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Ferretti INFYNITO 90 Review (2023 Edition)

The INFYNITO 90 marks a new chapter in design for Ferretti Yachts but has it paid off? Read our in-depth sea trial and review to find out

The INFYNITO 90 is a significant shift for Ferretti Yachts — there's a fresh new exterior design and a fast-displacement hull.

Its standout feature, the all-season terrace up front, is just one of the many new aspects and the pursuit of interior volume has led to some interesting layout configurations. You can, for example, have a main deck owner's cabin with four guest cabins on the lower deck or a main deck dining room with the owner's suite amidships on the lower deck. There's plenty to think about. On deck, the all-season terrace robs you of foredeck space on the upper deck but it creates a uniquely versatile main deck living area. It's powered by a pair of 1,800hp MAN diesel engines for a top speed of 22 knots but it's the cruising speed in the mid-teens that the efficient hull shape was designed for. 

Ferretti INFYNITO 90 Key Facts

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  • LOA 26.97m
  • Model Year 2023
  • Cabins 4
  • Crew 3
  • Max Speed 22 knots
  • Status In Production
  • Yacht Type Superyacht
  • Use Type Cruising

Test & Review Video

Performance & Handling

The Ferretti INFYNITO 90 is propelled by twin 1,800hp MAN V12 engines on V-drives, which got up to a top speed of 22-23 knots. The overriding sensation was the remarkable quietness. Even with the door open, sound readings remained below 60dB, almost up to full speed.

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Despite being designed with a fast-displacement hull, this yacht isn't geared towards handling or top speeds. Instead, the focus is on providing a nice cruising experience for guests, not an edge of the seat thrill ride for the skipper. Even at a higher cruising speed of 17 knots, the bridge remains remarkably quiet. Positioned far forward and high up, the noise from the twin engines, located far, far aft, barely reached the helm, even with the engines at maximum RPM.

The yacht has several familiar Ferretti Group touchpoints, including fly-by-wire steering. The auto ‘returns back to centre’ steering, seen in previous Ferretti models, is laughably light for a yacht of this size, even if the way the wheel runs back through your hands takes some getting used to.

It actually turns very neatly with its keel section digging in the water and a pair of sizeable rudders forcing this 90 tonnes beast back on itself. The fast displacement hull is clever because there's no real change of pitch related to speed, so you can travel as fast or slow as the conditions allow. Range is decent too: 1,200nm at 12 knots and even more it's comfortable enough to travel at 8 knots. 

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Design & Build

The Ferretti INFYNITO 90 is the result of a collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. The exterior design is penned by architect Filippo Salvetti, while the interiors are crafted by Ideaitalia, drawing inspiration from explorer yachts.

For this model, Ferretti Yachts has pushed the envelope with customisation options. The yacht offers two interior design moods, Classic and Contemporary, each providing an elegant, inviting, and well-balanced ambience. The Classic mood taps into warm, earthy elements, while, in contrast, the Contemporary mood features glowing woods and fabrics in fresh hues inspired by the colours of the sea. Both styles maintain an Italian look, with soft ceilings, verticality, clean lines, and freestanding furniture.

As you will see when you flick though the layout plans at the bottom of the page, there are a lot of different layout options. There are tweaks like replacing seating areas with dining tables or major layout decisions, such as whether you opt for the main deck owner's cabin or dining room and what you have under the All Season Terrace. 

The looks are decisive to say the least but as awkward as it looks from some angles the pay off is the amount of volume the designers have managed to fit into this shell. 

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Contemporary Design Mood
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Classic Design Mood

It's a really solid-feeling boat, too. The flooring is solid and squeak-free and all of the items you come into contact with regularly, such as door handles, grab handles and cabinetry have a reassuring tactility. 

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The skylounge onboard the INFYNITO 90 makes it the first closed-deck model in the Ferretti Yachts range, and this space can be configured in various ways. The yacht is also the first in the range to have the option of a gym onboard.

The layout of the lower deck is versatile, offering up to four double cabins, each with an ensuite bathroom. The yacht we toured had a full-beam master cabin amidship on the lower deck, but you can have this cabin on the main deck if preferred. Ferretti has also provided options for the starboard guest cabin, which can be fitted as a double cabin with an ensuite bathroom, or as a multipurpose room if there aren't that many people onboard. 

