FERRETTI YACHTS, one of the "Made in Italy" icons worldwide, presents in world preview at the 31st Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes the new Altura 840. The new model was conceived an evolution of the legendary Altura line, offering lovers of sailing a new way of "Essere Ferretti", experiencing the sea with all the comforts of an exclusive villa.

The Altura 840 marks an evolution and renewal for the yard, extending the historic series born in the mid-1970s with Altura 42 - a fibreglass motorsailer inspired by the principles of light, comfort and safety. This was followed in the 1980s by the Altura 46 and Altura 49, "pioneer" models that opened up through several innovations the age of motoryachting.

After the 2005 launch of the Altura 690, a 21 metre yacht combining the Altura philosophy with innovative Ferretti group technology, through the Altura 840, the yard has now completed an important stage in the evolution of the line.

Cannes will also offer the opportunity to admire the news of the last nautical year: Ferretti 881 RPH (Raised Pilot House), the result of a restyling of the fleet flagship, the new layout retains the original yacht's build excellence, with the addition of a command console that dominates the surrounding seas, Ferretti 592mix of design and performance with the large open view windows that make Ferretti yachts stand out wherever they are in the world, while featuring brighter, more contemporary fittings.

The stylistic and functional development that is a constant feature of the fleet's yachts has allowed FERRETTI YACHTS to set out a precise renewal and consolidation plan for its technical and design know-how, also represented at Cannes by other successful models:
• The Ferretti 630 offers sleek, aggressive lines with a spectacular single window sweeping from stern to bows. This creates a 360 degree view of the sea from the yacht's interior, enhancing the effect of perspective and depth. The fitted kitchen aft can open out fully into the living area, another of this model's innovative design features
• The Ferretti 681 revisits the Ferretti 680, a very successful model. The outer profile of this yacht has been rendered more aggressive by redesigning the deck windows, which have been prolonged towards the bow, and by adding to the owner's cabin huge open-view windows, which have become a distinctive trait of Ferretti Yachts.
• The Ferretti 780 (24 metres, 78 feet) boasts an innovative interior layout offering voluminous spaces and a choice of teak finishings and solid units instead of the traditional cherry used by the yard for yachts of this size
• The Altura 690 represents the philosophy that originally underpinned the creation of the Altura series - comfortable yachts with extensive spaces allowing passengers to live well on board for medium to long periods, featuring finishings with a more nautical flavour and an emphasis on the use of wood, like in the aft-cab.
The entire FERRETTI YACHTS fleet is a perfect embodiment of love for the sea and the cutting edge technology the yachts can be equipped with at the owners request - the ARG System (Anti Rolling Gyro), a sophisticated and exclusive gyroscopic anti-roll system that reduces movement caused by waves by over 50%, and the Gi8 system that enables constant monitoring of alarm situations and yacht management, also via SMS.

Ferretti Yachts is 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 about 85 carefully selected distributors, who guarantee the groups presence in over 80 countries and the very best assistance to the clientele in marinas all over the world.
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