The Ferretti 690 is a 69.2-foot luxury flybridge motoryacht launched by the Italian brand at the Cannes Boat Show in 2012. A collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project and Ferretti’s in-house team of architects and designers, the 690 marks the beginning of the shipyard’s stylistic shift towards sleeker lines and a more dynamic, sportier silhouette.
The discreet flybridge, with its low center of gravity, is generous, reaching aft all the way over the cockpit, providing tons of entertainment space. An elongated tail with a small roll bar and SAT domes with recessed lodging which houses the base of the SAT antennas. The gunwale has been lowered to give better views of the sea, while a side window stretches all the way to the bridge for better visual contact with the elements. A huge C-shaped seating area behind the upper helm stretches to the stern deck and includes a large teak dining table perfect for sumptuous dinner parties with friends and family. A giant sunpad is situated along the helm for the ultimate sunbathing experience. The saloon, galley, and cockpit are open plan but never feel crowded. Two large sofas and an extendable dining table capable of accommodating 8 people.
The 690 is available in two interior layout options belowdeck: one with three double cabins with large private heads and stairs leading under deck against the wall, or a four-cabin version, with stairs located in a more central position to maximize deck space. In both configurations, the owner and VIP cabin layouts remain the same.
The amidships full-beam owner’s cabin is one of the standout spaces on this yacht. Plenty of natural light pours through the open view windows on both sides with opening portholes impart an airy, breathable atmosphere. A double platform bed with built in storage nestles into a recess that provides a natural end-table on each side, while two tasteful wall sconces provide soft light perfect for late-night reading or conversation. An ensuite bathroom with a large shower features floating sinks and accessories by Italian bath design firm Capannoli.
The 690 is equipped with two standard MAN 8v, 1000 mhp or an optional 1200 mhp. The standard version provides a maximum speed of 28.5 knots with a range of 285 nautical miles, and a cruising speed of 25 knots, with a range of 300 nautical miles. Soundproofing and well-planned technical layout – the pumps have been put in the engine room at the back of the stern – ensure a quiet, calm cruising experience. At the same time, the steer-by-wire guidance system makes driving this yacht responsive and fun, allowing the driver to hear the boat on the steering wheel and perceive the vibrations from the hull.