Yacht Class n°27 (dec 2021/jan-feb 2022)
After a first appearance at the Venice Boat show in June 2021, the flagship of the range was fully revealed at the Cannes Yachting Festival later that same year. The superstructures speak for themselves, her habitability is of a higher standard. She undoubtedly symbolizes the art of family travel.
Written by: : Alain Brousse – Photos : All rights reserved
It’s hard to think of a brand that better represents the flybridge style than Ferretti Yachts. More than that, while constantly evolving, the models have the same DNA, making them yachts whose lines do not age prematurely and that consequently generally keep a good rating on the brokerage market. Thus, the range includes no less than eight models: 500, 550, 670, 720, 780, 850, 920, and as of this year, the biggest one, Ferretti Yachts 1000. Launched in March 2021 in Cattolica (Adriatic Sea), she was then delivered to her owner, a French yachting enthusiast. This unit is the result of the association of Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee & Engineering Department. As for the exterior lines, the brand called upon the architect and designer Filippo Salvetti, who had previously lent his talent on the Ferretti 670. With her high freeboard, this three-deck exudes an indisputable dynamism and a desire to face seas that are not always the calmest ones. In any case, Ferretti Yachts has once again proven its talent to design a 30-metre dedicated to the cruising, regardless of duration.
The exteriors are perfectly highlighted
As we stepped onto the gangway to enter the “world” of this flybridge, we inevitably saw the stern, a privileged place during anchorages, and noticed immediately that the inclined transom is fitted on its entire width with a settee that can be used as a sunbed. It lifts up onto a garage housing a 4.35 m tender and a jet-ski. The swim platform is largely hydraulic, facilitating the launch of the tender. Let’s head to the cockpit whose 25 m2 are entirely protected by the terrace of the upper deck and enjoy the lounge area that can become a dining area for up to six guests, who will enjoy a perfect sea view thanks to the translucent railing. Both sides of this cockpit feature a staircase leading to the sundeck (30 m2), where is located the access to the foredeck, as this Ferretti only has side decks on half the length of the main deck. This upper deck has everything one would expect from such a relaxing place. Starting with a lounge area that can also accommodate three or four deckchairs. Its raised carbon composite roof shelters a very comfortable dinette for eight, but also a bar and a kitchen furniture with grill. Forward of the sundeck, on starboard, is a helm station with two seats while the portside houses two additional armchairs to enjoy the salty air in navigation. From there, one immediately notices the access to a half-deck, dedicated the wheelhouse and its single central seat for the captain. At the helm, visibility is not ideal, but yet good enough, especially for port maneuvers. The video system will however be a valuable help… Let’s continue our tour of the exterior layout. The side decks leading to the foredeck are located on the upper deck. This space has been designed with the greatest comfort of the passengers in mind, as evidenced by the solarium on the Portuguese bridge and the two symmetrical lounges (sofas and coffee tables on the deckhouse).
Comfort is omnipresent
As soon as we saw this 30-metre, we noticed the vast glazed part of the main deck superstructures. This was confirmed when we entered the reception area where a lounge and its sofa are ready to offer to six passengers the spectacle of the sea or an evening in front of a super TV set. A simple piece of furniture separates this place from the dining area where the table can seat eight guests who will not hesitate to open the sliding glass door fitted on each side, especially when it is sunny. For obvious practical reasons, the main independent galley (8 m2) is a few metres away from the dining area, on portside. The starboard gangway leads directly to the owner’s “apartments” of 28 m2, including a full-beam sleeping area with large mid-height rectangular portholes on each side. The king size bed faces the bathroom partition, entirely covered by a mirror with an integrated TV screen. The bathroom is also full beam and features a separate toilet and shower. The master has a real dressing room. The Ferretti 1000 houses four guest cabins on the lower deck: two 15 m2 VIP cabins and two 10 m2 guest cabins, all ensuite, which is an asset if the owners charter their unit. The forward part of the lower deck is dedicated to the crew and houses a captain’s cabin and two cabins with double bunk. There is also a mess area for three of its members. Last but not least, let’s talk about performance. The standard version of the new Ferretti has 2 x 2 186 hp MTU diesel engines and can hit 24 knots at full throttle. There is also a more powerful configuration with 2 x 2 650 hp for a maximum speed of 28 knots. It should also be noted that four layouts of the Ferretti Yachts 1000 are available each dedicated to a particular geographic area: Europe, United States, Asia and Middle-East. The one presented here is the European one.