The Ferretti 860 is an 88-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that is due to be launched by iconic Italian boat-building firm Ferretti in late 2022. This yacht represents the pinnacle of design evolution for a firm that has produced market-leading vessels for more than half a century. Clean European lines from the studio of naval stylist Filippo Salvetti are harmoniously married to dynamic glazing, plush interiors, bespoke furnishings and masses of stylish outdoor space to make this one of the most eagerly anticipated yacht launches around.
The al-fresco, teak-lined flybridge is very much this yacht’s crowning achievement, and open-air space to the rear provides the perfect setting for a rectangular spa-pool jacuzzi surrounded by a set of casbah-style sunpads. Further forward and sitting directly beneath a hard-top canopy there is a lengthy L-shaped sofa paired with a teak-topped extending dining table and a walk-in wet-bar with marble counters, an outdoor grill, an icemaker, a trio of bar stools and plenty of refrigerated storage. Also to be found up here are a pair of forward-facing daybeds directly alongside the starboard side upper helm.
One level down and you will discover one of the most impressive foredeck lounges ever seen on a yacht of this size. A pair of integrated, Portuguese Bridge-style, extra-large armchairs with cup-holders sit across from a sprawling daybed with room for up to four sunbathers. An expanded aft-cockpit to the rear also impresses with enough room for a six-seater outdoor dining table surrounded by a pair of dining sofas that are positioned up against a transparent transom wall. Glass transom gates lead down to a fully hydraulic, teak-lined bathing platform and a floating tender garage that pivots down diagonally to release up to two modern water toys directly into the water.
Interiors are the work of avant-garde design atelier Ideaeitalia and come in two themes: classic or contemporary. Rich walnuts, bronze finishes, chocolate leather and dark oak give the former theme a warm and inviting feel, while the contemporary lay-out features marble surrounds, grey oak, ivory-toned upholstery and golden fixtures for a clean and fresh look. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to the rear enhance the sense of space in the salon, where an L-shaped sofa with a chaise-longue and a pair of armchairs surround a custom-made coffee table and face a set of cabinets with space for a home entertainment system. Slightly forward of this is a formal dining table for up to eight guests and an enclosed or open main-deck galley with Bosch or Miele appliances and granite or marble work surfaces. Alternatively, if you require more space in here, you can shift the galley down one level, though this will cost you a couple of lower-deck bedrooms. At the front of the main deck there is a slightly raised pilothouse with superb visibility, where you will find the very latest in marine tech ready to guide you to the coves, inlets or open water destinations of your choice.
A helical staircase leads down to the lower deck, where you will find four en-suite staterooms where up to eight overnight guests can relax in the lap of luxury. A port-side twin is joined by a pair of double cabins to starboard, while a full-beam owner’s room amidship features a side sofa, a pair of trapezoidal windows, a work-desk, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with couple’s sinks, a bidet and a waterfall shower. There is also a crew quarters nestled up by the bow where four members of staff can catch some rest.
A pair of MAN V12 2000 diesel engines offer full throttle speeds of up to 32 knots, with cruising speeds of 27 knots will best the top speeds of many rival vessels. A proprietary GRP hull offers plenty of balance on the move, while optional Seakeeper stabilizers can be installed to eliminate roll at zero-speed.