The new Ferretti Yachts 500 concept is the result of the collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee headed by Ing. Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and design studio Idea Italia for the new interior design concept.
The project starts from the strategic 15-metre segment and aims to renew the entire range, all the way up to the new flagship of the fleet.
The exteriors follow the philosophy of the latest models in the range, integrating it with some interesting new features, such as aerodynamic design and streamlined shapes. The stern features a soft and sporty design, with new solutions and generous spaces, while the profile of the hull enhances the design of windows, characterised by wide, modern shapes.
“The design of the new Ferretti Yachts 500 highlights an overall dynamism thanks to new and innovative stylistic features of the superstructure. A natural heir to the Ferretti Yachts 720, it reinterprets the new styles of the range in a very personal way. It proposes a layout based on a design centered on people and their life on board, a typical approach of the Ferretti DNA. The two different moods of decor by Idea Italia studio perfectly reflect the ‘Just Like Home’ philosophy and are able to satisfy the tastes of every customer” stated Filippo Salvetti, the exterior design architect.
Ferretti Yachts 500 revealed options for two interior moods: Classic, with its warm tones and Contemporary, inspired by Mediterranean colours.
The two moods are distinguished by a number of elements: the neutral wood of the wall coverings, cool, bright materials, contrasted with warm, cosy materials. The elegance of the combination of woods is accompanied by the consistency of the earth colours and the warmth of leather.
Ferretti Yachts 500 modernizes life on board by keeping the characteristic elements of larger vessels, such as the stern swimming platform. When the platform is submerged, steps are revealed for totally safe access to the sea, and the convenience of the optional lift system makes it suitable for the whole family. Ferretti Yachts 500 also features plenty of aft storage space, combining design and functionality.
The dual side access leads up to the cockpit, organised with a structural sofa aft, facing a table. This zone can be used as a relaxation area or as a dining area, with the possibility to accommodate up to ten people, while the reclining backrest makes it possible to enjoy a convertible lounge zone, made even more spacious by the possibility of transforming the table into a seat with cushions.
On the flybridge, there will be an aft dining area features a C-shaped sofa that extends along the back on both sides, with a table in front that can be extended to make room for more guests. In the starboard bow area, a huge sun pad features a double backrest for the maximum comfort. To the side is the outside steering station, with a newly designed helm station that includes a dedicated pilot’s chair. All living area might be covered with bimini.
Forward is another area for relaxation, with a large central sun pad with reclining backrests for a full optional beach area.
Ferretti Yachts 500 installs twin Cummins QSB 6.7 engines delivering 550 mhp, for a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots (preliminary data). The new yacht will also be equipped with optional gyroscopic stabilisation to guarantee the maximum stability at anchor and during navigation.