Ferretti Group Stages Three US Debuts
Ferretti Group is showcasing three US premieres among its nine models and five brands at the 63rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 26-30) in Florida.
The display includes the US debuts of the Riva 102’ Corsaro Super and Riva 76’ Bahamas Super, which both had their world premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The former is an upgrade of the Riva 100’ Corsaro from the Flybridge series, while the latter is a refresh of the Riva 76’ Bahamas from the Open series. A Riva 90’ Argo is also on show.
Another US premiere is the Custom Line 106’ planing superyacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who worked with Margherita Casprini and the Custom Line Atelier on the interiors.
The Ferretti Group display also includes the Ferretti Yachts 780 and 920 flybridge motor yachts, Pershing 8X (84ft) and Pershing 9X (92ft) – the two largest models from the powerful X series – and the wallytender48X, which features four 450hp Mercury Verado V8 outboard engines.
The show also marked the inauguration of the newly refurbished Ferretti Group showroom, the largest covered in-water showroom in the Americas. The Fort Lauderdale showroom features 12 covered boat moorings, offices, a welcome area and an exclusive Riva Privé corner. The showroom complements the Group’s existing Service Yard focused on support and refit services.
Princess Yachts is showcasing seven yachts at the Purple Zone: Bahia Mar Yachting Centre, Face Dock. The display’s newest model is the all-new V50, which makes its Fort Lauderdale debut seven months after the model appeared at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in late March.
The Princess range is headed by the builder’s flagship X95, while other models comprise the Y85 and Y72 large motor yachts, S62 sportbridge, and F55 and F45 flybridge models.
James Nobel, Vice President and Marketing Director of Princess Yachts America said: “This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show presents the unique opportunity for us to showcase models from each class in the Princess range against the backdrop of an all-new display in a prime location along the show’s world-famous Face Dock.
“We’re delighted to welcome visitors to experience the exceptional Princess models on display, as well as learn more about a number of exciting upcoming models.”
Bluegame is staging the US premieres of its BG54 and BGX60. The BG54 (click for full Review) had its world premiere at this year’s Palma International Boat Show and joins the BG42, BG62 and BG72 in the BG series, while the BGX60 is the smaller sister of the BGX70.
Other Fort Lauderdale show highlights include the US debut of Jeanneau’s new DB/43, the first model from its new luxury dayboat range, which had its world premiere at Cannes in September.