Ferretti Yachts
The Ferretti Group grows in Benelux thanks to the agreement with Yacht Consult B.V.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Ferretti Group grows in Benelux thanks to the agreement with Yacht Consult B.V.

The new dealership provides exclusive sales and distribution rights of the Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing fleets in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The Ferretti Group is strengthening further its already important presence in continental Europe thanks to an exclusive partnership agreement with Yacht Consult B.V. for the markets of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The agreement provides for the exclusive sales and distribution rights for three years, until August 2020, for Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing yacht brands.

The choice to partner with Yacht Consult B.V. is part of the ongoing sales plan development, which also includes significant investments, that Ferretti Group is implementing globally.

With this new dealership, the Group is expanding even further its network of selected distributors made up of over 60 dealers spread across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, providing a service of absolute excellence in over 80 countries around the world.

By relying on a highly professional partner like Yacht Consult B.V., the Ferretti Group is boosting its distribution channel in one of the most economically important areas on the Continent, Benelux. The decision aims to cater to the ever growing interest shown by a large number of yacht owners and enthusiasts in the wide-ranging fleet of open, coupé and flybridge yachts made under the Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing brands.

“The agreement with Yacht Consult B.V is a new, important partnership in major markets for our Group as well as being crucially important for our strategy of further growth in central and northern Europe,” stated Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group.

“We have chosen Yacht Consult B.V. as our partner for their considerable experience, know-how and reliability in the luxury goods sector. We are certain that this partnership will increase our market share in continental Europe, an area that has always been strongly attracted to the style, elegance and exclusive design of our brands, the standard bearers of Italian yachting.”

The A-Star Group holding is 50% owner of Yacht Consult and owned by Ben Van Loo. He is a successful entrepreneur who has been active in the Real Estate business and leisure industry. Yacht Consult has its headquarters in Mechelen and representative offices in Oostende and Loosdrecht (NL).

Yacht Consult will officially present the exclusive dealership agreement with Ferretti Group next October at the company Zoute Events, organizer of the Zoute Grand Prix which takes place in the wonderful city of Knokke (Le Zoute) on the Belgian seacoast. The meeting will be attended by Stefano de Vivo himself, as representative of the Ferretti Group, and Mr. Manu Deceuninck of Yacht Consult B.V.


The new Ferretti Yachts 780 hits the water

Friday, June 30, 2017

The new Ferretti Yachts 780 hits the water

After its technical launch, the new flybridge yacht is set for its world premiere, in early September, at the Ferretti Group Private Preview, followed by a dense schedule of shows from Cannes to Fort Lauderdale and Düsseldorf.

It descended onto the water with regal magnificence, radiating the magnetic charm of a true king of the waves. The manoeuvring operations from the plant and the technical launch of the new Ferretti Yachts 780 marked an exciting milestone in the almost 50-year history of Ferretti Yachts, a brand which has become a worldwide icon of Made in Italy flybridge designs.

Its latest creation – a perfect blend of comfort, style, seaworthiness and safety – hit the water last 22 June in Cattolica, where the Group's production facility for flybridge yachts between 75 and 96 feet is located.

The new model was born from the collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project. With a length of 78.9 feet (24 metres), it represents an ideal link between the under-70 fleet and the larger vessels.

“The launch of Ferretti Yachts 780 is a major step in the ever-evolving journey of our brand, just a few days ahead of the equally-important launch of Ferretti Yachts 920, the new maxi flybridge also built in the Cattolica yard,” said Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group.

“These are the two latest masterpieces by a brand which has been capable of winning over all of the main international markets.
By now, Ferretti Yachts has established an enviable global presence, thanks to its innovative and distinctive design philosophy, as well as to its attention to the different needs of yachtsmen worldwide. Judging by the success of Ferretti Yachts 450 and Ferretti Yachts 850, we are certain that the new Ferretti Yachts 780 and the 92-footer will capture the hearts of yachting enthusiasts across Europe, Asia and the Americas."

In the coming months, Ferretti Yachts 780 is set to star at the major boat shows which highlight the Group's busy calendar: after the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monte Carlo (8-10 September), the model will have its public international premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival (12-17 September).

Next up is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (1-5 November), where Ferretti Yachts 780 will be officially presented to the US market. In early 2018, Ferretti Yachts 780 will be among the guests of honour at BOOT in Düsseldorf (20-28 January 2018).

And finally, during the course of 2018 the model will also debut in the Asia Pacific region, where Ferretti Yachts has long been the standard of excellence for the luxury yachting sector.


Two awards for the Ferretti Yachts 450 in both China and Slovenia

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Two awards for the Ferretti Yachts 450 in both China and Slovenia

The latest yacht was named the Best Motor Yacht below 55ft at the Asia Marine & Boating Awards in Shanghai and claimed the top prize in the Motor Yacht over 41 up to 50 feet category at the Adriatic Boat of the Year Awards in Portoroz.

The success of the Ferretti Yachts 450 goes on, as it continues to grow in popularity among owners and the general public all over the globe. The Ferretti Yachts 450 was presented to the sailing world at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 and made its debut in the Asia Pacific region and the United States in recent months. Now it has claimed two awards in a single month, in China and Slovenia.

