The competion for the Boat of the Year 2012 is now over with congratulations going to the superb Azimut 55S. Thank you to our visitors who voted and decided upon the winner for 2012. We are pleased to announce that the Boat of the Year competition is now up and running for 2013, so look out each month for new contenters for Boat of the Year 2013.
Welcome to our Boat of the month page for 2012. We will present the boats that we think deserve of Boat of the month. It will result in a 12 boat showdown at the end of the year in which our visitors, yes you! will be able to vote on which of the lucky 12 boats will become the World Sports Boats boat of the year 2012!
The first of a distinctive new generation combining the very latest in innovation and technology, the new 28 Metre Yacht has made its world debut at the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. This new design launches the next generation of the ‘Sunseeker’ Yacht look. The element most captivating is the remarkable extent of main deck glazing. Unusually full height and pillarless, the glazing flows continuously down the sides and around the rear of the saloon, merging with the aft patio doors. This new wrap around glazing gives the main deck accommodation a unique uninterrupted floor to ceiling panoramic view and an extraordinarily bright interior, bringing the outside in.
Just as this increases usability of the saloon throughout the day, particularly with the option of side doors and bulwark balcony, other external social areas on the foredeck and flybridge have been innovated with new sunpad and group seating formats. The expansive foredeck has given rise to a completely new seating and sunpad layout with a centre companionway providing increased social areas. The large carbon fibre hard topped flybridge deck offers unrivalled room for enjoyment with a comparable increase in available space resulting in an area that can be tailored to suit every client’s needs. From spa tubs to extended sunpads, this area will have endless entertaining layouts to enjoy true al fresco dining.
Every 28 Metre Yacht will be unique and tailored to specific customer requirements offering a breakthrough in interior layout and design with interior furnishings selected from the 2012 Sunseeker Collection of materials and linings, ensuring that the striking exterior design continues throughout the interior. Two individual stairways lead down to four equally well appointed and spacious suites, including up to two VIP double staterooms and a full-beam master stateroom. Each and every cabin incorporates the large window sets now synonymous with Sunseeker design.
Throughout, headroom and hull-side storage has been maximised demonstrating that modern design and practicality can go hand-in-hand. The completely new hull provides increased space whilst still capable of producing excellent performance speeds from a choice of engines, the final delight in a truly remarkable new craft and the reason why we have named the Sunseeker 28 metre as our January 2012 boat of the month.
2. Our boat of the month for February was the new Princess V39
Princess Yachts International has announced the addition of an exciting new model to their V Class range of sports yachts. Fast, agile and spacious, the new V39 marks a stunning return to the under 40-foot arena for the brand. For the first time in over a decade, there is a new Princess below 40 feet opening up a whole new category for the Company and providing a very welcome proposition for those who prefer smaller craft yet still demand the very best in style, performance and quality – in short a Princess.
A unique hull design and powerful Volvo D6-330 engines fitted as standard ensure the new V39 is both exhilarating and economical with quick transition to plane and highly efficient cruising speeds.
Her interior is light and spacious and, as with every Princess, she is finished with the finest materials, craftsmanship and detailing throughout. The large saloon and well equipped galley combine for a highly sociable entertaining space and both cabins are generously proportioned and contemporary styled. The forward cabin has an en-suite bathroom with secondary access to the saloon whilst the aft cabin can be fitted with optional sliding berths to provide easy conversion to a double when required.
She has also been designed to be as practical as she is elegant with an expansive teak-laid cockpit complete with large wetbar and generous seating, a transom platform large enough to accommodate a tender and ample storage throughout.
The new V39, with a list price of £235,000 ex VAT, is set to redefine the standard for her size category and in keeping with the rest of the Princess V Class range, she truly is a sports cruiser without compromise.
3. Our boat of the month for March was the new Riva 75′ Venere Super
Innovative changes have been made to the space and furnishings of the new 75′ Venere Super. The latest edition of one of the shipyard’s most popular models, was developed by Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, in association with AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – Ferretti Group‘s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
Interiors and exteriors have been renewed, with the perfection and painstaking care over detail which are typical to Riva, in order to offer greater comfort during cruising and optimize space. The colour of the hull is Roman Bronze and the superstructure Riva Cream.
