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May 30 2023

Ferretti Group heads to Venice with a focus on beauty and innovation.

Ten boats ready to shine out against the backdrop of the Arsenale, headlined by the presentation of the wallywhy150.
Venice, May 30, 2023 – Venice is increasingly at the centre of the yachting world. All thanks to the growing success of its Boat Show, which from May 31st to June 4th this year will be a magnet for luxury yacht owners and enthusiasts. Ferretti Group celebrates its fourth year running at the show with a spectacular fleet of ten magnificent boats, including the stand-out wallywhy150, the model created by a team of Wally and Ferretti Group Engineering experts in collaboration with Studio Vallicelli Design, which penned the elegant and innovative interior design. This latest masterpiece in the wallywhy range features unprecedented exterior areas and a huge upper deck that offers the same sheltered space as a 40-metre yacht.

Alongside the wallywhy150, Ferretti Group will be showcasing a dazzling selection of boats representing four of its seven brands:

  • Ferretti Yachts 720, Ferretti Yachts 580, Ferretti Yachts 500
  • Riva 68’ Diable, Riva 56’ Rivale, Rivamare
  • Pershing 9X and Pershing 7X
  • Custom Line Navetta 30
We have seen the Venice Boat Show come into being and flourish, not just as the leading trade fair in the Eastern Mediterranean, but as a yachting world event that our owners and friends look forward to the whole year. And it gives me great pleasure to see that the other Italian boat builders too have recognised the importance of this outstanding international event and the opportunities it creates,” said Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “I’d like to underscore once again this year the unmatched appeal of Venice’s Arsenale as the natural and artistic backdrop to our boats’ beauty and modernity. History has been made here and this is where you can admire the future of yachting: what another city in the world could offer all this? I’d like to thank and show my appreciation to Mayor Brugnaro and the municipal administration, who have given Venice back its rightful role as queen of the sea and navigation.” 
At the Venice Boat Show, Ferretti Group once again renews its collaboration with top Italian and international luxury brands. Dolce&Gabbana designs the tailor-made staff uniforms, while local partners include Teatro La Fenice and Hotel Gritti Palace, whose iconic terrace is home to the Riva Lounge; Lavazza offers refreshing moments with its enticing coffee blends and Range Rover is official automotive partner; La Scolca offers a refined selection of wines, while Aperol will be presenting its signature cocktails; Seabob showcases the brand’s magnificent, limited editions, featuring custom livery specially created for the Group’s brands; Frette and Roda are exclusive interior accessory partners; Culti intoxicates with intriguing ambience fragrances; Venini showcases a selection of fine Murano glass chandeliers, and Zanta furnishes its pianos. The line-up of top tier partners is completed by air transport provider Flexjet and the Monaco Yacht Show.


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