BY APB STAFF on 6 Dec 2021

The new 1000 is the largest model ever built under the Ferretti Group's eponymous Ferretti Yachts brand, and it features an open, direct passage from the flybridge to the bow thanks to its new concept of flow

FERRETTI YACHTS 1000 exteriorThe new Ferretti Yachts 1000, launched in March this year, is the largest boat ever built by the brand. Ferretti says the new 1000 is suited for all markets. For Hong Kong buyers, it hits a sweet spot in terms of size, volume and performance. Yachts from 80 to 100 feet [24 to 30m] have been the most popular in terms of large yacht range with owners there, and this Ferretti comes in right at the top end of that range.

Two interior stylings are available: Classic, which offers soft tones and subtlety, and Contemporary, which focuses on bolder colours and starker contrasts. Like any yacht in the Ferretti line, the fit and finishes are designed to make you feel as though at home – if your home is a modern Italian villa.

FERRETTI YACHTS 1000 interior

Side windows in the main saloon can be opened to create a terrace on the sea

Sporty lines dominate a profile featuring new glass side panels aft and amidships. Teak is used extensively, as you might expect. But now, Ferretti is combining this traditional yacht material with carbon-fibre construction on the superstructure and hard top, for lighter weight and better performance. The 1000 also introduces Ferretti‘s new ‚Äòflow’ concept, in which guests and owner can move about the yacht, from bow to stern, with total ease.

The flow concept comes into its own from the flybridge: guests can get to the forward bow lounge area from there via direct companionways. It’s a neat trick and a bit surprising when you try it for yourself the first time. The owner’s suite is accessed from the bow lounge area, creating a sense of privacy and privilege while allowing easy movement.

The 55sqm flybridge has direct access to the bow lounge

The flow concept also applies to the staircases connecting decks at the aft end of the yacht. Two staircases access the 55sqm flybridge. The cockpit also provides access to the side walkways on the main deck leading to the salon and from here to the raised helm station and flybridge, making it easier for the owner, guests and crew to move independently around the yacht.

Compounded with full-height side windows in the main deck (with over two metres of headroom), a huge flybridge and a big aft deck, you get the feeling that the yacht is as much a platform as a vessel. On request, the side windows can be built with opening mechanisms on both sides. When the main deck side windows are open along with the aft doors, the main saloon is effectively transformed into an on-the-water terrace.

The flow concept comes into its own from the flybridge: guests can get to the forward bow lounge area from there via direct companionways

The full exterior lines were used to create ample headroom

Up on the huge flybridge, there is a large adjustable dining area opposite a double bar unit with sink, (optional) grill, refrigerator and storage space. The aft flybridge area can be personalised, while the hard top can be fitted with a fixed glass insert, a glass insert that opens, or adjustable glass slats.

The dining area on the main deck accommodates 10, with a table made from the same wood as the chairs. The galley measures 10sqm and can be fitted with a double oven, a side-by-side, 500-litre fridge, wine cooler and a built-in coffee machine. In addition, there is 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 beach club area and aft deck covers over 40sqm

At the stern, the aft deck area covers 40sqm and has direct access to the swim platform. An outdoor wellness area can also be added. Ferretti has patented a new system that opens three steps on either side of the platform as it is lowered into the sea, making getting up onto the swim platform even easier. 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.

It’s a measure of the finish quality on Ferretti’s new flagship that even the helm seats are by Poltrona Frau

The main deck galley can be closed off for meal service

The aft cockpit has a glass wall at the stern, creating a more open feeling. There are two sofas facing each other over an adjustable teak table. The owner can enter the master suite from the bow. The master cabin has a huge walk-in wardrobe along with the finish quality you’d expect from Ferretti. The bed has LED lights incorporated into the base to create a gentle, indirect lighting effect. The TV is hidden behind the mirrored wall opposite the bed. The suite’s parquet floor continues seamlessly into the bathroom, with twin marble washbasins fully integrated into the same unit. Heading down the main staircase to the lower deck, one finds a lobby with a big cupboard for linens, towels and even a space for a refrigerator for guest use. There is space for four ensuite double cabins. Two of the cabins can be fitted with double beds or four single beds, allowing a great deal of flexibility in guest arrangements.

The lower deck lobby

The raised helm station has two entrances, one on the port side for the crew and one on the starboard side for the owner. It is a measure of the finish quality on Ferretti’s new flagship that even the helm seats are by Poltrona Frau. The first 1000 comes with twin 2,638-horsepower MTU engines for a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of about 24 knots. The standard propulsion package is a pair of MTU 2217-horsepower engines for an estimated cruise speed of 20 knots, which is enough power to get from Aberdeen Marina out to Sai Kung and back with plenty of time at anchor.

The master cabin located in the forward area of the main deck

Gyroscopic stabilisers can be fitted on request, which provides maximum comfort along with fitted stabiliser fins. Ferretti has also put a lot of development work into reducing vibration while the drivetrain is in operation. A new electro-hydraulic steering system was also developed for the 1000, which allows for more finely tuned control in all sea states. Guests will be able to enjoy all these amazing features whilst flowing about their new yacht.

Technical specifications – Ferretti Yachts 1000

LOA: 30.1m Waterline length (fully laden): 22.3m Beam (max): 6.8m Draught (fully laden): 2.3m Engines: 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M86 2,217mhp (std) Speed (max): 24kts Speed (cruise): 20kts Range (at cruise, standard): 310nm Fuel capacity: 9,000L Water capacity: 1,320L Max. number of people onboard: 20 Guests: 10 Crew: 3