Genoa, October 2nd 2009– The Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the design, construction, and marketing of motoryachts encompassing a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive brands in the nautical world, is presenting an impressive fleet of 50 yachts, including 2 world and 3 Italian previews, at the 49th International Boat Show in Genoa, running from October 3rd to 11th.

Displayed in the ‘Piazzale Marina 1 scoperto’ area of the boat show at a 7,000m² stand of unique size and prestige, the yachts are the result of the Ferretti Group’s commitment, devotion, tangibility and R&D, which best represent its prestigious portfolio of 9 brands.

Thus, the Ferretti Group, once again, reinforces its deep commitment to quality, elegance and technological innovation. These fundamental values have always characterized the history of a Group, which has been passionately interpreting and satisfying the needs of an increasingly better prepared and demanding clientele for over 40 years.

The Ferretti Group is presenting 5 new models at the International Boat Show in Genoa, of which 2 world previews – Ferretti 740 and Itama Fifty – and 3 Italian previews – Ferretti 560, Bertram 540 and Riva 86’ Domino.

”The Ferretti Group’s participation at the International Boat Show in Genoa is always an emotional experience for me, as it was here that my adventure in the nautical world began 41 years ago. Our presence in Genoa this year, with an impressive 50 yachts, is immensely important. It shows the continuous attention we pay to our clients, to whom we offer a vast range of products, which vary one from the other, but are united by a continuous quest for quality and innovation,” declared Norberto Ferretti, Ferretti Group Chairman and Founder. “The boats displayed in Genoa make me even prouder of the results achieved, reinforcing the huge commitment with which my team and I have faced the challenges that have characterized the nautical industry over the past few months.”

“I am increasingly proud of having joined the Ferretti Group and, after Cannes and Montecarlo, to find myself here in Genoa, at an event which has always been the highlight of the autumn boat shows,” commented Salvatore Basile, Ferretti Group Chief Executive Officer. “Our strategic choices shall be in line with the characteristics, which have always distinguished us: top quality products, an excellent before and after sales assistance service offered to owners as well as a wide range of smart, technologically innovative yachts equipped with top of the range comforts. Moreover, our Group has a close knit team and I believe these are the characteristics which will continue to prove our strength”.

Furthermore, the Ferretti Group recently celebrated one of the most important moments in its history: the launch of a new yacht, CRN "Clarena 2". Measuring 72 metresin length, she is the largest pleasure yacht the Group has ever built, and one of the most impressive ever to be produced in Italy. The result of strong teamwork and CRN’s innovative spirit, “Clarena 2”, characterized by creativity and cutting edge technology, is the symbol of the shipyard’s ability to forsee and satisfy the needs of a demanding clientele that is pleased to have chosen a Ferretti Group yacht.

With the aim of taking action to strengthen the synergies of a Group, which encompasses 9 of the most famous, historical brands on the international pleasure boating panorama and boasts the most advanced skills within the sphere of naval design and research, the Ferretti Group recently launched a project common to two brands- CRN and Riva – for the production of a new line of yachts measuring 50 to 80 metres. This new collection, that will be inspired by the current Riva range, of which it represents the ideal continuation, shall be designed as a fleet of the future where CRN and Riva’s natural inclination for innovation are combined with continuous attention to timeless design. The new yachts shall be designed by Mauro Micheli who, with Officina Italiana Design, has designed the entire Riva range to date. The first project of the new collection, a 68 metre yacht with clean lines, was presented as a world preview at the 19th Monaco Yacht Show and will be followed by the launch of a 50 metre yacht, the second model of the range.