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Specifications

Length Overall 57'2"
17.42 m
Beam 15'10"
4.82 m
Draft 4'3"
1.3 m
Fuel Capacity 660 Gallons
2,500 L
Water Capacity 180 Gallons
680 L

Captain's Report

Editor's Report by Capt. Steve Larivee

When most think of Ferretti, the mega yacht versions come to mind.  But Ferretti has been hard at work capturing the brand loyalty at an earlier stage with some smaller models, between 45 and 60 feet (13.72 m – 18.29 m).  The 550 has captured the hearts of owners, but time marches forward and so must the 550.  Now she’s been improved and enhanced for a more rewarding ownership experience.  And make no mistake, this is a Ferretti through and through -- so much of the larger yacht’s characteristics are still present in this smaller footprint.  

The Ferretti 550 is a stunning example of Italian beauty and functionality.

The flybridge is relatively small for boat’s in class, and while it impedes functionality, it does add to the sleek styling.  Choose from either an open or hardtop version. Seating is J-shaped, aft to port and across the stern, and wraps around a pedestal table.  The helm is portside mounted with a double-wide seat.  A small wet bar is to starboard and forward of the ladder.  

The flying bridge is modest but functional as an elevated gathering space.  
Choose from either an open or hardtop version of the 550.  
The flying bridge seating wraps around a pedestal table.  Notice this is the open version that includes a Bimini top.
The helm features a raised pod housing the 12” (30.48 cm) Simrad display.  Controls are to the left of the wheel.  

Main Deck

The bow features another social zone consisting of a curved bench seat behind a large sunpad.  Another characteristic is the side deck bulwarks that drop down as they are carried aft.  This further adds to the good looks, while improving visibility from the salon at the same time.   

The 550 features a galley aft layout with opposing seating in the salon.  The helm is mounted to port.  
Notice how the sunpad has an integrated aft-facing seat.  
The aft deck has a bench seat aft with a pedestal table ahead.  This is all under the protection of the extended flying bridge deck.  
The galley is aft and fully featured.  A step separates this area from the salon just ahead.  A sofa to starboard wraps around a pedestal table.  Across is a loveseat.  
The galley is U-shaped with plenty of storage. 
The seating wraps around an adjustable height pedestal table.  Notice how the bulkhead dips down along with the bulwarks to improve sightlines.  
The huge curving windows allow natural light to pour into the main salon.  

Below

The master is located midships and is full beam.  Hullside windows to port and starboard have integrated opening ports.  The VIP is forward and shows no shortage of storage, even utilizing the space under the berth.  An ensuite can be fitted here at the expense of a starboard side desk and some storage.  The guest twin is located to port.  As an alternative, choose a two stateroom layout.  

In the three-stateroom version, the master is full beam with the berth offset to port.  There are two heads with the guest head doubling as a day head.  
An ensuite can be added to the VIP stateroom if desired.  
The Master stateroom is full beam.  A table to starboard has seating to both sides.  Storage is to port.  
The VIP is fully forward with the usual island berth.  A desk and storage to starboard can be swapped out for a private head. 
The guest stateroom features twin berths.  


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