The new Ferretti 690 voted “Best Production Motor Yacht” in the category 15-24 metres at the Asia Pacific Boating Awards 2013.
Sanya (Hainan), 4th April 2013 – Ferretti Group’s yachts were in the spotlight at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Asia Pacific Boating Awards, organized by the Blu Inc publishing group, the publisher of boating magazines “Asia Pacific Boating” and “China Boating”. Among the awards assigned by a jury of experts to the best international and local boating companies and groups on the Asian continent, the Ferretti 690 was voted “Best Production Motor Yacht” in the category 15-24 metres. The ceremony was held on 29th March, on the eve of the opening of the fourth Hainan Rendez-Vous, the exclusive Chinese luxury show which the Ferretti Group attended displaying as many as six yachts of its fleet.
“Receiving such an important acknowledgement just at the beginning of one of the leading shows not only in China but on the entire Asian continent is extremely significant for our Group – stated Alessandro Tirelli, Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Sales Director –. This award bears witness to the value of our products as symbols of Italian excellence in the world. We were particularly pleased that the winner was the Ferretti 690, one of the most successful new models in the 2012-2013 nautical year: this yacht is indeed meeting with great success at an international level, as proven once more by this important award in the Asia Pacific region, which is for us a strategic market offering very interesting perspectives”.
The Ferretti 690, which was presented as a world premiere at the Festival de la Plaisance 2012 in Cannes, marks a significant step forward for the Ferretti Yachts fleet under 70 feet in length: the outer lines have indeed been extensively redesigned, leading to a sportier and even sleeker profile. The extensive use of glazed surfaces, in particular, makes the yacht’s exterior look lighter and ensures that plenty of natural light can brighten its interiors. Its sleek outer lines are further enhanced by the innovative flybridge, characterised by an elongated tail. The interiors of the Ferretti 690 – which is available in two layouts, with three or four underdeck cabins – are spacious and wisely arranged, in order to exploit living areas to the fullest. One of the most impressive and innovative solutions on this yacht is a collapsible bracket in the swimming platform which allows the latter to be lowered just below the sea surface – a solution that on the one hand makes lowering and launching the tender far easier and on the other offers onboard guests a unique “seat” just below the water level, allowing them to relax and enjoy the sea to the fullest.
FERRETTI YACHTS AND THE FERRETTI GROUP
Ferretti Yachts is a brand of the Ferretti Group, one of the leading world players in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of eight exclusive, prestigious brands all having distinctive and yet strongly complementary features: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. The Group, founded in 1968 by Norberto Ferretti and led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and CEO Ferruccio Rossi, can boast modern production centres in Italy and in the USA, which combine industrial production efficiency with an unmatched quality of details, guaranteed by the traditional “Made in Italy” craftsmanship. The Group is also present in the USA through its subsidiary Company Ferretti Group America – which manages a network of points of sale specialising in the sale and marketing of the Group’s brands on the entire North American market – and in Asia, through Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as a representative and promotion office in Shanghai. Moreover, a selected network of approximately 60 dealers guarantees the Ferretti Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring valued clients receive the very best assistance in marinas all over the world. The Group has always been at the very heights of the pleasure boating market thanks to constant product and process innovation and the continuous search for cutting-edge technological solutions. The extensive range of yachts on offer – flybridge yachts, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi an mega-yachts – is designed by the team of highly specialized technicians and engineers of the Advanced Yacht Technology & Design centre (the Group’s naval research and design centre), who continuously search for aesthetic, functional and innovative solutions, also working in close cooperation with internationally renowned architects. For this reason all Ferretti Group crafts have always been characterised by outstanding quality, great safety and excellent performance at sea, as well as for their exclusive design and timeless charm which make them stand out in the boating sector worldwide