The Ferretti 1000 is a 98-foot superyacht with a flybridge that was launched by iconic Italian boat-building brand Ferretti at the 2021 Venice Boat Show. This newest addition to the Ferretti fleet is one of the largest the firm has ever built, and certainly the most modern. Designed in partnership with Filippo Salvetti, the 1000 bears a distinctive aggressive profile with a raised bow, a triple-tiered aft-beach club, cutaway gunwales, floor-to-ceiling windows and a sleek carbon-fiber superstructure. With over 3,200 square-foot of living space, swish interiors crafted by IdeaeItalia and powerful engines from MTU, this is the ultimate luxury cruising yacht for families and party animals alike.
A carbon-fiber hard-top canopy with glimmering metal structural supports and sun-louvres sits above the teak-lined flybridge, where the living space runs all the way to stern. There is plentiful room up here for an aft sunlounge, a jacuzzi spa pool and tender storage to the rear, while across the front half of the bridge you will find an Ibiza-style outdoor terrace ideal for laid-back gatherings. A six-seater L-shaped sofa with a teak dining table is joined by a double-width walk-in wet bar with a grill and an icemaker and a comprehensive set of upper helm controls with four leather-clad seats. Access to the raised pilothouse comes via a glazed companionway door, and in here you will find a seating booth, a Poltrona Frau helm chair, a Simrad Naviop LOOP system, four 24-inch displays screens, E-Steer electro-hydraulic steering, thruster controls, an optional docking joystick and VHF radio.
The raised foredeck probably features the finest views on the entire vessel, and a unique multi-tiered lounge space up by the bow boasts a pair of U-shaped sofas with matching breakfast tables and a set of four ergonomic sun-loungers with backrests. Split-level living is also the theme at the opposite end of the yacht, where a triple-decked aft-beach club is one of the largest you will find on a yacht of this class. Clad entirely in teak, the aft cockpit boasts a pair of dining sofas and an outdoor table fitted up against a glazed transom wall. Side steps then lead down to a rear sunpad level neatly placed over the door to a capacious tender garage that can accommodate a Williams 445, a jet-ski and a set of Seabobs. Finally there is a more-than-full-beam hydraulic swimming platform at the stern that will be beloved by those guests who enjoy swimming and watersports.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing, sliding glass doors to the rear and sides, stainless steel or bronze detailing, rich walnut or pale teak surrounds and a choice of classic or contemporary interiors courtesy of IdeaeItalia give the main-deck salon a bright and elegant feel. You will find Minotti sofas, Magda armchairs lined in Cattelan leather, a 75-inch HDTV and a marble-topped coffee table to aft and a formal dining table for up to eight guests slightly further forward. A European-style enclosed galley with a serving bar on this level features marble or pale granite counter-tops, a pair of Siemens ovens, a five-zone hob, a dishwasher, a stainless-steel sink and a full-height fridge with a water-dispenser. At the front of the main deck sits the owner’s stateroom, a palatial full-beam suite with a king-sized bed, an entrance lobby, a side sofa, a walk-in dressing room, a work-desk and a double bathroom lined in Botticini marble that features a sauna-style shower room and parquet flooring.
The four other en-suite double staterooms are all located on the lower-deck, and boast cinema-screen hull glazing, masses of storage space, Mosconi bed linen and generous proportions. There is also a privately-accessed crew quarters to the bow for up to four members of staff with its own bathroom facilities.
You can expect a top speed of more than 28 knots at half-loads thanks to a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesel engines, with comfortable cruising clocking in at around the 24-knot mark. A set of gyro-stabilizers paired with fins reduce roll when both stationary and on the move.