Ferretti Yachts makes its comeback in the range under 50 feet with the new flybridge yacht, on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016
Style, comfort, class, performance, brightness, lounge areas out on the sea and sporty DNA: imagine these features at the very height of excellence and you will have the new Ferretti Yachts 450. Presented in late July at the private preview in Portopiccolo Sistiana, an exclusive marina a few miles from Trieste, the yacht was created to captivate enthusiasts and owners from all over the world and it has all the right tools to do so.
Ferretti Yachts 450 is the result of the collaboration between the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee, the Group’s Engineering Department, which supervised the technical and naval engineering, and the Studio Zuccon International Project, which handled both exterior and interior design.
The flybridge yacht features sleek, dynamic lines which give this 45-footer the sporty feel that embodies the latest generation of Ferretti Yachts. The three decks let you enjoy every moment on board, thanks to comfortable and extraordinarily bright interiors with glazed surfaces on main and lower decks. The furnishings were developed by the Ferretti Group Engineering Department interior designers to create a refined, playful contrast between the variety of materials and colours.
This produces a sophisticated combination of woods, lacquered surfaces and fabrics that fuses a contemporary living style with a traditional marine design, a hallmark of the brand. It is a combination which, in almost 50 years, has captivated owners all around the world, from the USA to China, where Ferretti Yachts is synonymous with Italian yachting.
Once on board, the stern swimming platform featuring a tender lift offers a submerged area to use as a beach club or to move the tender (up to 2.80 metres). The cockpit is fitted with an aft sofa and a wooden table.
The interiors of the main deck are a streamlined open space, with a fully parquet floor. The galley on the port side features walnut furniture doors with lacquered frames and a glazed surface at the bottom. The worktop is made from innovative nanotechnology material. A leather upholstered cabinet on the starboard side contains a refrigerator and freezer. The central living area is fitted with a sofa on the port side surrounding the dining table, opposite which is a second sofa against the wall. The helm station is located at the far bow on the starboard side.
The lower deck of the first unit has a three cabin layout to sleep up to 6 people. The full-beam master suite is enhanced by the playful decorations of walnut, fabrics, lacquered surfaces and carpet in various shades of grey, as well as leather inserts in the furniture panels, framework and headboard. The captivating style of the suite also features extraordinary volume and space: indeed, the central double bed is flanked by a comfortable sofa on the starboard side and many storage compartments and by two spacious wardrobes stretching to other containers against the wall.
The master suite is completed by a large en-suite head with separate shower decorated by a mosaic wall. A similar interior design distinguishes the VIP suite at the far bow, while the guest cabin features bunk beds on the starboard side. The head with separate shower in the VIP suite is shared with the third cabin and can also be used as a day toilet.
FLYBRIDGE AND EXTERIORS
There is a surprising amount of space outside, starting from the flybridge which gives extra character to the yacht. The sun deck is divided into a dining area with central table and bar unit at the stern and a central outside pilotstation. The compact design of the helm station, along with the storage of the life raft under the captain’s seat, help create space for a large sun pad at bow. A retractable sun canopy shelters guests during the hottest hours of the day. The bow of the yacht is also all about relaxation thanks to the central sun pad on the deckhouse.
ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE
The Ferretti Yachts 450 is fitted with a pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 engines. The owner can choose from two versions: either 425 Mhp or 480 Mhp. The second option will give the new yacht a cruising speed of 27 knots with a maximum speed of 31 knots (preliminary data). The new yacht can also be fitted with a practical joystick system to make manoeuvring and mooring even easier.