The “widebody” yacht according to Ferretti Yachts. Already at Cannes 2019 and Düsseldorf 2020 we observed the continuous search for space on board. The biggest Ferretti ever, the Ferretti Yachts 1000 confirms everything.
Ferretti Yachts 1000: a revolutionary boat
The boat is no longer growing in length today. Or rather, not only. But it “swells”, increasing in volume. In this way, boats can compete with the boom of motor catamarans, which are becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The widebody motorboats go in the direction of satisfying the need to have more volume available, without giving up the pleasure of sailing, even at high speeds, onboard a monohull.
Ferretti Yachts thus presents its new flagship of over 100 feet, which in pure “widebody” style has a flybridge directly connected to the bow. The external shapes follow the design philosophy inaugurated with the latest models in the range where a sporty profile still dominates, like Ferretti 720.
Ferretti Yachts 1000 presents a revamped stern concept with 40 m² of living space. It is an authentic beach club with direct links between the swimming platform and the cockpit, creating an open wellness area. Situated right next to the sea, it opens up all sorts of adventurous opportunities for owners, who can use the unprecedented outdoor entertainment zone however they like. A ground-breaking concept makes it easy to climb up when the swimming platform is underwater.
There are three steps on each side that open up as the platform lowers, extending the cockpit stairs. Ferretti Group has patented the design, which was entirely developed by the Engineering Department. On the starboard side, there is independent access to the garage, which can accommodate a Williams Sportjet 445 tender, a personal watercraft and even 2 Seabob.
A glass and steel railing runs around the aft side of the large cockpit, which contains two comfortable sofas and a central table that can be transformed into a coffee table or a dining table. The area can be complemented with free-standing items.
The distribution of on-board flows has been innovatively overhauled: access from the cockpit to the flybridge is provided by two stairways and from there it is possible to reach the forward area, where complete privacy is guaranteed. Both of the side walkways on the main deck lead inside. From there, it is easy to get to the raised helm station and back to the flybridge and the forward area.
There is an exemplary approach to space and ergonomics, with a large lounge that looks directly out over the sea, a galley that is truly unprecedented in a yacht of this size, and a totally unique owner’s cabin. On request, the large floor-to-ceiling glazed windows in the lounge on the main deck can be made to open up on both sides. Along with the glass door at the entrance, they help to break down the visual barriers dividing the inside and outside, making it feel like a seafront terrace.
Spanning a huge 10 m², it boasts a comprehensive range of equipment. An electric wall opening system reveals a bar and joins it together with the dining area. Further facilities come in the shape of a laundry and storage area next to the galley. It provides access to the crew area, which sleeps five people altogether. As well as a large captain’s cabin, there are two twin cabins.
The solutions underline the international nature of the design, which can cater to the needs of different markets and different on-board requirements. Ferretti Yachts 1000 is perfect for everything from family cruises to charter services.
With the standard layout, there are five cabins in the guest area: an owner’s suite on the main deck and four large double cabins that are all the same size on the lower deck. It is possible to have separate beds in the two forward cabins. Owners can happily stay in their own little private apartment with a full range of facilities, including a sizeable full-beam bathroom adorned with a perfect blend of marble and wood. It is a beautiful piece of exceptional workmanship. The rooms on the lower deck have been cleverly, rationally designed and the materials are exquisitely balanced.
Ferretti Yachts 1000, with twin MTU 16V 2000 M86 engines delivering 2638 mhp (optional), reaches a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots (preliminary data). On request, the new yacht can be equipped with a gyroscopic stabilisation system and stabilising fins to keep it as quiet and comfortable as possible both at anchor and out on the waves. Ferretti Yachts 1000 is classified as a recreational craft with CE marking.