Shipyard of the Year 2017

27th September 2017

PRESS RELEASE - FERRETTI GROUP IS ‘SHIPYARD OF THE YEAR’ WINNING AS MANY AS 5 AWARDS AT THE WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES 2017

The Group celebrates its presence at the Cannes Yachting Festival with five amazing victories.

Besides being named best Shipyard of the Year, it was awarded for the following premières: Ferretti Yachts 780, Riva 56’ Rivale, CRN 74 m Cloud 9, and Custom Line Navetta 33. Cannes, 17 September 2017 - The 40th Cannes Yachting Festival will be remembered by Ferretti Group as an event of new records and triumphs.

The Group was indeed awarded ‘Shipyard of the Year’ and won another four awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017. The Group can therefore celebrate five awards at this edition of the prestigious Trophies held by the nautical magazine “Yachts France”, which for 16 years have awarded the best new models presented at this unique and extraordinary ‘stage’ on the Cote d’Azur.

This is undoubtedly a magic moment for the Group, which had already been a ‘record-setter’ at this year’s edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival by exhibiting the largest fleet of the show - as many as 24 models ranging from 8 to 37 metres in length - as well as the largest number of premières, 6, representing the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, and Custom Line brands. These five fabulous awards have further acknowledged the value of some of the new models recently presented to the market and of Ferretti Group as a whole, able to firmly regain the top of worldwide yachting in just 3 years.

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“Speaking in poker terms, we really had all it took to make this ‘Royal Flush’, and we are therefore extremely proud of these five incredible awards, which pay tribute to the beauty of our magnificent yachts, as well as to the great commitment that our Group, at all levels, has devoted to the business over the last few years. Our efforts have allowed us to successfully reverse the trend and go back to where Ferretti Group deserves to be: at the top of world yachting - commented the Group’s CEO Alberto Galassi“The Best Shipyard of the Year award at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, together with the other 4 won by Ferretti Yachts, Riva, CRN, and Custom Line also recognise the success and soundness of our industrial plan: we were able to launch 24 new models in 3 years and to achieve outstanding results that will now allow us to take up the next challenges posed by the market with even stronger will and enthusiasm. We are working on 2018, when we will be presenting 8 new models and will celebrate important accomplishments and milestones, including the 50th anniversary of Ferretti Yachts. Today we are savouring our triumph, but tomorrow we will go back to working on the challenges ahead of us in this new nautical year. Our Group has ambitious objectives and clear strategies; we have human and financial resources to achieve them. We will keep growing”. 

Here are the 5 awards won by the Ferretti Group at the World Yachts Trophies 2017:

- Ferretti Yachts 780: Best Interior Design Trophy, category from 50 to 80 feet (15-24 metres)

- Riva 56’ Rivale: Most Achieved Trophy, category from 50 to 80 feet (15 – 24 metres)

- Custom Line Navetta 33: Best Exterior Design Trophy – category from 80 to 125 feet (24-38 metres)

- CRN 74 m “Cloud 9”: Best Layout Trophy, category from 164 to 270 feet (50-82 metres)

- Ferretti Group: Special Trophy Best Shipyard of the Year Today, the Group, together with its Owners, is celebrating this extraordinary triumph and is getting ready for the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show, due to start on 27 September, where three of these Trophies’ champions will be on display: Custom Line Navetta 33, Pershing 108, and CRN 74 m “Cloud 9” - the latter as a world première at the Monaco event.

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