The Ferretti 881 is a sublime 88.10-foot luxury flybridge superyacht with an optional raised pilothouse first launched by the Italian shipyard as its flagship vessel in 2007. A stunning example of Ferretti and design partners Studio Zuccon International’s knack for marrying highly contemporary, relevant details with heritage style: a large saloon area, a wide, 22-foot beam, a shallow hull deadrise for optimum performance, and a bright, lacquered cherry interior – all are traditional elements, but on the 881 they seem like a breath of fresh air. Though not currently in production, this stunning yacht is a modern classic, and several used models have recently been lovingly refitted by previous owners. Whether you’re summering in the Med or wintering along the Australian coast, the 881 offers inimitable Italian style and luxurious amenities that must be seen to be believed.
A garage is integrated into the stern, capable of storing a small tender or jet ski. While this may seem typical at first glance, the door can be pulled down to form a 90-square-foot teak-decked beach club normally only seen on megayachts, perfect for diving, sunning, swimming, or docking water toys. Stairways on either side provide access points to the spacious aft deck, which features a circular cherrywood table which seats up the 8 guests for al fresco dining. The salon is accessible through a well-appointed sliding glass door that allows maximum contact between interior and exterior.
Extreme care has gone into the layout and design of the living and entertaining spaces. An L-shaped sofa and armchair are located beneath the large windows that predominate throughout, while an 8-seater dining table is located athwartship rather than fore and aft. A large, contained galley whose tiled cupboards impart a contemporary art deco feel is located forward, and features all the amenities required for you or your chef to create a decadent meal. Accessible via both an outside and forward door that leads into the pilothouse, this layout ensures that your crew can move around discreetly without disturbing the guests. The galley also boasts a peninsula counter instead of an island, maximizing the amount of counter space.
Located wide in the central part of the hull, the master cabin is perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful cabins of its kind, with breathtaking views of the sea from the platform bed with built in storage.
A desk is fitted against the wall, with an L-shaped sofa nestled in the corner beneath a wide screen television. A long bench rests beneath the three-paneled window opposite the bed, while two portholes on either side allow for air circulation. A large ensuite bathroom features a shower and a sumptuous jacuzzi bathtub. A double VIP stateroom is located at the bow, with an ensuite bathroom and plenty of storage. Between the master and VIP cabins are two further guest cabins with two twin beds, each with their own ensuite. Two crew quarters are located near the engine rooms – they, too, have ensuite bathrooms – accommodate up to 4 members of staff.
This sense of luxury carries into the flybridge area, which features a grill and bar, as well as large sunbeds and a large optional hot tub with jacuzzi. A teak table accommodates 8 guests, the perfect setting for open air dining on warm evenings or lazy, late morning brunches. Further C-shaped seating is available forward. Large sunbeds at the stern provide plenty of space for soaking up the sun and sea breeze. A bimini top reaches out from the arch mast, offering shelter from the elements when the weather is more extreme.
Standard twin 2,000hp 16V MTUs provide a top speed of 30 knots with a range of 320 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 23 knots with a 374 nautical mile range. For long haul cruising, this vessel can travel 1400 nautical miles on 10 knots.