The first member of the Ferretti Group of international luxury yacht brands, Ferretti Yachts builds semi-custom composite yachts ranging from 16 to 29 metres in Forli, Italy.
History of Ferretti Yachts
In 1968, Norberto and Alessandro Ferretti, brothers born in Bologna, Italy, added a boat dealership to their family’s successful luxury auto business, which sold brands such as Maserati and Lamborghini. At first, the Ferretti brothers represented other boat builders, but in 1971, they introduced the first yacht of their own design, a 10-metre wooden motorsailer, at the Genoa Boat Show.
By 1975, the brothers decided to focus on their boat-building business. In response to market demand they ultimately switched from sailing yachts to power vessels, launching the first Ferretti luxury motor yacht series in 1982.
In the decades that followed, the company expanded into the Ferretti Group with the acquisition of other yacht brands, including Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft and CRN. In 2012, Chinese investor Weichai Holding Group acquired a controlling interest in the Ferretti Group.
For its part, the Ferretti Yachts shipyard has continued to take full advantage of its relationship with Italian yacht design firm Studio Zuccon International Project to develop a full range of sleek, contemporary flying bridge motor yachts built with composite construction, and to market them around the world.