The first flagship of the Riva Superyachts Division debuted during an exclusive event at the historic Arsenale of Venice
Venice, June 17 th 2019 – It is called "Race" and is 50 meters long for a maximum beam of 9 meters. It is the first model of the Riva Superyachts Division, which triumphed in all its glory in the marvellous settings of the Venice Arsenal last June 15th, during a suggestive world premiere.
Majestic and elegant, Riva 50 meters is a dream come true, the worthy heir of the famous M/ Y series "Caravelle" and "Atlantic", the large steel yachts built between the 60s and 70s by the visionary genius and ambitious of Carlo Riva. The first Riva 50 meters has fascinated the public with its unparalleled standards of aesthetics, style, and innovation.
Shipowners from all over the world took part in a magnificent evening opened by a refined dinner by Massimo Bottura, followed by a gala reception culminating in Riva's 50 meters unveiling, a true nautical artwork in the open-air museum of the Venetian lagoon.
“The largest Riva, the dream of Carlo Riva that came true, a boat of immense beauty, could only make its debut at the Arsenale, which has been for centuries the largest naval factory in the world.
The dreams, the skill and the talent that inhabited this space are the same ones that have animated the Riva myth in 177 years of history, up to the birth of this incredible mega yacht.
Today, in the eyes of our guests and enthusiasts, I saw the sincere emotion which is for Ferretti Group, and in particular for the RivaSuperyachts Division, the most authentic gratification, a love at first sight.” - commented Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group.
The latest Riva masterpiece perfectly combines the Made in Italy aesthetic with the unmistakable personality of the brand: the wider volumes of the hull are combined with a clean and elegant profile that leaves you breathless. Comfort, style, attention to detail and the application of the most advanced technological solutions offer an unparalleled navigation experience.
Riva 50 meters is the result of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who exclusively designs the entire Riva range and the engineering team dedicated to designing the new Riva superyachts with the Ferretti Group Product Strategic Committee.
On the occasion of the worldwide première, Ferretti Group collaborated with important international luxury brands.
Among the main partners that made the event even more magical: Emirates exhibited the Airbus A380 First Class Suite at the Arsenale and Jaguar Land Rover, which started its partnership with Ferretti Group by exhibiting some of its magnificent cars.
Antinori, Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot, Flos, Gruppo Giardini, Nardi, Osteria Francescana, Venezia Certosa Marina and Venice Yacht Pier also contributed as partners. After the exclusive event in Venice, the new Riva 50 meters will be present at the next Monaco Yacht Show.
RIVA AND FERRETTI GROUPRiva is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction, and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line. Led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group can boast modern facilities located across Italy that combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship - the heritage of Italy's centuries-old yachting tradition. Established in 1968, the Group is also present in the USA - via its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of points of sales and dealers specializing in the marketing and sale of the Group's brands throughout the North American market - and in Asia, through its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as several representative offices and sales centres in Shanghai and other locations in China. Moreover, a network of approximately 60 carefully selected dealers guarantees the Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring clients receive the very best assistance all over the world. Ferretti Group has always been a leader in the leisure boating industry, thanks to steady product and process innovation and the constant search for cutting-edge technological solutions. The wide range of available boats - flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi, and superyachts - is conceived by the Group's Product Strategy Committee, the Marketing department and the Engineering department, all fully committed to developing aesthetic and functionally innovative solutions while working in close cooperation with internationally renowned consulting boat designers. For further information: www.riva-yacht.com