Inaugurating a new way of living on the sea, the Ferretti Yachts 720 is a world of home comforts. Hadag takes a closer look at its timeless elegance…
Like a home, your home, with all the comforts of a yacht of eternal sophistication, to inhabit the sea with style and a sense of wellbeing never experienced before. Ferretti Yachts 720 raises the bar on the navigation experience thanks to incredible spaces, plentiful stowage areas and outof-the-ordinary ceiling heights. Created in tandem by Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, the 720 is the second project with exterior design by architect Filippo Salvetti in collaboration with Ferretti Group, while the interior design was handled by the Group’s inhouse architects and designers.
Coinciding with the other yachts in the range, Ferretti Yachts 720 comes with the same highly popular aerodynamic design revolving around taut, finely poised forms that help to make the deckhouse lines extremely clean. With a length of 73.4 feet (22.3 m) and a beam of 18.6 feet (5.7 m), the 720 offers a number of functional and styling solutions that are highly innovative for a vessel of its size, underscoring the constant evolution of the brand, which at the same time preserves its distinctive character that is recognisable on all the shipyard’s models.
In keeping with the innovation process implemented on the recent models, the external forward area stands out for its ample, interchangeable living spaces that make it possible to have an area that can be transformed from a large sun pad into a comfortable dining space with central table. To the sides of the sun pads, the cup-holders and storage compartments are framed by four retractable courtesy lights, and carbon poles support a bimini top that can cover the entire area. Lockers and storage areas are located beneath the sun pads. The spacious 31m flybridge, made of carbon fibre and composite material, is fitted with a second helm station in the forward-starboard area, framed by a massive sea-facing sun pad.
Amidships, a central dinette is served by the bar area with kitchenette, refrigerator, sink and storage spaces, located aft, where various freestanding furniture options may also be selected. Upon request, it is possible to install a davit for a Williams tender up to 3.25 m or a jet ski. In its standard version, the yacht comes with a central roll-bar and retractable bimini top, while the optional hard top configuration is available in 3 different versions: fixed window, built-in bimini, or adjustable louvres. The living area is a highlight with two large facing sofas with ample storage is separated from the raised dining area, which offers a remarkable amount of comfort for a yacht of this size; the open space layout affords enough room for a transverse table for eight – ample and lightweight, that leaves plenty of space for movement, conveying the idea of home-like comfort – alongside a large sideboard that is not only functional but is also an important architectural element. Forward, behind the dining area, is the galley, conceived as an open, minimalist space, which features a cooking top facing a hidden sink. An electric door leading to the port-side walkway facilitates better flow management and enables service to be provided more smoothly.
Starboard, on the opposite side to the galley, is the helm station, arranged on two levels with four displays with a maximum size of 16” and an electric window positioned next to the pilot seat. The shipyard offers owners a choice between two interior design styles that have different furnishing solutions and colour choices. Maintaining the walnut, a first version will have elements characterised in light, neutral lacquered shades. The second, on the other hand, is characterised by dark colours. One of the distinctive elements is the large lounge sideboard, which in the light version is available in walnut with oblique stripes, while the dark version is in glossy ebony. The owner’s suite, with its generous spaces that reveal a unique private environment, replicates the material and colour play of the main deck, with a minimalist but detailed design that dialogues continuously with the walk-in closet and the large en-suite bathroom, with smoked glass inserts. The bathroom design is functional in its forms and in line with the current trends. In general, the style of this new model is based on a successful mixture of different patterns, like the ribbed pattern of the walls, the stripes of the ceiling, the chequering of the headboards, and the oblique stripe motif of the lounge sideboard, that dialogue in deep, natural harmony.
The first unit of Ferretti Yachts 720 is equipped with twin MAN V12 engines capable of producing 1400 mhp and reaches a top speed of 32 with a cruising speed of 28 knots (preliminary data). In its standard configuration, the yacht installs twin MAN V8s for 1200 mhp. As always, a stabilisation package is available on request, featuring two Seakeepers to ensure the utmost stability at sea or when docked.