The Ferretti Yachts 500 is being promoted as a new model that ushers in an entirely new era for the Italian builder, with its design elements and styling expected to appear in larger models right up to Ferretti’s flagship.
Ferretti’s Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari worked on the design with the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti (on exteriors) and design studio Ideaeitalia (on interiors).
“The design of the new Ferretti Yachts 500 highlights an overall dynamism thanks to new and innovative stylistic features of the superstructure,” Salvetti stated in a press release. “A natural heir to the Ferretti Yachts 720, it reinterprets the new styles of the range in a very personal way.”
Owners can choose one of two interiors: classic, with dark oak, glossy and matte lacquers in black and white, brown and beige fabrics and leathers, and shiny nickel and dark marble; or contemporary, with sand-shaded oak, glossy and matte white lacquers, glass and polished steel accents, fabrics in gray, light blue and beige, and white marble.
Furnishings and accents in both interior schemes are by Graniti Fiandre, Galassia, OML, Colombo, Cadorin, Pellini, Paffoni and the Gentili Mosconi Home Collection of fabrics for Ferretti Yachts.
What are the performance projections? With twin 550-horsepower Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels, the top speed is 30 knots and the cruising speed is 25 knots, according to preliminary data from Ferretti Yachts.
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