiration from the 620. The Ferretti 650 immediately strikes the eye for its extensively renovated profile. Its outer silhouette is characterized by an aerodynamic flybridge and new fiberglass decorative elements that “cut” through the profile of the glazing in the superstructure. An unprecedented decoration connects the windows of the three cabins below deck. The slender lines are further enhanced by the yacht’s aft area, specifically designed to ensure easy and safe storage and launch of the tender while increasing the guests on-board comfort. A tender lift has been developed, capable of lifting an over three metre long PWC that can be lowered into the water by a meter with respect to its original position. This system allows the 650 to be davit-free: a valuable attribute which provides an incredible amount of additional living space. As is the case on all models in the range, on this 65 footer the shipyard is proposing alternative layouts both on the sundeck, which also comes in the hard-top version, and inside. Ferretti has designed a “TaiHe Dian” edition of the 650, devoted in particular to owners from select markets in the Asia-Pacific. This special edition features areas on board which are exclusively dedicated towards entertainment and business related functions The main deck is a true open space forward until the windshield, functional and extensively renovated in terms of furnishings and d├ęcor. The galley is completely open: this solution allows to fully exploit this room as a large bar area opening onto the stern and towards the dining and living areas, further contributing to a sense of volume and making living onboard even more enjoyable. The underdeck layout includes three double cabins and three separate heads. In the “TaiHe Dian” edition, the main difference is that the galley is on the lower deck replacing the starboard guest cabin, and on the upper deck there is a large dinette. The central part of the salon as well as the two main cabins and third head have remained unchanged. With Ferretti Yachts 650, the brand goes back to installing engines produced by Caterpillar. The boat is equipped with standard pair of CAT 1015hp or optional 1150hp. Estimated top speeds are 30 knots max with the standard engines, and 33 knots with the large option.

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