The Ferretti 570 is a 57-foot planing yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Italian yacht-building firm Ferretti in 2011. A longer, updated version of the popular 530, the 570 was crafted in collaboration with naval stylists Studio Zuccon and bears a sporty profile with classic curves, sublime outdoor entertaining spaces, hand-finished interiors and powerful engines that hit the sweet spot between speed and efficiency. This Ferretti yacht won the title for “Best Motor Yacht” in its class at the 2012 Chinese Yachting Industry Awards held in Xiamen, China and has proved a popular buy over the past decade.
The low-slung flybridge with a rear fender has been designed explicitly with sun worship in mind, and perhaps that is why this upper deck features no hard-top canopy. Instead you will find a range of sprawling sunpads stretching from tip to toe up here, and even room for a jacuzzi spa-pool (that can be covered with cushions when not in use). Yet Ferretti still manage to fit in the flybridge essentials, such as non-slip fiberglass or teak decking, a wet-bar with an electric grill and an optional icemaker, and of course a port-side upper helm station.
One level down and you will find yet more space for working on that tan, with the foredeck hosting a triple-width modular sunpad with marina-facing views. If you prefer a bit of shade now and then, why not head back to the aft cockpit? Here, a pair of transom loveseats either side of an extending passarelle face an outdoor dining table and a wet-bar station with a teak or washed oak work surface. Side steps back here lead down to a fixed bathing platform to stern that is robust enough to carry today’s hefty modern water toys.
A walk-in galley to the aft of the salon directly connects to the aft cockpit thanks to a retractable sliding glass door and a hinged window that can be lifted out of place, flooding the entire main deck with fresh air and light. The galley features Corian counter-tops, a full-height fridge-freezer, Bosch appliances and oak surrounds. A couple of steps up lead into the salon, where a pair of four-seater, chocolate-leather sofas run along the sides of the room and surround a breakfast table. The main-deck helm, meanwhile, features ZF shift controls, Side Power bow thrusters, Raymarine or Furuno NavNet electronics, a docking joystick, VHF radio, plenty of analogue instrumentation and hydraulic steering.
There are three lavish en-suite staterooms across the lower deck that each benefit from mullioned or knife-insert hull glazing along with light oak surrounds and plush carpeting. A double room to the bow also comes with a skylight, hidden storage, a queen-sized bed and mirrored wall panels, while a port-side twin features a hanging closet and plenty of head clearance. An amidship owner’s stateroom occupies a full-beam position and features a comfortable king-sized bed, a side sofa, a pair of lockers, beside cabinets, a cushioned wall panel to dampen noise, a display cabinet and a bathroom lined in Venetian tiles.
Twin MAN V8 900CR diesel engines deliver top speeds of approximately 33 knots, with the most comfortable cruising speeds clocking in at around 25 knots and 2000rpm. With a fuel capacity of 3100 liters, you should have plenty left in reserve for ambitious island-hopping trips around the Mediterranean.