Miami, FL. February 13, 2014 – The 26th Annual Miami Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show marks another milestone for the Ferretti Group, one of the leading world players in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of the most exclusive and prestigious brands worldwide.
The Ferretti Group is driven toward accomplishing its strategic growth objectives in the Americas including the continued expansion of its direct sales centers and dealer partnerships, the development of a charter and super yacht division, and presenting the largest inventory of new yachts by the Group at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show within the 90 to 100ft range. For the second consecutive year, Ferretti Group continues to have the largest new yacht display at the show with 25 new yachts.
The Ferretti Group has continued to reinforce the importance of its organization in the Americas by expanding its distribution footprint in strategic North America locations including Palm Beach, Florida; Miami Beach, Florida; Quebec, Canada, and most recently with the grand opening of Ferretti Group California in Newport Beach, California. In South and Central America, the Group has strengthened its presence in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, and Costa Rica along with a new direct market strategy in Mexico City, which is slated to open this Spring.
“Our successes in the Americas are the result of our strategic decisions made over the last few years, which have focused on strengthening the Group's presence in this continent and on expanding its distribution network” – stated Ferruccio Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of Ferretti Group. “For this reason we are even more proud to be present at this year’s Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show with a significant presentation and we will continue on our path of growth and maintaining the Americas as a target for our expansion projects”, added Rossi.
Ferretti Group has also made a significant commitment to the Allied Marine Brokerage and Charter division, with the appointment of a seasoned yachting professional and charter expert, Bruce Schattenburg, as the Allied Marine Charter Director, along with the opening of a new, high-profile, Allied Marine office, located in Fort Lauderdale’s “marine mecca”, Bahia Mar Yachting Center, next door to National Marine Suppliers. Schattenburg, who will lead the team at the new office, will serve a dual role by expanding Allied Marine’s Luxury Yacht Charter Division and re-opening the Allied Marine-Ferretti Group Super Yacht Division, which is focused on sales of new and pre-owned yachts over 100 feet in length.
“2013 was a very formative year for the Group in the Americas with the accomplishment of double digit growth for the third consecutive year.” – stated James Henderson, Ferretti Group Americas President & CEO. “We are confident that our strengthened sales and distribution structure in the Americas along with our commitment to Allied Marine Brokerage and Charter and our super-yacht division will allow us to solidify our position as an industry leader in the American yacht market.
The Group has made a substantial commitment to the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show with the largest number of yachts it has ever displayed at this show, showcasing an impressive lineup of over 25 new yachts, including the US debut of the new Ferretti Yacht 750 , is a US debut. The Group will house three different display areas including: a Ferretti Group new yacht display with Ferretti (Yachts, Custom Line and Navetta), Pershing, Riva, and Mochi Craft yachts, a Bertram display, specifically catered to the sport-fish brand, and Allied Marine which will be showcasing 12 brokerage yachts between 52 to 98 ft. The Ferretti Group new yacht display, Bertram Display and Allied Marine brokerage display will be located on ramp 22, across the street from the Fontainebleau Hotel. To learn more about the Ferretti Group or its yachts on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, please visit ferrettigroupamerica.com.
FERRETTI YACHTS 750
Ferretti Yachts 750 was launched in Cannes boat show 2013 and is 75ft overall length with a beam close to 19 ft. The new 750 is the evolution of the largely appreciated Ferretti 720 and stands out for a series of exterior and interior innovative features and new interior décor. The 750 immediately strikes for its sleeker and sportier exterior lines, which benefit from the fitting of a new elongated flybridge that is even more spacious as there is no davit installed. Another important innovation can be found in the aft outdoor area, where a wide (over 4ft. long) electrically-hydraulically operated swimming platform can be lowered by almost 2ft below the water surface, resulting in very easy tender launch and haulage. The platform can lift over 990 pounds and can host an 13ft tender. As regards its interiors, the Ferretti 750 is characterized not only by many new decor elements, introduced to restyle the living and dining areas, but especially for the various possible layout configurations. Alternative versions are available to meet the specific needs of the various international markets including: Classic, Roll-bar or Hard-top. The Ferretti 750 is available in two different engine configurations: two MTU 10V 2000 M84, 1381 mhp engines or, as an option, two MTU 10V 2000 M93, 1524 mhp engines. The standard configuration allows to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots, while the optional configuration can push the yacht to a maximum speed of 32.5 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. All Ferretti Yachts proudly meet the design and construction requirements for “Ocean” – design category A - the most stringent of the CE directive for pleasure craft with unrestricted navigation in even the most demanding sea conditions.