Italy’s Ferretti Group has chosen Yacht Consult BV as its exclusive distributor for the Ferretti, Riva and Pershing brands in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The new dealership agreement is in place for three years, until August 2020.

Ferretti says there is an ever-growing interest shown by a large number of yacht owners and enthusiasts in the company's open, coupé and flybridge yachts. “The agreement with Yacht Consult BV is a new, important partnership in major markets for our group as well as being crucially important for our strategy of further growth in central and northern Europe,” says Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti COO.

“We have chosen Yacht Consult BV as our partner for their considerable experience, know-how and reliability in the luxury goods sector," he adds. "We are certain that this partnership will increase our market share in continental Europe, an area that has always been strongly attracted to the style, elegance and exclusive design of our brands, the standard bearers of Italian yachting.”

Yacht Consult is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium, with representative offices in Oostende and Loosdrecht in the Netherlands. The company is 50% owned by the A-Star Group holding, whose owner Ben Van Loo is a successful entrepreneur active in the real estate business.

Ferretti now has distributors made up of over 60 dealers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has a presence in over 80 countries worldwide.