The Festival de la Plaisance of Cannes, the first boatshow opening the new nautical season 2009-2010, offered a very special event addressed to VIP people, media and owners of all around the world. During the Gala evening, the most exclusive yachts took part to the sea parade in front of the Carlton hotel. After the parade, it has been held the "World Yachts Trophies 2009" assignment to the winning shipyards by Luxmediagroup, worldwide network of nautical magazines at its seventh edition.
After a long selection among the yachts project accomplished from July 2008 and July 2009, the worldwide specialists panel assigned the "Best Layout" award to Ferretti Altura 840 for the yachts over 24 metres category.


Made by the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project and Ferretti Group AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), one of the most advanced research and development centre in the naval sector, Altura 840 represents the perfect synthesis between the aft cabin motoryacht project, with the master cabin aft, conceived for medium and long range cruising, and the flying bridge based on a design solution that allows no compromises on the high quality, technology, comfort and design typical of Ferretti. The Altura 840 marks an evolution and renewal for the yard, extending the historic series born in the mid-1970s with Altura 42 a fibreglass motorsailer inspired by the principles of light, comfort and safety. This was followed in the 1980s by the Altura 46 and Altura 49, pioneer models that opened up an age of motoryachting with cutting edge innovation, arriving at Altura 690, the 21 metres launched in 2005 which gave inspiration to the last born Altura 840.


During the prize ceremony, the "Best Layout 2009 over 24 meters" has been withdrawn by Norberto Ferretti, President and founder of the Ferretti Group, from Gianni Zuccon from Studio Zuccon International Project, who gave birth to the Altura project and from Marco Segato, Vice President of Sales of Ferretti Yachts. This is a very important prize for us confirming the success of the Altura line during the years and a big result for the upcoming nautical season. With Altura 840 we offered the sea lovers a new way of Being Ferretti, living the sea with the maximum comfort of an exclusive villa thanks to the design, quality and technology of our yacht.


Altura 840 is a model especially addressed to mature owners with a nautical experience, looking for a very unique yacht to live the sea together with family and friends, said Marco Segato, Vice President of Sale of Ferretti Yachts.


Ferretti Yachts and Ferretti Group


Ferretti Yachts is a brand of Ferretti Group, one of the leading companies in the design, construction and sale of motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of nine of most exclusive brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line. Ferretti Group, founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968, is on the cutting-edge of the nautical world, thanks to constant product and process innovation, and continuous research within the sphere of technology. Yachts are designed by a team of about 90 designers and specialised technicians (Advanced Yacht Technology), and built in the Groups 25 production units. Over 3,000 employees of the Group, led by Chairman Norberto Ferretti and CEO Salvatore Basile, share a continuous quest for quality, technological excellence, top performance, an exclusive, innovative design, maximising comfort and taking painstaking care over detail. This common, daily commitment has taken Ferretti Group to the very heights of the nautical world. The Group is present in Asia, through a branch of representation and promotion in Shanghai, and on the American continent. An exclusive network of about 85 carefully selected dealers markets Group yachts in over 80 countries, and guarantees clients the very best assistance in marinas all over the world.