The Ferretti 681 is an aggressive 69-foot luxury motoryacht first debuted by the Italian shipyard at the Cannes in 2005 and produced in 68 units. Designed in collaboration between Studio Zuccon International and the Ferretti Group Engineering Division, the 681 maximizes useable space in exquisite, world-class style. One of Ferretti’s most popular vessels because of its adaptability to a wide array of excursions, this yacht is perfect for owner-operators, whether you’re cruising the French Riviera or the Turkish coast.
A round, continuous one-piece windshield provides a virtually 360-degree view of the sea, the 681 not only provides breathtaking views, but also a clear line of vision for the captain or owner-operator. The 681 was built for cruising and entertaining, with a large, versatile flybridge that boasts two enormous sunpads (another sunpad is located on the bow if you want a little solitude) and a wet bar, in addition to an open-air dining area with revolving table and circular sofa. On the aft deck, you will find the first of three dining areas, perfect for an al fresco meal. Walk through two wide doors which slide to port – and opened almost completely to maximize contact with the elements – and you will find an impeccably stylish but relaxed saloon with light, curved L-shaped seating built into bright, rich teak fittings with a long settee opposite. Windows, and with them, streams of natural light, abound throughout. A television is perched on a cabinet with integrated fridge. Forward and two steps down is the pilot bridge and dinette.
The helm station is rationally configured, with single-level instrumentation close at hand. To the right is a dinette with L-shaped leather seating and a table for up to 8 guests. Along the topside you will find a staircase leading to the flybridge, placed so to avoid obstructing views from the salon towards the bow. The galley is located forward and can be hidden from view via a sliding door. Professional and amateur chefs alike will delight in this space, with its black granite countertops and ceramic glass stovetop above the oven. Crew can access the galley via a separate hatchway without disturbing any guests.
Discretion and ease of movement is key on the 681, for in addition to an enclosed galley are soundproofed guest and crew quarters which are located below deck. A hallway leads to two twin cabins, one of which is so wide the beds can be placed in an L-formation. A bathroom can be accessed from the cabin to starboard as an ensuite but also doubles as a head for the second twin cabin. The VIP suite is located at the bow, with plenty of built-in storage. The full-beam master stateroom is situated against the bulkhead, which separates it from the crew quarters.
The 681 is equipped with a robust hull and deck, with a low deadrise angle aft, and displaces 104,000 pounds with full tanks and other equipment on board: a perfect marriage of speed and stability. Equipped with a standard MAN 1224 engine, this vessel reaches top speeds of 36 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.