An exclusive Duran Duran concert, organised by the Ferretti Group in collaboration with the Monaco Yacht Club, marked the start of the Ferretti Group’s Private Preview Event for the 2017 season.
The unique concert on the water was an opportunity for Ferretti Group boat owners in Monaco to visit the Group’s entire fleet moored in the YCM Marina, six of which were being previewed.
Nazanine Matin, Founder of TEDxMonteCarlo, told Monaco Life: “I love the Ferretti concerts at the Yacht club. We recognised almost all of Duran Duran’s songs that we hadn’t heard in a while. It was a wonderful evening with friends and Simon!”
The Eighties boy band phenomenon, who’ve sold more than 80 million albums, arrived by boat to take their places on a stage built specially for the occasion on the water, facing the Yacht Club. They played for nearly an hour to the 1,000 guests on the YCM’s various terraces. Naturally, the four musicians left the stage by boat, bringing an extraordinary show to a fitting close.
“I’ve followed Duran Duran’s career from the start and always loved their songs and ability to change and experiment without ever losing their identity or inspiration,” explained Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO.
“Duran Duran agreed to play for our yacht owners and Yacht Club de Monaco members. They are extraordinary, and like our yachts have style, personality and a constant ability to innovate. That’s what sets them apart from the others.”
The Monaco Yacht Club’s General Secretary, Bernard d’Alessandri, was delighted with the evening “We are very pleased to repeat our collaboration with the Ferretti Group in organising this superb concert. The Yacht Club de Monaco and the Principality are a fantastic showcase for international yachting and top quality events.”
For Ferretti Group boat owners, the concert was an ideal opportunity to visit and test the Group’s six new additions through to Saturday afternoon: Ferretti Yachts 780, Ferretti Yachts 920, Pershing 9X, the flybridge yacht Riva 100 ‘Corsaro, the Rivale 56’ and the Navetta 33. The initiative was complemented by a test drive organised by Maserati and reserved for YCM members keen to try out one of the luxury cars of the famous Trident brand.
The evening, which included a string of hits including The Wild Boys, Notorious, Save a Prayer, Rio, A View to a Kill and The Reflex, was also a fitting prelude to the 13th Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe (September 13-17), a unique gathering dedicated to a certain Art de Vivre la Mer, sharing a passion for yachting between tradition and modernity.
Last year, the Ferretti Group featured Blue Wonderful with Elton John. (Source: Yacht Club de Monaco)