On board the new Ferretti 750 superyacht at the Miami boat show
by Risa Merl
The Ferretti 750 superyacht, which launched last summer, has made it US debut at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show and we get a look on board the new yacht.
James Henderson, Ferretti Group America president and CEO, calls it an 'evolution' of the Ferretti 720, which launched several years ago. 'The main differences are the flybridge, which was extended, and the … huge transom,' he said at yacht’s media introduction during the show.
The added length has made the 750’s exterior lines a little sleeker, but more important, it gave the design team the opportunity enhance both guest and service areas onboard.
On board the Ferretti 750 superyacht at the show Miami, we ascended to the flybridge via the wide aft stairs. Nicely designed for entertaining, this upper deck has a large wraparound dining area served by a built-in grill. The upper helm station has been streamlined by the use of a 'pop-up' electronics box that conceals the navigation instruments when not in use. The standard version of the Ferretti 750 is open, but the one we toured at the show features Ferretti’s stylish optional 'bimini' – a hard frame with a soft insert that can be pulled back to let in the sun.
The main and lower decks are much the same as on the Ferretti 720 – The new 750 also has a four-stateroom layout with an impressive full-beam master stateroom and a spacious forward VIP. The interior décor is contemporary but understated, wrought in oak lacquer and elegant soft goods.
It is in the back of the boat where the extra footage really pays off. The crew quarters, accessed through the aft deck settee, have been expanded, with two bunkrooms flanking a head with shower and a washer/dryer.
The 750 also has Ferretti’s huge electric/hydraulic swim platform, which can carry a tender up to 1.5 meters in length and lower it more than a half a meter into the water for launching. Once the tender is away, owners and guests can enjoy this big beach as a sunning and watersports platform.