Forlì, Italy, January 2008 - "I was little more than a boy when my father gave in to my protracted pleading and bought me the most important toy of my life, a small boat just 5.70 metres long. This was the beginning of an activity that began as a game and went onto become one of the Italian industry' most extraordinary stories, leading to the creation of the Ferretti Group". That's how Norberto Ferretti, President of the Ferretti Group, describes the birth of a vision that has led him to confront the constant challenges that have been the driving force behind 40 years of success, a period shaped by his total personal commitment and involvement.
The Ferretti story began in 1968, when brothers Alessandro and Norberto Ferretti established their naval yard. It's an experience crowned by the achievement of extraordinary goals, created with passion, farsightedness and professionalism. These values have led the Ferretti Group to become what is today an international icon of Made in Italy luxury.
In 2008 Ferretti celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation with a packed calendar of dates involving clients, the media, yards and local communities on an international level. Along with a number of special projects to be revealed in the second part of the year, 2008 will offer two main events.
The first, next April, is "Privilege Days", an event dedicated to Owners of Ferretti yachts. On this occasion it will take place at a symbolic location for the yard, Cattolica, where is located the production site of the most prestigious models of the Ferretti Yachts fleet. On these special "Privilege Days" the Marina Nuova at Cattolica will host the entire Ferretti Yachts, Mochi Craft and Custom Line fleet, all completely open to visit for clients and prospects, offering them two unique, unforgettable days to experience the excellence Ferretti. The climax of the event is an exclusive dinner party for a limited number of guests at theHorses Riviera Resort.
The end of the nautical year will be marked by a prestigious, internationally significant event: Ferretti is to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a unique performance, a private concert at The Teatro alla Scala in Milan dedicated to all those who have experienced, shared and contributed to the Company's success.
Finally, a special celebratory logo has been created for all the activities involved in this exceptional occasion.
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 S.p.A., founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968, is in the forefront of the nautical industry, thanks to a constant product and process innovation and a continuous technological research. Luxury yachts are developed by a team of around 90 engineers and designers (Advanced Yacht Technology) and built in the group's 25 production units. Over 3,000 employees, managed by Chairman Norberto Ferretti and Chief Executive Officer Vincenzo Cannatelli, share the same continuous strive towards quality, technological excellence, top performance, exclusive and innovative design, maximising comfort and attention to detail. This daily commitment, common to all Ferretti employees, has taken it to the very heights of the nautical world. Ferretti S.p.A. is present in Asia through a representative branch situated in Shanghai and in America through its subsidiary Ferretti Group USA Inc. It also boasts an international dealer network, which counts 85 carefully selected distributors, who guarantee the group's presence in over 80 countries and the very best assistance to the clientele in marinas all over the world.