Come Fly With Me

Ferretti Yachts debuts its latest flybridge model.

You can live luxuriously on the high seas in Ferretti Yachts 850, one of two brand new models that Ferretti launched this year. It made its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival last month.

The yacht introduces a styling feature that will later be incorporated in all Ferretti models in the future. The boat, which measures 26 metres, boasts trapezoidal hull ports that are bigger than the windows of her predecessors. In her flying bridge design, the Ferretti 850 has a sumptuous sunning, seating and dining area up top. Beyond the dining area stands an original bookcase with open frames in brushed metal and fume glass cube compartments, which divides the salon from the lobby while preserving visibility and a sense of proximity. The main bulwark, visible in the background through the open bookcase, is lined with a Florim ceramic material for a natural stone and marble effect.

Additional alfresco dining and seating areas are situated toward the bow and on the aft deck. The aft deck’s seating doubles as a chaise longue due to a movable backrest. This area can be enjoyed to the full, thanks to an innovative mechanism to open and fold down the transom door, which becomes a bench area that can also be lowered into the water. Not only does this provide guests with a large submersible platform, it also makes tender operations easier for the crew (the garage can fit up to a William 385).

But it is the interiors that make this megayacht so special. Eschewing fussiness in favour of simplicity and elegance, it was designed in collaboration with Italian brand Minotti to integrate accessories, wood selections and built-in furniture.

All bedrooms are below deck. The airy master stateroom sports the same style as the main deck. In addition to a central double bed, it features a study area as well as a large wardrobe and spacious storage compartments. Two VIP suites and a twin cabin offer ample accommodation while there are quarters for four crew members.

The galley is located on the main deck on Ferretti 850s destined for all markets. American buyers, however, will see a slight difference as their models will include a cocktail bar, allowing guests to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the marvellous views out to port.

For more information, visit ART Marine.