The Ferretti 731 is a 74-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by renowned Italian boat-building brand Ferretti in 2005. A relaunch of the iconic 731 from the 1980s that proved to be the decade’s biggest selling Ferretti vessel, this modern yacht pays homage to the company’s heritage with sleek lines, cresting wave side windows and a distinctive Italian style throughout. Yet this is very much a modern yacht that has been built for 21st century cruising, and features innovative details like mullioned hull glazing, cutting edge electronics and powerful engines.
Nothing but a radar arch with an integrated Bimini roof separates guests on the flybridge from superb sunshine and clear skies, and the unusual lay-out up here provides room for a sprawling sunpad lounge located forward and a U-shaped sofa to aft. Occupying the central portion of the bridge, meanwhile, is a walk-around, center-console, upper helm station and a wet-bar with a Gaggenau electric grill and an optional ice-chipper.
Three or four guests can also enjoy sunbathing down on the foredeck, where a wide sunpad boasts marina-facing views. The teak-lined, sheltered aft-cockpit, on the other hand, offers a cooler retreat with a leather transom sofa, a dining table, and side steps down to a fixed bathing platform with a recessed storage area for a jet tender.
A split-level salon lined in opaque teak with dark timber and bronze-effect accents awaits as you step inside through transparent glass doors. There are two side sofas, a pair of glass-topped coffee tables and a home entertainment station to aft, with a formal dining table for up to eight located a couple of steps up. Japanese-style sliding doors separate this living space from the enclosed pilothouse, where you will discover a modern helm clad in black leather that is equipped with Simrad Naviop electronics, engine monitoring screens, thruster controls, an optional docking joystick, VHF radio and hydraulic steering. Also located up front is a fully enclosed port-side galley in a typically European style, featuring a four-zone hob, a convection oven, a full-height GE fridge-freezer with a water-dispenser, a stainless-steel sink and parquet floors.
There are four en-suite staterooms across the lower-deck, each benefiting from either a skylight, porthole windows or, as in the owner’s suite, double-height mullions. A VIP double cabin to the bow is joined by a pair of amidship twins, while to aft the full-beam owner’s cabin impresses with a king-sized bed, a side-sofa, a walk-in closet and one of the largest bathrooms you will ever find on a yacht of this class. There is also a crew quarters for up to two with its own head at the stern that is accessed via a transom door.
You can choose between twin MAN V12 1550CR diesel engines or a pair of MTU V10 1550MHP V-drives to propel this Ferretti Yacht for sale to top speeds of around 33 knots. Cruising speeds clock in at around 25 knots, while a relatively shallow hull with chines and a 12-degree transom deadrise stands up well when encountering a variety of challenging conditions out at sea. Should you require it this yacht can also come fitted with a Mitsubishi Anti-Rolling Gyro for that extra level of comfort and balance.