She feels like home immediately, a marvelous and comfortable seaside home. This strong feeling comes with your very first step onboard, where a lounge on the aft platform invites you to relax and admire the wonder of nature. Indeed, this was the idea at the heart of the Ferretti Yachts 1000: incomparable comfort both outdoors and indoors.
The new flagship of the brand is 98’10” (30.13 meters), encompassing the 50-year history of the successful brand. The shipyard’s Strategic Product Committee, led by Piero Ferrari, joined forces with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, Filippo Salvetti for the exterior, and Ideaeitalia for the interior. When the yacht debuted at the Venice Boat Show last June and then at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, “Visitors were unanimously and immediately impressed,” says Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s CCO. As were we when we visited her.
Salvetti’s styling expresses the philosophy introduced with the latest models. Specifically, it’s sportiness defined by three simple lines, with huge glass panels aft and amidships underlying the design and flooding the interiors with light. “It is not just a question of style, though, but more importantly of volumes and therefore proportions,” Salvetti explains. “A wide-body boat with incredible internal volumes, like Ferretti Yachts 1000, must be perfectly balanced and proportioned to stay sporty and dynamic.” He continues, “Our works on light-dark contrasts and the freshness of the surfaces played a fundamental role.”
The design team also completely re-thought the space for your needs. “The owners required not only a ‘simple’ means of transport for holidays at sea, but a place to live,” de Vivo says. Thus, the Ferretti Yachts 1000 introduces a new flow concept. The 431 square feet (40 square meters) of liveable space between the swim platform and aft deck, for instance, are as spacious as those of a larger superyacht. It’s an outdoor wellness area in contact with the water and offering a new way to socialize. Two staircases from the aft deck, meanwhile, lead to the 592-square-foot (55-square-meter) flybridge, linked to the private bow area. Everywhere there’s a sense of continuity between interior and exterior spaces, too. You find it particularly in the saloon’s full-height side windows, which upon request can open on both sides.
The interior is elegant, functional, and welcoming. Ferretti Yachts chose Ideaeitalia (which previously collaborated on the redesign of the Ferretti Yachts 500 and 780) to ensure this. “The Italian signature is really effective in our product and something we wanted to keep as the main distinctive feature of our future products,” says De Vivo. Ideaeitalia truly believes in Made in Italy, and perfectly expresses the new “course”” of the brand. “The objects and historical periods that inspired us include classic Italian architecture with all its tradition and variety, as well as Italian furniture design from the 1950s and 60s,” say Davide Bernardini and Alessio Battistini, co-founders of Ideaeitalia.
The Ferretti Yachts 1000’s interior layout offers great versatility. The freestanding furniture (from Minotti aboard hull number one, Epic) and accessories have a distinctly residential feel. They leave the owner with plenty of scope for customization. Ferretti Yachts and Ideaeitalia offer two moods, Classic and Contemporary, from which to choose. Epic’s saloon, including a dining area, reveals two contrasting woods, which feature throughout the yacht. The furnishings reprise their contrasting warm and pale, delicate nuances. Similarly elegant, understated tones appear in the master suite, forward on the main deck and with access to the bow. They’re in the four double cabins on the lower deck, too. Equal attention to detail applies in the multifunctional galley, a high point of the yacht. It contains a fridge whose capacity exceeds 132 gallons (500 liters), two oven, and a wine cooler.
The raised helm station is an additional focal point. The Poltrona Frau pilot seat will keep your captain comfortable. A custom settee with a small table complements it. Twin 2,638-mhp MTU engines aboard hull number one promise a top speed of 28 knots. Cruising speed, meanwhile, is of 24 knots. Note, though, that the standard version has a pair of 2,217-mhp MTU engines for a top speed of 24 knots.
Either way, she’s a spirited performer that additionally can have gyroscopic stabilization combined with stabilizer fins. This makes her an even more comfortable seaside home.
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