Ferretti Group wins the stage of the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, scheduled from September 11th to 16th, with 5 absolute novelties for the Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line and Riva brands.
The 5 world premières, welcomed successfully by public and professionals, inaugurate the new nautical season of the Group in great style.
Together with a majestic fleet of 25 yachts between 8 and 42 meters, the debut was made by:
- Ferretti Yachts 670
- Custom Line 120’
- Custom Line Navetta 42
- Riva 110’ Dolcevita
- Riva 66’ Ribelle
The Cannes Yachting Festival, the largest international event in the sector, opened as usual with the Group's annual press conference. Mr Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, together with the Chief Commercial Officer, Stefano de Vivo, presented the main financial results achieved during the first 8 months of 2018, confirming the positive trend that strengthens the Group’s international leadership.
As at August 31st, 2018, Ferretti Group recorded a consolidated order book for serial brands equal to 218 million Euros, in line with the budget estimates for the current financial year. The Group expects to close the year with a total purchase order for serial brands of 450 million Euros, confirming and consolidating the extraordinary result already achieved in 2017.
The Group continued its strong commercial penetration on a global scale. From a geographic point of view, in percentage terms on consolidated order book, as at August 31st, 2018, Europe - Middle East - Africa contributed for 49% of new orders, Americas for 36% and Asia Pacific for 15%.
After the first 8 months of 2018, the Group achieved consolidated revenues of 420 million Euros, +22% compared to the same period of 2017 (344 M€). The estimates for 2018 are confirmed, which foresee a production value of 704
The Group continues the investment plan as the core asset of its strategic line. In the 2016-2018 three-year period, around 133,5 million euros were invested in product development and industrial capacity, which allowed a rapid pace in the renewal of the range. From 2015 to 2018, 30 new models were produced, including the magnificent Cannes world premières, ready to sail the waters of the world during the next 2018/19 nautical season: Riva 110' Dolcevita, Riva 66' Ribelle, Ferretti Yachts 670, Custom Line Navetta 42 and Custom Line120'.
“Cannes is like a grand gala, one comes to shine and leave a mark. This year we participate with the fleet of wonders: 25 magnificent yachts, with 5 world premières representing 3 of our brands" - said Alberto Galassi. “As always, the show is also an opportunity to make an initial assessment of the brilliant results achieved this year. The figures for the first eight months of 2018, characterized in particular by a production value higher than last year of 22%, confirm that we are on the right course. No miracle, everyone has been working hard, and the awareness of our strength, keeping year after year the commitment to invest in product development, production capacity and technological innovation. As evidence of the effectiveness of a growth strategy based on the constant renewal of our product range, almost 70% of revenues is the result of the success of the serial models presented in the last four years. We continue to believe in beauty, improvement of performance and attention to detail, because this is what our customers appreciate: an inimitable mix of Made in Italy quality and elegance that places us at the top of the nautical scene”.
The Ferretti Group stand is set up in the Espace Riviera, #PALAIS102 JETEE 012 exhibition area, while Custom Line yachts are moored at the Super Yacht Extension, in front of the SYE193 lounge. At JETEE 008 pier visitors can admire Pershing, Itama, Ferretti Yachts and Riva fleets, moored in front of their respective lounges.
Moreover, an iconic Rivamare will be displayed at the entrance of the exhibition for the whole duration of the show.
During the Festival, Ferretti Group will always be flanked by prestigious luxury partners, protagonists of various entertainment initiatives during the days of the fair. 7 Pines, the luxury resort in Ibiza hosting the first Pershing Terrace, is the Group's main sponsor for Soirée Nautique - the late opening night of the show scheduled for Friday, September 14th, during which Red Oyster will offer a tasting of its precious oysters - together to Seabob, which exhibits its magnificent limited edition products with custom livery, created ad hoc for the Group's brands.
The partnership with Dolce & Gabbana, which signs the Ferretti Group uniforms, and with Samsonite, which provides business luggage, has been renewed. La Scolca delights visitors with an exclusive tasting of its fine wines. Culti Milano proposes the olfactory essences that will make visitors dream on board of the yachts and in the lounges, while the suggestive Arquati pergolas will protect guests from the sun, refreshing them pleasantly, while visiting the stand. The partnership with Sabrina Montecarlo continues, which has embellished the Group's yachts with its luxurious furnishing accessories.
