The new Ferretti Yachts 870 has been optimised to make the most of the summer sun while enhancing the views from inside the boat. This is a boat designed to bring a bit of the outside in.
Ferretti Yachts 870: large windows on both decks
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The main and lower decks sport windows that are larger than usual, while amidships the gunwale has been lowered to improve the view from inside the main saloon. From the combination dining area and saloon, the lowered gunwale enhances the view outside. Abundant natural light flows through the open floor-plan thanks to the size of the windows and the full width glass sliding doors. The use of wood soles and a combination of satin-finished wood and lacquered surfaces creates a casual, almost beach-house-like feel.
The design is a deliberate attempt to create a high-end casual environment – something like a floating, elegant pool house.
Galley and helm
Staying on the main deck, you’ll find the galley and the inside helming station. A number of European builders offering megayachts have started placing the galley below decks, in the crew area. But the Ferretti 870 situates the galley on the main deck. On the American version of the Ferretti 870, the galley is open to the helm.
Inside helms are increasingly being replaced by main-deck master suites, but having a traditional pilothouse isn’t just practical, it’s also well suited to chatting with the captain. Note the observation settee tucked to port.
The multi-paneled ports bring plenty of natural light inside the Ferretti 870′s master stateroom. There are five panes in all, and they’re to both sides of the stateroom. The stateroom is also full-beam, so even though it’s below decks rather than on the main deck, it doesn’t make you feel slighted.
Despite being hidden away on the lower deck, the full-width master stateroom is very light.
There are three guest staterooms aboard the Ferretti 870, including a fixed-berth twin cabin with a three-panel port allowing plenty of light in. The same window arrangement is in the other twin stateroom across the hallway. And that stateroom allows the beds to be pushed together, to form a queen berth when wanted.
The teak-lined upper deck has a sun deck adjacent to the hot tub (covered in this photo), plus a handy pull-out shower in the base of the hot tub. There’s also a grill opposite the U-shape seating/dining area.
A hot tub (covered in picture), shower – set into the base of the hot tub, seating, retractable helm station and retractable hard-top: everything you could desire from a flying bridge upper deck.
Of course, ask any captain or owner-operator where he or she likes to drive the yacht, and the answer is nearly always “outside.” The Ferretti 870’s upper-deck helm has a comfortable bench-seat for two that can retract for times when the yacht is at anchor for a few days.
When the weather’s good, activate the sliding hardtop to make the flying bridge even more of an enticing spot, especially while the yacht is underway. With twin MTU 12V 2000 M94s, the Ferretti 870 should see a top speed of 30.5 knots and cruise around 27 knots. Range should be 300 nautical miles and 358 nautical miles at those respective speeds.
Ferretti Yachts 870 Specifications:
Fuel capacity: 7,400 litres
Water capacity: 1,321 litres
The Ferretti 870 shows that there’s an ongoing evolution of design among the models it offers. While some may find the exterior styling of the yacht (from Ferretti’s longtime collaborator Studio Zuccon International Project) more aggressive, it’s not off-putting. Nor is it so trendy that it will look dated before too long. Thankfully, too, the Ferretti Yachts 870 shows that the shipyard hasn’t lost sight of what a big base of its buyers wants: boats built around how they like to live while out on the water.
For more information, contact Ferretti Yachts.
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