The flybridge of the new 75′ Venere Super has been enriched with a hard top featuring an elegant, aerodynamic line and a comfortable, six seater sofa ensuring the Owner’s total ease of use. The stern opens out onto a spacious swim platform, the best solution for free time and practicing water sports.
A large window fitted in the hull provides an unusual, very pleasant view of the surface of the water, ensuring more natural light for the guest cabins, especially for the full-beam Master cabin. The latter features a study area, vanity unit with foldaway pouf, LCD television and walk-in closet. Each cabin has direct access to an en-suite head, and the guest cabins have twin beds that can be pushed together to make one if necessary.
The interior furnishings have also been altered and improved in the Super version, focusing on a simple, refined style. The use of bleached oak with Africa and sand coloured leather, white lacquer and new colouring of the galley and helm station make the various areas even more elegant and refined.
Removing the stairway from the salon to the flybridge has made it possible to extend the flybridge sundeck and, below deck, to create a more functional galley with new units and a side-by-side fridge-freezer. Said removal has also made it possible to insert a mirror wall overlooking the salon, which gives this area more depth.
The partition wall between the helm station and dinette, now equipped with new motorised leather Venetian blinds, plays on light and depth thanks to the use of steel details and a mirror fitted on the door. Moreover, the new colouring of the leather in the dinette, now also on the ceiling, gives the area a completely different impact to that of the previous version.
Another innovation is a new hatchway that allows the easy transfer of plates and food between the galley and the more formal dining area. As for the serving hatch, when open onto the galley it is set facing the day opening, creating a display case effect. When closed, it separates the dinette area from the galley, guaranteeing Owners and guests complete privacy.
The standard version of the yacht features twin MTU 10V 2000 M93, power 1524 mhp, which drive her to a top speed of 31,5 knots and a cruise speed of 28 knots. The optional version features twin MTU 10V 2000 M94 power 1623 mhp, delivering a top speed of 32,5 knots and a cruise speed of 29 knots. The new enhancements to the 75 will ensure the model’s competitive challenge in what is already a very competitive market segment.
4. Our boat of the month for April was the Galeon 380 Flybridge
Galeon 380 Fly is a third generation Galeon yacht and a clear successor to the tried and tested 390 Fly. The distinctive line shares similarities with the bigger 420 Fly and even 780 Crystal and yet remains fresh and recognizable.
The sporty and dynamic silhouette quickly catches the eye with its hull-length windows, aggressive lines and welcoming flybridge. Major focus was put on making the interior as bright and specious as possible. The arched stainless steel doors slide to the side revealing a cozy salon flushed with natural light thanks to the drop down windows on both sides and a slightly tilted windshield made from a single sheet of glass for perfect visibility.
Outside the transformable settee with adjustable lumbar support folds out to an aft facing sundeck and has built in laminate doors to neatly close off the cockpit. The bow sundeck has conveniently placed cup holders and regulated headrest so it can be put in the upright position to create back support for the settee. Wide side decks and generously placed hand railings are great for crew while mooring and at the rough sea. Yacht owners will also appreciate the foldable radar arch and mast, which allows for an easier passage under bridges and other obstacles.
The main deck will feature a comfortable dinette, helmsman station and a galley that can be moved down below in the two cabin version. Numerous interior design options with a choice of high quality natural woods allow to fully customize the yacht to suit all needs. Below deck up to three cabins can be found while the separated shower cabin and head ensure comfort and privacy for the passengers. The bow owners cabin is well lit thanks to the skylight with an integrated hatch and has numerous compartments for storage.
Shaft and Z-drives propulsions are available along with numerous Diesel engine options. The extended maneuverability pack for the Z-drives includes a joystick at both steering stations for an easy and effortless handling in tight spaces and marinas. High-end electronic equipment by Raymarine will ensure a safe and comfortable voyage regardless of weather conditions.
