In the presence of 200 selected guests, including Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, Ion Tiriac, Ilie Nastase and Nadia Comaneci, the prizegiving "Awards Gala" ceremony rewarded excellence in international luxury, divided into product categories.

In the "nautical luxury" sector, Ferretti Altura 840 won the title of "CAESAR BEST YACHT", an accolade given to the yacht built by the Forlì-based yard "for the skill it displayed in creating a harmony between classic elements and new design trends".

The Altura 840 - presented in world preview at the Cannes Boat Show 2008 - marks an evolution and renewal for the yard, extending the historic series born in the mid-1970s with Altura 42 followed in the 1980s by the Altura 46 and Altura 49, "pioneer" models that opened up an age of motoryachting with cutting edge innovation. Altura 840 now stands alongside Altura 690, which provided the inspiration behind the design project, as an extremely comfortable yacht with generous, welcoming spaces and high navigation performances.

"Altura 840 embodies the synthesis between the concept of an aft-cabin motoryacht, with the master cabin aft, conceived for medium and long range cruising, and the flying bridge - explains Marco Segato, Vice President Sales Ferretti Yachts - based on a design solution that allows no compromises on the high quality, technology, comfort and design typical of Ferretti. We're really proud that these distinctive elements of our excellence have been awarded this important prize".

At the ceremony, held at Crown Plaza in Bucharest, the Ferretti Yachts management celebrated winning this prestigious award with Francos Marina, the dealer for Romania.

Ferretti Yachts is brand of Ferretti S.p.A., one of the leading companies in the design, construction and sale of luxury 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, Custom Line. Ferretti S.p.A., founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968, is in the forefront of the nautical industry, thanks to a constant product and process innovation and a continuous technological research. Luxury yachts are developed by a team of around 90 engineers and designers (Advanced Yacht Technology) and built in the group's 25 production units. Over 3,000 employees, managed by Chairman Norberto Ferretti and Chief Executive Officer Vincenzo Cannatelli, share the same continuous strive towards quality, technological excellence, top performance, exclusive and innovative design, maximising comfort and attention to detail. This daily commitment, common to all Ferretti employees, has taken it to the very heights of the nautical world. Ferretti S.p.A. is present in Asia through a representative branch situated in Shanghai and in America through its subsidiary Ferretti Group USA Inc. It also boasts an international dealer network, which counts about 85 carefully selected distributors, who guarantee the group's presence in over 80 countries and the very best assistance to the clientele in marinas all over the world.
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