Shanghai, January 2008 - Ferretti Yachts has once again played a starring role in this year's prestigious "Best Of The Best Award", presented by the "Hurun Report" magazine. The prize is awarded on the basis of the results of interviews with 660 Chinese businessmen, who are invited to nominate the best product from a select range of luxury companies from all over the world. The survey was carried out between May and November 2007, reflecting the opinions of entrepreneurs and operators in this market, which currently has the largest growth rate among the worlds economies.
During the ceremony, the "Hurun Report" magazine awarded Ferretti Yachts with the "Best Luxury Cruising Yacht Award 2008", recognising for the second year running the yard's leading position in China.
This success confirms Ferretti Yachts' intense commitment in the Asiatic region. "The Chinese market" - says Marco Segato, Vice President Sales Ferretti Yachts, Mochi Craft and Custom Line - "is an opportunity to bring the Italian-style excellence of our motor yachts to the local nautical scene. The increasing prosperity of the Chinese people, driven by the exponential growth of its economy, has encouraged the birth and spread of the yacht culture linked to Made in Italy luxury, where our craft have always played an iconic role. More and more people now appreciate both the value of a Ferretti yacht and its essence: the excellence embodied by every product, process and every aspect of pre and post sales service to create the best motor yachts in the world. This prestigious award confirms our leadership in China and inspires us with even more energy to continue our expansion in what is for us an increasingly strategic market".
Over 400 guests attended the gala evening, including representatives from Ferretti Yachts and Ferretti Group Asia Pacific, as well as the two Ferretti Yachts dealers in China, Keyforce and Kingsway Marine, there to celebrate this great acknowledgement.
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.