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Brief Summary

The Ferretti 450 includes a large sunning area on the flying bridge as well as a second large sunlounge on the bow. Below, a master suite, VIP suite and guest cabin accommodate up to six overnight, with hullside windows to illuminate each. A two-cabin layout is optional and two heads are standard. Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel engines with 480 Mhp or 550 Mhp provide the power for speeds in the upper 20-knot range, according to the builder.

Key Features

Specifications

Length Overall 46' 7"
14.2 m
Beam 14' 2"
4.34 m
Dry Weight N/A
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 1"
1.25 m
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity 12
Fuel Capacity 370 gal.
1,400 L
Water Capacity 159 gal.
600 L
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

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 Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test results
Opt. Power 2 x 480-hp Cummins QSB 6.7
2 x 550-hp Cummins QSB 6.7

Captain's Report

Ferretti 450 runport
The Ferretti 450 is large enough for extended cruising in style yet small enough for one couple to handle.

Overview

This yacht has the luxury and styling found in the better-built boats in this class. Essentially, this yacht is focused on the couple that wants to entertain. Starting with a large flybridge for sun bathing and afternoon lunch, leading down to a covered cockpit for evening cocktails and al fresco dining, then on to the large salon inside that can double for dining. The galley is up and located next to the sliding doors to the cockpit. Forward to starboard is the lower helm. Heading below, there’s a master suite, VIP suite and a guest cabin to accommodate up to six overnight people.

Ferretti 450 Profile
The hull design includes wraparound salon windows and elongated hull ports to give the interior an open feel.
Ferretti 450 Runstar
Two different power options give this hull a respectable cruise speed.

Major Features

  • • Swim platform/tender lift combo

  • • Available with two or three staterooms

  • • Large flybridge with sun deck and outdoor dining

  • • Dual helm stations

  • • Retractable sun canopy

Cruising Comforts

The choice of two different cabin configurations adorned with glazed surfaces, lacquered wood finishes and leather upholstery sets the styling for this yacht. Cruising with three couples is comfortable with the privacy of a third, optional separate stateroom. Both the twin and triple cabin models have two heads.

Ferretti 450 Master Stateroom
The midship’s master stateroom has a double, centerline bed that’s flanked by built-in nightstands and includes a sofa to port and cabinets storage to starboard. There are additional storage compartments, along with two hanging lockers. The center of the deck is between the ship’s stringers and there is a step up to reach each side of the large bed. Décor is modern.
Ferretti 450 Master Bath
The master bath has a head with separate shower decorated by mosaic wall tile. We like the wash basin as it has high sides which are much more likely to keep water inside when underway, unlike the shallow countertop wash basins we usually see.
Ferretti 450 VIP Suite
The VIP suite is decorated with the same materials as the master, with the elongated hull ports allowing in lots a natural light.
Ferretti 450 Second Head
The second head has a circular “beam-me-up-Scotty” type shower that adds space to the rest of the head when not in use. It is shared by the VIP and guest cabins.
Ferretti 450 Guest Cabin
The guest cabin is to starboard and features a pair of bunk beds. All of the berths have LED reading lights on flexible extensions.

Alternative Layouts

One of the attractive aspects of the Ferretti 450 is the ability to select either a twin or triple layout below. People with large families will probably select the triple cabin layout, which is remarkably functional, given that this is only a 45’ (13.72 m) boat. The door to the third cabin is at the foot of the beds and there is a slightly larger place in this cabin which provides just enough room for guests to change clothes. It also has a hanging locker and minimal storage.

Ferretti 450 Three-cabin Layout
This is the three-cabin layout with master stateroom, VIP stateroom and guest cabin.

Two Cabin Layout. Owners who plan to go cruising with another couple will likely choose the twin cabin arrangement because it has so much extra room for the guests. The VIP forward is larger than in the tri-cabin design, and has a vanity or work station to starboard. In addition, it has a separate shower stall in the VIP head. To port there is a space for storage or for a stacked washer and dryer. People planning on doing some serious cruising will opt for the laundry room.

We like the twin cabin layout for gracious cruising because of the privacy it affords. Families with children or grandchildren will relish the three-cabin layout.

Ferretti 450 Two Stateroom Layout
This interior layout has two staterooms with two heads, each with separate shower stalls.

The Salon

Ferretti 450 Salon

The main cabin has a large salon that includes plush seating for four people around a U-shaped settee and glass table. The table raises and lowers so that the space can be used for cocktails or for dining. Opposite are two large sofa seats that create a fairly large conversational area for a boat this size.

A flat screen TV rises up from its base, to starboard, behind the double sofa seat. This arrangement permits six people to sit in the salon, something that is not always possible on a 45’ (13.72 m) yacht.

