Ferretti Group staged the Asian premiere of the Ferretti Yachts 670 in Hong Kong, although the newly arrived stock boat is the fifth unit to arrive in the region, following earlier deliveries of the 67ft motor yacht to two clients in Hong Kong, and also to Singapore and Hainan, China. The international order book for the FY670 currently stands at 25.
The Asian showcase was held at the Ferretti Group’s service yard in Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong, which is the home of the conglomerate’s Asia-Pacific headquarters.
The 20.2m model debuted at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival and is the brand’s first with an exterior by Filippo Salvetti, the Lombardy-based naval architect who has also designed the upcoming 500 and flagship 1000, due to launch next year. Interiors are designed by Ferretti Group.
Fabiomassimo Discoli, Ferretti Group Asia-Pacific’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said the Asia-based owners have been impressed by the sporty exterior lines and luxurious interior of this Category A, three-cabin yacht.
“It’s very rare for a vessel of this size to be a Category A yacht,” Discoli says. “It means that the level of safety has to be very high, which takes a lot of additional time and cost in design and building, but owners tell us they really appreciate this.”
One standout innovative approach towards safety aboard is the motorised hydraulic swim platform, which, as it gently glides down and outward at a 45-degree angle against the transom, reveals a mini stairwell for an easy ascent to and from the water, in comparison to the steep vertical ladder-type steps more commonly installed.
An attractive aspect of the standard cabin configuration that has also impressed Asian and global clients is the size of the full-beam, split-level master cabin, Discoli says, pointing out its generous study-cum-dressing table area as we inspect the lower deck.
This private office is situated port side on the way down into the 237sqft (22sqm) master suite, which also features a spacious ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Layout options include a fourth cabin with bunk beds where the study is located.
Located midships to make the most of the 17ft 6in (5.4m) beam and the stability sweet spot – enhanced by two Seakeeper NG6 gyro stabilisers – the master is completely insulated from engine sound as the twin MAN V8 1,200hp engines are mounted aft and housed two bulkheads away, with a crew cabin and head acting as a buffer.
The roomy ensuite VIP is forward, while the twin cabin and adjacent day head are to starboard. All cabins have at headroom of at least 6ft 9in (2.05m) and can be finished in matt and polished wood panelling in light hues, or in the richer dark tones used aboard the new hull number 21 in Hong Kong.
Ferretti Group also prides itself on its after-sales service for owners, with the Asia Pacific Service Centre based in Hong Kong supplying maintenance teams across the region.
“We can be anywhere in the region in under 12 hours,” Discoli says. “It’s a great comfort to owners to know they get high-quality maintenance direct from the manufacturer.”
By Andrew Dembina