In Asia, where Ferretti Yachts has been the leading name in luxury sailing since years, the accolade came at the Asia Marine & Boating Awards, which took place in late April at the 22nd China International Boat Show 2017 in Shanghai.
The Ferretti Yachts 450 was named the Best Motor Yacht below 55ft. The judges praised the qualities that make the new boat unique: graceful style, practical design, unparalleled on-board comfort and a dynamically versatile interior layout.

Another triumph came just a few days later in Europe. At the start of Internautica 2017 - which took place in early May in Marina Portoroz, Slovenia - the Ferretti Yachts 450 came first in the Motor Yacht over 41 up to 50 feet category at the Adriatic Boat of the Year Awards.

“The Ferretti Yachts 450 is a very important model for us because it marks the return of Ferretti Yachts to the strategic 40 to 50 feet market. It is popular with owners in our traditional markets, such as Europe and the Americas, and it has also been an instant hit in the Middle East and Asia,” stated Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group.

“These two awards from two different continents underline the international nature of Ferretti Yachts and the value of a distinctive, innovative design philosophy. We are very pleased with the prize that we won in Shanghai because it comes from an extremely selective market that appreciates the most exclusive products that are made in Italy. We are also enormously satisfied with the award that we picked up at Internautica, because it is the top boat show on the Adriatic, where enthusiasts from a number of countries have always spent boating holidays on the waves with flybridge models by Ferretti Yachts.”


The Ferretti Group will be showcasing its luxury creations at the 2017 Montenapoleone Yacht Club

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Ferretti Group will be showcasing its luxury creations at the 2017 Montenapoleone Yacht Club

Six Group brands will once again dominate the spotlight at this Milan event, thanks to exclusive collaborations with famous names in fashion, accessories and watch making.

As finely crafted as the most sought after accessories, as beautifully tailored as the most exclusive clothing, as unique and cutting-edge as the greatest watches: the affinities between Ferretti Group yachts and the world of high-end luxury continue to grow more frequent and exciting. It is therefore only natural for the Group to once again participate, this time with six of its brands, in MonteNapoleone Yacht Club 2017, the event that will be enlivening the heart of Milan's boutique fashion district from 15 to 21 May, showcasing this successful partnership between the worlds of yachting and fashion/luxury.

The new and marvellous offerings from Riva, CRN, Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama and Custom Line will capture the attention of international visitors to the capital of Italian luxury. Each brand will be paired with an illustrious name in fashion, accessories, or watch making. The prestigious partnerships are: Riva and Dolce&Gabbana, Ferretti Yachts and Piaget, Pershing and Ermenegildo Zegna, Itama and Italia Independent, Custom Line and Etro, CRN and Sutor Mantellassi.

MonteNapoleone Yacht Club 2017, organised by the Associazione MonteNapoleone and sponsored by the City of Milan, is now on its third edition. It owes much of its success to its original concept, which sees the most renowned boutiques in the fashion district transformed into custom-designed sets in keeping with the styles of the most famous international shipyards.

For a week, accurate miniature models of the most beautiful vessels in the Ferretti Group’s fleet, along with images and installations tailor-made for the occasion, will fill the windows and interiors of the boutiques alongside our partner companies’ products, exploring new ways of blending modes of expression and seizing the attention of the public. Among the many dates to mark on your calendar is Tuesday, 16 May, when all Via Monte Napoleone will be transformed into a Marina, with its boutiques playing host to glittering evening cocktail parties, open strictly by invitation.

Ferretti Group at the Montenapoleone Yacht Club 2017

Ferretti Yachts
Once again, in 2017, Ferretti Yachts reaffirms its partnership with Piaget. The historic brand of flybridge yachts, offering a fleet ranging from 14 to 29 metres (45-96 feet), will team up with the Swiss maker of luxury watches and jewellery. The spirits of both are characterised by reliability and attention to detail, which ensure that they continue to strengthen and win the loyalty of customers who appreciate exclusivity and excellence.

Pershing
The super-sporty nature of Pershing, the benchmark brand in the production of high performance coupes from 14 to 43 metres (54-140 feet), joins forces this year with Ermenegildo Zegna, historic Italian luxury apparel and tailoring house. The search for excellence and an innovative spirit are key elements of the design philosophy that gives these two brands such similar DNA, leading to the creation of unique products made with sophisticated materials and details.

Itama
The Mediterranean soul of Itama, the Italian shipyard that produces open yachts from 14 to 24 metres (45-75 feet), known worldwide for the unmistakable style of their hulls, is mirrored once again this year in the dynamic lifestyle and creative spirit of Italia Independent, the eyewear brand established in 2007 by Lapo Elkann. From the time it was created, its goal has been to create products that express a classic style, yet introduce concepts which are new and revolutionary at the same time. The Milanese boutique is ready, exactly like an Itama open yacht, to accommodate the desire for beauty that inspires all those who share a passion for the sea.

Riva
The timeless style and elegance of Riva, a nautical legend with 175 years of history and a fleet ranging from 8 to over 90 metres, are perfectly matched with the genuine and unconventional luxury of Dolce&Gabbana. The union between these two icons of “Made in Italy” style has grown strong over the years, founded on a shared identity and a vision that combines a pronounced tendency towards innovation with attention to the alluring vibrancy of tradition.

