Following in the wake of Ferretti's popular 830 is the company's new 870, a yacht that is sure to appeal to owners who treasure sophisticated design and detail. The 870 is another example of the tri-tipped partnership between Ferretti's in-house research and naval design center, Studio Zuccon International Project, and Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. The 870's lines are indeed as sharp as glass, and there is no doubt that she's equipped to become the center of attention in many harbors.
And those lines aren't all about aesthetics either. The 870 is equipped with a pair of 12V 2000 M94 MTUs that can get her up to 35 mph with the hammer down. A cruise speed of 31 mph is also noteworthy for a vessel of this size. Think about that: You can cruise in the comfort of an 87-footer while still traveling large distances at the same speed of many express cruisers half the 870's size.
And that comfort is provided mostly by a luxurious interior. The main saloon has an L-shape settee to port as well as multiple armchairs scattered throughout the space. A hidden TV to starboard reveals itself for those rainy days and nights when you feel more like a couch potato than a sun god. Forward of that, an elegant glass dining table should serve as a focal point for onboard entertaining.
The 870 is an example of a relatively large cruiser that feels even larger thanks to her well-thought-out configuration and luxurious amenities. And with those big MTUs cranking down below, she's sure to charge hard into a market that likely will have its arms wide open and waiting for her.
This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.