Superyacht builder Ferretti sold to Chinese company

China’s Shangong Heavy Industries has bought the Ferretti Group, taking over 75% of the Italian shipmaker’s capital. Sleekly tailored with gleaming chrome accessories and luxurious saloons, the Ferretti Group designs some of the most exclusive yachts in the nautical world. Ferretti has 8 yacht brands (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and … Continued

Success for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

After four thrilling days of exclusive parties, glamourous entertainment and intense networking, the Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011 ended last Monday leaving no doubt about its status as the region’s leading yacht show. The superyacht show, which also incorporates a business jet exhibit and displays of luxury properties and high-end brands, once again drew crowds of China’s … Continued

Riva, an icon of Italian luxury design

A crane gingerly lifts a 13-metre Riva into Lake Iseo after the last coat of varnish has dried on its mahogany finish. The speedboat, an icon of “Made in Italy” luxury design, is going for a final spin before a potential buyer checks it out. “Tradition and innovation, that’s what drives us,” said Paola Procopio … Continued

Ferretti Group unveils Summer Line

The Ferretti Group has unveiled Summer Line, the new telephone service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, established to solve any technical problems Ferretti Group’s clients may have. The service is provided by Easea Yaching, the Group’s Service Division, developed to bring together the After Sales resources of all Group brands. The … Continued

China’s Premiere Luxury Lifestyle Show in Hainan

By most measures, the self-styled “Chinese Riviera” on Hainan Island has a long way to go before catching up to Cannes, St. Tropez or Nice. But the organizers of Hainan Rendez-Vous at the island’s Sanya resort did their part to boost the area’s image this past weekend, hosting an extravaganza of private jets, vintage and … Continued

CRN launch 72m Clarena 2

CRN report the successful launch of the new 72m superyacht, at an open ceremony at the CRN shipyard in Ancona, Italy. With a distinctive grey displacement hull she is the largest leisure yacht built by CRN to date (CRN is a brand of the Ferretti Group).

Ferretti 560 – The “yachts (r)evolution

Ferretti Yachts will introduce at the Festival de la Plaisance of Cannes 2009 the new Ferretti 560, which represents the “yachts (r)evolution” conceived to experience a new feeling of life on board. Through this new model the shipyard aims to consolidate and continue the evolution process of flying bridge range under 63 feet. This renewal … Continued

The Ferretti Custom Line 124′

The latest offering from the house of Ferretti Custom Line is the luxurious 124’ superyacht, which marks the launch of a wave of renewal in the yard’s history. The Custom Line 124′ is a tri-deck yacht which can sleep ten guests in four spacious cabins plus a large owners suite as well as space for … Continued

Riva Yachts Brings the new Ego Super to Miami Boat Show

Riva, the Italian world’s leading company of luxury motoryachts will bring its splendid and glamorous yachts to the Miami Boat Show (February 12th to February 16th 2009). Riva will be showing six models at this year’s show and will be introducing the new 68’ Ego Super to the USA, on display at Ferretti Group booth. … Continued

Pershing 80 launches in Italy

Ferretti Group company Pershing recently launched the new Pershing 80 motoryacht in Italy. Designed by Italian naval architect Fulvio De Simoni, the 24.4m (80ft) yacht is said to offer exceptional performance. The standard version is powered by two 2030hp MTU engines combined with ASD 15L surface propellers for speeds of up to 44kt, while a … Continued

Mumbai International Boat Show 2008

The rich and famous of Mumbai have discovered a new hobby, and the success of the second International Boat Show goes to show that this port city’s marina front will soon be undergoing a transformation. The three-day event was held in a closed hall as well as the marina front where many international players showed … Continued