The jury of the competition awarded Ferretti Yachts 720, Riva 90’ Argo, Pershing 140,
Riva 50 Metri, Crn M/Y 135 and honoured Fulvio De Simoni, who designed the rewarded Pershing
140 and the new Pershing 8X, with a prestigious prize for Designer of the Year
Cannes, 15th of September 2019 – Ferretti Group triumphs once again this year at the World Yachts Trophies 2019, the eagerly awaited final event of the Cannes Yachting Festival, claiming 5 trophies thanks to the unmistakable Made in Italy style and the many design and technology innovations proposed aboard its vessels.
It is another big success for the Group that, following the enthusiasm of Festival visitors for its fleet of wonders (26 models and 6 premières), now receives the approval of the experts with the most coveted awards in the industry, confirming a supremacy in aesthetics and innovation that is widely acclaimed.
Here are the awards for the boats:
- Ferretti Yachts 720: Best Exterior Design Trophy, category 64–80 feet (19.50-24 metres);
- Riva 90’ Argo: Best Interior Design Trophy, category 80–98 feet (24-30 metres);
- Pershing 140: Best Exterior Design Trophy, category 98–164 feet (30-50 metres);
- Riva 50 metres: Most Achieved Trophy, category 164–270 feet (50-82 metres)
- CRN M/Y 135: Best Layout Trophy, category 164–270 feet (50-82 metres)
To complete this incredible triumph, yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, creator of the entire Pershing range since the brand was established, was awarded the prize in the special category Designer of the Year.
Ferretti Group is a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group can boast modern facilities located across Italy that combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship - the heritage of Italy's centuries-old yachting tradition. Established in 1968, the Group is also present in the USA - via its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of points of sales and dealers specializing in the marketing and sale of the Group's brands throughout the North American market - and in Asia, through its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as several representative offices and sales centers in Shanghai and other locations in China. Moreover, a network of approximately 60 carefully selected dealers guarantees the Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring clients receive the very best assistance all over the world. The Ferretti Group has always been a leader in the leisure boating industry, thanks to steady product and process innovation and the constant search for cutting-edge technological solutions. The wide range of available boats - flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi and superyachts - is conceived by the Group's Product Strategy Committee, the Marketing department and the Engineering department, all fully committed to developing aesthetic and functionally innovative solutions while working in close cooperation with internationally renowned consulting boat designers. Ferretti Group motor yachts have always distinguished themselves in the international boating sector for their outstanding quality, impressive safety and excellent performance at sea, as well as for their exclusive design and timeless appeal. For further information: www.ferrettigroup.com