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Engine Room

Accessed via a chunky watertight door from the crew space, there's also a quick entry option through a deck hatch leading down from the cockpit. The ladder between the engines provides relatively easy access. With 6ft of headroom, it's not too low, although you do need to clamber over the humps atop the V-drives. The space in the middle, does, however, offer a bit of improved headroom.

There's a slight protrusion above from the tender garage, but it’s not too bad, and the Seakeepers are tucked underneath between the two engines. The space around the engines is genuinely good for straightforward inspection and maintenance. Hatches provide access to the V-drives, and it looks easy to get to the two generators — one located by the door, and the other positioned further in. 

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Interior Accommodation

On the main deck, the floor plan connects the lounging space, galley, and forward dining area, creating a flat, uninterrupted flow.

The forward section can be configured as a main deck owner's cabin, but the test boat had this area as la dining area. The dinette is ideally positioned to provide fabulous views and is conveniently close to the galley, allowing the crew to serve meals with ease.

The galley itself is completely open and integrated into the social space, making it a hub for everyone onboard rather than a closed-off crew area. It's a well-thought-out design with plenty of storage underneath the counter, which includes an induction cooktop and a big oven. You'll also find a domestic fridge/freezer and storage right by a side door, which gives another access point for the crew.

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Adjacent to the main galley is a small pantry and a wine fridge, coffeemaker, and microwave. This setup ensures that all the essentials are close at hand, making it easy for the crew to prepare and serve meals efficiently. Dedicated storage for cutlery, crockery, glassware, and cups is right nearby as well.

The lounging area is spacious and relaxed, filled with various styles of seating that all look very comfortable. This space is perfect for unwinding and socialising, with additional storage to keep the area clutter-free. There's even a pop-up TV.

On the starboard side, there's a dayhead with a lovely big window, providing a decent view and adding to the overall sense of luxury and practicality. The beauty of having a forward dining table means that if you did opt for the master cabin on deck, this area would be divided between dining and seating. Instead, it remains a spacious, relaxed seating area.

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Sky Lounge

Anchoring the upper lounge is an absolute monster of a TV and opposite, is a lovely, low-slung sofa that beckons you to sink in and unwind. The TV on the lower deck is by the dining area, not the lounge, which is a bit of an odd decision, so this TV plays an important role. There's also a lot of glass within the superstructure, offering unobstructed, elevated views. This area connects to the outer deck dining area and the indoor/outdoor spaces meld together well.

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Owner's Cabin

Spanning the full 25ft beam of the yacht, the owner's cabin feels very large. Therefore, the bed is enormous, with beautiful detailing that sets a high standard. There's a clever split between timber and marble on the bedhead with a light running down the middle.

A particularly smart feature is the television mounted within a mirror — when off, you wouldn't even know it’s there. On either side of the room, you'll find a versatile bureau and a little sofa.

Storage in this space is excellent. A full walk-in wardrobe offers plenty of room for all your essentials, and it’s quite a big one at that. The wardrobe and the ensuite bathroom — which is both generous and private — are located behind the bed, and these spaces act as a buffer between the sleeping quarters and the machinery spaces aft.  

Opting for the five-cabin version, this suite would be the VIP room, providing a special place for guests to rest and the owner's suite would be positioned on the main deck.

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Guest Accommodation

There's a rather unique take on the VIP cabin here. Straight away, you’ll notice the layout is different from normal; instead of a forward-facing bed arrangement, the bed runs across the cabin. This allows you to enjoy the hull windows, now in front of you while lying in bed, offering views often missed in traditional designs. However, the new bed positioning does cause a couple of level changes within the cabin, though the entry area is completely flat.

The ensuite is positioned right at the front and has a spacious separate shower cubicle with lots of headroom. Storage is provided, with two large bins behind the toilet for toiletries and additional bins behind the sofa. A particularly clever touch is the TV, which is hidden in the bulkhead and swings out to face the bed.

