Ferretti's New Flybridge

The Ferretti Yachts 720 has four staterooms, an open floorplan and modern styling.

Ferretti Yachts 720
The Ferretti Yachts 720 is an option for owners between the Italian builder’s 670 and 780 models.Courtesy Ferretti Yachts

Versatile. It's the word that came to mind as I scanned early images of the Ferretti Yachts 720's outdoor spaces.

Take the full-beam teak swim platform and transom garage, for example. Flip up the top half of the garage, and there’s stowage for a couple of Seabobs. Close that door and flip down the whole garage to reveal a sun bed. Add some carbon-fiber poles in the swim platform’s corners, and there’s a sun shade to cool off the space. Additionally, the swim platform accommodates a tender up to about 13 feet in length.

The flybridge, constructed with carbon fiber and composite material, measures just under 330 square feet. The carbon fiber should reduce weight aloft, ensuring a steady ride on ­rougher days.

Ferretti Yachts 720 Interior
The salon has a U-shaped settee to port with another settee across. Light-colored fabrics, leathers and contrasting wood tones create a modern feel throughout the interior spaces.Courtesy Ferretti Yachts
Ferretti Yachts 720 Interior
The amidships master measures 215 square feet, spans the yacht’s 18-foot-4-inch beam and includes an en suite head abaft the berth to port. A ­walk-in closet is to starboard.Courtesy Ferretti Yachts

Hardtop options include a ­Bimini, a fixed-window top or a louvered ­version. I’ve seen the louvered setup and ­appreciate how an owner can dial in the degree of light desired, but they all have their merits, depending on the environs.

Extending over the cockpit, the after section of the flybridge can be ­outfitted with loose furniture of the owner’s choice. Forward and to port is a U-shaped dining area beneath the hardtop. Additional sun pads are forward of the helm.

The cockpit’s table is fitted with a bench across the transom and room for four loose chairs, handling about eight guests for dinner. If the evening requires something more formal, there is a dining table for eight, athwartships and to port, one step up from the salon. Nearly 360 degrees of glass extends from the top of the ­salon’s low-slung furniture to the ceiling, ­providing clean views from anywhere on the main deck.

Ferretti Yachts 720
The foredeck lounge can have a teak table between the ­seating spaces. The head of the sun pad pulls up to form a backrest, ­creating an alfresco dining area.Courtesy Ferretti Yachts

For owners who are cruising with friends and family, there is a four-stateroom, three-head layout, including an amidships en suite ­master flanked by hullside windows. In the forepeak is an en suite VIP stateroom. Abaft the VIP to port and starboard are guest staterooms with side-by-side berths. They share the third head just ­forward of the starboard-side room.

Standard power for the 720 will be 1,200 hp MAN V-8 diesels. However, Hull No. 1, which should be launching around the time you’re reading this, is getting optional 1,400 hp MAN V-12 ­diesels, providing a projected cruise speed of 28 knots and a 32-knot top hop.

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