Italy’s Ferretti Group has been ranked first in ShowBoats International’s 2011 Global Order Book, making it the top producer of luxury yachts over 24m (80ft) worldwide.

In second place came Azimut-Benetti, followed by San Lorenzo, Overmarine-Baglietto-Pisa and Sunseeker.

As of September 1, Ferretti boasted an order portfolio of 76 superyachts with an average length of 32m (104ft), split between Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line brands. It brings the overall size of the yachts currently produced to a length of 2,401m (7,877ft).

“This result shows once again how the Ferretti Group is a synonym for Italian nautical excellence throughout the world,” says company founder Norberto Ferretti. “Today, clients want absolute quality and exclusive elegance