Taurus exhibits the models 'Taurus for Ferretti Yachts 50th anniversary', the bicycles made in limited edition (in the three versions man, woman and pedal assisted) on the occasion of the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the brand. Finally, Emirates Airlines, which has reserved special treatments on flights to Ferretti Group guests.
Listed for sale by Peter Thompson at Thompson, Westwood & White, the buyer in the deal was introduced by Superyacht Sales& Charter. "Spectre" was asking €65,000,000."Spectre" is a 69-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure on five decks. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond after “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”. It’s first owner John Staluppi fell in love with the leading character in the series of films inspired by the novels of Ian Fleming.This original superyacht was developed around the latest marine technologies and combining different styles and philosophies of interior decoration. References to Art Nouveau in France mixed with modern details designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta. He said that he was very fond and proud of this project. As it was the perfect example of the ideas of the owner and the shipyard. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their outstanding energy, pulled us together on to imagine and develop with everything that could be desired on a boat this size.The style of the interiors, created by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, feel of some French hotels and boutiques, standing out from Staluppi’s previous yachts in a more classical way. For example, the floor in the main lounge draws inspiration from the Art Nouveau style flooring in a Paris resort, with symmetrical forms and clean-cut geometrical patterns. Other references to French taste are the windows, a reminiscent of Paris’ typical Art Nouveau shops.The megayacht features with a swimming pool and touch and go helipad. Accommodating 12 guests in unforgettable comfort, the layout has two owner’s cabins: one has a private terrace, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub; two VIP cabins on the Main Deck and two guest cabins on the lower deck.Benetti’s most advanced construction technologies is the Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics - the system significantly increases stability during navigation and improves comfort on board with the help of four stabilising fins and three vertically-adjustable blades.The lines of the hi speed cruising hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design, deliver maximum navigation efficiency, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots and a top speed of 21.2 knots, which is 30% more than a traditional displacement hull.A seven Full Custom yachts planned in 2018/2019, including 3 giga yachts over 100 meters each, now are building in parallel at the Benetti’s Livorno shipyard.
February 20, 2019
Italian builder Codecasa has launched a 43-metre Project 122, the latest superyacht in their Vintage series featuring a 43 meter hull. The yacht was initially launched in summer 2018 at the company’s Viareggio facility, and is to be delivered to her owner in May 2019, after sea trials.The yacht with a beam of 9 metres and a maximum draft of 2,6 metres attributes a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Engined by two Caterpillar 3512C of 1,650 HP, she reaches her maximum speed at 16,5 knots. At the same time, with a comfortable cruising speed of 11 knots, she boasts a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles thanks to her fuel capacity of 65,000 litres.Project 122’ interior design concept was developed by the Codecasa team. The concept implements a combination of elegance and modernity, with predominance of light and neutral colours applied to natural materials.The yacht’s accommodation capacity amounts to ten guests within 5 cabins, including the owner’s full-beam suite. The latter is located on the main deck, featuring two en-suites. As to the staff, there is accommodation space for up to 9 crew members on-board.In contrast to previous 42-metre versions, Project 122 boasts a Sun Deck Jacuzzi and a Captain’s Cabin situated on the upper deck. The yacht’s on-board tender storage holds a Zodiac rescue boat and a Castoldi 21 jet tender. Codecasa is planning to display the yacht at the upcoming Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, held in Viareggio in May. Meanwhile, the company's yard is busy constructing two more vessels, a 55-metre and a 65-metre projects to be finished later this year.