CRN
The shipyard specialising in the construction of fully customisable steel and aluminium pleasure craft ranging from 40 to 100 metres is teaming up with Sutor Mantellassi, the Florentine brand founded in 1912 that boasts a high level of craftsmanship, appreciated over the years by famous personalities. Gabriele D’Annunzio, Henry Fonda and Marcello Mastroianni were only some of the many, and it was while wearing a pair of Sutor Mantellassi shoes that the latter left his footprints on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. Both brands have in common a strong heritage and a tailored approach, from the craftsmen who create personalised footwear for their customers, letting them choose the materials, colours and models, to the experts in the CRN shipyard who have the ability to translate the wishes of yacht owners into nautical masterpieces.

Custom Line
Custom Line, the brand that has won worldwide renown thanks to its fleet of maxi yachts with planing or semi-displacing hulls ranging from 28 to 42 metres, renews its partnership with Etro, the fashion house founded in 1968. Etro is New Tradition, a combination of artisan craftsmanship and creative experimentation. Material, workmanship and a special talent for the use of prints make Etro unique and one-of-a-kind. These are the same values that inspire Custom Line models, distinctive for their completely personalised furnishings and fittings, all tailor-made to suit their owners’ desires.


Ferretti Group at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous with 15 yachts and a tribute to Carlo Riva

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ferretti Group at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous with 15 yachts and a tribute to Carlo Riva

• On occasion of the first edition of the new Italian event, from 11th to 14th May, the Group will exhibit a fleet including also the 55-metre CRN Atlante, the flagship of the whole show;
• In a tribute to Carlo Riva, two historic Aquarama models will be on display and, on Thursday, 11th May, the award ceremony for the first “Carlo Riva Prize”, created by Maestro Mimmo Paladino, will take place;
• The Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous will combine yachting with fashion, art and cuisine, landing on different places in Versilia, including Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta.

Ferretti Group takes part in the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous deploying an imposing fleet and honouring a protagonist in its history: Mr. Carlo Riva, who passed away last April. 15 boats, from 8 to 55 metres will represent the brands Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Custom Line, Itama, CRN and the new business unit Ferretti Security & Defence.

Three stands, located in the Europa Dock and Italia Dock, will host an extremely varied fleet with open, coupé, flybridge, maxi and mega yachts, as well as two historic Riva motorboats:

• Ferretti Yachts 450, Ferretti Yachts 700 and Ferretti Yachts 750;
• Aquariva Super, Rivamare, 76’ Bahamas, 76’ Perseo, 88’ Florida and the legendary Aquarama Special and Aquarama Super for the Riva brand;
• Pershing 5X;
• Navetta 33 Crescendo by Custom Line;
• Itama 62;
• the megayacht CRN 55-metre Atlante;
• FSD 195 for Ferretti Security & Defence.

More specifically, the 55-metre CRN Atlante is the largest vessel of the whole Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous.

In a tribute to the greatness of Carlo Riva, the Aquarama Super will be exhibited on land in a dedicated area of the Europa Dock. On May 11th, during a gala dinner at the Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini, the first “Carlo Riva Prize” will be assigned; the prize has been created by the artist Mimmo Paladino, one of the Maestros of contemporary art and founder of the Transavanguardia (Transavantguarde) movement. The acknowledgement will be awarded to an eminent representative in the international yachting scene.

“As the second yachting group in the world and founding member of Nautica Italiana, we were absolutely thrilled to join the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous”, explained Mr. Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group.

“Among Italy’s tourist destinations, Versilia is one of the most popular worldwide for its beauty, yachting culture and quality accommodation facilities. It is the perfect setting for an event that promises to become the new showcase for Made-in-Italy luxury yachting and much more, given the participation of so many international brands.

It is here that many years ago the myth of Aquarama was born, the legend of wooden boats that has passed on its elegant and refined style to contemporary boats. This is why I am especially happy that the first Carlo Riva Prize is being held here, to honour the memory of a genius of the 20th century and celebrate great Italian yachting, the standard-bearer of a style admired by the whole world.”

From May 11th to 14th, the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, organised by Nautica Italiana and Fiera Milano, is ready to welcome yachting and Italian style aficionados, with a rich programme of fringe events dedicated to haute cuisine, design, art and fashion. The venue of the show will be the docks of Viareggio, plus over 10 kilometres of Tuscan coast, including popular locations such as Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.


Huge success in Asia Pacific for the new Ferretti Yachts 850

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Huge success in Asia Pacific for the new Ferretti Yachts 850

- Two units already sold in a few months in Thailand and Australia
- Asia Pacific Premiere on the occasion of Ferretti Group Open Days in Hong Kong
- Important recognitions at the Asia Pacific Boating Awards 2017

The appeal of the new Ferretti Yachts 850 is growing by leaps and bounds. The maxi flybridge, outfitted in the renowned Tai He Ban version, with decor and furnishings designed ad hoc to respond to the tastes and uses of Asian owners, also enchanted viewers in Hong Kong.

The occasion was the fourth edition of Ferretti Group Open Days, the event that Ferretti Group Asia Pacific has organised for two years in its own private marina in Aberdeen as a premiere showing of the latest models launched in Asia to owners, guests and journalists.

