The old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does not seem to be a philosophy at Ferretti Yachts. It is gradually releasing new looks across its model range, including ones that were already catching customers’ attention. The restyled Ferretti Yachts 780 is the latest, with changes in profile and interior design. However, the megayacht still packs a punch in the power department.
The model, which dates back to 2017, follows what Ferretti calls the Just Like Home principle. Briefly, the idea is for the look and feel to be more comfortable and welcoming. Additionally, the shipyard includes all Italian brands for furnishings and accessories, some of which are exclusive to its models. The principle already rolled out with the Ferretti Yachts 500 and Ferretti Yachts 1000, resulting from collaboration with Ideaeitalia for interior design. The 780, at 78’9” (24.01 meters), is the most recent to get the treatment.
One of the first changes you’ll notice with the restyled Ferretti Yachts 780 is the size of the hull windows. This is in keeping with the desire for more natural light inside yachts of all LOAs. Also outside, the two-section transom can lower, revealing sunpads inches above the water. These section can fold down together or separately, too. Up top, meanwhile, the flying bridge offers a choice of a hardtop with a glass center or louvered panels. Directly beneath, the shipyard created a new bar area, opposite the ever-popular alfresco dining area. Notably, that dining area can convert to be an aft-facing sunpad.
Major changes are inside the restyled Ferretti Yachts 780, too. For instance, you now have a choice of two decor packages. Hull number one has the Classic design, with walnut wood, stainless steel accents, and warm, traditional tones. Ferretti says the inspiration was the island of Ischia in Italy. The Contemporary decor package, meanwhile, draws inspiration from Sicily’s Taormina, with cooler colors and more urban appeal.
While you will appreciate your full-beam master and three guest staterooms, all below decks, you’ll be even happier with three different galley designs from which to choose. The open-plan option should primarily appeal to Americans, given the popularity of open-concept homes. Yet another option sees the galley mostly enclosed, but with a sliding glass partition between it and the dining area. This further creates a bar area at the partition. Finally, the third option is an entirely enclosed galley. Whatever customers choose, though, it sits to starboard on the main deck, standard with a lowering window for fresh air. Your chef will be pleased.
Your captain and crew overall will be pleased, too, with their quarters. The 780 provides private heads for the captain and crew cabin.
Since Ferretti Yachts has a reputation for fast flybridge yachts, the speed for this model keeps faithful to the philosophy. Look for a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots with the standard twin MAN engines. The more powerful optional power package promises a 31-knot max speed and 27-knot cruise. Regardless, you can further opt for a joystick featuring docking control, handy for tight marinas, as well as a station-keeping system similar to Dynamic Positioning.
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