February 19, 2019
During the recent Miami International Boat Show 2019, a new product from the series of collaborations between Mercedes-AMG and Miami builder Cigarette Racing Team was released. This year’s model was inspired by Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Coupe, featuring the same colour patterns and design motifs.This 12,5-metre racing boat has been christened 41 AMG Carbon Edition. One of her most significant features is carbon-fibre construction developed by Cigarette engineers in order to resonate with Mercedes model. It is evident, that Carbon fibre becomes a new trend among fast boats structure materials, for instance, as it is in the latest Pershing 8X. Still, the constructors claim, their new model is one of a few boats of that kind, where carbon is used as not complementary but major constructing material.Cigarette Racing Team’s president Skip Braver emphasises that from his point of view there are not so many differences between cars and boats. “Just as they did with the car, we lightened the boat without sacrificing performance. We modified the design by lowering the centre of gravity and used carbon fibre across the whole boat,” he said.The innovations introduced in hull construction enabled the builders to make the new boat 227 kg lighter than previous 50 Marauder AMG powerboat built in collaboration. 41 AMG Carbon Edition lays on sandwich construction with carbon-fiber structural layers around the boat’s lightweight hull. The deck and hardtop are also made of carbon fibre.Daimler AG and Cigarette work together on design concepts of all AMG boats. This year’s edition transmits the colour patterns of Mercedes saloon, easily recognisable in the boat cabin, with a prevalence of red and black. It is noticeable, that normally dark colours, especially black, are avoided in boat upholstery design, as they easily get hot in the sun. Within this boat, the dark colours can be used due to upholstery materials featuring cooling ability, that can decrease heat up to 30 percent.AMG 41 is equipped with Mercury Racing 400R engine of 1,600 horses. Thus, the boat is capable of reaching her maximum speed of 72 knots with 8 passengers on-board. Meanwhile, she cruises comfortably at around 55 knots with a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. Due to carbon materials used in the construction, a hull becomes firmer, lowering the boat’s flexibility and the “feeling of ship motions” even at the highest speed.Hull construction for such models normally takes about 8 months, including 2 months set aside for painting. Hand-stitched upholstering also takes more than a month. During the process, the project goes through multiple approval stages, so that it would finally satisfy both parties involved in the process.According to Braver, the two brands have already started working on their next joint project. “It feels like mutual admiration and when we hear them talking, it seems like they feel the same. It’s an honor to be partnering with them,” he concludes.
February 19, 2019
Italian builder CRN has recently announced sale of their new project, a 60-metre superyacht with custom aluminium hull yet assigned to number 141. She is going to become the newest project produced from CRN’s partnership with Nuvolari & Lenard design studio, that has been lasting for more than 50 years.CRN Ancona facilityThe design of the model was developed by the yard’s technicians, while interior and exterior concepts were finalised by the studio. Thus, CRN Project 141 is conceived to feature advanced high-tech solutions and dynamic lines in design concept. The new vessel will be built at CRN’s Livorno facility. She is scheduled for delivery to the owner in 2023. Further details and renderings of the project will be released as soon as they become available.CRN Ancona facilityCRN, being a part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in design and construction of fully custom aluminium and steel yachts with LOA of up to 100 metres. The company’s Ancona facility, where all the CRN megayachts have been built, occupies almost 80,000 square metres. At the moment, the yard is busy building four fully custom CRN yachts, including recently sold 70-metre CRN 139 yacht devised by Vallicelli Design. At the same time, 18 custom line models of 30 to 42 metres in length, two 50-metre Riva and two Pershing 140 units are currently being constructed at the yard.
February 18, 2019
Italian yacht builder Viareggio Super Yachts (VSY) has released new renderings of their 63,8-metre superyacht Project 003, currently being under construction at the company’s facility in Viareggio. The vessel sold in 2016 is now going through final constructing processes, while the delivery first planned for September 2018, has been rescheduled to the beginning of 2019.The yacht’s exterior design has been developed by Espin Oeino. With a beam of 11 metres and a draft of 3,15 metres, Project 003 features total 915 square metres of guest areas. Within that space, she offers accommodation to up to 12 guests, with the staff of up to 16 members on-board. There are six cabins, including the master suite with panoramic views and outdoor terraces.Interior design concept was commissioned to Darnet Design studio based in France. The design was inspired by the owner’s previous yacht, with the focus put on spacious rooms and warm colours, visible in leather panels and polished marble. Key interior motif is implemented in decorative steel and nickel panels resembling coral reefs, that will reflect the owner’s passion for scuba diving. Furthermore, Project 003 is equipped with on-board diving centre for 12 people at a lower deck. At the same time, the sundeck will be equipped with bar area, infinity pool and fire pit.Project 003 will be powered by a pair of 2,682 HP Caterpillar 3516B engines. Thus, she will reach her maximum speed at 17 knots, and cruise with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. The naval architecture by Laurent Giles studio is featured with bulbous bow, for better seakeeping under rough weather conditions.Although this yacht is named Project 003, it is in fact the fourth VSY superyacht. However, number 3 represents the conceived evolution of similar models Candyscape II and Roma. At the moment, the yard is also busy working with Siemens and Lloyd’s Register on hydrogen fuel cells technology for their 65-metre project Waterecho.
February 18, 2019