Length/Loa 11,99 m
Width/Boa 3,74 m
Weight: 10 770 (incl. motor)
Fuel tank: 2 x 500 l
Fresh water tank: 500 l
Black water tank: 140 l
Engine: inboards diesel (2x 225HP-2x 380 HP)
Drive: Shaft or Sterndrive
5. Our boat of the month for May was the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht
Marquis has unveiled their new and exciting 630 Sport Yacht, which boasts a design pedigree developed from the creative minds of the Nuvolari-Lenard design team. This breathtaking sport yacht carries the distinctive profile and integrated interior layout that makes Marquis Sport Yachts a symbol of prestige throughout the world.
Every detail within the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht demonstrates ultra premium execution quality. The craftsmanship & joinery are the finest you will find in a yacht, regardless of size. The materials selected to craft the interior and exterior features are supreme. The hull form has been designed specifically for the 630 Marquis. Sport yacht performance is provided by perfectly matched twin diesel engines coupled to joystick activated pod drives.
Entertaining is made simple with this forward-thinking design. featuring an integrated lower helm station, galley, salon, cockpit, and swim deck. Walk from area to area unimpeded by restrictive bulkhead doors, multiple steps or narrow hallways. The yacht’s cockpit and swim deck bring you closer to the sea you love. The bridge is an elegant environment in which to command the vessel and witness gorgeous seascapes.
The new Marquis 630 delivers an unmatched level of quality, prestige, reliability and hospitality to its owners and those fortunate to be invited onboard.
6. Our boat of the month for June was the Intermarine 65 Sports Yacht
Intermarine, the Brazilian shipyard leader in luxury yachts in the country, presents their new Intermarine 65, continuing their aggressive expansion of its range of products. The model was pre-launched at the Rio Boat Show 2011, but is now here and ready to make a splash.
Excellent performance, plenty of space, original design and sophisticated and contemporary interior characterize the new 65, the only yacht of its category in the world to offer four comfortable cabins, with no bunk beds.
One of the biggest models of the new Intermarine range, it is a yacht for the owners who enjoy cruising and sleeping on board an also for those who like to bring family and friends together for a tour and celebrations. The 65 accommodates comfortably up to 23 persons for a cruise during the day. It accommodates 8 persons in two suites and two cabins, besides 2 crew members on overnight stay.
The design of the new model, projected by Luiz de Basto Designs studio, blends the mildness of the organic forms of the large windows with details that express all its strength, as the sportive air entrances in stainless steel, and the flybridge arch, of remarkable presence.
The large windows areas of the New Intermarine 65, besides bringing a lot of natural light to the interior, allow admiring the sea through a more beautiful perspective. The contrast between the light and dark tones of the furniture makes the environment light and cozy. The performance of the new yacht can reach speeds of 34 knots.
The flybridge of the new 65 is large and comfortable, with two solariums, an ample sofa with table for meals. And it may have part of its layout customized by the owner when ordering the yacht. Another solarium for four persons can be at the bow is the perfect space for a sunbath.
The swim platform is two meters long and it is equipped with hydraulic lift that takes it under the water level, being used as a private beach on board and it allows hoisting a dinghy or a jet-ski easily. The hydraulic gangway is conveniently installed to port, optimizing the space of the swim platform. It also has a gourmet center with barbecue grill, sink and cutting board.
The stern area has a comfortable sofa, a table for meals, cooler and several storage compartments. Accessed through the stern, the crew cabin accommodates two crew members and has a private bathroom.
The salon of the new 65 is divided in living room, dining room, galley and helm station. The large windows make the ambience illuminated and offer a magnificent view over the sea. The galley of the 65 is special. Integrated to the salon and totally equipped, it is beside the elegant dining room and also has a large view to the sea.
At the lower deck, the master suite, located amidships, occupies all the width of the boat. With queen-sized bed and generous windows, it is a privileged environment with a special bathroom. The toilet occupies an isolated area. The shower box is separated and closed. And the generous windows over the sink offer an incomparable view to the sea.
