October 6 2012
THE FERRETTI GROUP SAILS TO GENOA AND PUTS ON DISPLAY SOME OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHING MODELS OF ITS FLEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE SYMBOL OF MADE IN ITALY ALL OVER THE WORLD
Genoa, 5th October, 2012 – the Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the construction of motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world, is back to Genoa to show some of the most representative models of its fleet, representing the craftsmanship quality and the technological innovation that made the Group a real icon of Made in Italy around the world. At the 52nd edition of the International Boat Show of Genoa (6th – 14th October, 2012), after the great success of the last Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes, the Ferretti Group presents a fleet of 20 crafts, with 3 Italian previews:Ferretti 690 of the brand Ferretti Yachts; Pershing 82’ of the brand Pershing and Dolphin 64’ Cruiser of the brand Mochi Craft. Many other models will be on display within the prestigious exhibition area of ‘open Piazzale Marina 1’, among which:Ferretti 500, Ferretti 620, Ferretti 720, and Ferretti 800 for the brand Ferretti Yachts; Pershing 50.1, Pershing 92’, and Pershing 108’ New Edition for the brand Pershing; Itama 45 and Itama 62 for the brand Itama; Iseo, Aquariva Gucci, Rivarama Super, 52’ Rivale, and 86’ Domino for the brand Riva; Dolphin 44’ for the brand Mochi Craft; Ferretti Custom Line 100 and Navetta 26 Crescendo for the brand Ferretti Custom Line; Furthermore, Ferretti Group’s customers and prospects will have another major chance this year:visiting and testing at sea some crafts of the Group in a special trial area, where they can personally experience their excellence supported by dedicated and highly-skilled staff. The 100% Italian passion, innovation, and excellence of the brands of the Ferretti Group will also be the protagonists of the exhibition “Histories of the sea industry”, located within an “historical” area of the Boat Show, where some of the most exclusive models, which are pieces of the history of the Italian nautical sector, will be on display.The unique craftsmanship of the brand Riva, on the occasion of its 170th anniversary, will be celebrated through some of the models which are the symbol of the shipyard around the world:the Lancetta, one of the first models designed by Carlo Riva in the 50's, the Sebino, dating back to 1954, the first inboard motorboat by Riva built for serial production, the Ariston, the runabout preferred by Mr. Riva, set as a status symbol by the movie “Mambo”, in which the beautiful Silvana Mangano was speeding together with Vittorio Gassman, and the Aquarama, the legendary motorboat which has been on the crest of a wave since 1962, here on display with two hulls.The exhibition is made even more interesting by the Mochi Craft Waichichi, a wood hull dating back to 1962, and a scale model of the M/Y CRN F100, the 33 meter maxi yacht of the Agnelli family, built in 1963. The Ferretti is therefore confirming the absolute quality of the design and construction of its models even on the occasion of this edition of the International Boat Show of Genoa, displaying its 44 years of history, supported by the competitive advantage achieved through the strategic partnership with Weichai, one of the leading industrial groups in China. The Group aims at a further growth in the settled markets of America and Europe, and in the emerging ones, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific Area, one of the most interesting regions in terms of development opportunities for the nautical sector. In this area, the distribution of crafts produced in Italy will be further increased. “Also this year the Ferretti Group confirms here in Genoa its major commitment to the constant search for elegance and functional solutions, beside our deep knowledge of the nautical market, which allows us to anticipate the needs and demands of our Customers. At the international level there is a demand for Made in Italy luxury products, customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of uniqueness and performance" - declared Ferruccio Rossi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “For this reason, in order to exploit at their best all the opportunities offered by the Boat show, the Ferretti Group puts on display here in Genoa some of the best models of its fleet. We are very proud of the results achieved, confirming my personal commitment and the one of my team in facing the challenges which will characterize the nautical industry of coming years".