Importantly, the windows in the cabin are relatively low, which means that people sitting can see out.

Galley

By placing the galley aft it is handy both to the aft deck, the ladder to the flying bridge, and also to the salon. The galley has a refrigerator and freezer and stovetop, a single deep sink and counter space both inboard of the sink and across to port. Nevertheless, the galley space is a bit on the small side. Every boat is a compromise, and Ferretti has taken some space from the galley to make a slightly larger salon.

That is a wise trade-off for an owner who plans on doing lots of entertaining and wants to handle as many guests as possible. In such a situation, the galley is more of a wet bar for serving cocktails and a place to fix lunch and heat up hors d’oeuvres. Large dinners are more appropriate ashore.

Ferretti 450 Salon Star
A choice of luxuriously decorated interiors includes rich wood finishes, parquet decking and leather upholstering.
Ferretti 450 U-shaped Settee
Sitting at the U-shaped settee, guests have a great view of the water due to the large windows that enclose the salon.
Ferretti 450 Galley
The galley to port has a refrigerator and freezer, plus a flush countertop with walnut cabinet doors.

The Lower Helm

Ferretti 450 Lower Helm Station
The lower helm station has a dash that can accept large MFD monitors. We would like to see the structure for the screens lowered to provide better sightlines forward. As the wheel is low, this should not prove to be a problem. We particularly like the opening window to starboard, which allows the captain to peer out when backing into a slip.

Flying Bridge

The flying bridge of the Ferretti 450 should be considered very much a “sunbridge” with a helm. To starboard is a large sun pad that stretches forward and is a major focus of the bridge. The helm is to port, which is helpful when making a port-to-docking, and is an alternative to the starboard lower helm.

Aft is a large J-shaped bench seat that wraps around a table. Here, guests will have a terrific vantage point and it will be one of the most popular places on the vessel both underway and at anchor.

Ferretti 450 Flybridge
The flybridge includes an upper helm, large sun pad and an L-shaped lounge.

The flying bridge of the Ferretti 450 is of the style that we often find on European-designed yachts in class. The concept is to keep the top hamper low so as not to disrupt the sleek lines of the vessel, and typically the bulwarks are no higher than 18” (0.46 m). The ergonomics of the human body mean that even in the sitting position, one’s head rises to from 45’ (13.72 m) to 50’ (15.24 m) above the deck level. Yet, Ferretti has done a good job of making the bridge both functional and sleek-looking by using acrylic windscreens and stainless steel rails around the periphery of the flying bridge.

Ferretti 450 Overhead
The flybridge has an upper helm station to port and a sun pad lounge to starboard.
Ferretti 450 Upper Deck
The aft portion of the upper deck has an L-shaped lounge and cocktail table.
Ferretti 450 Salon Deck
The salon deck has plush seating, a lower helm station and aft galley. There is an additional sun pad on the bow. Note the wide side decks.

Aft Deck

Ferretti 450 Cockpit
Walking from the salon out into the cockpit, there is a transom couch and table with a folding top. To port is a gate that opens to allow access to the swim platform.
Ferretti 450 Swim Platform
Attached to the transom is a swim platform featuring a tender lift. It can submerge to also become a teak beach.

Power

There are two power options: both are Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel engines with the standard power being the 480 Mhp, upgradable to 550 Mhp.

Performance Numbers

We have not tested the Ferretti 450, but the folks at the factory have. They tell us that the boat powered with the pair of 480 engines had a cruise speed of 25 knots/28.8 mph with a top speed of 29 knots/33.4 mph. The upgraded 550 engine package cruised, they say, at 27 knots/31.1 mph and hit a top speed of 31 knots/35.7 mph.

Ride and Handling

Ferretti 450 Run Turn
Her hull displaces 35,274 lbs. (16,000 kg) and draws 4 feet of water. With an LOA of 46’ 7” and a beam of 14’ 2”, the builder describes the boat’s handling as “sporty.” We haven’t tested her, so can make no comment.

Price

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Available Options

  • • Joystick control

  • • Engine horsepower upgrade

  • • Choice of two different cabin layouts
Ferretti 450 Running
The Ferretti 450 is very much an Italian design from stem to stern.

Observations

The Ferretti 450 can be a welcome step up from a smaller express for someone wanting more room for entertaining and, perhaps, has designs on more adventurous cruising. Also, we can picture this boat for an owner who may be stepping down from a much larger yacht who doesn’t want the hassle of a fulltime captain. Other advantages of this size yacht would be lower operation cost and a wider variety of marinas that could accommodate her, all without having to give up the luxury accustomed to.

Standard and Optional Features

Warranty

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