The suite vip, located at the bow, has a double bed, large windows with view to the sea and its bathroom with closed shower box is elegant and functional.
The starboard guest suite of the 65 has two comfortable twin beds and spacious wardrobes. There is an exclusive access to the elegant bathroom, with closed shower box.
Equally sophisticated, the portside guest suite has spacious wardrobes and two single beds, perfect for the relaxing moments.
The two 1200 hp engines each take the New Intermarine 65 at 34 knots of top speed and 30 knots of cruise speed, with excellent navigability and absolute comfort.
Technical data – ISO 8666
Lenght overall 21.1 m (69′ 22″)
Hull lenght with swim platform 20.65 m (67′ 74″)
Maximum beam 5.20 m (17′ 06″)
Maximum draft 1.60 m (5′ 24″)
Height above water line (*) 4.99 m (16′ 37″)
Aft deadrise 15.5°
Unladen displacement (**) 32 t
Laden displacement (***) 38 t
Maximum speed 34 knots
Cruise speed 30 knots
Water tank 1000 l (264.17 US gls)
Engines 2 x 1200 hp
Passengers capacity 23
Cabins 4 + 1
Berths 8 + 2
Project Luiz de Basto Designs
7. Our boat of the month for July was the Broom 35 Coupe
Broom has been one of the main players in the aft cabin market for decades. The 35 Coupe is a step back to their roots with an aft cockpitdesign that offers a completely different configuration. The 35 Coupe allows you to enjoy life on the water in a modern, comfortable and practical way. If you know their boats well, you will recognise the DNAof Broom in the 35 Coupe, but you will be impressed by their new developments. If you don’t know Broom yet, now is a very good time to find out.
The 35 Coupe represents a new vision of space and on board living. The sleek exterior design shares an elegant partnership with the stylish and practical interior. The cabins, heads, saloon and galley all have more storage than you would expect on a boat that is 35’ in length. With a range of engine sizes on shaft drive, there is a specification to suit your boating requirement.
With the glass bi-fold saloon doors and sliding canopy system open, the movable seats arranged around the table for evening dinner, lit by the soft fading sunlight, you realise the 35 Coupe is a perfect place to un-wind and relax. With a change in the weather you can choose to dine ‘al fresco’ protected by full canvas enclosure.
On entering the forward owner’s cabin, you will firstly be surprised by the central island double berth. In front of you, the forward facing panoramic window shows a view of the waterway and large opening skylights show the skies above. The Saloon features a quality sprung base sofa bed system on the standard layout for your occasional guests. For additional berths on board, choose the optional side cabin with its bunk arrangement, side windows and good stowage areas.
The contemporary heads compartment features an Avonite surround to the wash basin, mixer tap, stowage locker and toilet; creating a spacious atmosphere. The large separate shower compartment, complete with teak seating will allow you to shower in comfort. All areas of the interior are finished in Broom’s renowned quality timberwork and contemporary furnishings. Walls and ceilings are trimmed with custom developed linings and complementary luxurious fabrics can be selected from the Broom Interior Design range.
Isolation is a thing of the past with the galley open to the cockpit offering views of the waters beyond. Whether in the marina or setting off on a new discovery, the galley blends with the saloon furniture as the oven, hob & fridge are all built-in. When the weather turns, close the bi-fold doors and electric glass roof, place the movable seats with the sofa, turn on the heating and settle in to watch your favourite film on the integrated Bose® home entertainment system.
The ergonomic console has been carefully laid out for safe and relaxing cruising, with excellent all-round visibility and sight of engine instruments and navigational aids. Passengers and crew also benefit from clear forward vision and comfortable seating when underway. When close quarter manoeuvring the side door opens fully to allow the helmsman to communicate with on deck crew. Integrated chart stowage, cup holders and hand holds ensure comfort and convenience.
The layout of the deck is designed to ensure the safety of you and your guests of all ages in all kinds of weather. There is access from the side of the cockpit with copious safety rails and handholds. The side decks run outboard to the foredeck area with a reduced slip surface and substantial safety rails. At the bow, a recessed chain locker maintains the clear working area and a comfortable safe seating position offers the perfect place to admire the uncluttered deck lines when at rest.
