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 Luxmedia group 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 owner’s 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.