Elton John & Ferretti Donate a Yacht to Italy’s Earthquake Victims

Ferretti and Riva are to donate the auction proceeds of a Special Addition ...

Elton John & Ferretti Donate a Yacht to Italy’s Earthquake Victims

September 07, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Ferretti and Riva are to donate the auction proceeds of a Special Addition AquaRiva Super motor yacht to the charities that benefit the victims of Italy’s disastrous earthquake earlier this year. The colour of the special edition yacht will be chosen personally by Sir Elton John. Elton John announced the charitable yacht donation during his private concert in Monaco, surrounded by 30 yachts representing all the Ferretti Group brands. The show “Blue Wonderful” was a co-production between Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco, featured Sir Elton John performing his greatest hits on his legendary piano.


Here is a video of the event held in Monaco on the 3rd of September 2016.

Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco brought to life a memorable event on , illuminating the “magnificent blue” of the Monte Carlo night.

The “Blue Wonderful” event featured a private concert by Sir Elton John which took place in the extraordinary setting of the YCM Marina surrounded by 30 yachts, representing all brands of the Ferretti Group. Sir Elton John entertained international guests with his solo piano concert performing his most celebrated songs like “Candle in the wind”, “Rocket Man”, “Daniel”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Circle of Life”, “Your song” and some hits of his last album “Wonderful Crazy Night” amongst which the opening song “Blue Wonderful”.

After an hour and a half of playing the British star received rapturous applause from the 1,000-plus guests assembled on Quai Louis II and from the terraces of the Yacht Club, a building designed and built by his compatriot, Sir Norman Foster. He left the stage for the sea aboard his Riva, to a resounding salute as all the yachts in the Yacht Club’s Marina sounded their horns, a fitting tribute for someone who is passionate about yachts.

More About the Yacht
The stylish lines of the 33-foot Aqua Riva Super fully embody a sense of tradition; the fine, skilfully crafted timber (mahogany with maple inlays) used for the deck and the elegant leather finishes on the dashboard and the steering wheel enhance the pleasure of cruising on a timeless, classical yacht, offering unmatched comfort and emotions. The innovative electronic two-speed gearbox, installed on the standard version, allows the two powerful 370 hp Yanmar engines to accelerate even faster and ensures outstanding performances.

More About Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played nearly 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries.

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