A deep, clear, teak laid bathing platform provides a safe boarding area with its integrated telescopic swim ladder. The transom seats slide and pivot to offer the choice of forward or rear facing views and the cockpit extension enables you to enjoy dining or lazing in the sun.
8. Our boat of the month for August was the Azimut 55 S – The Winner of the WSB Boat of the Year for 2012
Welcome to the new vision from Azimut yachts, the launch of their new wave of innovation through design and technology spawns the new 55 S. You may say that the 55S follows the Italian principle of form over function, however, the 55S packs a mighty punch and delivers class leading innovation which ensures that Azimut continue to challenge their own aspirations, but also those of the competition. We take a look at some of the design and technology features that the 55 S can boast.
Triple Pod Transmission
The triple pod drive installation equipped with supercharged and turbocharged engines for maximum performance. Smaller in dimension and lower in weight when compared to traditional shaft-drive configurations. Engines located at the aft of the vessel, thereby freeing up large amounts of space now available to enhance onboardliveability.
Duo forward-facing and counter-rotating propellers, eliminate vibration, maximise thrust and neutralise directional deviation. Forward facing props maximise efficiency from undisturbed waters compared to turbulence generated by fixed shaft underwater gear.
New Transom Pivoting System
The stern garage door is a single integral structure combining the swim platform. When opened, the garage door exposes the 2 metre wide teak laid swim platform which may be submerged and disappears beneath the stern. With an additional movement the garage door may be further inclined to launch and recover the jet tender.
Carbon Fibre Structures
In order to reduce weight and improve performance, innovative hi-tech construction materials such as carbon-fibre are utlised, strengthening floor panels and other structural elements.
The overall result is that structural bulkheads of the master cabin,engine room, garage and the whole overall superstructure boast greater solidity and strength and ensuring high-level performance.
Integrated Garage for Jet Tender
The garage structure is entirely moulded out of carbon-fibre and offers optimal storage for a Williams 285 Jet Tender. The development of a specialised tender hauling and launching system offers easy-of-use and safety to the end user.
One of the most interesting aspects of the new 55s is the bow design, a completely new direction from Azimut and maybe a design feature that will spear head the future look and feel to their S range line up.
9. Our boat of the month for September was the Fairline Squadron 60
Welcome to the all new Fairline Squadron 60, ahead of her UK debut at the Southampton International Boat show 2012. She has now been undertaking sea trials in Ipswich before making her journey to the South of France for the Cannes Boat Show to become part of a glittering showcase of motor yachts at Fairline’s first event of the autumn boat show season.
The Squadron 60 really is the epitome of luxury, says Fairline – with decadent spaces, luxuriously appointed interiors and exceptional cruising abilities. Fairline has evolved its Squadron range over the years – creating a true style icon. The huge flybridge offers a perfect entertainment area with everything you could ever need – griddle, fridge, sink and optional icemaker, along with floating seatbacks and a fantastic sunbed area. This is complemented by a vast single-level saloon, and a perfectly positioned well-equipped teak-laid galley – offering a truly “home from home” luxury yacht.
Incredibly spacious, below deck are three beautiful cabins – including a full-beam master stateroom and a twin guest cabin which can be fitted with sliding berths to convert to a third double if required. These are complemented by spacious en-suites and an optional crew cabin.
Large living areas flow effortlessly from one to another, always seeming to defy their position in the boat. The mid-ship master cabin, for instance, has been designed to create more space for a larger en-suite and a longitudinal bed, something you would typically associate with much larger yachts.
A few steps down from the large, open cockpit, you will find yourself on the hydraulic hi-lo platform, another big-boat luxury consideration. Then there’s the flybridge; large and fully equipped, offering a whole new level of entertainment and pure wind in the hair driving pleasure.
10. Our boat of the month for October was the Bavaria Virtess 420 Flybridge
Bavaria Yachtbau is expanding its portfolio with a new motor yachtrange – the Virtess line. The Virtess 420 will be the first yacht to be released. It features an independent, powerful design with generous amounts of space and custom-made luxury furniture. We at WSB take a closer look at the new arrival and its world premiere.
