Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, held in bright and sunny weather conditions, ended on an optimistic note. Ferretti Group previewed its flagship motor yacht Ferretti 960, Ferretti 750 and Pershing 62′ to raving reviews. Marine Solutions Director Gautama Dutta says that Ferretti Group is surging toward new horizons. Managing Director Ferruccio Rossi of Ferrettibriefed a large gathering of clients, prospective buyers, media and industry luminaries on the strategy as Ferretti announced to the world their 2013-2018 industrial plan that aims to consolidate turnover of approximately €600 million in 2018 with more balanced income from Europe, America and APAC. Ferretti is already investing around €80 million in new product and models.
French shipyard Jeanneau announced a new 64 foot sailing yacht at the Cannes Boat Show. The Jeanneau 64 will be launching in the European summer of 2014 and is designed by the respected naval architect Philippe Briand. Briand, who designed the successful Jeanneau 57 and Jeanneau 53, is also well known for designing the super yachts Mari-Cha III and Mari-Cha IV. For the Jeanneau 64, Briand has teamed up with interior designer Andrew Winch. With over 25 years of experience and having delivered over 55 of the most admired super yachts (including 32 sailing yachts), Andrew has established his studio as one of the leading yacht designers in the world. The contemporary deck styling of the Jeanneau 64 encompasses around 40% of space given over to lounging and relaxation. Whilst emphasizing the relaxation element, Briand has also designed the new flagship to be secure, fast, and enjoyable to sail. The hull is modern with a hard chine for increased speed, stability and interior volume. Gautama Dutta Director Marine Solutions, dealer for sail yachts India, motor boats and yachts in India said “ Jeanneau sail yachts are beautiful yachts with timeless appeal. They have well lit interiors and offer the perfect balance between sailing speed and comfort. Jeanneau sail yachts in India have found loyal followers and today we have a range of boats between 20 to 54 ft. Our sail yachts regularly cruise between Mumbai , Goa and Maldives.” Gautama considers that the perfect balance in Jeanneau’s sailing abilities appeals to the hardcore sailors as they love speed,the comfort and spaciousness appeals to their family.”
SALINA 48, built by Fountaine Pajot, Libellule,is the first cruising catamaran to cross the Northwest Passage. Fountaine Pajot is proud to introduce the Cottier family who owns a SALINA 48, Libellule,, for the unprecedented feat they have accomplished. It is indeed a record for this is not only the first time that a cruising catamaran crossed the Northwest Passage but also one of the first families who have made it with children! Here again Managing Director of Marine Solutions Anju Dutta enthusiastically explains why the beautiful Fountain Pajot catamarans known for their sailing capability have found such a wide following. She is sure that Fountain Pajot motor yachts will find a big market in India because of its long range and nearly 40% less fuel consumption compared to a mono hull. Anju Dutta says “The beautiful lines of the motor catamaran and its enormous space and high quality along with low fuel consumption make it an ideal boat for the Indian waters. Also a catamaran has low draft compared to a mono hull giving it an added advantage for boarding and disembarking in Indian shallow waters and the beach.”