The Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the design, building as well as sale of motor yachts, with an amazing portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prominent brands worldwide, concludes its “tour” of the top boating and luxury shows in China: after Hainan and Shanghai, the Group is now participating in the Qingdao International Boat Show 2013, running at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center from 23 to 26 May. The company is showcasing two of the most prominent models in its fleet: Aquariva Super yacht tender for the Riva brand, a 33 footer featuring soft and stylish lines, and the new motor yacht Pershing 82’, representing the Pershing brand, characterized by an even more streamlined and aggressive profile.
Ferruccio Rossi, Ferretti Group CEO, during the Group press conference
Taking part in these three important spring events in China has allowed the Ferretti Group to present its yachts at best in this region too – true works of art that epitomise the Group’s outstanding production skills and the entirely made-in-Italy process that has always characterised all the Group’s brands.
During the Qingdao Show a press conference was also held by Ferruccio Rossi, Ferretti Group’s CEO, and Mauro Frattesi, President and CEO of Ferretti Group Asia Pacific, who illustrated the Group’s development guidelines for the next few years to the owners and media of Northern China, where Qingdao is located. Also thanks to its strategic partnership with the Weichai Group, the Ferretti Group is indeed aiming to expand further in the entire Asia Pacific area – an important market for the future growth of the boating business -, with a special focus on Greater China, Thailand, Australia and Singapore.
In order to further develop in this region the Ferretti Group has thus decided to strengthen its presence in the area by establishing its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong. In 2013 the Group will also aim to create a strong local team as well as to open a series of commercial offices and show rooms in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Xamien and Sanya.
Just on the occasion of the first participation in a Chinese show of the Aquariva Super (the first model to be launched since Riva joined the Ferretti Group and the symbol of this brand), the exclusive book published early in 2013 and dedicated to Riva’s 170th anniversary was presented to a large number of guests representing the Chinese business world and to the local media. The book was introduced by its author and publisher, journalist Riccardo Sassoli.
Riva Aquariva Super Yacht Tender at the Qingdao Boat Show 2013 in China
“We are concluding our tour in China and are extremely satisfied with the results we have achieved, fully aware of the great distance we have covered so far, but also of the long way that still lies ahead of us. Our stands at the various shows we have taken part in have been visited by a large public, made up of pleasure boating enthusiasts, not only from China, but from all over the world, as well as by the media and by our partners, who wanted to show their interest towards a sector that is now gaining importance in this part of the world too”, stated Ferretti Group’s CEO Ferruccio Rossi.
“This is why our objective over the next few years will be to meet at best these expectations and the great interest we have perceived by producing more and more innovative models, designed taking into consideration the specific needs of this region, which is playing an increasingly important role for the medium-long term global development of the boating sector”.
THE NEW MODELS BEING PRESENTED AT THE QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2013
Classy style and sporty features blend together to further boost the pleasure of yachting: superyacht Pershing 82’, the new model by Pershing created by Fulvio De Simoni in cooperation with AYTD and the Ferretti Group’s team of architects and designers, is 24.97 metres long, 5.50 metres wide, and guarantees excellent performances at sea, reaching a maximum speed of 45 knots and a range of 300 nautical miles thanks to two powerful MTU 16V M93 2435 mhp (1792 kW) engines and Searex SR140S drives with Rolla surface propellers.
Pershing 82′ yacht stands out for two main distinguishing features: the sundeck with retractable helm station, which makes the yacht look even more slender and offers an unprecedented height, and the carbon fibre staircase that can be automatically lowered into the cockpit by means of an electro-hydraulic control system and then retracted upwards when it is no longer needed. Liveability means contemporary style on this yacht, both in the standard version (4 cabins) and in the optional one (3 guest cabins and lounge-cinema room).
Pershing 82 Superyacht
Aquariva has become the symbol of Riva’s style and contemporary elegance and successfully established its presence on all continents, just as the legendary Aquarama – which is now a cult-yacht for collectors all over the world – had done in the past. Aquariva Super is the result of the cooperation between Officina Italiana Design, the design firm that “signs” all Riva yachts, and the Ferretti Group’s team of engineers and designers.
The soft, stylish lines of this 33 footer convey the unique “taste” of tradition, and the fine woods used for the deck – mahogany with maple engravings – on this timeless model further increase the pleasure of yachting while ensuring unmatched comfort and emotions. The stainless steel details, like the air intake, are true design masterpieces; the bow is hand-shaped on every single yacht. The search light is a typical element on Riva yachts and consists of more than 200 components. The mahogany deck with solid maple engravings is protected by 18 layers of paint.
The electronic two-speed automatic transmission improves minimum cruising speed acceleration and optimises maximum speed performances. This innovative electronic two-speed transmission, which comes standard on this model, reveals all the passion and strength of the two powerful 380 hp Yanmar engines, resulting in outstanding performances: a maximum speed of 41 knots and a range of 150 miles at cruising speed.