The international star performed in an exclusive concert for the guests of the the 'Private Preview', the annual appointment of Ferretti Group in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco.
The 6 premieres, which will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival from Tuesday September 10th, will be presented for the very first time.
Monte Carlo, September 7th, 2019 - A magical and exclusive night, on the notes of the unforgettable hits of a music legend, started the season of the most important international Boat Shows. Ferretti Group and Yacht Club de Monaco have indeed offered for the fifth year in a row a unique show to the shipowners invited to the "Private Preview", the appointment with which the Group presents in preview, few days before the debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the fleet of Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Itama, Custom Line and Wally.
It was Lionel Richie, the pop legend with over one hundred million records sold to date, to make the evening event memorable.
And on the dragging notes of "All night long", which gave the title to the concert, the selected audience of the evening was literally enchanted by the extraordinary location of Monte Carlo, with a view on the fleet of over 25 yachts representing all the brands of the Group.
Lionel Richie, honoured with the Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2003, Grammy winner, played, one after another, all his greatest hits, captivating the audience: from "Easy" to the timeless "Say you say me", winner of an Oscar and a Golden Globe as best original song, from "Hello" to "Truly", just to mention a few of them.
"Lionel Richie's career is sprinkled with many incredible songs, listening to them and dancing one after the other moved us and our guests," said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. "It’s the best start to the boating season ahead of us: our resounding boats are about to be presented at the most important boat shows also this year, we'll be able to win the hearts and minds of shipowners and enthusiasts of beauty”.
“We really showed tonight that Monaco is establishing itself as world capital of yachting. It was a great pleasure for our president HSH Prince Albert II to host Tan Xuguang, president of the Weichai Group, and an audience of international personalities. All the most passionate boating enthusiasts were here this evening to celebrate the opening of the season’s big meetings, on the eve of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Classic Week and the Monaco Yacht Show”, said Bernard d'Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club of Monaco.
In the Yacht Club marina the 6 world premieres have been shining in the fleet of Ferretti Group: the Riva Dolceriva, the Custom Line 106', the new Ferretti Yachts 720, the last fantastic Riva 90' Argo flybridge, the luxury sports yacht Pershing 8X and the 48 Wallytender with its iconic design. The boats are available for exclusive visits and sea trials, and ready to sail, at the end of the Preview, towards Cannes, where the 42nd edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will see them as protagonists from September 10th to September 15th, 2019.
Alongside Ferretti Group on this special occasion: Jaguar Land Rover, automotive partner for Private Preview, which will exhibit some of its magnificent models; Frette, Redaelli and Gentili Mosconi, thast sign the furniture of Custom Line and Ferretti Yachts models; Pinetti for the supply of exclusive interior furnishings; Roda, official elegant outdoor furniture supplier. The fellowship with Sabrina Montecarlo, who has enriched the Group's yachts with furnishing accessories, is still going on too.
Seabob also exhibits the magnificent limited editions with customized livery, specifically made for the brands of the Group, Slam signs the crew’s uniforms, Venom Design customizes and makes a Jetski unique for Pershing, in exhibition during the Private Preview and 8-Light provides luxury lamp and LED.