Published: Thursday, 15 December 2016

In a bid to contribute to the territories of central Italy affected by the recent earthquakes, Ferretti Group has created and sold the Aquariva Super Blue Wonderful at its charity auction Dec 15 at the Yacht Club de Monaco during the Christmas cocktail organised by Monaco Boat Service, the exclusive Riva dealer for the Principality of Monaco and France.

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(Photos: Ferretti Group - Aquariva Super Blue Wonderful and Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi)

The charity auction was announced by artist Sir Elton John and Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi during the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monte Carlo on Sept 2.

"The centre Italy was hit by a terrible earthquake that caused devastation to local communities, that are in serious trouble now,” John states. “As a friend of Ferretti Group and Riva Owner, I am happy to support the Group's commitment in helping the populations of those regions acting solidarity.

“Ferretti Group decided to create and auction a special edition of the Aquariva Super called Blue Wonderful, to which I give my personal contribution. Our hearts go out to those who are still suffering and we are confident that the auction proceeds will contribute to comfort and help to those who need it most." 

Aquariva Super Blue Wonderful Sold At Ferretti Charity Auction

The star of the auction Blue Wonderful went to an Owner who asked to remain anonymous. The final and winning bid was an amount of 430,000 Euro plus tax and he proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection for immediate interventions to support communities of central Italy hit by the earthquake.

"As a symbol of Italian excellence in the yachting industry, we immediately felt the need to give our support to the areas hit hardest by the earthquake," comments Galassi at the end of the evening. "We decided to donate one of our most beautiful and iconic boats, the Aquariva Super, made even more exceptional by the creative genius of our friend, and Riva Owner, Sir Elton John, who personally selected this version of Blue Wonderful making this a unique and unrepeatable unit.”