Flybridge Evolution; The Ferretti Yachts 670 Takes Flybridge Yacht To A New Level
The Ferretti Yachts 670 takes the flybridge yacht to a new level, and sets new standards of style, comfort and performance.
[Words, Suzy Rayment and Nic Boyde; Photos, Courtesy of Ferretti Yachts] The Ferretti Yachts 670 was one of five new boats from the Ferretti Group shown to the world for the first time at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival to mark the Ferretti Group’s 50th anniversary. Created by their Engineering Department the exterior was designed in collaboration with the famed luxury yacht architect Filippo Salvetti.
The Ferretti Yachts 670 Takes Flybridge Yacht To A New Level
The exteriors are characterised by clear and stretched lines that provide the 67-footer with an elegant yet sportive look, a feature look that Ferretti intend to extend to the next generation of Ferretti Yachts creations.
The Ferretti Yachts 670 combines the best of the characteristics from the models launched in 2016 and 2017 (Ferretti Yachts 450, 780, 850 and 920) and adds some new and significant features as well as an outstanding optimization of interior and exterior spaces, providing the perfect interweaving of communal and private living areas.
The ample flybridge, which at 24 m squared, is one of the most spacious in its class. It is fitted with free-standing furniture aft, a fully equipped bar to port, and on the starboard side there is a C-shaped sofa and a rising dining table that face the bar and the helm, right forward on port side. Forward of this is a very large sea-facing sun pad. Helm aside, this is all entertainment space. Three different options for roofing the flybridge are available: no roof at all – the standard open version; a “roll bar” for satellite and radar equipment with a built-in Bimini; and the hardtop version featured in this article.
From the cockpit in the stern, the main deck opens up through a a glass door into the lounge. This exceptionally spacious saloon is bathed in natural light. Two beautiful sofas, upholstered in Zimmer + Rohde fabric, and accompanied by centralized coffee tables flank the passage to the dining area that is combined with an attractive open-plan galley.
In what is typical Ferretti splendour, the interiors offered by the shipyard, in two, light and dark, versions, incorporate luxury designer brands, seamlessly placed amid the ‘usual’ outstanding Italian craftsmanship to produce the epitomy of style and comfort that Ferretti is known for.
Linear modules with strips of contrasting light and dark precious hardwood set off opaque ceilings and floors. Gloss finishes are reserved for the furniture. A number of metallic elements in the lounge and bronze-glass details in the owner’s suite provide a stunning visual impact. Luxury designer brands featured include Calacatta Gold countertops by Florim, Lealpell, Dedon, Disenia, Casamance and Perennials. The accomodation deck features striped wood furnishings both glossy and opaque, with lacquered surfaces and unbuckle upholsteries. Beds, drawers and bookshelves all feature stylish leather effect.
The helm station, forward on the starboard side, is equipped with the same cutting-edge integrated Naviop-Simrad instrumentation as used on recent larger models ( Ferretti Yachts 780, 850 and 920). For the first time in this class, the integration of a single innovative multi-display interface at each helm station makes it possible to monitor all the main functions, not just from the main helm station but also from the flybridge.
Below the main deck new owners can choose between a three or four-cabin layout. The former has the full-width owner’s suite amidships, and includes a spacious study that can double as a private space for the owner. The bed is located centrally in the suite, and behind it, towards the stern are a walk-in closet on the port side and a large bathroom to starboard. Crew accommodation fits between the engine room and the master cabin’s bathroom area, providing excellent soundproofing against engine room noise.
On the starboard side there is a Twin cabin, while the forepeak has another double cabin. Each has an en-suite bathroom and separate shower. The four-cabin version sacrifices the master suite’s study in favour of another twin cabin to port.
The flat foredeck is back! Here’s another example of space optimisation, and provides ample area for guests to relax with no less than three spacious sofas that face one another and the area can be entirely covered by a bimini when not under way. Optionally, two dining tables can be installed along the side sofas and these can in turn be converted into sofas so as to transform the whole area into one big sun pad.
At the stern, there is a large swimming platform with an H+B vertical tender lift capable of managing a 3.45m jet tender. Among the distinctive features in this area are two storage compartments: one in the upper part and one in the lower part of the stern sofa. A Seabob can be kept in the latter.
The state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic steering system, developed in collaboration with XENTA, is the same as the one already seen on the Ferretti Yachts 780 model.
Among its many benefits is greater steering comfort thanks to the extremely easy handling of the helm and maximum efficiency when turning, in any sea conditions and even at high speed.
The steering system can be integrated with a cutting- edge joystick package, paired with a powerful proportional thruster, which includes the docking, and tiller/cruise functions, that provide an engaging and dynamic sailing experience. There is an innovative Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) for shaft-line propulsion.
The Ferretti Yachts 670 is fitted with twin MAN diesels rated at 1200hp, giving it a top speed of 32 knots, a cruising speed of 28 knots and a maximum range of about 270nm. Alternatively, MAN 1000 mhp engines can be fitted. A stabilization package with two gyroscopic Seakeeper stabilizers is a further option, and guarantees the utmost stability in heavy water whether cruising or when docked.
Measuring 67 ft. in length, this luxury motoryacht incorporates a number of solutions that previously have been seen only on larger vessels. There is also an exclusive Tai He Ban version, conceived specifically for the Asia-Pacific market, which includes a below-deck galley and a round table on the main deck. With its state-of-the-art exteriors, innovative use of space and cutting-edge display and control systems, this yacht ensures an extraordinary yachting experience.
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