Ferretti Group is a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group can boast modern facilities located across Italy that combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship – the heritage of Italy’s centuries-old yachting tradition. Established in 1968, the Group is also present in the USA – via its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of points of sales and dealers specializing in the marketing and sale of the Group’s brands throughout the North American market – and in Asia, through its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as several representative offices and sales centres in Shanghai and other locations in China. Moreover, a network of approximately 60 selected dealers guarantees the Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring clients receive the very best assistance all over the world. The Ferretti Group has always been a leader in the leisure boating industry, thanks to steady product and process innovation and the search for cutting-edge technological solutions. The wide range of available boats – flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi and superyachts – is conceived by the Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Marketing department and the Engineering department, all fully committed to developing aesthetic and functionally innovative solutions while working in close cooperation with internationally renowned consulting boat designers. Ferretti Group motor yachts have always distinguished themselves in the international boating sector for their outstanding quality, impressive safety and performance at sea, as well as for their exclusiv design and timeless appeal.
From the desire to rediscover a special rapport with the sea comes the success of an iconic Made-in-Italy yachting brand: Mochi Craft, the Ferretti Group company which combines retro elegance and technology to set trends and innovate.
The brand was founded back in the 60s by Luciano Mochi Zamperoli, initially operating from the port of Pesaro before transferring to the industrial park in Fano. After decades producing flybridge models, particularly for the Italian and German markets, in November 2001 Mochi Craft was purchased by the Ferretti Group. The new parent company set about relaunching the brand with a new line of yachts, the Dolphin, a modern take on the historic New England lobster boat. Two years later, in 2003, the Dolphin 51’ was born, the first model in the line of Mochi Craft planing lobster boats. This, indeed, is what shaped the new line – the wish to rediscover the past, then reinterpret it through a passion for the sea and for design, combining the extraordinary charm of timeless yachts with the Ferretti Group’s cutting-edge technological research. This reinterpretation is also reflected in the brand’s logo, with the swordfish being replaced by a dolphin surrounded by a circle.
In just a few years, Mochi Craft has designed and built a fleet of planing motoryachts ranging from 44 to 74 feet, built entirely in the Forlì shipyards where the Group is headquartered.