Following its huge international success – 10 units sold, 2 of which in Asia Pacific – Ferretti Yachts 850 will soon land in Australia and Thailand, the destination countries for the units sold in the region.

The special preview in Hong Kong and the upcoming arrival in these two strategic markets of the Asia Pacific region follow just a few weeks after the honours received at the Asia Pacific Boating Awards 2017, held in Singapore at the beginning of April, where Ferretti Yachts 850 triumphed in the category “Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80 feet)”.

This triumph was ensured by the yacht’s refined design and stylistic features that provide an unparalleled navigation experience.

Ferretti Yachts also won in the category “Best Brand Presence in China”, further underscoring its role as the absolute leader of the nautical sector in China and in the Asian markets in general.

The Awards are given annually by Blu Inc Media Ltd., a luxury publishing house that publishes the most important magazines of reference for the sector in the region, in recognition of the best of the international yachting industry in Asia.


Ferretti Yachts 850

Gutsy and seductive, the Ferretti Yachts 850 dazzles you from the moment you set eyes on it thanks to the clean, dynamic profile featuring clear-cut angles that give it a powerful and aggressive look. And its stunning appearance is just the beginning: the yachting experience itself, in which extraordinary comfort combines with sophisticated design choices, makes it all the more remarkable.

The Ferretti Yachts 850 is the result of a collaboration between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, Studio Zuccon International Project – for the external design and the interior layout – and the Group’s Engineering Department, which handled the technical and naval project and the interior design.


Ferretti Group continues on the growth path: 2016 results over the expectations and further investments for more than 46 million euros in 2017.<br />

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ferretti Group continues on the growth path: 2016 results over the expectations and further investments for more than 46 million euros in 2017.

Great performance of the first quarter confirms 2017 objectives.

• Consolidated production value reached 562.5 million euros, +36% compared to 2015, The EBITDA of 52.7 million euros compared to 7 million euros in 2015 confirms the strong growth trend;
• Net profit of 2016 reached 14 million euros.

Ferretti Group presented today in Milan the financial results of 2016 and those of the first quarter of 2017. The Group announced the first elements of a two-year investment plan. 2016 results registered a consolidated production value equal to 562.5 million euros, demonstrating 36% growth compared to 414.8 million euros in 2015. This value is also higher than the one established at the beginning of 2016 at 556 million euros.

The EBITDA, already in positive territory in the first quarter of 2016, managed to surpass the important threshold of 50 million euros at the end of the year, reaching 52.7 million euros compared to 7 million of the previous year. Thus, also this indicator was over the expectations. 2016 is the first year of net profit since 2008. Profit After Taxes (PAT) passed from -29 million euros in 2015 to +14.1 million euros in 2016.

“In a three-year period Ferretti Group proved to be a company able to accomplish a real turn around, obtaining great commercial success, which led to well above expected financial results” commented Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “The new models have become the most important drivers of growth thanks to their design, quality and high standards of innovation, which made them objects of desire since their debut.

I’m particularly proud to have led the Group to double-digit net results: profit which the shareholders, Weichai Group and Mr. Piero Ferrari, who never stop supporting the Group, have decided to wholly re-invest in the company.

Moreover, today we are more than proud that the extraordinary success achieved by the Group gave serenity to Carlo Riva’s last years. The objectives of 2017 are challenging but possible to achieve as we can rely on further investments, on an efficient and well performing organization and on 9 new products that Ferretti Group is ready to present to the market.”

In 2017 the Group’s goal is to consolidate its leadership position in the sector after the last two year’s exponential growth, with a serial brand order intake which reached 401 million euros at the end of 2016, increasing by more than 170 million euros in only two years.

The possibility to reach this challenging objective is supported by 2017’s first quarter results. At 31st of March the production value was 145.8 million euros, while in the same period the EBITDA reached 11.3 million euros, with a profit already over 4 million euros.

Ferretti Group also announced further investments for 46.4 million euros, of which 25 million in Research & Development while 21.4 million in the growth of the production capacity. The investments planned for the shipyards, between the end of 2017 and 2018, could bring to a personnel hiring plan for 80 young talents in all production sites, all over Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna and Marche.

This growth plan will be implemented only in case of a reduction in the company’s labour costs, which could be possible due to the application of the new Welfare regulations, which at the same time guarantee the increase of the employee’s purchasing power. In order to reach this result, the collaboration of the trade unions is essential, thus Ferretti Group intends to reach an agreement as soon as possible with the latter organizations. The hiring will regard in particular the Ancona shipyard, dedicated to the construction of maxi yachts in steel and aluminium of CRN, Riva and Pershing brands and to those of Custom Line in fiberglass.

The construction of all Custom Line models will be moved to the Group’s “Superyacht Yard” in Marche, where at the moment all semi-displacement vessels are built, enabling to concentrate in Ancona the building of the maxi fibreglass planing yachts too.


A mesmerising Ferretti Group at the Singapore Yacht Show

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A mesmerising Ferretti Group at the Singapore Yacht Show

South East Asia enjoyed 3 premières in a 6-yacht fleet, representing the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva brands.

Ferretti Group is rapidly becoming one of the top names in Asia Pacific too. 6 very successful yachts, with 3 making their debut in South-East Asia, will be ready to disembark at the seventh Singapore Yacht Show from April 6th to 9th.

Because expanding also means keeping your promises about being innovative: in terms of the fleet, engineering concept, and a fabulous yachting experience.

The yachts about to drop anchor in Singapore for the first time are the new Ferretti Yachts 450, one of the most successful flybridges in international markets today, and the Pershing 5X - the first in the new “Generation X” Pershing yachts and the last coupé in the fleet. The large-volume Ferretti Yachts 700 sports flybridge is particularly popular in these markets, and will also be celebrating its debut in Asia’s city-state.

Year after year, the Singapore Yacht Show is becoming one of the top events attended by leading boatyards in this part of the continent, attracting guests and enthusiasts from all around Asia as well as Europe and America. The location of the event also plays a hand in its success: the prestigious One °15 Marina Sentosa Cove is a splendid arena covering an area of more than 4000 square metres.

Ferretti Group will be taking part in the 2017 boat show with the support of its exclusive dealer Hong Seh. After coming aboard the floating stand, guests and yacht owners will be able to admire the fleet of 6 splendid 45 to 75 feet yachts on display, representing the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva brands. As well as the 3 new yachts, they will also have the opportunity to visit 2 iconic Riva vessels, the 75’ Venere and the 56’ SportRiva, in addition to the Ferretti Yachts 720.


The “South-East Asia premières at the 2017 Singapore Yacht Show

Ferretti Yachts 450
Ferretti Group’s historical brand will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, and is now proving it is still going strong in the strategic 40 to 50 foot market segment with this flybridge. The yacht was designed with a family feeling with the Ferretti Yachts 550, one of its most recent successes, being its “big brother”. The Ferretti Yachts 450 stands out for the design of its hull, its generous volumes, its elegant looks, and the practical layout of its interiors and exteriors.

Ferretti Yachts 700
The Ferretti Yachts 700 is the evolution of one of the most recent successes of Ferretti Group’s historical brand. Its sleek and aggressive profile makes it one of the sportiest yachts in the brand’s history. The hull has been redesigned to let in more light and offer even bigger views of the sea through the extensive glazing in the hull - three windows on each bulwark - designed to match the others on the new 55 foot yacht without pillars and with the portholes glued and fitted flush. Aboard, the volumes are worthy of much larger yachts and are ideal for enjoying the sailing experience to the full, in close contact with the sea.

Pershing 5x
The first of the “Generation X” Pershing yachts is the latest fabulous coupé in a fleet that is becoming increasingly cutting-edge and spellbinding. The letter X – a code used in the aeronautical world to refer to extreme performance and technological evolution - alludes to the unquenchable thirst to set sail for new horizons at speed. The lines, the propulsion systems and the performance of the Pershing 5X have already won over yachting enthusiasts in Europe and the United States. Now, the super fast “thrill” of the Pershing 5X is ready to seduce yacht owners in Asia too.


“Convergence” 2017: the Ferretti Group’s training sense

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“Convergence” 2017: the Ferretti Group’s training sense

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4 busy days with 90 captains and chief engineers taking part in refresher courses and workshops, including classroom sessions and exciting challenges out on the snow.

They say you meet all of Europe in Ljubljana. This charming middle European town was therefore the natural choice for the Ferretti Group to bring together the expertise and character of about a hundred boating professionals from all over the world.

Indeed, from 14th to 17th March, the Slovenian capital hosted the 2017 edition of “Convergence”, the traditional meeting with professional training and refresher courses that the Ferretti Group organises for captains and chief engineers working on the craft in its fleet.

The goal of the four-day event has been to promote direct discussion on topics linked to the management of the Ferretti Group’s yachts and vessels as well as issues relating to the prevention and management of on-board risks and safety.

On day one, the Top Management and the Engineering Department demonstrated the new projects unveiled between late 2016 and early 2017 which are currently under construction in the Group’s yards, together with the most innovative technologies fitted on board. The audience were also given an update on the significant large yacht refitting operations that are taking place at the renovated Super Yacht Yard in Ancona, alongside the construction of new maxi yachts and vessels for CRN, the Riva Superyachts Division, Pershing and Custom Line.

The educational day on 15th March was very interesting. Two round table workshops took place in the morning. They were divided into CE craft and CLASS boats, run respectively by the RINA certification body and by the Pantaenius and Willis Towers Watson insurance companies. There was a speech in the afternoon for the event’s main partners: Man (engines), Seakeeper (gyroscopic stabilisers), Cummins (engines) and Cummins Onan (generators). The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the products installed on the Group’s yachts, while also providing trouble shooting and maintenance sessions.

The Group’s technical partners took part every day with dedicated corners: Amaregroup (electro-hydraulic drives and glazed window portholes), Dometic (air conditioning systems), Idromar (watermakers), Naviop-Simrad (monitoring and integrated bridge systems), Oceanled-Indemar (underwater lights), Videoworks (infotainment systems), Webasto-Indel Webasto (yacht fridges, chillers and electric roofs) and Wolz Italia (teak decks).

The grand finale took place on the 16th March with the Team Snow Challenge, sponsored by the main partners, in the magnificent snow-capped resort of Krvavec. The captains were divided into ten teams and competed in group activities out on the snow. The final challenge involved a contest to build the best igloo.

