11 June 2021
Launched in March, the new flagship is truly impressive, conveying the talent and technology, innovation and craftsmanship of the Italian yard.
Ferretti Yachts 1000 is the result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors, and Ideaeitalia for the new interior concept.
Versatile and suited to all markets, Ferretti Yachts 1000 reshapes space and changes the whole approach to life on board with unprecedented design solutions and an interior mood developed to adapt to the owner’s various needs.
The first Ferretti Yachts 1000 features Classic styling, with a mood defined by soft, balanced colour tones and subtle contrasts. The other option is Contemporary styling, with fresh tones and bolder colours.
At the heart of the project is the idea of unparalleled comfort and wellbeing in both outdoor and indoor areas, where quintessential Made in Italy taste prevails.
Using understated design, clean lines and sophisticated materials, the vessel aims to create an ambience just like home.
The exterior styling reprises the design philosophy introduced with the latest models in the range: sporty lines dominate a profile featuring new glass side panels aft and amidships.
Teak is used widely: from the swim platform in the stern, it is reprised on the contours of the rear door, on the walkways and on the stairway up to the flybridge, as well as cladding the external helm station.
For the first time in the brand’s history, Ferretti Yachts 1000 makes extensive use of carbon fibre on various parts of the superstructure and hardtop.
Ferretti Yachts 1000 introduces a new flow concept on board. The versatility of the interiors translates to a layout that leaves the owner ample choice to design their own onboard experience.
Large, full-height windows accentuate the feeling of contact with the water and let natural light flood in, while the freestanding furniture conveys a sense of space.
All the technical features are designed to be hidden by architectural details. One of many examples is the new Garvan audio system, which is made up of small loudspeakers integrated seamlessly into the ceiling that deliver high quality sound.
Ferretti Yachts 1000 extends over two decks with every comfort and can accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins: the owner’s suite on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. Headroom in the main and lower deck areas exceeds two metres.
On the main deck, Ferretti Yachts 1000 redefines the stern concept: 40 square metres of livable space, on a par with a superyacht. The beach club provides direct access to the swim platform from the cockpit and creates an outdoor wellness area in contact with the water.
A revolutionary concept makes it easy to leave the water when the swim platform is submerged by opening up three steps on either side of the platform as it is lowered, continuing the stairway down from the cockpit.
This design, developed entirely by the Engineering Department, is a Ferretti Group patent.
Under the side steps leading up to the cockpit is another point of entry into the garage. This solution provides a convenient way to reach the garage without having to use the main door.
The garage can accommodate a Williams Dieseljet 445 tender, a three-seater jet ski, and even two Seabobs, and may also be reached through an independent entrance on the starboard side.
The cockpit is a spacious area with a glass parapet at the stern, furnished with two comfortable sofas facing each other and a teak table in the centre that can be transformed into either a coffee table or a dining table.
This offers two configurations as needed: a lounge with a low table and a dining area. This setting, to which other freestanding elements can be added, enhances the experience at anchor in the roadstead because there are no architectural features standing in the way of direct contact with the surrounding environment.
Inside, the multifunctional galley, a highpoint on the new Ferretti Yachts 1000, is designed to satisfy every need. A full 10 square metres in size, it is fully appointed and can be fitted with any latest generation appliance: a double oven, a side-by-side fridge with a capacity of over 500 litres, a wine cooler and a built-in coffee machine.
The layout also includes a laundry and storage area forward of the galley, which provides access to the crew quarters and the raised helm station on the starboard side of the yacht.
The raised helm station has two entrances, one on the port side for the crew and one on the starboard side for the owner.
Each ceiling features different materials and fabrics in the colour shade best suited to the space in question, ensuring optimum visual comfort too. Completing this area is the leather pilot seat, custom-designed by Poltrona Frau, and a custom sofa with a small table in front of it.
A day head precedes the owner’s suite and is entered through a door fitted with a functional retractable handle. The owner’s suite is entered from the bow and has a spacious walk-in wardrobe with a small sofa.
One of a kind, all the furnishings are custom made with contrasting pale leather tops. The double bed has a sepia-coloured nubuck base highlighted by incorporated LED lights that create an unusual indirect lighting effect.
The cream-coloured bed linen by Gentili Mosconi is personalised for Ferretti Yachts. The television is hidden behind the mirrored wall opposite the bed.
Completing the furnishings is a Minotti armchair at the marble vanity top with drawer. The epitome of fine workmanship and beauty, the generous full-beam bathroom skilfully combines marble and wood and is entered from the suite through two smoked glass doors.
The architectural design of the parquet staircase connecting the main deck with the lower deck is accented by LED lighting, making it seem almost suspended and giving the space a sense of lightness and elegance.
At the bottom of the staircase is a lobby fitted with a large cupboard that can be used for bed linen and towels or a refrigerator reserved for guest use. This space provides access to four twin double cabins, each with private ensuite, as well as a mirror television.
The flybridge helm station has two electrically adjustable Poltrona Frau pilot seats and two co-pilot seats on the opposite side. The dining area under the Nero Elena hardtop has an Eden model Roda sofa in teak, metal and fabric customised for Ferretti Yachts, and two tables that can be joined together to form a large dining table with a steel base and a natural teak top featuring steel inserts and the Ferretti Yachts logo.
On the opposite side is a big double bar unit with a Corian top and built-in sink, an optional grill, and a refrigerator and storage area. The layout of the aft area not covered by the hardtop offers plenty of scope for personalisation: on this unit, it is furnished with three Piper model Roda sofas.
The hardtop can be configured with a fixed glass insert, one that opens, or a system of adjustable glass slats that move aft to provide a large opening over the area beneath. Two symmetrical aft staircases lead up to the flybridge from the cockpit.
Continuing forward, the spacious bow area is furnished symmetrically with sofas and dinettes that can also be transformed into a generous sun pad by joining the two up-down tables opposite each other with the sofas and covering them with fitted cushions.
The first Ferretti Yachts 1000 unit is equipped with twin 2638 mhp MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines, driving the yacht to a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots (preliminary data). The standard version mounts a pair of 2217 mhp MTU 16V 2000 M86 engines, with a top speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots (preliminary data).
The new flagship can also be fitted on request with gyroscopic stabilisation combined with stabiliser fins to ensure maximum comfort and silent running both at anchor in the roadstead and when cruising.
For maximum comfort, one of the focuses of the design process was on reducing vibration, specifically with the development of a highly efficient solution for the powertrain inverters.
The helm station can be fitted on request with four 24-inch touchscreen displays (the standard version has three monitors, two 24-inch and one 16-inch) and is equipped with the integrated LOOP system from Naviop-Simrad, which controls the main propulsion, navigation, monitoring and home automation functions using the same interface, simplifying yacht management and navigation.
The second helm station on the flybridge is fitted with two 16-inch touchscreen monitors (the standard version has only one). The particularly innovative E-Steer electro-hydraulic steering gear was developed in partnership with Twindisc.
Like all the Group’s recent yachts, Ferretti Yachts 1000 has an interactive digital manual devised and developed by the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. The yacht is classified as a recreational craft with CE certification.