Innovative design and new features
The flybridge has a spacious, comfortable cockpit with magnificent 360 degree vision. Behind the pilot seat (which accommodates two persons), there is a generous six-person corner seating area. The co-pilot seat also transforms into a comfortable sun lounger. And for evening entertainment the Virtess 420 comes perfectly equipped with barbecue, wet bar, including refrigerator and icemaker.
In the saloon area below, there is the outstanding functionality you would expect to find. The pantry has a microwave, coffee machine, oven and a designer sink, while the drawers and folding doors of the high-quality units provide plenty of intelligent storage options. Entering the saloon from the cockpit, one is welcomed by a comfortable lounge area with corner seating and a large coffee table.
The sliding glass doors open fully to create maximum space or can be closed for greater privacy. Both the central seat bench and the cockpit table can be moved via an innovative rail system. This enables the cockpit to be reconfigured according to individual requirements – creating additional space when entertaining or more intimacy for a sundowner. The salon can also be rearranged to create more space when dining in larger numbers. Easy access to the water is taken care of by the large hydraulic swimming platform with integrated swimming ladder.
Below deck, the Virtess 420 excels with fine-quality materials, excellent workmanship and innovative interior solutions. The luxury owner’s cabin, two guest cabins and generous wet rooms with separate showers all help underline the relaxed and first-class atmosphere on board. If longer trips are planned, there is an option to fit a washing machine. On both sides of the yacht the large windows allow plenty of light to enter, ensuring a welcoming and comfortable ambiance.
World premiere in Cannes
The new Virtess 420 will get its world premiere at the Cannes Boat Show in September 2012. This also further underlines Bavaria’s commitment to the French market. Bavaria has already optimised its dealer network at the start of the year, to provide customers in Francewith the best possible support and strong local partners.
“We are delighted to be able to celebrate two premieres simultaneously with the Virtess 420. Firstly, the development of a completely new luxury line with the Virtess 420 as the first flybridge yacht to leave the Bavaria shipyard. This heralds our entry into a new and interesting market segment. Secondly, we are really looking forward to celebrating a world premiere for the first time in Cannes,” said Dr Jens Ludmann, CEO Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH.
11. Our boat of the month for November was the Azimut Magellano 43
One word, Simple; the new mid-size Italian long range by Azimut Yachts continues to extend what is fast becoming the greenest motor cruisers available. Preceded by the innovative scope of the 74, and the commercial success of the 50, the new 43 is the newest addition to the Magellano Collection.
Within 13 meters is a concentration of all of the features of the Magellano Collection: smooth navigation in all conditions, excellent cruising range in a modern and Italian take on the traditional trawler.
Destined not only for the high seas: there are two versions – Flybridge and Hard Top, to meet owners’ varying needs, the new Magellano 43 is also particularly suited for inland waters navigation.
The flybridge version will be in display at the coming Cannes Boat Show; while the Hard Top version, together with the full Magellano range, will be launched at Genoa Boat Show.
12. Our boat of the month for December was the Ferretti 870
The spacious and comfort of a great Ferretti yacht ensured by anoverall-length of more than 26 metres, in spite of a hull below 24 metres: this is one of the great strengths of the new Ferretti 870, presented as a worldwide preview at the 35th Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes. Available in the standard roll-bar version or with an optional hard top, depending on the owners taste, this new sports yacht has single-handedly renovated the large-yacht range of the historical Ferretti Group‘s brand. The WSB team go behind the sleek lines of this new addition to the Ferretti Flybridge range and takes a closer look.
The Ferretti 870 is yet another accomplishment resulting from the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology (Ferretti Group’s research and naval design centre), and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
While preserving some of the most successful features of its predecessors, the Ferretti 870 stands out for a large number of innovative design solutions, including the bronze dome over thenavigation bridge - also found on the Ferretti 800 – and large glazingextending along the entire main deck and in the hull, at the cabins’ level. The two open-view windows in the master cabin, in particular, have now been joined by large windows with opening portholes in the guest cabins and two windows in the VIP cabin (located at the extreme bow), which result in extraordinary indoor brightness and offer guests wonderful views.