The winning group received their award on the final day and participation certificates were handed out. See you at the next “Convergence” in 2018!


Ferretti Group will display 8 models at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ferretti Group will display 8 models at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017

As well as a vast Allied Marine brokerage stand with another 10 yachts on display.

The Ferretti Group has set sail for the Florida shores once again, as it prepares to take part in the third biggest boat show in the USA, after the events in Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.

The Group will present 8 new models by Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva and Custom Line during the prestigious Palm Beach International Boat Show, which will take place from 23rd to 26th March in West Palm Beach:

- Ferretti Yachts 450 and Ferretti Yachts 700.
- Pershing 62 and Pershing 70.
- Aquariva Super, 63’ Virtus and 88’ Domino Super by Riva.
- Navetta 28 by Custom Line.

Owners and enthusiasts who head to Palm Beach - home to one of the Group’s North American Sales Centres - will be presented with an extremely interesting, comprehensive range of yachts.

In addition to the new fleet of open, coupé and flybridge yachts from 10 to 28 metres in length, there will be a varied selection on offer from Allied Marine, the famous Ferretti Group Company that has been providing charter and brokerage services since 1945.

In Palm Beach, where the company has one of its US representative and sales offices, Allied Marine will present no fewer than 10 yachts of different types and sizes, including a Ferretti Yachts 750, a Riva 63’ Virtus, two Pershing yachts (64 and 72), an Itama 75 and other flybridge and sport fishing boats by a number of American shipyards.


Ferretti Yachts 920: grandeur and beauty.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ferretti Yachts 920: grandeur and beauty.

The second new Ferretti Yachts project for 2017.
Ferretti Yachts 920 is a maxi flybridge with imposing, dynamic lines, a range of spacious areas for relaxation and sophisticated interior furnishings, making it one of a kind in its category. Official launch: early September.

Ferretti Yachts is always thinking bigger and is preparing a memorable 2017. Featuring the eagerly awaited launch of outstanding new yachts, it will underline the dynamic, energetically innovative approach of a brand that will celebrate half a century of success and nautical excellence in 2018.

After the recently announced Ferretti Yachts 780, the second new yacht of 2017 – the Ferretti Yachts 920 – is here. As always, it has been created from the collaboration between the Ferretti Group's Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, along with Studio Zuccon International Project. Construction is already under way at the Ferretti Yachts Cattolica (Rimini) shipyard in preparation for the official launch in September.

The Ferretti Yachts 920 - 28.49m LOA - has a hull measuring 23.98m, which means it can be registered as a recreational craft.
The grandeur of this new maxi flybridge makes an immediate impression.
Its dynamic, irrepressible profile develops the stylistic design features that have led to the international success of recently launched models and have completely modernised the fleet.
The first major new feature involves raising the height of the bow. As well as giving the yacht an imposing presence on the water, this has allowed the addition of a wide-body master suite on the main deck. The detailing on the bulwarks also helps emphasise the yacht’s “aggressive” character, which continues beyond the walkways and cuts into the design of the windows in the master cabin.

The outdoor areas have an impressive amount of relaxation spaces and luxurious furnishings.
The forward space in the bow, in particular, is the largest ever for a Ferretti Yachts vessel of this size. The sun pad on the deckhouse leads into a dinette fitted with two forward-facing sofas, divided by a passageway, and a pair of sofas with adjustable backrests. This creates a large lounge, completed with coffee tables that can be protected and shaded by curtains upon request.

The stern area features a Submersible Hatch, the famous system used to move the garage door and swimming platform, offering guests all the comfort of a spacious beach club and letting the crew handle the tender with ease. Ferretti Yachts 920 can accommodate a tender measuring up to 4m in length.

The cockpit has two possible layouts based on the arrangement of the aft sofa: either a separate sofa, or a chaise longue that can be used as a sun pad or a seat for the outdoor dining table.

The flybridge is a panoramic deck with freestanding furniture, especially amidships and in the stern.
The forward part of the hard top overlooking the lounge area and the outdoor helm station comes with various options: the traditional grey fibreglass covering can be replaced with a blacked-out window, a sun canopy, or variable louvres that shade the area letting an excellent amount of light and air through.

The interiors rival the stunning versions in higher category models.
The main deck divides up the space, bathing it in natural light. The on-board architecture and décor develop the fascinating leitmotif already enjoyed on the successful Ferretti Yachts 850, while also benefiting from more available space and the use of luxurious materials.
It has a warm, welcoming atmosphere with the rooms conveying an original elegance.
Structural panelling typical of residential architecture, panoramic windows and veneer finishes with textures that accentuate the depth of the spaces are combined with the expert use of leathers, turning the Ferretti Yachts 920 into a floating Penthouse. The captivating ceiling back-lighting system completes the lounge’s contemporary appeal.

The wide-body master suite perfectly conveys this metropolitan style, in keeping with the latest furnishing trends. The bed is supported by a dark recessed base, as if it were “floating”, and is surrounded by low furniture along the bulwarks, leaving space for the large windows.
There is a vanity desk on the starboard side, while the full-beam bathroom is located forward on a slightly lower level. A walk-in closet completes the suite.
The central area of the deck is designed to control the circulation flows on board. There is a lobby to the starboard side with a storage area, day toilet and stairs down to the lower deck. There is a large galley on the port side which leads up to the helm station, or to the first technical and system monitoring area if you continue forward, after which there are stairs leading down to the crew quarters.

