13 December 2023
Italy’s Ferretti Group has inaugurated its new operational headquarters within the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by representatives of institutions and authorities from the shipbuilding and maritime sector. Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi officially opened this new area, which is now ready to become an important strategic and operating hub.
The building, located in Via Enrico Mattei, has been extensively refurbished to create a modern, functional environment that will be the new home of the management team, the design and planning office, and the entire department dedicated to aluminium and steel boats.
The area extends across a total of 4,200 square metres, of which 3,000 square metres is office space and will be home to the technical office, project managers, project architects, the purchasing office, planning and control, logistics, production management, the construction project engineer and the boat foremen, as well as a spacious, elegant reception area for customers.
“2023 is an important year for us, one packed with new developments and even more growth: the dual listing in Milan and Hong Kong, the Ravenna shipyard acquisition and today, here in Ancona, a new space that speaks to the future and to Italian luxury,” says Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi.
“This new area, which completes the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard, is another step forward for our research into technology and style. It is where our employees will find the ideal environment to fully express their outstanding skills, and where our owners can come to choose the most beautiful boats in the world – this is where the dreams of yachting enthusiasts come true.”
The new spaces, the result of work to extend and redevelop an existing building and the Ancona shipbuilding district, take inspiration from the boats built by Ferretti Group. The design of the interiors reflects the approach to customisation applied to the yachts, starting with the materials used, such as fine leather, wood and marble. Each space is personalised, with details from the handrails to the model boat display cases.
The Ancona shipyard, which covers a total surface area of over 80,000 square metres, is designed for the construction of pleasure vessels up to 90 metres in length.
Ferretti Group says this expansion is a key milestone in consolidating the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard as a strategic multi-brand yacht construction hub. It’s where Ferretti Group builds CRN superyachts, the entire Custom Line range, Riva yachts over 50 metres and Pershing 140 units. The shipyard has a 670-tonne travel lift, used to launch steel and aluminium yachts up to 50 metres in length.
Completing the production site are nine industrial sheds in which up to 24 superyachts can be built in parallel. These modern high-tech sheds all feature state-of-the-art air extraction, compressed-air and centralised technical gas systems, heating and power-generation systems, and two overhead cranes for handling and installing materials on board.
The stretch of water that opens out in front creates a gateway to the Adriatic and a private tourist marina. Extending 250 metres along the coast, it provides large berths for fitting out and finishing up to 15 superyachts at once, and for tests and inspections through to the delivery of each pleasure boat and superyacht.