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Ferretti 780, an auspicious launching

It’s up to the Ferretti Yachts 780 to kick off the season of the Cattolica shipyard. This is news that, in this case, has above all a strong symbolic value: the return to full normality of a strategic production unit for the Ferretti Group whose activity was suspended only a few weeks ago following the outbreak of a fire.

“It is fantastic to see how the Shipyard has returned to full operations in a very short time. I cannot praise or thank enough all the people in the area and at Ferretti Yachts who have worked tirelessly to get back to doing what we are famous for around the world: building and delivering dream boats to our owners.

Thanks again to the Municipal Administration and all the authorities in this fantastic area,” declared Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group. This attitude and this response confirm the dynamism of a company that is becoming an increasingly important player on the world nautical scene. This is a confirmation that, at product level, also passes through the launch of CLUB B hull number 36 to take to the water from the docks of the Cattolica shipyard.

This new model is the result of the cooperation between the Strategic Product Committee chaired by Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, and the Ideaeitalia studio for the interior design and features stylistic elements present both on the entry-level Ferretti Yachts 500 and on the flagship Ferretti Yachts 1000. The most important innovations introduced on the 780 concern the hull windows, the design of which emphasises and slims down the sporty profile of this yacht.

In terms of design, the work of reflection has also led to the conception of increasingly functional open-air living spaces which, in this specific case, have culminated in the solutions adopted to transform the bow area into a true open-air living area and, at the stern, to rethink the cockpit as an element of conjunction with the sea, a concept that has been relaunched by the presence of two generous sun pads in the central part near the beach. The dialogue with the surrounding environment culminates in the flying bridge, whose layout has also been redesigned to make it even more welcoming and comfortable by placing the bar area at the centre. All the furnishings in the outdoor areas have been created exclusively by a company of the calibre of Roda.

Made in Italy triumphs above all in the interiors, with furnishings by Poltrona Frau and Living Divani, to name but a few. Completely redesigned, they have been conceived to embrace two styles, one more contemporary, inspired by Taormina with its cool colours, and a second, more classic style with warm tones inspired by Ischia. The layout of the lower deck accommodates four cabins with the owner’s cabin amidships. As far as performance is concerned, the 24-metre can count on two types of propulsion, with the more powerful version featuring a pair of Man V12 1550s guaranteeing a top speed of 31 knots.  

The launch of CLUB B confirms the start of a hot season for the Cattolica yard. A new unit of the Ferretti Yachts 1000 line is also expected to be christened in the water soon. 

Matteo Zaccagnino

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