The glazing on the main deck has been extended up to the stern and now features a renovated style thanks to the lower gunwale at the level of the dining area: a solution normally found on much larger yachts which results in more harmonious outer lines and in a sleeker, longer profile characterized by lightness, elegance, and sportiness. Another by-now distinctive feature of several Ferretti Yachts models – the three “shark branchiae” shaped windows separating the saloons glazing from the helm stations one – adds even more character to this really unique craft.
We are extremely proud to be presenting this new model in Cannes – states Alessandro Tirelli, Ferretti Yachts’ Brand Manager. On the Ferretti 870, which marks another significant step forward in the evolution of our large-yacht range, we have kept unchanged all the strengths of its predecessor, particularly its rational space arrangement, while improving its outer style and exploiting the longer superstructure to the fullest.
This has also allowed us to optimise the interior layout, increasing available onboard space and comfort. All passengers can now enjoy the numerous brilliant, innovative layout solutions found on this over-26-metre-yacht, characterized by outstanding performance, incredible silence when running and the utmost privacy”.
The new Ferretti 870 stands out for an extensive use of fine walnut-stained natural oak wood, which can also be found in some interior decor details, such as the doors and drawers of the furniture, featuring lacquered tops and frames. Below deck, wood is combined with leather, which has been used to furnish all cabins.
The increased length of this new model can be immediately perceived in the cockpit – so wide it can really be considered as an outdoor lounge where time can be pleasantly spent in good company: indeed, the teak table seating six/eight people has been joined, even in the standard version, by a functional bar unit located on the port side, beside the glazed door leading to the saloon.
The living area, dining area, galley and helm station are all on the main deck, but the last two, located afore, have been completely separated from the rest of the boat. The saloon is a large open space allowing to enjoy the sea in the utmost comfort. The large glazing on the broadside ensures incredible brightness, making this room even more stylish and pleasant. Moreover, all interiors are fitted with Cantalupi spotlight lighting systems.
In the standard layout, the saloon features a large L-shaped sofa, a comfortable armchair and a coffee table on the left-hand side, while on the right are two small armchairs separated by a cabinet. Behind them is a hiding TV set. On hull number one the Owner has decided to have this area’s furniture customized: the living room features two oyster-shade leather sofas and an armchair, all by Frau, and a Liko Glass coffee table by Desalto.
The grey carpet by GT Design perfectly matches the walnut-stained oak wood floor supplied by the Italian company Stile. The corner table between the two leather sofas, designed by Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, adds the final touch to the interior decor. Right of the saloon and the dining area, an oak wood cabinet with lacquered frames extends along the broadside. It is fitted with a fridge/bottle rack and several compartments to store bottles and various items, and also hosts the hiding 46″ TV set.
The dining area, to port, is furnished with a “Mirror” glass table by Omnidecor and eight leather chairs with steel frames, supplied by Calligaris. To starboard, under the staircase leading to the flybridge, stands a functional cupboard. In the standard version of the yacht, a second cabinet with doors is located between the sofa in the living room and besides the dining table and offers extra storage space. The whole saloon is fitted with a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The area towards the bow has been redesigned by introducing some brilliant solutions that optimise the interior layout, ensuring easier circulation onboard and increased privacy for guests. A true lobby has been obtained on the right-hand side; from there, a door provides easy access to the helm station. The sliding door located to port, in turn, is one of the three possible access ways to the galley. Besides the staircase rising to the flybridge, the day toilet and the stairs leading below deck can also be found along the right broadside.
The galley and the helm station have been extensively modified too. The steering station is now located to starboard and benefits from an excellent front and side view; moreover, simply opening the door behind him, the captain can immediately get a perfect view towards the stern too. The highly ergonomic pilot seat ensures maximum comfort and all onboard equipment and controls are within easy reach.
