Photography by Ferretti Group
03 April 2017
At this week’s Singapore Yacht Show, three new yachts will be introduced to the Southeast Asian market in a collaboration between Hong She Marine and Ferretti Group.
“We constantly seek to improve on technical innovation and design to meet the needs of existing and new clients. As part of our three-year product development plan from 2015 to 2017, we will introduce a total of nine new yachts worldwide this year,” said Mr. Fabiomassimo Discoli, Sales Manager, Ferretti Group Asia Pacific. “Singapore is a crucial hub for our presence in Southeast Asia and we are thrilled to work closely with Hong Seh Marine, a leading local distributor, to introduce these three new models to the region at the prestigious Singapore Yacht Show.”
The FY450 and FY700 are designed to appeal to the discerning owner who pursues comfort and luxury, while the Pershing 5X is positioned to impress the serious yacht aficionado with its impressive technical specifications and performance. Here, we’ll take a closer look at each model.
Representing a new chapter in Pershing’s 32 year history as a provider of top-of-the-market yachts, the Pershing 5X coupé is a collaboration between Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Fulvio De Simoni Design Studio.
Its jet fighter profile on water is the result of ultra sporty lines, a comparison that continues with its range of high performance features. The Pershing 5X offers two different engine and transmission options. The owner can choose twin VOLVO IPS950 D11 with 725hp, with Z-drives and counter-rotating propellers (cruising speed, 30 knots; maximum speed, 36 knots). Alternatively, the owner may opt for twin CAT 12.9 engines, 1,000hp each, with Top System 75X surface drives (cruising speed, 41 knots; maximum speed, 45 knots). On request, an EASYSET system joystick—developed in partnership with Top System and available exclusively on the new coupé—can be added to enhance maneuverability.
Looking inside, the cockpit is fitted with a large sundeck, headrest and a second sofa. The cockpit can be separated or joined to the salon through a special opening and closing system for the glass door and glazed surface that divides these two area. The stylistic solutions in the lower deck are designed by Fulvio de Simoni and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department to give the 5X its unique style. It is the first Pershing below 60 feet to offer a master suite with an ensuite bathroom. Lacquered elements, essentials and pristine white Vescom wallpaper are used to decorate the sleeping suites. The bathrooms, with ceramic top and basin, can be further equipped with decorative mosaics on the shower walls. The Pershing 5X truly represents the intersection between high performance and absolute luxury.
First introduced in late July 2016 at a private preview in Italy, the FY450 marks the Ferretti Group’s comeback in the under-50 feet range.
This flybridge yacht is a collaboration between the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and the Studio Zuccon International Project, which handled the exterior and interior design of the yacht. Three decks allow one to enjoy every moment on board, while bright interiors are furnished in a sophisticated combination of woods, lacquered surfaces and fabrics to fuse contemporary living with traditional marine design.
The lower deck of the first unit has a three cabin layout to sleep up to six people. The full-beam master suite is enhanced by playful walnut fabric and lacquered detailing, carpet in various shades of grey, as well as leather inserts in the furniture panels, framework and headboard. The captivating style of the suite also features extraordinary volume and space: the central double bed is flanked by a comfortable sofa on the starboard side and many storage compartments, as well as two spacious wardrobes stretching to other containers against the wall.
Featuring sleek, dynamic lines, this 45-footer has a sporty design, which reflects the pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 engines it is fitted with. Owners can choose between either a 480 Mhp or 550 Mhp version, with the first offering a cruising speed of 25 knots and maximum speed of 29 knots; whereas the latter will cruise at 27 knots and reach top speeds of 31 knots.
The Ferretti 700 is a new medium-size flybridge model, offering the best an owner can expect in terms of both seaworthiness and comfort on board.
It owes its striking appearance to its slender, aggressive profile. Hull restyling has introduced three large hull glazed surfaces on each side of the yacht that are stanchion-free, with flush-glued porrtholes, providing a wide unobstructed view. The superstructure conveys a sense of sophisticated airiness: the dark long deck glazing, in the same colour as the stanchions, cuts across the Yacht’s profile from stern to bow. The glazing follows the lowering of the gunwale in the central part of the boat, where the living room is located, allowing the interiors of the main deck to be visible from the outside, increasing the general sense of openness that pervades the entire craft.
The full-beam master stateroom, located amidships, is very spacious and rationally designed. The two windows are surrounded by frames that enhance the sinuous, rounded shape of the glazing. The large owner’s bathroom with a spacious separate shower box, as well as the walk-in wardrobe, are located behind the bed – a solution that further increases the distance between the master quarters and the engine room, which are now separated by both the sailor’s cabin and the tank, minimising noise. The guest area layout bears witness to the Ferretti Yachts 700’s great versatility. The two layouts mainly differ in the design of the lobby and the guest cabins, while the master stateroom and the VIP suite, at the bow, remain unchanged. Every cabin can benefit from plenty of natural light, thanks to the stanchion-free windows with flush portholes – two per cabin. All cabins also share the same type of décor, always reflecting the greatest possible care for detail.
Two MAN engines are installed in the engine room, a single space that hosts all systems and wheel controls. Feretti Yachts proposes two V8 1000 Mhp engines, allowing a maximum speed of 28.5 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots. Alternatively, the yacht can be equipped with a pair of more powerful 100 Mhp MAN V8s, that will push it to a top speed of 31.5 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots.