Fort Lauderdale, November 2009_ Navetta 33, flagship of Ferretti Custom Line semi-displacement line, won the important Showboats International Award on the category “Best New Motor Yacht Series Under 40 Meters”.

The Award – at its 19th edition – draws his prestigious fame from the editorial experience of Showboats International, an American magazine point of reference for the international nautical scenario, especially for maxi yachts. The connection between every yacht selected by the magazine is the excellent balance between design and execution, that composes nautical architecture and shipyard manufacture.

Among the best yachts delivered in 2008 taken in consideration by the Jury made by Showboats International editors, Navetta 33 distinguished herself for her perfect balance of style and elegance.

Result of the nautical experience of Chairman Norberto Ferretti who inspired and supervised the project from the very beginning, and the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project and AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology of Ferretti Group, Navetta 33 offers a new concept of onboard life, with generous spaces, natural light and high levels of comfort.

The “Navetta” classic external lines integrate harmoniously with the contemporary feel of the interiors. The natural light flooding through the extensive windows illuminates the ample spaces offered over three decks, from the salon to the master cabin and large sky lounge. The imposing presence of the Navetta 33 reflects the full depth of the yard’s experience with a semi-custom maxi yacht that offers the highest level of features as liveability, comfort and safety onboard.

During the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, held at Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, the prestige of “Best New Motor Yacht Series Under 40 Meters Award” has doubled: the prize has been handed over to Norberto Ferretti, Chairman and founder of the Group as well as Owner of “Ziacanaia”, first hull of Navetta 33 .

“This is, for us, an extremely important reward because it confirms the succes of Navetta concept, developed during the years by Ferretti Custom Line and able to give shape to maxi yachts that nowadays are icons of the “slow motion style” - whom I’m proud to be a representative – that means a way of cruising slower and more silent, with less consumption and reduced environment impact” – said Norberto Ferretti – “Navetta 33 offers a unique cruising experience onboard an exclusive villa on the sea thanks to the design, quality and technology of Ferretti Custom Line”.