The main area of the lower deck is available in two layouts: the version on the first unit includes 3 large en suite cabins, all fitted with a separate wardrobe area.
This exclusive layout offers guests a full-beam double suite amidships worthy of a master cabin, and a second VIP suite on the port side with the exact same set-up. A comfortable third cabin with single beds completes the sleeping area. The 4-cabin layout is organised into two en suite double cabins on the port side and two doubles with single beds on the starboard side.
Great attention is paid to the crew: in addition to the large dinette with laundry area, the captain can enjoy a private en-suite cabin, while the crew can relax in two double cabins with a bathroom fitted with a separate shower. A second layout is also available for this area with a captain's cabin at the foredeck.

The pilothouse is an exclusively technical area with a “futuristic” design. Here, the captain can manage the entire yacht thanks to a large control station with multiple touchscreen display that fully integrates the on-board monitoring system and navigation instruments, along with a next-gen steering system.

The Ferretti Yachts 920 is available with three different types of MTU engine.
The standard model is powered by twin 12V 2000 M96L 1948 Mhp engines, which can be upgraded to twin 16V engines, respectively 2000 M86 generating 2217 Mhp and 2000 M96 with 2435 Mhp.
Their respective performances are 23, 24 and 26 knots cruising speed and 26.5, 28 and 30 knots maximum speed, depending on the chosen engine configuration (preliminary data).
The boatyard can install zero-speed fins or Seakeeper stabilisers on board the Ferretti Yachts 920, upon request.


Ferretti Group at the Dubai International Boat Show 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ferretti Group at the Dubai International Boat Show 2017

With 8 yachts and a "Gulf Premiere", Ferretti Yachts 550.

Ferretti Group arrives in the United Arab Emirates with a fleet of 8 models between 8 and 33 meters, representing Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Custom Line brands and the FSD division of the Group. The occasion is the Dubai International Boat Show, one of the most prestigious yachting events of the Middle East, which will be held from the 28th of February until the 4th of March at the Dubai International Marine Club of Mina Seyahi.

Ferretti Group will participate at the 25th edition of DIBS in collaboration with Art Marine and Sea Pros, exclusive dealers for Ferretti Group in the Middle East. The fleet will be presented in a magnificent setting around the floating stand, offering visitors a spectacular panorama of sparkling beauty.

“Gulf Premiere” Ferretti Yachts 550, a best seller of Ferretti Yachts fleet and one of the flybridge models of greatest worldwide success, will be exhibited in Dubai for the first time.

Moreover, guests and yacht-lovers can visit five iconic Riva models, representing the open, coupe and flybridge product range, one of the biggest semi-displacement Custom Line yachts and the new patrol vessel of the FSD division (Ferretti Security and Defence):

• Iseo, Aquariva Super, 68’ Ego Super, 76’ Perseo and 88’ Domino Super for Riva;
• Navetta 33 Crescendo for Custom Line;
• FSD 195.


The “Gulf Première” at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show

Ferretti Yachts 550
This yacht combines elegance with a sporty character. It is indeed characterized by clear-cut and yet very seducing lines. The Ferretti Yachts 550 features an unprecedented hull design, equipment and engine room arrangement, and interior layout. It is once again the outcome of the long-standing cooperation between the Group’s Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project.


Ferretti Group at the 29th edition of "Yachts Miami Beach"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ferretti Group at the 29th edition of "Yachts Miami Beach"

American premiere for the new Ferretti Yachts 450 and Riva 88' Domino Super.

Ferretti Group continues its expansion and proves to be amongst the most important players in the fast-growing markets. The Group will participate at the 29th edition of the prestigious "Yachts Miami Beach", one of the most awaited exhibitions of the American yachting scene, with a fleet of 17 models ranging from 27 to 92 feet, representing the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva and Custom Line brands.

From Thursday 16th to Monday 20th February, Collins Avenue will be the stage for a wonderful exhibition of yachts from around the world, where Ferretti Group will present, for the first time in the United States, the new Ferretti Yachts 450 and Riva 88' Domino Super, two models that have already achieved a great commercial success.

The splendid stand of Ferretti Group will be located in front of some of the most famous Miami Beach resorts, welcoming visitors in its spacious lounges from where they can enjoy the view of the beautiful yachts on display.
Ship owners and guests will have the possibility to appreciate two exceptional premieres: Ferretti Yachts 450, revealed last September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, with 8 units sold in a few months, and 88' Domino Super, already an icon of the Riva coupé range.
In addition to these 2 premieres, Ferretti Group will exhibit 15 highly successful models:

• Ferretti Yachts 550, Ferretti Yachts 650, Ferretti Yachts 700 and the new Ferretti Yachts 850, which is on show again following its debut in Fort Lauderdale last November
• Pershing 62, Pershing 70, Pershing 82 and Pershing 92
• Iseo, Aquariva Super, the new Rivamare, 63' Virtus, 76' Perseo and 88’ Florida for the Riva brand
• Navetta 28, representing the Custom Line brand.

