Flying-bridge cruisers are perennially popular, in a variety of sizes. That partially explains why Filippetti Yachts is introducing a new flagship for its flying-bridge series. The Filippetti F100 provides customers with a much larger cruiser, while remaining within the 30-meter (sub-100-foot) size range.
The shipyard, which also has a Navetta series, is once again collaborating with designer Fulvio De Simoni. The designer, of course, has earned renown for sleek-looking, performance yachts and superyachts. Also notably, the Filippetti family has longstanding ties to him. Shipyard founder Fausto Filippetti was a co-founder of Pershing Yachts, and that yard relied upon De Simoni for design. However, while the Filippetti F100 has a good turn of speed, she’s not a high-performance model. Rather, the flying-bridge yacht has twin MTUs that should provide a top speed of 22 knots.
Regardless, De Simoni lends some sporty styling to the new project, too. Plus, the layout especially of alfresco areas encourages owners, guests, and even crew to enjoy the outdoors. For instance, the flying bridge can come equipped with big sunpads, a dining area beneath the shade of the hardtop, and a bar. Knowing how much captains prefer driving outside versus being stuck inside, the yard and designer have a helm up here. An observation settee just opposite is perfect for guests, too.
Solely for guests, the foredeck features a significant sunpad, on the same level as the flying bridge. A few short steps down and forward yield access to a cozy dining area. A retractable bimini makes it extra cozy, and shady, when wanted. Conveniently, for both guests and the crew, a small refrigerator is handy here—and the same is true throughout other exterior areas. All the while, the crew can still access winches and keep an eye on the anchor chain without guests being underfoot.
Since the Filippetti F100 is a semi-custom project, customers can select up to six staterooms. This is unusually high for a 99’7” (30.4-meter) megayacht. So, for example, you can have twin twins and two doubles below, as well as a full-beam VIP, with the master on the main deck. Or, turn one stateroom into a gym or a spa.
Do take the opportunity, though, to stow a tender up to 16 feet (5 meters) long and a PWC in the tender garage. Also enjoy how a section of the swim platform submerges to ease toy launching. If you cruise with family, you can watch the kids play from a built-in transom settee/sunbed (above).
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