The Ferretti 800 is an 81-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge launched by Italian boat-building firm Ferretti back in 2010. This innovative model was crafted in partnership with Studio Zuccon, and introduced novel features and styling such as shark’s gill glazing, a cantilevered flybridge, a bronze roof element above-helm and brand-new MAN V12 engines. Yet this is a Ferretti Yacht that strikes a fine balance between the new and the traditional, and the vessel’s clean, sharp lines and deluxe Italian interiors boast that classic Ferretti flair.
The 800’s non-slip fiberglass or teak-lined flybridge comes fitted with either a sculptural roll-bar with an integrated Bimini or with a hard-top canopy that features sun-louvres, for an upper-deck feel that is either sun-kissed or delightfully shaded. There is space on this level for tender storage with a Besenzoni davit at the rear as well as a jacuzzi spa-pool, a set of sunpads and a U-shaped sofa with a timber dining table amidship. At the front of the bridge there is a port-side upper helm station, a forward daybed and, an essential in today’s cruising world, an outdoor wet-bar station with a Gaggenau grill.
On the main level foredeck, you will find a charming bow lounge with a U-shaped sofa hugging a cocktail table and a raised, double-width sunpad with marina-facing views that is ideal for lazy afternoons spent luxuriating in the sun. A shaded aft-deck to the rear boasts a transom sofa and enough room to fit in an outdoor dining table, while side steps lead down to a full-beam swimming platform. Down here you will also discover a capacious tender garage with a dual-use door that opens up to create a beach-club setting.
While the exterior of this yacht is defined by assertive lines and modern curves the interior remains classically elegant. Teak surfaces, stainless steel fixtures, frosted glass doors, widescreen windows, dark timber floors and recessed storage frame an aft-salon that boasts an L-shaped sofa, a loveseat, an armchair and a bespoke coffee table. Further forward you will find a glass Bonaldo dining table for up eight guests, and steps to a sunken mezzanine galley. The Ernestomeda-designed galley features Bosch appliances throughout, a full-height GE fridge-freezer, granite-effect counters and glossy cabinets. An enclosed pilothouse boasts booth-style seating for guests and a pulpit-style helm with Furuno NavNet and Raymarine electronics, Side Power thruster controls, BCS electro-hydraulic steering, VHF and a comfortable leather-clad piloting chair.
Ferretti have pushed the engines back on the 800 model in order to carve out extra space below-deck for four en-suite cabins. A twin bunk berth to starboard is joined by a pair of amidship double cabins, each coming with mullioned hull windows, storage and plush carpeting. A full-beam owner’s stateroom is located aft, and features cushioned wall panels, extra-large mullioned glazing, a walk-in closet, a king-sized bed with bedside cabinets, a side sofa and a bathroom with a ceramic oyster-shell sink and a waterfall shower. There is also room by the bow on this level for a generously proportioned crew quarters for up to four with a pair of heads.
The Ferretti 800 was the first model in the company fleet to be fitted with a pair of MAN V12-1800 CRM diesel inboard engines with V-drives, and these impressive motors help the yacht to achieve top speeds touching 32 knots. At the leisurely pace of 10 knots, meanwhile, you can expect a range of over 810 nautical miles, while a Mitsubishi MSM-400 anti-rolling stabilizer adds extra balance while out at sea.