Saturday 13th September: the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance - the first appointment in the nautical season 2008-2009 - offered a truly special evening for celebrities, media and owners from all over the world. During the gala event the stretch of water in front of Carlton Hotel became the setting for a parade of the most exclusive craft currently available on the world market. The event also saw the award of the "World Yachts Trophies 2008", the seventh edition of the prize created by the Luxmediagroup organisation, an international network of specialist nautical publications including "Yachts France" and "Yachts Italia".
After a long, careful selection process from a group of "flybridge under 24 metre" yachts introduced between July 2007 and July 2008, an expert jury awarded the "Trophée de la Fonctionnalité 2008" to the Ferretti 592.


The avant-garde design solutions featured by the Ferretti 592 inspired by the well-established synergy between the Studio Zuccon International Project and AYT, Ferretti's Advanced Yacht Technology - have attracted critical acclaim since their presentation at the 2007 Genoa Yacht Show and today at the Cannes Festival de la Plaisance di Cannes they received an official accolade.


The 18.33 metre craft offers two guest cabins with en suite bathrooms, a full-beam owners cabin with open view window onto the sea and an aft galley. A swing window creates a single open space with the cockpit and living area, optimising the comfort and practicality of the on board spaces. The concepts behind the exterior and interior layout were particularly appreciated by the jury, which awarded this prize in recognition of the combination of form and function that has always been a fundamental characteristic of Ferretti yachts.


The gala evening concluded with the Yachts Parade, starring the new arrivals displayed at the Cannes boat Show that will take part in the next edition of the trophy. The Ferretti Altura 840, Dolphin 54 Fly Mochi Craft and Ferretti Custom Line 112 NEXT represented Italian excellence on the waters of the Côte d'Azur.




FERRETTI YACHTS AND FERRETTI
Ferretti Yachts is a brand of 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 groups 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.