Sanya (Hainan), 4th April 2013 – Ferretti Group’s yachts were in the spotlight at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Asia Pacific Boating Awards, organized by the Blu Inc publishing group, the publisher of boating magazines “Asia Pacific Boating” and “China Boating”. Among the awards assigned by a jury of experts to the best international and local boating companies and groups on the Asian continent, the Ferretti 690 was voted “Best Production Motor Yacht” in the category 15-24 metres.The ceremony was held on 29th March, on the eve of the opening of the fourth Hainan Rendez-Vous, the exclusive Chinese luxury show which the Ferretti Group attended displaying as many as six yachts of its fleet. “Receiving such an important acknowledgement just at the beginning of one of the leading shows not only in China but on the entire Asian continent is extremely significant for our Group - stated Alessandro Tirelli, Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Sales Director -. This award bears witness to the value of our products as symbols of Italian excellence in the world. We were particularly pleased that the winner was the Ferretti 690, one of the most successful new models in the 2012-2013 nautical year: this yacht is indeed meeting with great success at an international level, as proven once more by this important award in the Asia Pacific region, which is for us a strategic market offering very interesting perspectives”.
The Ferretti 690, which was presented as a world premiere at the Festival de la Plaisance 2012 in Cannes, marks a significant step forward for the Ferretti Yachts fleet under 70 feet in length: the outer lines have indeed been extensively redesigned, leading to a sportier and even sleeker profile. The extensive use of glazed surfaces, in particular, makes the yacht’s exterior look lighter and ensures that plenty of natural light can brighten its interiors. Its sleek outer lines are further enhanced by the innovative flybridge, characterised by an elongated tail. The interiors of the Ferretti 690 – which is available in two layouts, with three or four underdeck cabins - are spacious and wisely arranged, in order to exploit living areas to the fullest. One of the most impressive and innovative solutions on this yacht is a collapsible bracket in the swimming platform which allows the latter to be lowered just below the sea surface – a solution that on the one hand makes lowering and launching the tender far easier and on the other offers onboard guests a unique “seat” just below the water level, allowing them to relax and enjoy the sea to the fullest.