Ferretti Yachts History

Ferretti Yachts History

Ferretti YachtsIn 1968, when a pair of Italian brothers created the first nautical division of the family business to sell other manufacturers’ boats, they had no idea they were sowing the seeds of a custom yacht building empire. Driven by their commitment to innovation and a fierce love of the sea, the Ferretti brothers grew their small division from a modest shipyard into its current incarnation as one of the world’s most prestigious yacht brands. Ferretti Yachts is now an integral part of the international Ferretti Group holding, building some of the most luxurious, technologically advanced motor yachts on the water today.

Ferretti Yachts’ history begins when Norberto Ferretti, driven by his passion for the sea, first persuaded his brother Allessandro to join him in a nautical venture in 1968. The brothers began by selling other companies’ boats, but within three years they had created their first vessel, a 10-meter wooden motor-sailer that was introduced to great acclaim. Dissatisfied with the inherent limitations of sailing vessels, the Ferretti brothers shifted their focus to building motor yachts. The first Ferretti motor-yacht debuted in 1982, cementing the company’s transition into a full-time producer of sport fishing yachts.

In the 1990’s, Ferretti Yachts’ commitment to innovation and research in advanced technologies led to their participation in Offshore competitions. The team won several World Offshore Championships, and Ferretti builders were quick to apply the technological advancements of their winning vessels to the production lines of their motor yachts. Ferretti’s proclivity for incorporating innovative technology in its vessels continues to this day, bolstered and expanded by the many brilliant designers under its banner.

At the same time Ferretti was raising the benchmark for yacht design, the company was expanding and internationalizing the corporation through the well-targeted acquisition of some of the best rated motor yacht companies. 1996 saw the foundation of Ferretti Custom Line S.p.A., moving Ferretti into the production of fiberglass flybridge yachts 28 to 40 meters in length. With the acquisition of several other key companies that decade, the Ferretti Group emerged as one of the top players in both the international market and the sport fisherman craft segment.

The Ferretti Yachts division was officially set up in 2002, as a designer, producer, and marketer of 47′ to 88′ fiberglass flybridge yachts. Today, Ferretti Yachts is thriving as a brand of the Ferretti Group, whose global expansion continues to the present day, as it maintains an active presence at the international level in Europe, USA and America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Are you interested in acquiring one of Ferretti Yachts’ innovative beauties for yourself? Atlantic Yacht and Ship has extensive listings of new and preowned Ferretti Yachts from which to choose, such as ‘Lady Breanna’, a stunning 2001 94′ Ferretti yacht for sale. This 4-stateroom vessel from the popular Custom Line Series is an impressive Italian beauty who has never been chartered, just enjoyed moderate use by her original owner and exceptional maintenance from her long time attentive crew. She is extremely easy to see in Ft. Lauderdale/Dania. Owner is motivated and a recent price reduction makes now the perfect time to bring her home. For more information, email Johnny Woods at johnny@jwoodsmarine.com or call at 954-684-3286.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship‘s knowledgeable South Florida yacht brokers are waiting to help get you out on the water in the craft of your dreams. Whether you are seeking yachts for sale, or are a boat or yacht owner looking to sell or trade, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has the experience and connections to help you realize your goals. Browse our extensive listings of new and preowned yachts, or call us directly at 1-888-230-0439 and we will help you locate your ideal vessel.