Düsseldorf, January 2009 - The 2009 beginbs with an award to the excellence of Ferretti Yachts, the Forlì-based shipyard - brand of Ferretti S.p.A., one of the leaders in design, production and sales of luxury motoryachts won with the Ferretti 470 the award in the categosy "best motoryacht under 50 feet"at "Branchentreff 2009 - European Powerboat of the Year", prestigious kermesse organized by the editorial group Delius Klasing Verlag in cooperation with BOOT Düsseldorf.

During the event, able to gather the most important international shipyards, a selected jury of journalist and export has crowned Ferretti 470 as one of the most innovative layout motoryacht, with an extraordinary interior and exterior liveability.

Ferretti 470, great novelty of 2008-2009, has been launched as worldwide premiere at the 48th Genova boat show and, reinterpreting the previous Ferretti 460 model, defines "the new entry into the world of Ferretti Yachts."

Result of the highly successful collaboration between the AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti group marine design and research centre and the Studio Zuccon International Project, the Ferretti 470 is an ideal blend of form and function. The combination of compact size - 14.65 metres long, with a 4.34 metre beam and intelligent optimisation of space creates an opportunity to enjoy the best of Italian-style luxury and experience sailing while surrounded by levels of comfort unknown until now in this type of yacht.

"The new Ferretti 470 consolidates the yard's intention to complete its new entry range with a model that fully reflects the innovative layout concept and penetrate an international target group of young, privileged owners. We are very proud that the excellence in the continuous project research has been awarded by such a qualified jury in a prestigious context" affirms Maurizio Roman, Ferretti Yachts CEO.



FERRETTI YACHTS AND FERRETTI
Ferretti Yachts is a 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 group, founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968, is on the cutting-edge of the nautical world, thanks to constant product and process innovation, and continuous research within the sphere of technology. Luxury yachts are designed by a team of about 90 designers and specialised technicians (Advanced Yacht Technology), and built in the Group's 25 production units. The Group's over 3,000 employees, managed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Norberto Ferretti, share a continuous quest for quality, technological excellence, top performance, an exclusive, innovative design, maximising comfort and taking painstaking care over detail. This common, daily commitment has taken Ferretti group to the very heights of the nautical world. The group is also present in Asia, through a branch of representation and promotion in Shanghai, and on the American continent. An exclusive network of about 85 carefully selected dealers market group yachts in over 80 countries, and guarantee clients the very best assistance in marinas all over the world.
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