Thanks to Robb Report for this:
50 feet seems to be the informal cutoff point between cruisers and motoryachts.
After that, the interiors get larger, engines have more horsepower and rooms become more spacious.
Ferretti Yachts (Forli, Italy) has done some serious redesign work on its new 500 to turn it into a complete motoryacht, with the features borrowed from larger superyachts.
The 50-footer has larger-yacht features like dual staircases from the swim platform (which submerges for easier tender deployment/retrieval or a swimming area) up to the cockpit.
The cockpit is more than a nook on this yacht, but a legitimate social zone, with an enormous sofa (which reclines) and table to accommodate up to 10 people for al-fresco dining.
Up on the flybridge, the rear area is also set up for dining with the lounge and table, with a large sun pad in the forward section. On the bow is a third social zone with sun pads with reclining backrests.
Ferretti is offering “classic” and “contemporary” interiors, each with a different type of Italian personality. Small but important details like Cadorin parquet, Pellini-lacquered Venetian blinds and Paffoni sink taps in the en suites, to create a complete picture of home.
The Classic interior was inspired by warm tones, including dark oak bulkheads, brown and beige fabrics and leathers, as well as shiny nickel detailing, among other features.
The Contemporary interior is more about Mediterranean brightness, with light oak bulkheads, decor and flooring, along with glass, polished steel, and fabrics of light blue, gray and beige. The idea is to provide contrasts between the materials and colors for a balance that is both elegant and relaxing.
The Ferretti Yachts 500 will be powered by twin 550-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 engines, which will deliver a top speed of 30 knots and cruising speed of 25 knots.
Ferretti Yachts 500