The Ferretti 880 is an 88-foot luxury superyacht launched by the iconic Italian shipyard in 2004 at the Monaco Yacht Show. At the time of its debut, the 880 was the largest yacht in Ferretti’s fleet. With a 22.1-foot beam, this yacht is wider than others in its class. Maximizing usable space on the main deck and throughout is something of a specialty for Ferretti and long-time collaborator Studio Zuccon International, who contributed to the 880’s exterior and interior design. For those wishing to experience the comfortable luxury and hi-tech performance that distinguishes a Ferretti yacht, you cannot go wrong with the 880.
One notable result of the wide beam is a systems compartment, functionally an engineer’s room, between the aft engine room and forward crew quarters which contains a main electric display board and a workbench near the freshwater pumps – a feature that is virtually unheard of on yachts under 100 feet.
Another standout feature of this yacht, normally reserved for much larger vessels, is the ‘teak beach’, a tender garage with a teak-lined bay door that folds down to create a monumental swimming platform.
On the main deck, the saloon and 8-seater dining area form the main, open-plan living space, but there is so much room between these two areas that they feel like distinct rooms. The galley is located to port, nestled forward of the dining area, but still manages to feel roomy. A starboard granite island adds extra working space for the chef. The cockpit features a large round teak table that can accommodate between 8-10 guests. During the day, the piloting area can be completely isolated from the living spaces to ensure privacy for guests and crew alike. A day head is located by the stairs leading to the lower bridge and can be accessed via the living room.
Guest accommodation is located belowdecks, with an amidships full-beam owner’s stateroom. In addition to the standard walk-in wardrobe (located forward to starboard) is a further suede-lined walk-in wardrobe, accessed via two mirrored sliding doors. This room also features a vanity and settee, as well as separate heads – one with a bathtub, another with a shower. The crew quarters are also well-provided for. Located between the master cabin and the engine room, crew can access their cabins – two ensuite single staterooms – via the cockpit and can avail themselves of a small galley and dining area. Two twin cabins are located between the owner’s stateroom and the forward VIP suite. Each of these rooms have their own ensuites with understated but sumptuous green marble countertops and brass fittings which contrast sedately with the polished wood.
The helm is situated to port and at the lower helm. Electronic engine controls ensure a smooth and responsive cruising experience, while a unique emergency stop system allows skippers and owner operators to stop short if necessary without damaging the transmission.
The 880 comes equipped a NAVIOP system which allows constant SMS updates regarding alarms, smoke detectors, tank levels, and other yacht management concerns. An ARG (Anti-Rolling Gyro) stabilizes the boat, cutting down movement on rough seas by 50%. Two standard 2,000hp MTUs provide top speeds of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots. The engine room itself is worth noting, as it features three access points. Switches for fuel, batteries, and air intakes are all readily accessible but sheltered by a plexiglass shield to prevent accidental activation.