Ferretti Yachts 850: Seductive Luxury
Rugged and seductive, the Ferretti Yachts 850 dazzles with its strikingly clean and dynamic profile. Its clear-cut angles give a powerful and bold look and when this is combined with sophisticated design and extraordinary comfort, it makes for an outstanding masterpiece on the water.
The design and layout of the exteriors and interiors are the joint effort between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Studio Zuccon International Project – the Group’s Engineering Department, which handles both the naval and interior design. This combination of technical expertise and Italian design is what sets this shipyard apart from others.
Two trapezoidal hull windows with integrated portholes, which are sleek and extra wide, making the most of the natural light and providing magnificent views from the inside of the yacht. The main deck continues the overall experience, thanks to a single full-height window, which cuts through the entire super structure along with a large front and side dome at the raised helm station.
The cockpit can be accessed from both sides and is furnished with a striking, multi-purpose sofa, thanks to its collapsible backrest, which can be used both as a chaise longue and to seat diners around the large outdoor table. On the starboard side towards the bow, fitted under the staircase leading to the flybridge, there are various storage compartments and an icemaker, as well as the mooring controls. Just like larger yacht, access to the engine room is via a portside door.
The glazed sliding door leads into a 10m long open plan space with a lounge and a dining area. All the furniture and fittings redefine the architectural and design ‘language’ of yachting. The décor, chosen by the Group’s Engineering Department working side by side with international trend research experts, represents a break with conventional standards of onboard furnishings. The result is a living style that is in line with the latest trends in residential architecture, characterised by opulent minimalism.
The Ferretti 850 features full-height glazed surfaces, light and pleated curtains, and freestanding furniture are typical elements of this ultra-contemporary metropolitan concept. The interior shows design features created by the famous Italian house of Minotti.
This new partnership has led to a spellbinding layering of influences and styles, and a yacht interior that is the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. The lounge features an L-shaped sofa, a coffee table and a TV area, as well as a dining area with a striking round table.
The lacquered surfaces and quality fabrics give a distinctive style to every area and Minotti’s flamed oak in a colour reminiscent of tobacco combines perfectly with satin finish brass frames. The warm colours of the woods are matched by several pieces of Minotti designer furniture, which are enriched by granite-colour, polished lacquer doors.
Eight Thonet chairs in black leather complete the dining table, and both the coffee and dining tables reference the colour schemes of the furnishings, with bronze and granite trim.
The galley is located forward beyond the lobby and the helm station and is completely separate from the guest area. Fitted out with high-end Ernestomeda kitchen equipment has a convenient dinette and the stairs nearby lead to the crew cabins.
As an alternative layout, the galley can be situated on the port side with a cocktail bar facing the lounge. This solution enhances the convivial atmosphere onboard and enables a lounge area to be set up forward of the helm station.
Keeping with the style of the main deck, the flamed oak wood, satin finish brass trim and lacquered ceiling, the central king-size bed in the master en suite features leather upholstered headboard and borders matching the bedside tables, features a study area along the bulwark with a stylish Minotti unit. The TV screen is installed on the wall opposite the bed and a large wardrobe and several spacious storage compartments provide abundant storage.
The lower deck houses two spacious VIP double cabins, one amidships on the port side and the other forward. There is a fourth cabin on the starboard side, fitted with twin beds. The décor of all the cabins matches the style of the master suite. Every cabin has en-suite bathroom and separate shower.
The crew quarters are located in the extreme bow and include two cabins with bunk beds and private bathroom.
Flybridge And External Forward Area
The Vulcan Grey hard top is installed over the sundeck, extending towards the stern and bow, where it is also fitted with a rigid tinted glazing. The spacious and panoramic flybridge can be furnished with freestanding furniture, including a chaise lounge and sectional sofas depending on the client’s choice.
Towards the bow is the spacious helm station, featuring a comfortable sofa with seating for the co-pilot. Also towards the bow but on the starboard side is the cocktail bar with several storage compartments and worktops. There is a second outdoor lounge area on the deck-house for relaxing in utmost privacy. This area features a large central sun pad, a dinette with seating for two and a folding table, most importantly it offer privacy.
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*** This article is a republished version. Flip to page 132 of Yacht Style, Issue 41 to read the full story.
Words Suzy Rayment | Images courtesy of Ferretti Yachts