For the other guest cabins, the starboard side features a cosy bunk cabin, great for children. Despite its compact size, it includes a surprisingly spacious private ensuite. Opposite this, there is a twin guest cabin. The twin beds are well-spaced, allowing easy movement between them, and a generous hull window floods the room with natural light. There's also a decent-sized hanging wardrobe, a television mounted on the wall, and a private ensuite.

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Crew Space

There is access through a portside deck door, leading down a rather steep ladder, into the crew space. This area would probably feel a bit cramped if all three crew members were moving about at the same time. The primary focus here is function: a bunk cabin behind offers sleeping arrangements for two, with a separate shower cubicle and toilet just outside.

Further in, there's a small galley equipped with the usual appliances. Above this, behind the fascias, you’ll find a washer and dryer — and there's a small mess/dinette, with a TV and a multifunction display (MFD), allowing the crew to control systems and keep an eye on everything from this spot. Right forward, the captain enjoys a private cabin, complete with its own bathroom.

Helm Station

All the information is displayed on enormous triple MFDs, which allow you to split the screens between dials and navigation. The rest of the layout is pretty simple, with controls neatly laid out in front of you.

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The helm station is a long way forward so the view over the top of the All Season Terrace is excellent. The boat has Humphree trim assist and twin Seakeepers, all controlled via screens at the helm, but on the move, the fast displacement hull tracks smoothly. At rest is when the Seakeepers come into the equation because this a tall boat with a lot more structure above the waterline than below it. 

Twin helm seats in the bridge provide the flexibility to sit or lean and side doors are well-situated, allowing crew members to easily access the wing stations, which proves especially useful when coming into a berth.

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On Deck

One of the downsides of the All Season Terrace is that you lose the deck space that you would ordinarily have on the foredeck but outdoor living space is still impressive. 

At the transom, you’ll find a hydraulic bathing platform that smartly sinks into the water. By doing so, it offers easy access to swimming and water sports. The platform also has a tender garage, so that the tender can be neatly stored away. The process of launching it is straightforward: open the door, drop the platform, and a trolley system slides the tender into the water.

In the cockpit, the decision to not have a helm station on the main deck works a treat. Everything is pushed forward, resulting in a cockpit space that feels enormous for a 90-footer.  It is a really big space. This area is dedicated to lounging, with an infinity terrace and a glass transom providing fabulous views of the water. 

A practical aspect worth noting is the equal access on both sides, but the passerelle will block the port side when down — you can easily nip up the starboard side to enter the cockpit in that situation. 

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All Season Terrace

The yacht boasts lovely wide side decks. The open sides allow you to see the water as you move up and down these spaces, a design that is becoming more and more common and it works nicely.

Forward, you come across what is probably the key feature of the INFYNITO 90 — the 'All Season Terrace.' This area lives up to that name by being able to change for any weather condition. There's a louvred roof above (similar to a pergola) and glass slats that are controlled by a button. So, you can tilt them to open this space up to the elements or close it down when the weather isn't great. Plus, there are runners that you can slide covers into on either side to fully enclose the area in poor weather.

Ferretti provides a few options here, including a fixed sunbathing space, a hot tub, or even a bar setup. Each choice has its own appeal, but the bar, in particular, works brilliantly. With a full-service area including a fridge, icemaker, and sink, you have everything you need to entertain guests. The bar tops appear to float, curving up and around the TV — it's a very sophisticated spot.

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The forward sunbathing area does cover the anchor lockers, so it will require the removal of cushions to access the windlasses, but there is a good view of the TV from there.  

One thing to mention about the All Season Terrace is its privacy. When moored stern-to, many people will be on the flybridge or in their cockpits, but up here, you're away from the quayside. It’s quite intimate, and it should be unlikely to be overlooked — it's an interesting use of space.

Upper Aft Deck

The upper aft deck is where you find the main external dining area of the yacht. A lovely, sociable round table takes centre stage under the protection of the hardtop. The crew has a well-organised servery featuring twin grills, a sink, and a fridge integrated underneath. But it’s not just about dining here; this space is also a sun worshipper’s dream. Positioned clear of the hardtop, the sun loungers are perfectly placed to catch rays. Poles can also be slotted in to create a more sheltered area with canvas attached. 

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Our Verdict

The Ferretti INFYNITO 90 is a bold departure from Ferretti Yachts' more traditional designs, and, to my eye, it's a gamble that has paid off. This yacht effortlessly delivers a comfortable, relaxed cruising vibe — exactly what you’d expect from a yacht of this calibre. 

The front terrace is particularly novel — not just a gimmick, but a significant improvement to the living spaces on board. While you do lose some space on top of the yacht compared to its rivals, this area becomes so much more usable thanks to its coverage and all the different ways it can be enjoyed. It's a clever concept that proves Ferretti is willing to innovate. I'm genuinely excited to see what Ferretti's upcoming INFYNITO 80 will bring to the table. 

Reasons to Buy

  • Interior volume
  • Unique All Season Terrace
  • Loads of layout options
  • Very quiet cruising
  • Solid construction

Things to Consider

  • Cramped crew area
  • Level changes in VIP
  • Divisive styling

Rivals to Consider

When it comes to guest accommodation, the Ferretti INFYNITO 90 is right up there with the best. With an up to five-cabin layout, it offers plush accommodation for up to 10 guests. Rivals like the Arcadia A85 and Princess X95 also have similar capacities, making them strong contenders for those who like to entertain family and friends on the water. However, the full-beam master cabin of the INFYNITO 90, complete with an en-suite bathroom, hull-side windows, and a walk-in wardrobe, truly sets it apart. Cabins with dedicated en-suite bathrooms add to the comfort and convenience. On the other hand, models like the Sanlorenzo SX88 and Sunseeker 90 Ocean, although designed for slightly smaller groups of eight guests, offer an equally exceptional level of comfort.

The INFYNITO 90 is no slouch with its fast displacement hull delivering speeds of up to 22 knots. However, it can’t quite keep up with the likes of the Extra Yachts X90 Fast, which boasts an impressive cruising speed of 24 knots, or the Sanlorenzo SL90A with its 25 knots cruising speed. The Ferretti INFYNITO 90, however, places a strong emphasis on stability and comfort, which might be a better bet for those who prioritise a smooth-riding experience over outright speed. For those not fussed about racing to the next destination, the Arcadia A85’s cruising speed of 15 knots is perfect for laid-back voyages.

The Sirena Yachts 88 stands out with its extensive range of 2,100 nautical miles, making it ideal for long voyages. Meanwhile, the Ocean Alexander 28 Explorer and Azimut 26M impress with their shallow drafts, allowing them to navigate waters that are inaccessible to deeper vessels. The Horizon FD90, with an impressive gross tonnage of 175GT, is the largest in this comparison, providing ample space and comfort.

When considering a new or used yacht, it’s also worth having a look at the alternatives in the Ferretti Yachts INFYNITO range.

Specifications

  • Builder Ferretti Yachts
  • Range INFYNITO
  • Model INFYNITO 90
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  • Length Overall 26.97m
  • Beam 7.33m
  • Hull GRP
  • Cabins 4
  • Berths 8
  • Crew 3
  • Yacht Type (Primary) Superyacht
  • Use Type (Primary) Cruising
  • Cruising Speed
    Max Speed
  • Fuel Capacity 11,500 Litres
  • Fresh Water Capacity 1,800 Litres
  • Engine Model 2x MAN V12-1800
  • Engine economic speed 12 knots
  • Engine max range (speed type) 1200 nm

Ferretti INFYNITO 90 Layout

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    The standard upper deck arrangement with a sofa opposite the TV

  • Optional dining area

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    The sofa can be replaced with a 10-person dining table 

  • Main Deck Ferretti INFYNITO 90

    The standard main deck with dining table forward

  • Optional show kitchen

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    This layout adds a breakfast in the galley for a more homely feel

  • Optional master cabin

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    There is an option to have the owner's cabin on the main deck

  • Optional all season terrace with jacuzzi

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    You can opt for a hot tub in the All Season Terrace

  • Optional all season terrace with bar

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    The bar in the All Season Terrace is a nice option 

  • Optional cockpit area

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    As standard, the All Season Terrace is fitted with a sofa and sun bed 

  • Lower Deck Ferretti INFYNITO 90

    The standard lower deck arrangement with the owner's suite amidships 

  • Optional multi purpose cabin

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    The bunk bed cabin to starboard can be replaced with a cinema room