Monaco Hosts Blue Wonderful Night With Elton John
Published: Monday, 05 September 2016
Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM Marina) brought to life a memorable event Sept 2, illuminating the “magnificent blue” of the Monte Carlo night.
(Photos: Ferretti Group - Sir Elton John at Blue Wonderful Night)
The show, a co-production between Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco, featured Sir Elton John performing his greatest hits on his legendary piano.
The concert opened the Private Preview weekend, during which Ferretti Group presented its whole fleet, including six world première models, kicking-off the big luxury yacht meetings with the Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 6-11 and the highlight being the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1, bringing together the largest yachts in the world.
The “Blue Wonderful” event featured a private concert by Sir Elton John, which took place in the extraordinary setting of the YCM Marina in Monaco surrounded by 30 yachts, representing all brands of the Ferretti Group. Sir Elton John entertained international guests with his solo piano concert performing his most celebrated songs like "Candle in the wind", "Rocket Man", "Daniel", "Bennie and the Jets", "Crocodile Rock", "Circle of Life", "Your song" and some hits of his last album “Wonderful Crazy Night” amongst which the opening song “Blue Wonderful”.
After an hour and a half of playing, the British star received rapturous applause from the 1,000 plus guests assembled on Quai Louis II and from the terraces of the yacht club, a building designed and built by his compatriot Sir Norman Foster. He left the stage for the sea aboard his Riva, to a resounding salute as all the yachts in the Yacht Club’s Marina sounded their horns, a fitting tribute for someone who is passionate about yachts.
“Blue Wonderful” marked the opening of Private Preview gathering, an annual opportunity for Ferretti Group boat Owners in Monte Carlo to visit and try out new boats in the fleet. This year included six world premières: Ferretti Yachts 850, Ferretti Yachts 450, Pershing 5X, Rivamare, 76 Bahamas and Custom Line Navetta 37.
“Extraordinary music and the most beautiful boats on Earth together for a magic event, thanks to a unique legend of music that opened an amazing weekend filled with many previews,” comments Ferretti Group Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi. “Sir Elton John’s concert was an incredible experience, a breathtaking night that we offered to our clients while awaiting them to visit us again during the upcoming yachting festivals in Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale.”
“In line with our mission to bring life to the harbour and offer moorings for superyacht Owners, it has been a great pleasure working with a prestigious company like the Ferretti Group and to welcome Owners from all over the world for this unique event. Through our La Belle Classe label, the Yacht Club and the Principality in general, is establishing itself as an inimitable destination for international yachting,” says the Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri.