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(w/ 2 x 700-hp Man - Diesel)


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Brief Summary

Ferretti’s legacy of building sophisticated and state-of-the-art yachts is notorious. The company’s streamlined and sexy design continues with the redesign of their 500 Motoryacht, which integrates maximum interior space with unsurpassed performance.

Key Features

  • Twin Man 700-hp diesels
  • Cruises in the 30’s range
  • 3 staterooms and 2 heads
  • Wet bar with refrigerator topside
  • 481 gallon fuel capacity
  • 180 gallon fresh water capacity
  • Draft requirement of 4’10”
  • Granite galley countertops
  • Jet ski garage
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 51'4''
    Beam 15'1''
    Dry Weight 49,392 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 4' 10'' (max)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 16' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 481 gal.
    Water Capacity 180 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 700-hp Man
    Tested Power 2 x 700-hp Man - Diesel
    Opt. Power

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 8.5 7.4 4.5 1.9 1.7 820 713 72
    800 9.7 8.4 6.6 1.5 1.3 633 550 72
    1000 11.3 9.8 14.0 0.8 0.7 348 302 72
    1200 14.2 12.3 21.4 0.7 0.6 286 249 71
    1400 18.3 15.9 28.5 0.6 0.6 277 241 72
    1600 23.1 20.1 38.6 0.6 0.5 259 225 72
    1800 28.1 24.4 49.4 0.6 0.5 246 214 77
    2000 32.2 28.0 63.7 0.5 0.4 219 190 81
    2200 34.6 30.0 71.1 0.5 0.4 210 183 82
    600 713 1320 13.70 17.03 0.80 72
    800 550 1019 15.60 24.98 0.62 72
    1000 302 560 18.20 53.00 0.34 72
    1200 249 460 22.90 81.01 0.28 71
    1400 241 446 29.50 107.88 0.27 72
    1600 225 417 37.20 146.12 0.26 72
    1800 214 396 45.20 187.00 0.24 77
    2000 190 352 51.80 241.13 0.22 81
    2200 183 338 55.70 269.14 0.21 82

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 12 sec.
    0 to 30 16.4 sec.
    Ratio 2.037 : 1
    Props 737mm x 1100 mm Rolla NiBrAl 5-blade
    Load 4 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, minimal gear
    Climate 80 deg., 70% humid.; wind: 15 mph; seas: 2-4'

    Ferretti 500 Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    By Capt. Randy Emmerman Test Captain

    The 500 carries the same smooth lines of Italian design its sisters have. Ferretti builds yachts in a standard line of 45 to 88 footers, and also builds custom yachts over 100 feet in length. One of the focuses of the 500 is the spacious salon. It is bathed in natural light from the many windows surrounding the open layout. The salon has an L-shaped Italian leather sofa and dinette. Entertainment is provided by a Bose stereo with wave sound system and six speakers. There is also a flat screen TV. Chef’s DelightThe sunken galley is over on the starboard side and provides all the necessary equipment you’ll be aboard. This 500 uses popular stainless steel appliances, which includes a refrigerator, microwave and three-burner cooktop. Light oak cabinetry and elegant granite countertops highlight the galley. Command StationForward is the interior helm station which features a captain's chair with comfortable leather. The 500 has all the instruments, gauges, switches and navigation systems within easy view and reach of the helmsman. The view forward is exceptional with the single piece windshield. Electronic shifters are practically effortless. Electronic information systems for the engines keep you well informed of the health of the twin 700-hp MAN engines. Luxurious AmenitiesThe Ferretti 500 has three full staterooms and two full heads. Each stateroom has individual climate controls so everyone can be comfortable. Hanging lockers and storage is plentiful in each space. The heads have vanities with marble countertops and circular shower enclosures. Up on the BridgeThe flying bridge is accessed either from a ladder in the cockpit or from a hatch in the cabin. The topside entertainment area has a coffee table and lounge as well as a huge space for soaking up the sun. The flying bridge also has a wet bar for serving beverages and snacks so you don't have to keep running back and forth to the galley. The upper helm station is positioned on the starboard side. The engine controls are on an electric flip dash, which protects the instruments when you are at the dock or controlling the boat from the lower station. Engine AccessThe cockpit has lots of room for entertaining as well as open access to the engine compartment through a teak day hatch. The engines are very accessible down a few steps. The twin 700-hp MAN engines and generator are arranged for easy access to engine check points. The Racor filters and sea strainers are also within easy reach. The swim platform on the 500 is huge. You have enough room to carry a tender here, and when you are at anchor this becomes a wonderful launching pad for water toys. Within a compartment in the platform is Ferretti's new A.R.G. or Anti Roll Gyro. This system of gyros helps reduce the yacht's movements while moving slowly, anchored, or moored. This optional system seems to work pretty well, as we had some good wave action while waiting our turn to take the 500 underway for the helicopter shoot for our video. SpecsThe Ferretti 500 measures 51'4” length overall and has a 15'1” beam. She draws 4'10” of water and weighs 41,006 lbs. dry and 49,384 lbs. fully loaded. Fuel capacity on this model is 481 gallons and she can carry up to 180 gallons of fresh water for long cruises. Test ResultsWe tested the 500 in 2-4' seas with four people on board. Our boat was powered with twin MAN 700-hp diesels with 737mm x 1100mm Rolla NiBrAl 5-blade propellers. At 2000 rpm she was cruising along at 32.2mph burning 63.7gph, for a range of 219 miles on a full tank of fuel. At full speed she achieved a good 34.6mph turning 2200 rpm with a fuel burn of 71.1gph. While she handled well underway and at top end, I would like to see some hand rails added for better passenger safety while moving about underway. Also, some larger rudders may add more maneuverability. If you appreciate the lines of Italian designers and like the luxurious accommodations they can offer, then you will certainly be impressed with the 500. Coupled with some impressive performance, the Ferretti 500 is certainly one you should have on your list of appointments for test rides.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Ferretti 500 is 34.6 mph (55.7 kph), burning 71.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 269.11 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Ferretti 500 is 23.1 mph (37.2 kph), and the boat gets .6 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 259 miles (416.82 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 700-hp Man - Diesel.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Standard
    GPS/Chart Standard
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Standard


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Standard
    Helm: Second Station Standard


    NMMA Certification Yes
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