Dreams are never too big: Ferretti Yachts’ new 100-foot flagship means the brand has entered a new superyacht territory.
Now we are witnessing a situation that is unique in the yacht market, when many shipyards are trying to deviate from the usual rules and completely revise the concept of space planning and the entire lifestyle on board. The new Ferretti 1000 is no exception in this regard.
Design and concept
The Ferretti 1000 is revolutionary for the Ferretti Yachts that built it in many ways. This is the first yacht in the history of the shipyard, in the construction of which carbon is widely used: the entire superstructure, including the hardtop, is made of it. The yacht’s hull is extremely wide and voluminous, while the design is in the same vein as the other new Ferretti models: quite sporty, with long strips of generous glazing of the sides and superstructure, especially in the stern and midships. Yet here Ferretti Yachts strove for a new style – even simpler and cleaner lines and shapes. As a result, I managed to find my own character – strong, spontaneous and very lively.
Teak plays a significant role in the perception of the yacht’s appearance, abundantly used in the decoration of not only the “beach club”, but also handrails, walkways, ladders, as well as the upper helm station on the flybridge. The flybridge itself, in accordance with the latest design trends, is connected to the bow deck. Another key point in the development of the Ferretti 1000 was the ability to provide maximum privacy and confidentiality for the owner and his guests.
Elegant and modern, the interior still pays tribute to the nautical tradition. This is part of Ferretti Yachts’ DNA that shipyard founder Norberto Ferretti spoke about so well in an interview with MBY, explaining why yachts should not be made in the same way as houses and cars. Strictly speaking, Ferretti 1000 even has two basic interior styles: Classic (earthy, classic tones without sharp contrasts) and Contemporary (more modern, urban solutions). This does not mean that customers will be squeezed into these two options developed by the designers of the shipyard. It is more of a “mood” that can be used for further customization. This is done to ensure that the boat is well received by different customers and in different markets. For the same purpose, the versatility of the premises has been thought out: the modular layout allows them to be multifunctional, gives the owners the opportunity to “sharpen” the space according to their individual needs and feel at home – without the limitations inherent in many yachts. Free-standing furniture gives a feeling of lightness and readiness for change, and an abundance of natural light in all rooms – proximity to the sea and surrounding landscapes.
Dossier Ferretti 1000
2 х MTU 16V 2000 M86 (2638 HP)
The interior is dominated by wood, or rather many of its varieties. In combination with textiles and other finishing materials, sophisticated geometric patterns and a very warm, tactile environment are created, despite the traditional use of such “cold” substances as glass and marble. Nothing catches your eye at first, but as you get to know the boat, you constantly notice new levels of detail.
A completely redesigned stern concept has resulted in a 40 m² “Beach Club”, which is comparable to a much longer superyacht. The cockpit is directly connected to the bathing platform (and not to the saloon as in previous yacht layout concepts). It turns out a single open area in the fresh air. It is more convenient for fun with water toys, and for a lazy beach holiday. When the bathing platform is lowered into the water, three additional steps open on both sides, extending the stairs to the cockpit – a solution that the Ferretti Group has already patented. From the starboard side, there is a separate access to the garage that can accommodate a Williams Sportjet 445 tender, a jet ski and two Seabobs.
The cockpit, surrounded by a glass and steel railing at the stern, has two comfortable sofas and a convertible table. This area can be supplemented with free-standing furniture at the discretion of the owner, creating a cozy and functional space during anchorages. And yes, there are no elements here that block the view and prevent “merging” with the environment.
The “routes” of movement on board have also been revised. Two staircases immediately lead from the cockpit to the flybridge, from where, in turn, you can freely access the private recreation area on the bow deck: there is no need to walk along the sides. Moreover, the side aisles end in the midship area – this made it possible to increase the space where the wheelhouse, galley and daytime bathroom are located to the full width of the hull. However, from each of the side aisles you can get inside, into the salon, and from there – into the wheelhouse and again to the flybridge. Thus, the owner, guests and crew can freely move around the yacht without noticing each other.
If desired, the side glazing of the superstructure (from floor to ceiling) can be made sliding on both sides, turning the salon into a fully open “terrace”. There is no longer any need to make very expensive folding “balconies” in the sides. Previously, such solutions were often used until they realized that such a “balcony” opens only twice: at the moment the yacht is handed over to the client and when the owner first shows the boat to his guests.
It is believed that the galley on board is too prosaic a story to pay much attention to, but in this case it is worth doing. The resulting innovative layout is filled with restaurant-grade technology, while an electrically-operated bulkhead creates a bar area connected to the dining room. Slightly ahead is another room that can serve as a laundry and storage room and from where you can get into the crew compartment, designed for five people (two double cabins and a separate one for the captain).
The standard layout includes five cabins for the owner and guests. An impressive master suite with a separate walk-in closet and full-beam bathroom is located forward of the main deck. Four double guest cabins are located at the bottom. What is nice, they are all the same size and the same level of comfort – no one will be offended.
We will learn more about them after the official premiere of the yacht, but, as the shipyard assures, with two MTU 16V 2000 M86 engines of 2638 hp each. The Ferretti 1000 will be able to reach speeds of up to 28 knots. Cruising is assumed to be around 24 knots. However, this power plant is an option. Slightly less powerful engines are likely to be offered as standard. The Ferretti 1000 is also optionally equipped with gyroscopic stabilizers or stabilizing fins, which work very quietly and guarantee comfort both on the move and at anchorage.
Given that the Ferretti 1000 has already been designated in the 2021 Ferretti Yachts lineup, there is a chance that we will see the novelty on the water before the end of this 2020.