Ferretti launches new 720
Published: Sunday, 01 May 2011
Ferretti Yachts has just presented its all-new 720, co-developed by Zuccon International Project, Ferretti’s own Advanced Yacht Technology R&D centre, and the in-house Centro Stile. According to group founder and managing director, Norberto Ferretti, the new 720 balances classic and contemporary styling, with modern interiors and a “high-impact exterior”. A stronger emphasis on racier lines was aimed at attracting a younger audience from emerging markets. Large windows are positioned so they light up the guest and VIP cabins at bow have been added to the open views fitted in the hull.
A tender can be housed on the flybridge, while a jet ski can be stowed on the stern spoiler. The raised external steering position guarantees excellent visibility and is located starboard at bow along with another large sundeck. Inside, large spaces and big windows give a very light, airy ambience on-board. The first 720 has a dining area featuring a large, custom-made crystal table produced by Cantori. Materials with a contemporary taste, such as lacquered elements alternated with leather and grey oak wood blend together to make this area warm, refined and welcoming.
The Ferretti 720 stands out for her ease of handling thanks to the innovative system ZF SteerCommand for Ferretti, developed by ZF Marine, a leading company in the production of marine propulsion systems, in close collaboration with the Ferretti Group. This system, supplied as standard on the new model Ferretti 720, features independent steering and differentiated variable assistance turning which makes it possible to half the turning diameter and control reactivity, leading to a runabout experience which was previously unthinkable on a 72 footer, while guaranteeing the very highest levels of handling, control and safety at any speed.
The new Ferretti 720 is fitted with twin 1381hp MTU 10V 2000 M 92 engines or, as optional 1524hp MTU 10V 2000 M 93 engine. With the larger engine, the yacht can reach a top speed of 33.5 knots and a cruise speed of 30, based on preliminary data.