Ferretti and David Beckham to auction boat for charity


Luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group and the David Beckham UNICEF 7 Fund are auctioning a limited-edition Riva Anniversario boat, sending the entire proceeds to benefit children in El Salvador.

With only 18 units of Riva Anniversario (pictured) built, the auction will raise funds for El Salvador’s most vulnerable children.

“I am so pleased to see how we are helping children in El Salvador,” said football legend, David Beckham.

The projects we support there protect the many children who live in the shadow of violence. Thank you to the Ferretti Group for supporting this cause, which is so close to my heart.”

To mark a decade as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Beckham established the 7 Fund in 2015 to support children around the world.

In El Salvador, the UNICEF 7 Fund said it is working to help and prevent victims of violence. It also aims to support schools, make public spaces safer and strengthen child-protection services.

“All of us who sail the waves know that there is a law of the sea that we all hold dear: that you must do all you can to rescue those in danger who need help”, said Alberto Galassi, CEO, Ferretti Group.

“I am grateful to UNICEF and to our friend David Beckham for this chance to support a project that can make a real difference to the lives of thousands of children and their families.”