The Italian yacht design duo Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi (Ferrari Franchi Design) unveiled the new 52m sailing yacht concept BLUE SAPPHIRE with hybrid propulsion.

Blue Sapphire is a very modern designed performance cruiser with racing genes. Personally, I like those ones who are modern, fast and equipped with state of the art technology. Additionally, this design is eye candy for me.

The yacht features a jacuzzi with a waterfall at the stern. The stern flap transforms into a beach club. The 6.00 m main tender is stored in a garage on the foredeck. The garage can also be used as a second cockpit. Another garage is at the stern with a 4.5 m crew tender and a collection of water toys.

Blue Sapphire Yacht Ferrari Franchi
Blue Sapphire Yacht Ferrari Franchi

The deck house has large windows and a skylight to maximize the daylight in the interior. Blue Sapphire accommodates 10 guests in four double cabins. The cabins can be transformed into a gym or a 42 m² owner’s suite with two skylights.

A crew of 8 has their area with five cabins, crew mess, laundry, and galley. Thanks to the hybrid propulsion, this yacht has more comfort than a traditional diesel engine is greener.

Blue Sapphire Yacht Ferrari Franchi
Blue Sapphire Yacht Marco Ferrari Alberto Franchi

Main Specifications

Length over all:52 m
Length waterline:47.25 m
Beam:10.4 m
Draft:4.5 m - 7.7 m (Lifting Keel)
Main Sail:842 m²
Genoa:869 m²
Staysail:250 m²
Max area at once:(Main sail, Staysail, Spinnaker): 2962 m²
Propulsion:Hybrid Diesel-Electric: 1065 kW (1448 CV)
Guests:10
Crew:8
Water Sports:6 m tender: 10 passenger capability, 37 knots max speed
4,5 m tender. 34,7 knots max speed
Fishing gear and Diving Equipment
Inflatables and Wakeboards
2 x See-Doo underwater scooter
2 x Jetsurfs, waterskis
2 x Seabobs
2 x stand up paddle boards

Profile, General Arrangement and Sailplan

Blue Sapphire Deck Layout
Deck Layout
Main Deck Layout Blue Sapphire
Cabin Layout
Sail plan Blue Sapphire
Sail Plan