A large number of storage compartments and a high cabinet have been placed behind and to the right of the helm station, to stow and easily find everything the captain may need while cruising. Left of the steering station, a comfortable dinette with an L-shaped sofa and a chart table with a pouf allow the guests to help the captain define the best course and share with him the pleasure of cruising.
A sliding door located behind the dinette provides a second access to the galley, which can also be reached from the outside through a door located along the port side deck (as well as from the lobby), which the crew can conveniently use to bypass the saloon. The white lacquered kitchen by Ernestomeda is equipped with Bosch household appliances and a GE side-by-side fridge, and also features a functional quartz resin worktop.
The lower deck is accessed from the lobby, amidships. A special lighting system is in place to ensure easier access to the night area, and also creates a very charming atmosphere along the staircase and in the access room leading to the guest cabins: the lighting column running down the stairs has indeed been joined by a backlit side handrail, so the lower deck can be safely reached even at night. In addition to this system, available in the standard version, the Owner can also decide to have installed additional lighting on all staircase steps and on the corridor ones that lead to the guest and VIP cabins.
All cabins on the Ferretti 870 have been enlarged by moving all lower deck area’s towards the stern, so as to exploit the widest part of the yacht to the fullest – a solution that did not require any changes to the engine rooms, the crew quarters or the garage with respect to the previous model, the Ferretti 830. The new 870 includes three double cabins (in the guest cabin located to port the beds can also be separated), plus a fourth one with twin beds located along the right broadside. All cabins have their own en-suite head and separate shower box.
The master cabin has been entirely redesigned: it is now positioned lengthwise and has become a true full-beam cabin, incredibly bright thanks to the double glazing with portholes and finely furnished with a sofa that extends along the entire length of the portside glazing and a sliding lacquered table. A vanity unit with a built-in pouf is located under the opposite glazing. All pieces of furniture have walnut stained oak wood doors and drawers and lacquered tops and frames.
The lower deck decor makes an extensive use of wood and leather in beds and head-boards, while the head lining above the beds features polished and matt lacquered surfaces alternating with upholstered ones, resulting in a more dynamic perception of indoor space. The master bathroom is furnished with two ceramic wash-basins supported by a marble top and fitted with cascade mixer taps.
All (master and guest) bathroom accessories are supplied by Capannoli. The shower box with marble walls and floor can be accessed through a glass door by Bianchi e Fontana; the sanitary fixture area is separated by a sliding satin glass door. The position of the head and of the walk-in wardrobe, behind the bed, ensures increased noise reduction, which is also further enhanced by the sound proof bulkhead and the tanks installed between the cabin and the engine room. To guarantee even more onboard comfort and privacy, the crew quarters have been located aft, beyond the engine room, which the sailor can also access directly.
The guest cabins have also been considerably improved, resulting in increased available space and incredible brightness, the latter as a result of larger glazing. The fore VIP cabin has two windows with portholes, under one of which – on the starboard side – stands a comfortable armchair. This cabin too stands out for the wide use of wood for walls and wardrobes, its leather headboard, and the lacquered ceiling wings.
A vanity unit with a pouf is located along the port wall. The guest cabins are extremely bright too, thanks to the large glazing with portholes, and can boast a very refined style. The port guest cabin in particular can offer the size and comfort typical of a VIP cabin: it can be fitted with a double bed or twin beds ensuring the same excellent liveability, and features a built-in vanity set in the TV unit, which can be equipped with a screen up to 26″.
As regards performances, the new Ferretti 870 comes with two 12V 2000 M94 MTU engines having a power of 1948 mph at 2450 rev/min. and allowing it to reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 30.5 knots. At the maximum speed, the boat has a range of 300 nautical miles, which increases to 358 nautical miles at cruising speed. In the Hard Top version, the Ferretti 870 reaches a maximum speed of 30 knots ensuring a range of 300 nautical miles, and a cruising speed of 27 knots resulting in a range of 350 nautical miles.
The Ferretti 870 encapsulates everything that the Ferretti brand stands for and much more, its unique interior design and touches of clever innovation make it a bench mark for this market segment.