The Ferretti 450 is a 46.7-foot luxury flybridge motoryacht that debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2016. A return to the Italian shipyard’s under 50-foot flybridge market, this stunning yacht is the result of a collaboration between the Studio Zuccon International Project, who oversaw the exterior and interior design, and Ferretti’s in-house Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department. Capable of accommodating up to six guests for extended cruising, this is a perfect yacht for a long summer getaway with close family and friends.
The cockpit has a classic, traditional layout with a long sofa aft of the helm. The walkways are well-protected by a gunwale that rises to midships and slopes down to the bow, where the railing is even higher to ensure maximum safety. On the foredeck, there is an enormous sunpad that extends all the way to the side passage, so no one need fight over sunbathing space. Though this Ferretti yacht is under 50-feet, it packs a hefty punch, providing amenities one would expect on larger vessels, like a submersible swim platform at the stern that doubles as a tenderlift.
The open cockpit/saloon area has 360-degree glazed windows, allowing plenty of natural light that exudes a free, airy feel not often found on boats of this size. This space has the contemporary feel of a city loft, offering all the comforts of home, and never feels cluttered or cramped. The cockpit-facing galley is located at the entrance and features walnut doors and lacquered frames, a stove and a recessed sink and foldable faucet which can be covered to provide more counter space. This area also features a fridge-freezer discreetly hidden in a leather-topped cabinet. Upstairs, the lounge features a two-seater sofa as well as a C-shaped seating area nestled around a cool glass table.
The 450 is available in two layout options: a two-cabin model with a full beam owner’s cabin, a sofa, tons of storage space and a panoramic view provided by cutout windows, or a three-cabin layout with similar features in the owner’s stateroom. The owner’s cabin is one of the standout features on this yacht in either configuration, with enormous volumes for a boat of this size: a central double bed with a sofa to starboard and two spacious wardrobes, as well as further storage compartments against the wall. The ensuite is just as impressive, with mirrors amplifying the sense of space containing a deep bowl sink and separate shower. A VIP suite is also spacious, with a corner vanity and an ensuite bathroom. In the third-cabin layout, the owner’s cabin remains the same, but the VIP cabin is slightly reduced in size (with no separate shower) to accommodate a third cabin with twin bunkbeds, each with their own nightstand.
Standard twin Cummins QSB 480mhp are the standard power options on this vessel, reaching top speeds of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots with a maximum range of 200mn. Twin Cummins 550 engines are also an option, kicking the max speed up to 31 knots with a cruising speed of 27 knots.