The new flybridge vessel Ferretti Yachts 780 makes its official début under the most brilliant and prestigious spotlights on the international boating scene, the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival. She is created in collaboration between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, its Engineering Department and the Studio Zuccon International Project.
The hull design of the yacht is inspired by that of the Ferretti Yachts 450 and 550, while the superstructure is a nod to Ferretti’s over 80-foot flybridge yachts, to which is added the front and side dome at the helm station. The aft area offers the comforts of a real beach club, thanks to the new tailgate operating system. Above the large swimming platform, the two sections that form the tailgate can be lowered together or separately and contain two large sun pads which, once the tailgate is fully opened, transform the space into a relaxing area close to the water.
The outdoor area located forward features a private lounge that comes complete with a U-shaped sofa and a vast central sun pad with lockers located beneath it. The large flybridge sports a hard top equipped with a fixed window.
The main deck lounge is located on a single level and fitted with exquisite Mardegan parquet flooring in brushed oak. It is furnished with a large C- shaped sofa by Minotti, the Freeman “Lounge” model, upholstered in Ecru fabric and ocean-blue leather, adorned with decorative cushions by Casamance. Three Aeron accent tables by Minotti, one veneered in Sucupira and two each with a lacquer finish, one in Sand and the other in Corten, complete the furnishings. Beyond the living space is the dining area, with its large table and Dea model chairs by Potocco, seating up to 8 guests.
The raised pilot house, furnished with two facing sofas, is a technical area featuring a next-gen steering system, the same as on the Ferretti Yachts 920. A door on the starboard side provides rapid access to the exterior walkway. Meanwhile, on the port side bulwark, owner and guests will find a companionway that will allow them to proceed down towards the sleeping cabins independently. Once below deck, a corridor coordinates circulation flows to and from the 4 guest cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom.
The full-beam Master Stateroom features double glazed windows with integrated flush portholes, over which can be drawn fine Zimmer – Rohde curtains. It is furnished with a double bed with a Minotti headboard and pillows by Casamance. The bathroom, located behind the bed along the port side bulwark, features a separate shower, decorated with Casamood Neutra mosaics. A lobby leads to the two guest cabins, one to starboard, with a separable double bed, and another, with twin beds, to port, both decorated in the same style chosen for the master cabin and the main deck.
The first Ferretti Yachts 780 is equipped with an optional engine assembly consisting of twin MAN engines, providing 1550 MHP and ensuring the yacht a cruising speed of 27 knots and a top speed of 31 knots (preliminary data). To ensure maximum comfort even when at anchor, this new 78-footer is also equipped with a Seakeeper stabiliser.