Boating enthusiasts turned out in droves for the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which enjoyed a boost in attendance fanned in part by sunnier skies and consumer optimism about the economy.
The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors.
Ferretti Group presents two North American Debuts and more at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
From the 1st until the 5th of November at the 58th edition of the largest boat show in the Americas, the Group presents 2 new models for the American market, Ferretti Yachts 780 and Riva 76 ‘Bahamas, the first 2018 new projects and important news regarding its subsidiary Allied Marine.
Ferretti Group participates at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a marvellous fleet of 18 open, coupe, flybridge and maxi yachts ranging from 33 to 92 feet (10-28 meters) and representing the Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing and Custom Line brands.
2 debuts on the American market will stand out: the magnificent Ferretti Yachts 780 flybridge yacht and the iconic Riva 76’ Bahamas convertible yacht.
In addition to these models, Ferretti Group will display:
- Ferretti Yachts 450, Ferretti Yachts 550, Ferretti Yachts 650, Ferretti Yachts 700 and Ferretti Yachts 850
- Custom Line Navetta 28
- Pershing5X, Pershing 62, Pershing 70, Pershing 74 and Pershing 82 VHP (version made for the American market specifically and equipped with high performance propulsions)
- Aquariva Super, Rivamare, 76 ‘Perseo, 88’ Florida and 88 ‘Domino Super for the Riva brand.
“Fort Lauderdale is the ideal occasion for presenting to the US market and yacht enthusiasts the new models launched during the European shows in the autumn”, explains Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s CCO. ”
Also, visitors can view additional models on display in our Fort Lauderdale Showroom, Ferretti Group’s headquarter in the United States. This unique location at the edge of the water has 12 slips where yachts up to 100 feet can be moored: a year-round yacht show of the Group’s seven brands.
This year’s Boat Show marks a renewal for our local headquarters, as we will reveal important news about this location and the entire United States distribution network.
Last but not least, Fort Lauderdale will also be an opportunity to share our first new projects of 2018.”
During Ferretti Group’s press conference, scheduled for the opening day of the show, some of next year’s new yachts will be announced, along with details about the organization of the Group’s subsidiaries in the United States. It also will be presented our commercial development plan of the Americas region aimed at further increasing the Group’s presence on both shores of the United States and Canada as well as in Central and South America. The plan will be implemented by a dedicated team that supports our official distributors in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela and Honduras.
As has been the case for the latest European nautical shows, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 Ferretti Group continues its consolidated collaboration with prestigious Italian and international brands. Champagne Pommery will be served to the guests of the VIP Chalet, while the Italian cellar La Scolca will offer a selection of the best wine-making traditions of the Piedmont region. Maserati will provide the courtesy car service for the Group’s VIP guests. Seabob, a guarantee for entertainment and speed in the water, will exhibit its limited edition models, one for each Ferretti Group brand.
Shipowners will also be able to learn about the services provided by Marina Ibiza, the most luxurious tourist harbour on the Balearic Islands. We also have a regional partnership with Fontainebleau Aviation the exclusive FBO at the private Opa-Locka airport and Turnberry Marina in Adventura. Lastly, regarding the fashion world, the partnership with Dolce & Gabbana has been renewed the Italian brand is the designer of all the Ferretti Group employees’ uniforms at the show.
CRN at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Ferretti Group’s historical shipyard – a finalist, with Cloud 9, at the prestigious International Superyacht Society Design Awards – will be taking part in the FL Boat Show to strengthen its presence on the American market.
CRN will land in the USA riding the wave of the success of its unique yachts, fully-custom steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 40 and 100 metres in length. The Italian brand will be attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – to be held from 1 to 5 November – with a stand located in the SYBAss Superyacht Life area, hosting the world’s leading mega-yachts builders.
The Boat Show, which this year will reach its 58th edition, is not only one of the most important boating events of the nautical season, but also the ideal showcase to present the Italian brand’s boats to the American market, and particulalry the North American one, where an 8% growth is expected by 2021.
CRN’s presence at the Fort Lauderdal Boat Show confirms the shipbuilder’s great commitment to developing new business opportunities in North America.
Cloud 9 – a flawless combination of functional exterior and interior spaces, huge volumes and sophisticated design – is one of the finalists of the prestigious International Superyacht Society Design Awards in the ‘Best Power’ over 65 m category. The awarding ceremony will be held just during the International Boat Show.
CRN yachts combine the design and engineering expertise of the shipyard combines with the talent and vision of the Customer, who is involved in all development stages, from design all the way to the actual construction process.
The ‘art yachting’ formula, which has already created very successful yachts boasting an original and strong personality, is now ready to conquer leading positions on the important American market.