Ferretti Yachts 780 made her world debut at 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival, where she collected all the appreciation she deserved thanks to the joint effort of Ferretti Group Engineering and Studio Zuccon International Project.
The new flybridge nuovo flybridge inherits the successful features of the models launched over the last three years (Ferretti Yachts 550, 700, 450 and Ferretti Yachts 850), tadding some important new characteristics which confirm the brand attitude to develop state-of-the-art solutions. Ferretti Yachts 780 is 24.01 meters long overall (LH 22.75 meters) for a beam of 5.80 meters and a dry displacement of 56 tonnes.
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The design philosophy of the new Ferretti Yachts 780 is evident in the aerodynamic design, which comes with streamlined traits and sharp shapes, accentuated by the choice of lowering the superstructure to tlook sportier. The design of the hull sides resumes the triple-porthole solution, already adopted fon Ferretti Yachts 450 and 550 while above the deck level the look is that of larger Ferretti models.
An important innovation concerns the aft area, which offers the comfort of a beach club thanks to a newly developed mechanism: above the large swim platform, where a tender can be placed on its cradles, two sections of the transom tilt down together or separately to reveal two large sunpads (the images explain better than any word). Once the movement is completed, the area turns into a convivial space close to the sea. On the sides, ample storage lockers can accommodate even a seabob, beside lines, fenders and and other technical rig.
The bow areas include a U-shaped lounge and a large central sundeck with stowage. The large flybridge is protected by a hardtop with fixed glass and is furnished with freestanding pieces at the stern and in the middle, while abow the dashboard is completed by a table and two facing sofas which turn into a sundeck. All exterior furnishings have been developed in collaboration with the Italian company Roda.
Inside the Ferretti Yachts 780, past the cockpit door, the main deck lounge is set on one level with a rich, brushed-oak Mardegan parquet. On the elegant Stepevi rug a large Minotti Freeman Lounge sofa in Ecru fabric and and ocean blue leather, enriched with Casamance decorative pillows. Three Minotti Aeron tables, in sucupira, lacquered sand and lacquered corten wood, complement the space. Beyond is the dining area with a table and Dea by Potocco chairs for eight guests.
Like on larger yachts, the fore section of this deck is separated by a bulkhead and the galley occupies the starboard side. Upon request it can be in direct communication with the living room, creating a single open space from bow to stern. Different markets, different approach with the crew.
The slightly raised helm station is a technical space with a new generation dashboard, the same as the Ferretti Yachts 920: the instrumentation, consisting of multiple touchscreens, integrates navigation and engine control systems and all the on-board equipment. Two sofas will serve the captain’s friends. To starboard, a side door provides quick access to the passageway, while on the port side the owner and his guests have their companionway to the sleeping area.
On the lower deck, the aisle takes to the four guest cabins, each with a en-suite. The master room is full beam, well-lit by double side windows with portholes (dimmable by Zimmer-Rohde blinds) The layout features a double bed with Minotti headboard and Casamance cushions. The bathroom behind the bed has a separate shower cabin, enriched by Casamood Neutra mosaics, while the walk-in closet is partially hidden by a bulkhead covered in Vetrite di Sicis panels. The set-up is completed by low furniture for the vanity / office corner, a sofa and a chaise longue.
Before reaching the VIP cabin at the far bow, there’s the two guest cabins, respectively with a splitting double bed to starboard and with twin beds to port: all boast the same decòr style chosen for the master suite and the main deck. To the far aft, separated from the guest area also from the engine room, the crew area is accessed from the cockpit and features a captain’s cabin and a crew one with two bunk beds, both with separate heads. In the standard version, the master cabin is replaced by a storage space.
A watertight door takes to the engine room, accessible also through the hatch in the cockpit. The first unit of Ferretti 780 is equipped with an optional powertrain with twin 1550 HP MANs that should take to a cruising speed of 27 knots and a top of 31. In order to ensure maximum comfort whileat anchor, the new Ferretti Yachts 780 also features a Seakeeper stabilizer.