Miami, FL., 12th February 2015 - The 27th edition of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Boat Show confirms Ferretti Group as a world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands. Two absolute premières for the North America market will be on display from 12th to 16th February within the extraordinary backdrop of Miami Beach: Ferretti Yachts 650, in the hard top version, and Pershing 70.
An overall fleet of 18 yachts, including many of the most successful models of the Group’s brands. At the show in Miami, besides the two premières, Ferretti Group will present the 16 best-selling models of the brands Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing:
• Ferretti Yachts 960, Ferretti Yachts 870, Ferretti Yachts 800, Altura 840 and Ferretti Yachts 690 by Ferretti Yachts;
• 122’ Mythos, 86’ Domino, 63’ Virtus, Rivale, Rivarama Super, Aquariva Super, Iseo by Riva;
• Pershing 92, Pershing 82 and Pershing 62 by Pershing.
The Group’s CEO, Alberto Galassi, together with the Chief Commercial Officer Stefano de Vivo, and Americas President and CEO James Henderson will hold a press conference on 12th February to present the Group’s strategies for the North and Latin American markets and the new models that will be launched in 2015.
“The successful results achieved by Ferretti Group in America are due to the strengthening of our direct presence in the continent and to the amazing job performed by our selected distribution network in North and South America. For this reason, we will take part in the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Boat Show with a large fleet, proving our strength on this market”, declared Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO. “Our target is to continue enhancing our growth, focusing both on a further international expansion and on a strategy aiming at developing and promoting our brands, which are the symbol of Made in Italy all over the world”.
In the Americas, Ferretti Group can boast one of the stronger dealer network of the continent, with nine sales centers located in North America - Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Stuart, Newport Beach, Newport, Sag Harbor and Huntington - and in South America, a sales center in Mexico City. - A widespread distribution network in Central and South America is observing continual growth and the Group is currently present in countries like Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
THE TWO “NORTH AMERICA PREMIÈRES” AT THE MIAMI YACHT & BROKERAGE BOAT SHOW 2015
FERRETTI YACHTS 650
This model, which was presented for the first time at the 2014 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, is the forerunner of a series of models which will set the aesthetic rules of the “Yachts” line under 70 feet. The Ferretti Yachts 650 immediately strikes the eye for its truly distinctive profile. Its outer silhouette is characterized by a flybridge equipped with an aerodynamic hard top and new fiberglass decorative elements that “cut” through the profile of the glazing in the superstructure. An unprecedented decoration connects the windows of the three cabins below deck, providing the craft an even more captivating look.
Its slender lines are further enhanced by the yacht’s aft area, specifically designed to ensure easy and safe tender handling and increase the guests' on board comfort. A tender lift, which can lodge an over 9 feet tender and be lowered by 3 feet with respect to its original position, has been installed on the yacht to handle the tender without any davit. It allows a comfortable access to the sea, also thanks to some built-in steps.
The main deck is an extremely functional open space. The galley, which is open on all sides, allows using this space as al large bar area open to the bow and facing the dining and living areas, enhancing the sense of comfort and conviviality for guests.
The under deck layout features three double cabins with separated heads. The Ferretti Yachts 650 is equipped with two Caterpillar engines, CAT C18, allowing the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 26 knots and a maximum speed of 30 knots. The optional engines (1150 mhp), in turn, can push the yacht to a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 33 knots.
The Pershing 70 marks a new breakaway from the past and a new step forward in Pershing's over thirty-year evolution. Its futuristic and imposing shapes are highlighted even more by the two large side wings that endow this yacht with a truly unmistakable look and even larger on-board space, to ensure the utmost comfort. At the same time, thanks to the technological equipment installed on-board the Pershing 70 surpasses its competitors having an equivalent size. A series of MOSFET electronic control units (a technology based on power transistors) has indeed been installed on-board, allowing to simplify the electrical system, reduce the number of on-board cables, and apply power electronics to the electrical system.
Moreover, a series of power boards allows to monitor and control the individual on-board systems, as well as to display on-board data, thereby making available an extremely advanced and easily expandable home automation system at a very competitive cost. The shipyard has indeed developed a number of optional system configurations, i.e. several ‘packages’ allowing the owner to choose one or more ‘custom solutions’ that can be adapted to suit specific on-board requirements or expanded with additional functions and ‘dedicated’ software applications, thanks to the assistance of Ferretti Group’s engineers.
If required, the home automation system can be integrated with the innovative audio/video interaction system VOTIS (Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System), the result of the cooperation between the Research & Development department and Videoworks, the Group’s technological partner. VOTIS allows to control the entertainment system installed on the main deck via an iPad, thereby replacing the various remote controls required for the different devices with one unit only. Upon request, the same control function can be extended to other areas on the yacht or installed on the Owner’s own devices.