Wider Yachts has appointed Norberto Ferretti as honorary president of its board of directors.
Massimo Iacono, who was already part of the executive body now stepping up to lead the new board.
The move, by Marcello Maggi, president of W-Fin Sarl, the holding company that owns 100% of Wider’s capital, reinforces the shipyard’s decision-making structure.
Wider says the collaboration with Norberto Ferretti represents a significant enhancement in terms of capabilities and expertise, in line with the relaunch and development goals outlined by Marcello Maggi and the company’s CEO, also confirmed in the new board, Fabio Fraternale.
Future growth strategies
Norberto co-founded Ferretti Yachts in 1968 along with his brother Alessandro.
He will support Marcello within the Product Development Committee, as well as in the future growth strategies of the shipyard.
“I am very happy that our paths cross again,” said Marcello. “Norberto’s know-how in product development is invaluable, and his authoritative presence confirms the relevance of the Wider brand, which I have firmly focused on, within the international yachting market.”
Norberto added: “What fascinates me most about Wider is its pioneering side. Here, tomorrow is not considered an uncertainty but a starting point.
“The relaunch path taken in recent years is truly stimulating; I am ready to contribute to shaping the products and technologies of the shipyard’s future.”
Wider is set to launch two new models in 2024: the WiderCat 92, a catamaran designed by Luca Dini and powered by serial hybrid propulsion, and the WiLder 60, from Wider Centro Stile.