The sophisticated design, the sporty silhouette, the elegance of the interior, more powerful engines than her predecessor, greater autonomy, perfectly balanced interior and exterior spaces, sailing comfort and the unmistakable charm of a thoroughbred flybridge yacht – what more can one want from a Ferretti Yachts 580
We had the opportunity to test the new Ferretti Yachts 580 in Cannes, nine months after her debut at Boot Düsseldorf. Interestingly the unit we tested was hull number one, the very one exhibited in Germany, which is proof that for a builder like Ferretti, there are no prototypes – especially in the flybridge category up to twenty meters long, the type they do so well.
Unveiling the Ferretti Yachts 580: A Masterpiece of Elegance
The latest flybridge model is the successor to the popular Ferretti Yachts 550 that debuted four years ago, and despite the length difference of only one meter, Ferretti developed a completely new mould to build it, designed by their in-house engineers (Ferretti Group Engineering Department). As with her predecessors, the exterior design is by Filippo Salvetti, and the interior design by studio Ideaitalia. All of those skillful hands and eyes have designed a yacht that brings together a sporty, comfortable cruising and modern, luxurious interiors.
Ferretti Yachts 580 is equipped with two types of Volvo Penta D13 engines; the basic version with 900-hp ones, and the stronger version, like the one we tested, a pair of 1000-hp engines.
In addition to stronger engines, she also has a more potent stabilizer unit (Seakeeper 9 instead of 6), stronger generators and larger fuel capacity tanks, primarily thanks to the location of the daily fuel tank in the engine room, the thickness of the shafts has been increased to 75 millimeters, and the beam has grown by 18 cm.
Ferretti Yachts 580 top speed and fuel consumption
Interestingly, twenty units have been sold in the period between Boot and Cannes, demonstrating how popular this type of Ferrettis really are. An important part of the appeal of the newest model is the high standard of finish quality, a feature of Ferretti Yachts, regardless of which model you choose.
We had the pleasure of testing the Ferretti Yachts 580 with the skipper who had brought the yacht to Cannes from Italy, sailing at a cruising speed of 24 knots at 2000 rpm (290 l/h; 11.5 l/nm). We reached planning speed at 1750 rpm and 17.5 knots, but the consumption remained stable at 11 l/nm, which is roughly the number you should count on in casual navigation.
The economical cruising regime began at 9.5 knots (45 l/h; 5 l/nm), while the maximum speed we reached was 32.2 knots with a consumption of 390 liters, which compared to the designated top speed of 33 knots is an excellent result considering the number of people on board and full tanks.
We really noticed a high level of comfort in navigation: the new Ferretti slices the water softly, turns with ease and, with the help of the stabilizer, reacts minimally to the side waves, which will undoubtedly be recognized by true cruising aficionados.
Excellence in navigation is without any doubt result of the quality of construction – at the highest level seen on a Ferretti. Astern, we have noticed the backrest transforms into a cozy sunbed and the table lowers into the deck, completely transforming this otherwise traditional dining area.
There is an extra large storage space in the cockpit, under the stairs leading to the flybridge, as well as optional second set of commands. The submersible aft platform can accommodate a Williams 325 tender.
On the bow, there is a lovely sofa and a sunpad which can be used from both sides. The largest outdoor area is on the 18-square meters fly bridge, shaded by a bimini top or a hard top (option).
The command post is located on the front, port-side, and enjoys excellent visibility. Next to it, there is a companion seat, and toward the bow another large sunpad. Aft, there is a large L-shaped dining area with a small galley next to it.
Stepping inside the Ferretti Yachts 580, the first thing you’ll notice will be main galley, on the left, which also serves the cockpit and is separated from it by only a glass surface and a small folding bar. The galley comes with a home-sized refrigerator and an integrated dishwasher under the stove, and has enough space even for more ambitious home cooks. Farther toward the bow, there is large U-shaped sofa, and optionally, another sofa with a pull-out TV set.
Ferretti 580 layout: Choosing Between Classic and Modern Interiors
The interior command post is served by two seats, both boasting fantastically beautiful designed by the Italian leader in design furniture, Poltrona Frau. We also noticed an avant-garde control panel, made by 3-D printing and served by two Simrad screens.
The interior is available in two versions, a classic one and a modern, differing in the choice of fabrics and materials, as well as colors, but both boasting Ferretti’s ‘Just like home’ style. Below deck, there are three lavishly appointed cabins; the master aft, VIP in the bow and a a guest with two beds mid-ship.
There is enough space on the lower deck for two or three bathrooms, and in the two-bathroom layout the VIP and the twin cabin share theirs (with separate access). The master has and additional study corner. Astern, there is the skipper’s cabin with a private bathroom, with a hidden entrance through the aft sofa in the cockpit. The interior is sophisticated, stylish, drawing inspiration from luxury homes, combining practicality and exclusivity.
With new 580, Ferretti yachts have once again created an exciting hit that may be a newcomer, but has already left her trace on the market.
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