Forlì, 3rd April 2012 - The Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the construction of motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world, starts the spring season of international boat shows by taking part in some of the most important events in the Asia Pacific region with a selection of the most prestigious yachts in its fleet.
Until 1st April the Group was present at the ninth edition of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) with one of the largest stands of the show, set up in the prestigious Royal Phuket Marina, where, together with its exclusive dealer for Thailand Lee Marine, it displayed two of the most recent jewels of its fleet: Ferretti 720, of the Ferretti Yachts brand, and Pershing 92’, representing the Pershing brand; the latter yacht was the flagship of this year’s Show. The two crafts were presented as absolute premieres for the Asia Pacific area, and the public had the opportunity to visit the yachts and perform sea trials on them, to experience first-hand the great quality that has always distinguished all the Ferretti Group models. Moreover, on 30th March the Group organised a special gala night for its Customers, prospects and the press, with the aim of introducing at best its two new pearls and showing once more how close the Group feels, and is, to its Owners.
“We are extremely proud to be present at the PIMEX and to present as premieres two of the most recent models in our fleet because we consider this event extremely important, not only as regards Thailand's nautical market, but also for all other countries in this area - explained Lamberto Tacoli, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Ferretti Group. “Over the last few years we have recorded a constant growth in the number of visitors from other Asian countries and other continents too, who chose Thailand as a travelling and holiday destination both for its pristine sea and for its accommodation facilities and excellent marinas.In order to meet such a growing interest at best, besides displaying the yachts representing the Ferretti Yachts and Pershing brands, we are also present at the Show with the Riva, CRN, and Ferretti Custom Line brands”.
The Ferretti Group will then take part in the third edition of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, which will be held from 5th to 8th April 2012 on the island of Hainan, in southern China: a charming location for a unique event which has by now become a real must for the leading world operators in the luxury sector. At this Show the Group will exhibit the Pershing 92’, the Ferretti 720, and also the Ferretti 550 and the Ferretti 660 of the Ferretti Yachts brand, also thanks to the support of its local dealer Speedo Marine. For the Ferretti Group this year’s Rendez-Vous is even more significant, since it is being held only a few weeks after the launch of the new Custom Line 112’ next - built for a Chinese Owner -, which will be berthed just on this beautiful island. The new hull in the Ferretti Custom Line range was indeed launched by the Group at the end of March at the Ancona shipyard: the new yacht will be available for the guests of the top-luxury Xanadu South China Sea resort, currently under construction in Hainan.
“Year after year, the Hainan Rendez-Vous is strengthening its role as a really unmissable event for the international producers of luxury goods all over the world, thanks to the constant extension of available exhibition areas, both ashore and in the sea, the growing prestige of the participating companies, and the world-class level of its visitors” - continued Lamberto Tacoli. “Moreover, this show is increasingly strategic for our Group, which has been present on the Asian market for many years now: in 2004 we appointed a dedicated Asia Pacific Area Manager and in 2005 we opened a representative and promotion office in Shanghai, dealing with the development and management of the Customer and sales network. Our presence in the area has thus constantly strengthened over the years, with the creation of an ad-hoc team in charge of constantly monitoring this region”.
After the Phuket International Boat Show and the Hainan Rendez-Vous, the Ferretti Group will take part in two more leading international boat shows: the China International Boat Show in Shanghai, held from 19th to 22nd April 2012 - where the Pershing 92’ will again be on display - and the Qingdao International Boat Show, from 25th to 27th May 2012. These will be two more precious opportunities to present in this strategic area the Group’s works of art created for the sea - the result of outstanding production skills combined with an unrivalled quality of details and guaranteed by the entirely Made-in-Italy processing and production process that has always distinguished all the Group’s yachts.