During the press conference scheduled for the opening day, Thursday 16th February, the Group’s top management will present the novelties for the American continent and the new projects in pipeline for Ferretti Yachts, Riva and CRN brands, ready to debut in 2017.


The "USA premieres" at "Yachts Miami Beach" 2017

FERRETTI YACHTS 450
With this new model Ferretti Yachts returns to dominate the 40-to50-feet flybridge yachts strategic market. Ferretti Yachts 450 is distinguished by the hull geometry, the amplitude of the volumes, elegance and functionality in setting the interior by enhancing a family feeling with the "big brother" Ferretti Yachts 550, one of the biggest recent successes of the brand.

RIVA 88’ DOMINO SUPER
The 88’ Riva Domino Super immediately strikes the eye for its slender, streamlined profile, which is further highlighted by the dark grey hull. Other important design solutions bear witness to the great value of this evolution:
- the new sundeck that enhances the yacht’s sporty character and offers guests additional comfort;
- the outdoor pilot station that has been moved to the central part of the boat and has a very limited size, thereby making room for a large sofa at the bow;
- the large uninterrupted hull glazing, featuring a very aggressive design, extends across the yacht, almost like an arrow, from the central part of the boat to the extreme bow.


Ferretti Group stars at the BOOT of Düsseldorf, exhibiting 5 yachts with 4 debuting for the German market

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ferretti Group stars at the BOOT of Düsseldorf, exhibiting 5 yachts with 4 debuting for the German market

The Group shows up in style, with a wide and diverse fleet accented by gems such as Ferretti Yachts 450, Pershing 5X and Rivamare which are the new models of the 2016-2017 season. The exhibit is completed by the Ferretti Yachts 700 - also premiering in Germany - and the Riva 63' Virtus.

Ferretti Group begins 2017 in the best possible way deploying a fleet comprised of 5 extraordinary yachts. Of these yachts, 4 are premiering in the German market, and 3 are new 2016 - 2017 models: the flybridge Ferretti Yachts 450, the coupé Pershing 5X, and the Rivamare - the latest and already acclaimed Riva open.

The 2017 edition of the BOOT, the most important European winter boat show, taking place from January 21st through January 29th, will also showcase the unmistakable Ferretti Yachts 700, in its German debut as well as the 63’ Virtus, already a modern classic and one of the most successful models of the open Riva series.

The magnificent booth (Hall 6, no. 26) is another point of attraction, thanks to an innovative concept which previews comfortable and original lounges, each showcasing the Group's brands and a very spacious VIP area, complete with an American bar.

New projects will be highlighted during the press conference scheduled for Sunday, January 22nd at the Group's booth, along with projects already announced in recent months, regarding the Ferretti Yachts and Riva fleet, and a great marketing initiative by the Pershing brand.

And speaking of Pershing, a fabulous, Mediterranean style party will take place in its honor. The party is produced in collaboration with the German dealer, Italian Yacht Center, in partnership with the famous 7 Pines Resort of Ibiza and will take place Friday, January 27th at the Group's booth. From 6 pm to 10 pm, guests and ship-owners will experience refined glamour and "Balearic vibrations", with evening cocktails, DJ set, dancers and percussionists. Drinks will be provided by the team of the exclusive Ibiza resort, and culinary delights will be by famous German chef, and Michelin starred, Johann Lafer.

In addition, through the duration of the fair, Riva will be the star of an "outdoor show" taking place at the luxury commercial center Breuninger, where a fabulous model of Iseo will be showcased. The initiative, created by Poroli Special Yachts - exclusive Riva dealer for the German and Swiss territories - will display the 27-foot yacht accompanied by a wide screen showing the whole Riva series in all its majestic glory.

Furthermore, in front of the main entry of the famous Mall of Düsseldorf in Konigsallee 2, there will be an exhibit of a 500 Riva, “The smallest yacht in the World”, the Fiat city car born of the partnership between the FCA Group and Riva.

Premiering in Germany at BOOT 2017

Ferretti Yachts 450
This flybridge suggests the brand’s return to preside over the strategic zone between the 40 and 50 foot. The model was inspired by a family feeling and a connection to its “big sister”, Ferretti Yachts 550, one of the recent hits of the brand. Ferretti Yachts 450 is characterized by the geometry of the hull, the size of the volume, and the elegance and functionality of the interiors.

Pershing 5X
The first model of "Generation X" Pershing is the new coupe of the fleet: always more advanced and always more filled with surprises. The letter X - aeronautical code referring to extreme performance and cutting-edge technological evolution - evokes the endless push to sail to new horizons at extreme speed. The pure lines, performance and uniqueness of the Pershing 5X have already conquered the public.

Rivamare
This new icon in style and design writes an exciting and splendid page in the 175 years of Riva history. The great first of the Sarnico shipyard is a gem of sinuous lines, precious material, unique details, and worthy heir to masterpieces such as Aquariva Super and, before that, Aquarama. This is a contemporary masterpiece.

Ferretti Yachts 700
Ferretti Yachts 700 is the evolution of one of the most recent successes of the historic brand of the Ferretti Group. The streamlined and aggressive profile is among the sportiest in the brand's history. The hull has been modified to welcome light and sea views thanks to large hull-shaped windows, three on each side, designed in the family style like the ones on the new 55 foot, without uprights and glued flush portholes.


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