Ferretti shipyard returns to capacity following fire

Ferretti Yachts Cattolica Shipyard_02.02.2022

Ferretti Yachts has confirmed its Cattolica shipyard is back up and running, three weeks after a devastating fire broke out in a construction shed.

The fire, which occurred on 11 January, destroyed a 30-metre yacht that had been ready for delivery, causing a reported 10 million euros of damage. Readers can see footage of the blaze in the video below. No injuries were reported during the incident.

The Italian luxury builder confirmed the news as it revealed the yard’s first launch of the year. Number 36 of the Ferretti Yachts 780 Club B, commissioned by a Maltese owner, launched from the Cattolica yard on Wednesday.

“Less than three weeks after the stoppage caused by a fire on board a yacht under construction, the shipyard is ready for the first launch of the year, confirming its return to full capacity in a feat of formidable effort and capability,” Ferretti says in a statement.

It’s believed to be the first time Ferretti has publicly commented on the fire.

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The launch of the new Ferretti Yachts 780 Club B. Image courtesy of Ferretti Yachts

Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi says: “At Cattolica, speed and quality go hand in hand. It is fantastic to see the shipyard get back to full operational capacity in such a short time. I will never be able to adequately praise or thank all the people in the area and at Ferretti Yachts who have worked tirelessly to get us back to doing what we are famous for around the world: building and delivering dream yachts to our customers.

“Our thanks once again to the Municipal Administration and all the local authorities in this fantastic area. The launch of this Ferretti Yachts 780 Club B marks the return to our extraordinary normality.”

Later this week, Ferretti also plans to launch an FY1000, the brand’s 100-foot flagship, from the Cattolica yard.

“The Cattolica Shipyard is more active and stronger than ever, ready to mark 2022 with many more magnificent projects,” adds Galassi.

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