Every year since 1977, the elegant, luxurious surroundings of the sparkling bay of Cannes plays host to the Cannes Yachting Festival; Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models. This year, over 600 boats measuring 5 to 55 metres were displayed. The manufacturers also compete for the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies in a number of categories. This year, the Ferretti Group swept the awards with an impressive haul of six trophies.
In the 62 to 80 feet category, Ferretti Yachts 670 won the award for the Best Layout, while Riva 66’ Ribelle won it for having the Best Exterior Design. In the 80 to 125 feet category, Pershing 9X got the Best Exterior Design award, and Riva 110′ DolceVita got the Best Interior Design award. In the 125 to 164 feet category, Custom Line 120’ got the Best Exterior Design award while Custom Line Navetta 42 got the award for Best Innovation.
“Winning is good for morals, and for the method because it repays the whole Group for the work done and tells us that we are doing things in the right way. When our boats are also rewarded by great commercial success, as it is happening, our satisfaction is double,” said the Group’s CEO Alberto Galassi.
“The challenge continues: with these awards we raise more and more the bar of beauty, style and performance that ourselves will be called to overcome with the next models. But this is the beauty of the challenge and of being Ferretti Group.” – Alberto Galassi, CEO, Ferretti Group
Established in 1968, the Ferretti Group is a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands which include Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line. The range of boats offered by Ferretti includes flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi and mega-yachts.
The Group boasts modern shipyards located across Italy, which combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship. To ensure clients receive the premium assistance in marinas all over the world, they have developed a network of approximately 60 carefully selected dealers which guarantees the Group’s presence in over 80 countries.