20 November 2020
The new Ferretti Yachts 500, with a length of 15.33 metres and a beam of 4.29 metres, is the product of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and IdeaeItalia Design firm for the new interior design concept.
The exteriors incorporate aerodynamic design and streamlined styling. The stern area offers generous spaces, while the hull’s sides feature even larger windows with sweeping, modern lines.
On board the Ferretti Yachts 500, there are added novelties while the same features as the brand’s larger yachts are retained, like the stern swim platform, which on this unit features optional steps when submerged for total safety while entering the water and is fitted with a convenient new-generation lift system.
Generous storage space is located in the stern area, and from here there is access on both sides up to the cockpit, which has a sofa in the stern with a table in front of it. This area can be used for relaxing or as a dining space seating up to eight people. Alternatively, the backrest can be reclined to form a sun lounge, which can be extended by converting the table into seating with cushions.
On the flybridge, there is a multi-purpose area with an aft dining space featuring a C-shaped sofa that extends around both sides of the stern section and faces a table that can be extended to seat more guests. The huge sun pad on the starboard side of the bow area is fitted with a double backrest.
Alongside it, the exterior helm station has a new concept dashboard and the dedicated pilot seat. Incorporated into the design is the possibility of sheltering the living areas with a bimini top.
Another relaxation area in the bow has a central sun pad with optional reclining backrests for a 360-degree beach area experience.
The glass door into the lounge ensures a seamless connection between exterior and interior, thanks in part to the tilting window, while the galley is strategically placed to serve the cockpit area as well.
The main deck has a spacious lounge area featuring two sofas and a multi-purpose table. The helm station has a brand new dashboard design that is compact and functional.
On the lower deck, there is the option of two different layouts: one with a spacious master cabin and a VIP cabin, both with private bathroom and small laundry, while the other includes a master cabin, a VIP cabin and a double with two single beds and two bathrooms.
The full-beam master cabin in the centre of the boat features novel design solutions, not least a mirror behind the bed that stretches across the entire width of the cabin, dramatically increasing the sense of space.
The layout also offers a TV area for screens up to 43 inches, plus roomy lockers and drawers. The basin top and shower walls in the master bathroom are clad in premium materials.
The other cabins reprise the design of the master cabin, making use of the same colours and exclusively Made in Italy materials.
The new Ferretti Yachts 500 is fitted with a pair of 550 mhp Cummins QSB 6.7 engines, for a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots.