Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Important international events for Riva in December
While Riva Iseo has been presented at the Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam the historical Aquarama is on display at the Montecarlo exhibition ‘Lo Stile Italiano’ as a symbol of Italian art and design
Sarnico, 13th December 2011 – Riva, a brand of the Ferretti Group, has taken part in two important events in December: from the 8th till the 12th its new jewel, Riva Iseo, was presented at the Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam, while on the 9th December the exhibition "Lo Stile Italiano - arte e design” started in Monaco that will finish on the 2nd January, during which Riva is celebrated as an icon of Italian style and design through one of its best-known models, Aquarama, on display. The exhibition organised by the Italian Embassy in the Principality of Monaco is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, under the aegis of the President of the Italian Republic and of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.
Following from the stylish premieres last September in Cannes and October in Genoa, the Iseo has been displayed at the most exclusive and classy trade fair held in the Netherlands, inside the stand of the local dealer Lengers Yacht. The Millionaire Fair is an unmissable event for all design and style enthusiasts and a reference for the luxury market in Northern Europe.
The new model Riva Iseo is the noble heir of a centuries-old history characterised by excellence and craftsmanship and is destined to become a must-have for those who love cruising on both lake and sea as well as for design enthusiasts. It is perfect for anyone wishing to complement their yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed. The craft is the result of the ongoing cooperation between Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of the entire Riva range, AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology (Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre), and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
Moreover, Riva’s all-Italian style, design and craftsmanship simply had to be present at the exhibition Lo Stile Italiano, which is being held in Montecarlo to celebrate Italian ingenuity and its artistic expression in all sectors: art, industry, technology, fashion, cinema, architecture, photography, advertising, and more in general, in the Italian lifestyle.
Thus, amongst masterpieces by Boccioni and Depero, sculptures by Giovanni Romagnoli and Ettore Colla, paintings by Sironi, photographs by Carlo Mollino, advertising boards by Enrico Prampolini and Armando Testa, ceramic objects by Giò Ponti, and some of the most renowned Italian industrial brands – such as Ferrari and Piaggio -, the Italian art of boatbuilding is represented by the unmistakable flexuous lines of the Aquarama, which is considered, more than a boat, a true mahogany sculpture, the eternal symbol of the mythical Riva brand in the world.
Elected in the year 2000 as “the most beautiful boat of the century” by the readers of the prestigious magazine Boat International, the Aquarama is the surpassing embodiment of world-class boatbuilding, in which every detail, up to the tiniest screw, is devoted the utmost care and dedication.
Riva’s history deepens its history in the history of Italy. Indeed, the Riva family – a family of shipwrights – started its activity in the mid-nineteenth century; one century later, Carlo Riva established the name “Riva” in the Olympus of boatbuilding, turning it into a synonym of Italian excellence in the world.
Monday, 5 December 2011
ISEO AT THE LUXURY AND YACHT SHOW IN VERONA
Riva presents the latest model of its fleet at the most prestigious European luxury show together with its dealer Nautica Casarola
Sarnico, 1st December, 2011 – Riva, a Ferretti Group’s brand, took part in Luxury & Yacht, the greatest European luxury show in Verona (24th-27th November 2011), to present the latest model of the shipyard, Iseo, a 27-foot runabout that has already been widely appreciated by the public at the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes and at Genoa International Boat Show. On the occasion of this important event, Riva has worked in partnership with its historic dealer Nautica Casarola to show to the visitors the new gem of the brand within a dedicated area.
Iseo isdestined to become a must-have for those who love cruising on both lakes and sea and for design enthusiasts. She is also perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed. Result of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of the entire Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, the new runabout has been devised so owners can ‘live’ her wherever they wish: for this reason the standard version of Iseo has her own custom-made car-trailer, allowing easy transportation wherever the owner wishes to go. Iseo also effectively responds to the increasing demand for onboard infotainment: she is indeed the first boat in her class to be equipped with an entertainment system and GPS charting based on the Apple iPAD platform.
Many luxury products of the great international brands were on display in Verona, ranging from high performance cars to wellness, from entertainment to interior design. Iseo, a synonym for Italian luxury and excellence, could not miss such an important event.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Riva special guest in Santo Domingo
ERH Marine, based in Santo Domingo, has officially been appointed the exclusive dealer for Riva in the Dominican Republic.
For this occasion Eudaldo R. Hernandez, owner of ERH Marine, recently held an exclusive dinner in the amazing restaurant Sophia, in the dream location of Santo Domingo.
The event involved numerous VIP guests and local authorities to celebrate the dealer’s newly established partnership with Riva - a brand which represents the epitome of timeless elegance, innovative design and craftsmanship in the nautical industry.
Eudaldo R. Hernandez, a true yacht enthusiast, together with his family, have for many years collaborated with several brands of the Ferretti Group, including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama and Bertram.
The addition of Riva to the dealer's portfolio attests to ERH Marine's dedication, professionalism and encouraging results delivered thus far from the Dominican Republic dealer.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Riva at International Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Following the European Boat Shows, Riva prepares for the United States, where the 52nd edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be held from the 27th to the 31st of October.
In this occasion Riva 86’ Domino will be presented as exclusive debut for the Americas, on Dock E-500 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.
Other Riva boats on display this year will be Aquariva, Rivarama, Rivale and SportRiva 56’.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
ISEO AT THE INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL SHOP&MILES
Riva presents the latest-born in its fleet to the Turkish public through its dealer Ultramar Istanbul
Sarnico, 18 October 2011 – Riva, a brand of the Ferretti Group, is going to take part in the 30th International Istanbul Shop&Miles Boat Show, which is going to be held from 19 to 24 October. Riva’s Turkish dealer Ultramar Istanbul will indeed present in Istanbul Riva’s latest-born model: Iseo, a 27-foot runabout that has already been widely appreciated by the public at the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes and at Genoa International Boat Show.
"The Turkish market, where since 2008 we have been able to rely on one of our strongest partners Ultramar, the exclusive dealer of Riva on the territory, is becoming increasingly strategic for us. For this reason we are extremely pleased to introduce our new jewel, Iseo, to Turkey. We are particularly proud of this new model which we are sure will be largely appreciated here as it was on the European market”, declared Alberto Perrone Da Zara, Riva's Sales Director.
After the Boat Show, Iseo will remain on display at the Marinturk Istanbul City Port until 30 October.
Iseo isdestined to become a must-have for those who love cruising on both lakes and sea and for design enthusiasts. She is also perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed. Result of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of the entire Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, the new runabout has been devised so owners can ‘live’ her wherever they wish: for this reason the standard version of Iseo has her own custom-made car-trailer, allowing easy transportation wherever the owner wishes to go.
Iseo also effectively responds to the increasing demand for onboard infotainment: she is indeed the first boat in her class to be equipped with an entertainment system and GPS charting based on the Apple iPAD platform.
Iseo values the surrounding environment and is an innovative optionsuitable for day cruising in waters with high environmental value: she will also be available in a hybrid engine version with the ZEM (Zero Emission Mode) cruising option, Ferretti Group’s revolutionary cruising mode system, particularly suitable for lakes, especially where normal boating is forbidden.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
"THE FINEST ART ON WATER": CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI COLLABORATES WITH CRN AND RIVA FOR INSTALLATION AT FRIEZE ART FAIR LONDON 2011
12th October 2011 – CRN and Riva, two luxury yachting brands of the Ferretti Group, will play a central role in an installation by Berlin-based artist Christian Jankowski, at this year’s Frieze Art Fair 2011. Curated by Sarah McCrory, The Finest Art on Water will be part of Frieze Projects, a series of special commissions which offer viewpoints that will elicit a shift in the viewer’s perception as they move through the fair.
Jankowski has collaborated with yacht builders CRN, featuring the project of a 68 metre vessel, whose exteriors and interiors lines are designed by the designers of Officina Italiana Design, and will be produced by the shipyard in the contemporary artwork. The Aquariva Cento, a limited edition boat, also designed by Officina Italiana Design, that is available as a tender for CRN superyachts and embodies the modern Riva style and elegance, will be sculpturally displayed as part of the installation, simultaneously challenging an art audience and yacht lovers.
Jankowski aims to engage directly with the idea of sales and exchange and the value of luxury goods. The Finest Art on Water is not only a yacht but also an art work; an exclusive, ready-made art piece that implicates, involves and engages the spectator.
Visitors to the installation will play the part of prospective buyers, as they view the interior and listen to the description of the boat. Jankowski’s work encompasses film, video and performance in which, consciously or subconsciously, viewers become active participants.
“Frieze has become one of the most influential events in the art world and it is exciting that CRN and Riva will have a presence there to engage with people in this unique way. Our yachts combine cutting edge technology with stunning designs, premium materials and the finest craftsmanship. This project with Christian Jankowski allows us to work in an environment which transcends a yacht from an object to a piece of art,” comments Luca Boldrini, CRN Brand Manager.
CRN specializes in the construction of fully customised mega yachts in steel and aluminium from 44 to 85 metres and has recently launched a revolutionary range of custom pleasure ships ‘Dislopen’, combining the aesthetics of open boats with the comfort of displacement vessels.
The Aquariva Cento, designed by Officina Italiana Design, which will be displayed sculpturally at Frieze, is the ultimate in elegance and luxury and was commissioned as a special edition to celebrate the hundredth unit of the original Aquariva. The soft, elegant lines of the 33 foot Aquariva Cento exude tradition, whilst still managing to be highly innovative. The valuable, skilfully carpentered woods of the deck are mahogany with maple inlay and the innovative, electronically-controlled, two speed gearbox brings out all the passion and power of the two 380 horsepower Yanmar engines, resulting in an exceptional performance.
Founded in 1842 in Sarnico, Riva is the oldest shipyard in the world never to have interrupted production and is protected by the Italian Fine Arts Society. The original quality and artisan care have been maintained over the years, to which innovation, elegance, style and design have been added.
The history of CRN is a story full of successes, which have been accumulating right from the beginning. Set up by Sanzio Nicolini in 1963, the shipyard immediately established itself in a market which targeted a very selected clientele. This has been the guiding principle behind CRN right from the outset and has earned it a position among the top world builders of luxury mega yachts in association with important designers who helped establish the brand internationally.
Riva and CRN have a strong history of working together, dating back more than 40 years. Now the two brands have a collaboration to produce a new line of megayachts measuring more than 50 metres.
Monday, 3 October 2011
THE RIVA SHIPYARD AWARDED WITH THE BARCHINO D'ORO
The Genoa International Boat Show has given the award to Riva for its 50 years of presence at the show
Genoa, 3rd October 2011 – Riva, a brand of the Ferretti Group, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Barchino d'Oro, a prize given to the exhibitors who reach 50 years of presence at the Genoa International Boat Show.
The prize-giving took place on Saturday, 1st October during the opening party on the terrace of Pavilion B of the venue, with the participation of UCINA’s President, Mr Anton Francesco Albertoni, and of Fiera di Genova SpA's Chairman, Ms Sara Armella. Mr Giancarlo Galeone, CEO of Ferretti Group, and Alberto Perrone da Zara, Riva Sales Director, attended the awards ceremony, which was followed by the concert of the orchestra of the Theatre Carlo Felice and the great fireworks show at the end of the evening.
With 50 years of presence at the Genoa Boat Show, Riva can state to have interwoven its history, more than 160 year long, with that of the famous show, a must of the nautical year. During the Genoa Boat Show, Riva has always proudly shown to the Italian and international public its innovations and the most successful models of its fleet.
This year the shipyard presented in Genoa the Iseo, the great new 27 feet runabout. The Iseo, which is intended to become an actual must for boat and design lovers, is the smallest model of the fleet, perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed. The Iseo is a cutting edge craft in all its aspects. It is equipped with infotainment and GPS systems based on the Apple iPad platform and, upon request, can be provided with hybrid propulsion system, allowing to use it even where navigation is forbidden.
“This important award makes us proud", declarer Giancarlo Galeone, Chief Executive Officer of the Ferretti Group, “because it highlights the relevance of this show in the past and in the present of Riva and of the whole boating industry. The Genoa Boat Show to us is the occasion to put on display every year, within a unique framework, the new models and the successes of the shipyard".
Monday, 3 October 2011
THE FERRETTI GROUP GETS ON THE IPAD
Ten new apps for iPad will be presented by the Group at the 51st Genoa International Boat Show: 6 apps for the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft and Ferretti Custom Line brands and 4 apps for the Ferretti 720, the Navetta 33 by Ferretti Custom Line, the Pershing 74’ and the Itama 45’.
The new apps presented as absolute preview at the stand of the Ferretti Group, 1st-9th October 2011, will be available for free download from the App Store for all boat lovers worldwide and will be constantly updated with new models of the Ferretti Group range.
Forlì, 3rd October 2011 – The Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world, on the occasion of the 51st Genoa International Boat Show, makes its “great landing” on iPad, presenting 10 new apps for boat lovers worldwide. Six of these applications, designed for the tablet pc by Apple, are dedicated to the prestigious brands of the Group and four to some of the most innovative models launched this year on the international nautical market.
The users will soon have the chance to download for free the new apps from the Apple Store, getting to know the history and the details of the brands Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft and Ferretti Custom Line.
The description of each model of the six brands will be available from the home page, both in Italian and in English. A rich photo gallery will show the details of interiors and of the outer look of the crafts. The apps will also feature the layouts and the videos of each model.
Furthermore, the apps will feature: a section completely dedicated to the international sales network of the brand and to the customer service centres in Italy and worldwide, and many pages containing constantly updated information about news and events, in order to be always informed about the news from all the brands about their models.
With this same vision, the Ferretti Group has designed 4 new apps specifically dedicated to some of the most innovative models presented on the international nautical market: the Ferretti 720, the latest model by Ferretti Yachts, the Navetta 33 Crescendo, one of the new crafts by Ferretti Custom Line, the Pershing 74’, recently launched in Cannes, and the Itama 45', one of the new gems by Itama.
The four apps referring to the new models, in addition to the functions available for the brands, allow “going on board” and visit the yacht through the tablet pc, through a virtual tour expressly designed to appreciate any detail of one's favourite model, simply by touching the display of the device.
After the preview at the Genoa Boat Show at the stand of the Ferretti Group, 1st – 9th October 2011, “iFerrettiYachts”, “iPershing”, “iItama”, “iRiva”, “iMochiCraft” and “iCustomLine”, the six apps dedicated to the brands of the Group, and “iF720”, “iN33”, “iP74” and “iItama45”, the four apps dedicated to individual models, will be available for free on the App Store, allowing all iPad users to be constantly updated, in a very complete and dynamic way, about the news from the Ferretti Group.
In the next few months, with the aim of allowing all boat lovers to get in touch directly with the varied world of Ferretti Group, new apps will be launched referring to the new models of the range of the Group.
Monday, 3 October 2011
RIVA ON DISPLAY IN GENOA
Riva is on display at one of the most important appointments of the international nautical season, the 51st Genoa International Boat Show, with some novelties and some of the most important models of its fleet: Iseo, a 27 footer runabout destined to become an out and out must-have for nautical and design lovers; Aquariva Super, the prestigious hull number 200, a symbol of elegance and timeless style and now one of the most famous, best loved yachts in the world since 10 years; Rivarama Super, restyling of a shipyard’s historical model, renewed and enriched with new details; SportRiva 56’, a “sporty glamour” inspired yacht which integrates the flybridge concept with the sporty lines of an open coupè and 86’ Domino, a classic Riva model dedicated to the lovers of sporty lines and in the same time of an elegant style.
Friday, 30 September 2011
RIVA AT CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The Cape Town International Boat Show came to a close on 25th September in Cape Town. The number of visitors and nautical brands represented makes this the most important, most prestigious boat show in Africa. Dealer Duan Coetzee of Admakers International reserved an extraordinary location with high visibility for Riva, present at the event for the very first time.
The display area was created around scale models of the famous Aquariva and Rivarama yachts. Photographs of the most famous models produced by the Sarnico shipyard were originally and creatively displayed and lit around them.
The final effect, both unusual and scenographic, won the admiration and enthusiasm of both owners and visitors, once again reaffirming the values which have made Riva an icon of style, elegance and exclusiveness.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
AQUARIVA REACHES THE 200 MARK!
The historical Riva model has reached the momentous target of 200 units - success lasting over a decade
Sarnico, 15 Settembre 2011– Aquariva, the historical Riva 33 footer developed in the year 2000 by the designers at Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, reached the prestigious goal of 200 units, a success that testifies the great value of Riva yachts.
Designed as the heir of the legendary Aquarama, Aquariva has become a symbol of elegance and timeless style and is now one of the most famous, best loved yachts in the world. From her predecessor, she has inherited the success which continues nonstop, season after season. Over the past eleven years, Aquariva has established herself as an out and out classic of the nautical world, going far beyond fleeting fashion and becoming, thanks to the perfection of her details, a model adored by the international jet-set.
The soft, elegant lines of her 33 feet carry the flavour of tradition, and the valuable woods used for the deck - mahogany inlaid in maple - are beautifully processed. The exclusive leather finishes of the elegant dashboard and helm enhance the pleasure of cruising, offering both excitement and unparalleled comfort.
Over the years, Aquariva has become one of the most evocative images of Italian style, a first class symbol of craftsmanship and exclusive quality, but also of the Dolce Vita and all-Italian glamour. These are the reasons why Gucci approached the nautical world, and particularly Riva. On occasion of the 90th anniversary of the fashion house, in fact, Frida Giannini, Creative Director at Gucci, and Officina Italiana Design created a personalized model of Aquariva, the Aquariva Gucci. The project is a perfect balance between past and modernity and reflects the long tradition of design excellence and craftsmanship the two brands share.
Last year, Aquariva entered the art world, too, with the reinterpretation of well-known Australian designer Marc Newson, who, in association with Officina Italiana Design, developed Aquariva by Marc Newson, launched as a limited edition of just 22 units and sold throughout the world by the Gagosian Gallery in New York.
The Aquariva was the very first project produced after the shipyard was purchased by the Ferretti Group, and has celebrated the achievement of two important targets in just eleven years. In 2006, on occasion of the production of the 100th yacht, a limited edition called Aquariva Cento was created, just ten units, all of which were sold before they even entered production. Moreover, hull no. 100 was auctioned during a charity auction in London in favour of the Prince’s Trust, the charitable association founded by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to help disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom.
Aquariva 200 will be on display at 51st Genoa International Boat Show, from the 1st to the 9th October 2011.
“I am particularly fond of the Aquariva and proud that this model, which more than any of the others represents the link between the past and present of the shipyard, has achieved this important aim,” declared Norberto Ferretti, Founder and Chairman of the Group which bears his name.
“For us, production of the two hundredth unit confirms the success of one of our most popular models, adored by Clients throughout the world,” commented Alberto Perrone Da Zara, Riva Sales Manager, “and a sign that the market continues to award the Riva style and elegance which Aquariva so perfectly epitomizes.”
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Elegance, ease of transportation and innovative technologies
merge with the shipyard’s hundred year tradition of excellence
to create a new pearl of the nautical world
Riva, the iconic Ferretti Group brand, last July presented at the historical Lake d’Iseo shipyards a new model, featuring elegance and ease of transportation as her distinctive characteristics. Iseo, a 27 foot runabout, isdestined to become a must-have for those who love cruising on both lakes and the sea, and, most importantly, design enthusiasts. She is also perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed.
The new Iseo is an important innovation for the celebrated nautical brand due to its size and design elements. Result of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, exclusive designers of the entire Riva range, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, the new model has been devised so owners can ‘live’ their yacht wherever they wish; for this reason the standard version of the Riva Iseo has her own custom-made car-trailer, allowing easy transportation wherever the owner wishes to go.
In just 27 feet one can enjoy the perfection and style that has made Riva a true icon of timeless glamour and elegance. Soft, clean-cut lines, thorough space-planning, careful and indeed unique attention to detail and the use of highly sophisticated materials are the distinctive characteristics which make the new Iseo the noble heiress to a centuries-old history of excellence and craftsmanship. This bond with the past is also evident in the extensive use of mahogany throughout the boat, symbol of the Riva brand, skilfully crafted and covered in a twenty coat varnish finish - ten by brushing, ten by spraying.
The value of the new Riva model is also accentuated by her furnishings: indeed, the optional version of the Iseo will be available with a sundeck, sofas, dashboard and driving seat all branded Poltrona Frau.
Iseo values the surrounding environment and is an innovative optionsuitable for day cruising in waters with high environmental value. The yacht will also be available in a hybrid engine version with the ZEM (Zero Emission Mode) cruising option, Ferretti Group’s revolutionary cruising mode system, particularly suitable for lakes, especially where normal boating is forbidden. The “Hybrid Propulsion ZEM” version, with hybrid propulsion and Zero Emission, will not compromise speed using high powered diesel propulsion, combined with the electric one. And not only: Iseo is equipped with stern drive making her highly reactive and enhancing driving this yacht. Moreover, she can be fitted with a 3hp bow propeller in order to facilitate manoeuvres and mooring.
Due to her ease of manoeuvrability and size, Iseo isalso ideal as a tender for large yachts. Innovative and elegant, she can guarantee comfort in bad weather conditions, too. Besides the electrohydraulic bimini top, she was designed with a waterproof, automobile-style soft top which protects those on board against water and the wind during cruising, too.
Besides responding to an increasing demand for on-board infotainment, she is also the very first yacht of its kind to be equipped with both infotainment and GPS charts built for the Apple platform for iPad. The entertainment system installed on Iseo is based on Apple iPAD platform. Riva developed a connection base easy to handle that locks safely the iPad to the boat and in the meantime supplies power to it. The Hifi system is built by VideoWorks and it could be operated by the iPad through Bluetooth connection, in this way the iPad could stay in the hand to read newspaper and in the meantime music sounds on the boat.
Riva in cooperation with VideoWorks and Navionics developed the “RIVA entertainment software”, that is a common platform for Hifi and music selection, Owner’s manual, shipyard magazines and information, navigation program and charts with GPS and map.
This software, specifically designed for Iseo, could be downloaded in more than one iPad , in this way all the owner’s guests will operate the Iseo entertainment with their own favourite music.
“The new Iseo revives and evolves history,” declared Norberto Ferretti, Founder and Chairman of the Ferretti Group, who has always taken a personal interest in the development of all models in the Riva range. “After the wooden classics like the Ariston and the Florida, which made the history of our shipyard in the smaller yacht range, Riva today has introduced another small yacht that encompasses the values that have made Riva the legend it is today: meticulous craftsmanship, uniqueness, elegance and painstaking attention to detail.”
“We wanted to create a sophisticated, essential runabout, ideal for both lakes and the sea, which met all the requirements of comfort, ease of transport and prompt use, distinguished by her unmistakeable design, stirring emotions and to be appreciated not only by nautical enthusiasts”, stated Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design.
“For us, the new Riva model is a true jewel, and we are sure she will be very successful with the market. Indeed, we have already received several orders in just a few short weeks”, confirmed Alberto Perrone Da Zara, Riva Sales Director. “She is the perfect yacht for those who love trips out onto the lake and want to travel easily, taking their yacht with them, but also for owners wishing to enhance their yacht with an exceptional tender.”
Care has been taken over the tiniest detail of Iseo, guaranteeing comfort and a high performance. Sheis fitted with a Yanmar 6BY2 260, 260 mhp engine and a Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, which drives the yacht to a top speed of 36 knots. Alternatively, the optional version features a Yanmar 8 LV 320, 320 mhp engine and Yanmar 370 duoprop ZT370 stern drive, providing a top speed of 40 knots. In the gasoline version, Iseo is equipped with a Mercruiser 377 DTS MAG 320 V8, 320 mhp engine and Mercruiser Bravo Three stern drive, providing a top speed of 41 knots. She will also be available with a hybrid engine.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
RIVARAMA SUPER (world premiÃ¨re)
The 44 foot Rivarama Super has inherited the natural elegance and comfort of the original model which led her to be called “the floating suite” and be appointed Best European Open in the 40 to 60 foot category two years running. This model has, however, been improved with new details which make her even more special.
Developed through the work of Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, in association with AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, she features classical lines and extensive use of wood, also on the deck which has been completely covered in mahogany. These features make her the conceptual heir to the legendary Aquarama. Although she is a larger cabin cruiser, Rivarama Super maintains the class of her illustrious predecessor.
The cockpit features all the accessories which are necessary to ensure the very best in comfort: from the electro-hydraulic bimini which provides shade from the sun even when at sea, to the folding teak table which can seat up to 8 guests.
Besides the spacious stern sundeck, which provides safe, easy access to the water by means of three convenient steps in non-slip treated mahogany, there is another sunpad on the foredeck with an outer profile in polished stainless steel, equipped with a mattress clad in technical material which matches the mahogany of the deck. Two skylights are located aft of the forward sunpad.
Designed as a yacht for two, Rivarama super features the innovative solution of just one Master cabin, located at bow, and offers all the comforts of a 5 star hotel, including a unique rapid cooling system for a bottle of champagne and a couple of fluted glasses. The use of valuable materials, the exquisite hand-made finishes, the excellent liveability and a top performance make Rivarama Super the ideal yacht for even the most demanding owner.
The materials used for the interiors have been completely renewed, with furnishings and walls in opaque painted oak, enriched by the use of mahogany brown leather with matching stitching in the table column, the bed runaround and the headboard.
Careful attention has also been paid to the accessories. As provided for in the standard supply, the yacht is fitted out with a leather bag especially studied to be stowed away in the large drawer located underneath the Owner’s bed; in the Super version, the bag has been redesigned and produced exclusively for Riva in hand-stitched leather which matches the upholstery.
A limited edition package is also available on request,which comprises paint treatment for the mahogany coverings by means of exclusive artisan workmanship only carried out in Sarnico. This treatment creates special shading on the wood, the cockpit floor is mahogany and maple varnished with painted non-skid longitudinal strips and a contrasting metallic paint with cuts of colour for the helm station and cockpit area. The area below deck, on the other hand, can be enriched with a handwoven grey and white carpet designed exclusively for Riva.
Rivarama Super is fitted with a twin engine MAN R6 CR 6L, 800 mhp, that delivers a maximum speed of 41 knots and a cruise speed of 36 knots.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
75â€™ VENERE SUPER (world premiÃ¨re)
75’ VENERE SUPER
Innovative changes have been made to the space and furnishings of the new 75’ Venere Super. Latest edition of one of the shipyard’s most popular models, she was developed by Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, in association with AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
Interiors and exteriors have been renewed, with the perfection and painstaking care over detail which are typical to Riva, in order to offer greater comfort during cruising and optimize space. The colour of the hull is Roman Bronze and the superstructure Riva Cream.
The flybridge of the new 75’ Venere Super has been enriched with a hard top featuring an elegant, aerodynamic line and a comfortable, six seater sofa ensuring the Owner’s total ease of use.
The stern opens out onto a spacious swim platform, the best solution for free time and practicing water sports.
A large window fitted in the hull provides an unusual, very pleasant view of the surface of the water, ensuring more natural light for the guest cabins, especially for the full-beam Master cabin. The latter features a study area, vanity unit with foldaway pouf, LCD television and walk-in closet. Each cabin has direct access to an en-suite head, and the guest cabins have twin beds that can be pushed together to make one if necessary.
The interior furnishings have also been altered and improved in the Super version, focusing on a simple, refined style. The use of bleached oak with Africa and sand coloured leather, white lacquer and new colouring of the galley and helm station make the various areas even more elegant and refined.
Removing the stairway from the salon to the flybridge has made it possible to extend the flybridge sundeck and, below deck, to create a more functional galley with new units and a side-by-side fridge-freezer.
Said removal has also made it possible to insert a mirror wall overlooking the salon, which gives this area more depth.
The partition wall between the helm station and dinette, now equipped with new motorised leather Venetian blinds, plays on light and depth thanks to the use of steel details and a mirror fitted on the door. Moreover, the new colouring of the leather in the dinette, now also on the ceiling, gives the area a completely different impact to that of the previous version. Another innovation is a new hatchway that allows the easy transfer of plates and food between the galley and the more formal dining area.
As for the serving hatch, when open onto the galley it is set facing the day opening, creating a display case effect. When closed, it separates the dinette area from the galley, guaranteeing Owners and guests complete privacy.
The standard version of the yacht features twin MTU 10V 2000 M93, power 1524 mhp, which drive her to a top speed of 31,5 knots and a cruise speed of 28 knots. The optional version features twin MTU 10V 2000 M94 power 1623 mhp, delivering a top speed of 32,5 knots and a cruise speed of 29 knots.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
OUTSTANDING RIVA NOVELTIES ON DISPLAY AT FESTIVAL DE LA PLAISANCE, CANNES
The Riva brand is presenting at Festival International de la Plaisance Iseo and, as world premieres, Rivarama Super and 75’ Venere Super, together with Aquariva hull number 200.
Sarnico, 6th September 2011 – Riva will be at Cannes, 34th Festival International de la Plaisance, from the 6th to the 11th of September, with some outstanding novelties: Iseo, a 27 foot runabout, destined to become a must-have for those who love cruising and design, and two world premieres, the precious Rivarama Super and 75’ Venere Super, the new edition of two of the brand’s most popular models, enriched with new details and extensively restyled.
Riva chose the Festival de la Plaisance to celebrate also the success of a boat which is considered to be the symbol of the shipyard, the Aquariva: on this occasion the Aquariva hull number 200 will be on display; it is a goal that testifies the uniqueness of this model, that in ten years never stopped to conquer owners from around the world.
Also three other models of the Riva fleet will be available for visitors: 68’ Ego Super, 86’ Domino and 92’ Duchessa.
All the models have been developed by the designers at Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, in association with the AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology - the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. Designed to satisfy the clientele’s demands, all Riva models are a perfect balance of cutting-edge technology, design and craftsmanship, guaranteeing a heightened performance enhanced by refined, elegant, timeless beauty.
“This year too, at the Festival International de la Plaisance, Riva is presenting itself with three excellent novelties,” stated Norberto Ferretti, Founder and Chairman of the Group which carries his name, “and a great, unique successful boat of which I am truly proud: Aquariva hull number 200, now on display, testifies the timeless quality and design that made Riva the legend it is today in the nautical world.
34th Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes:
• Rivarama Super
• 75’ Venere Super
Iseo will thrill those who enjoy taking trips out to lakes or the sea in a comfortable runabout which can easily be transported anywhere. The new model, the smallest in the fleet, has been designed as a yacht that Owners can enjoy wherever they travel: this is why a personalized trailer has been designed and is supplied with the standard version, allowing owners to tow the yacht easily behind their vehicles. Moreover, her size and ease of handling make this boat the perfect choice as a tender for a large yacht, too, ideal for short trips and transfers during holidays at sea.
In just 27 feet, the new Iseo, noble heir to a history of excellence and artisan skill lasting over a hundred years, allows those aboard to experience firsthand the perfection and style which have made Riva a true icon of glamour and elegance for over a century. The prestige of the new Riva model is also accentuated by her furnishings. Indeed, the optional version of the Iseo will be available with a sundeck, sofas, dashboard and driving seat produced by Poltrona Frau.
Iseo also responds to the increasing demand for on-board infotainment: she is, in fact the very first yacht of her kind to be fitted out with infotainment and GPS cartography based on the iPAD Apple platform. The software, specially developed for Riva Iseo, will offer many interesting facilities such as reading the Owner’s manual or weather data and other information, as well as the opportunity to listen to the radio or their playlists in high fidelity and watch streaming.
The continuous quest for innovation is also clear from the choice of engines: the standard diesel version of Iseo features a Yanmar 6BY2 260 260mhp engine with a duoprop ZT370 stern drive. Alternatively, the optional version offers a Yanmar 8LV 320 320mhp engine with a duoprop ZT370 stern drive. The petrol version of Riva Iseo has a Mercruiser 377 DTS MAG 320 V8 320mhp and Bravo Three stern drive.
Iseo will also be available in a version equipped with a hybrid engine which offers the chance to operate in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode) – pioneered by the Ferretti Group – making the runabout particularly suited for use on lakes, even those on which normal cruising is forbidden. The ‘Hybrid Propulsion ZEM’ version guarantees speed, by using a diesel engine in conjunction with the electric one.
The 44 feet Rivarama Super has inherited the natural elegance and comfort of the original model which led her to be called “the floating suite” and be appointed Best European Open in the 40 to 60 foot category two years running. This model has, however, been improved with new details.
The spacious stern sundeck ensures easy access to the water thanks to three convenient steps in non-skid mahogany. An additional sunpad has been added in the foredeck with an outer profile in polished stainless steel, equipped with a mattress clad in technical material which matches the mahogany of the deck.
The materials of the interiors have been completely renewed, with furnishings and walls in opaque painted oak, enriched by the use of mahogany brown leather with matching stitching in the table column, the bed runaround and the headboard.
Careful attention has also been paid to the accessories. As provided for in the standard supply, the yacht is fitted out with a leather bag especially studied to be stowed away in the capacious drawer located underneath the Owner’s bed; in the Super version, the bag has been redesigned and produced exclusively for Riva in hand-stitched leather which matches the upholstery.
A limited edition package is also available on request which comprises paint treatment for the mahogany coverings by means of exclusive artisan workmanship only carried out in Sarnico. This treatment creates special shading on the wood, the cockpit floor is mahogany and maple varnished with painted non-skid longitudinal strips and a contrasting metallic paint with cuts of colour for the helm station and cockpit area. The area below deck, on the other hand, can be enriched with a confortable handwoven grey and white carpet exclusively designed for Riva.
75’ VENERE SUPER
Innovative changes have been made to the spaces and furnishings of the new 75’ Venere Super as well, the new edition of one of the shipyard’s most popular models; interiors and exteriors have been renewed to optimize the space, in the perfection and painstaking care over detail which are typical to Riva.
The flybridge of the new 75’ Venere Super is enriched with a hard top featuring an elegant, aerodynamic line, ensuring the Owner total ease of use. A large window fitted in the hull provides an unusual, very pleasant view of the surface of the water, ensuring more natural light for the guest cabins and especially for the full-beam Master cabin.
Removal of the stairway from the salon to the flybridge has made it possible to extend the flybridge sundeck and, below deck, to create a more functional galley with new units and a side-by-side fridge-freezer.
The interior furnishings have also been altered and improved in the Super version, focusing on a simple, refined style. The use of bleached finish oak with Africa and sand coloured leather, white lacquer and new colouring of the galley and helm station make the various areas even more elegant and refined.
The dividing wall between the helm station and dinette, now equipped with new motorised leather Venetian blinds, plays on light and depth thanks to the use of steel details and a mirror fitted on the door. Moreover, the new colouring of the leather in the dinette, now also on the ceiling, gives the area a completely different impact to that of the previous version. Another innovation is new opening panel that allows the easy transfers of plats and food between the galley and the more formal dining area.
Monday, 25 July 2011
DUTCH TOUR OF RIVA GEMS
Riva’s Dutch dealer, Lengers, in association with Ferrari dealer, Kroymans, hosted an exclusive event for clients and guests in Muiden on 20th and 21st July 2011. Two of the shipyard’s timeless classics, Aquariva Super and Rivarama, were displayed during the event, and the very latest model created by Riva, the Iseo, had her national première. Held at Koninklijke Jacht Haven, guests had the opportunity to visit and trial the three Riva boats and have a close look at the two Ferrari models present for the occasion: Ferrari California and 458 Italia.
The model which attracted most attention from clients and guests was the shipyard’s latest, the Iseo. The size and the criteria with which the new 27 footer was designed are an important innovation for the brand. Created as a yacht owners can enjoy wherever they go, the Iseo is equipped with a custom-made car trailer which enables easy transportation behind a vehicle.
The two historical Riva models were also a great success, placed at guests’ disposal for visits and sea trials. Aquariva Super is the model which, more than any other, testifies Riva’s natural style evolution from past to present. The soft, elegant lines of her 33 feet enclose all the flavour of tradition, combined with cutting-edge technologies. The 44 footer Rivarama, "the floating suite", is a true concentration of style: the use of valuable materials, exquisite hand finishes, excellent liveability and top performance make this model ideal for the most demanding owners.
Friday, 22 July 2011
SALON PRIVE' IN LONDON
Dealer Ventura UK displayed Aquariva by Marc Newson at Salon Privé in London from 22nd to 24th June 2011. As every year, the event was held at Syon House, the home of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland, just 10 miles from the centre of town. Besides Riva, the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world were also present at the event. Aquariva by Marc Newson is the artistic reinterpretation of an icon of style and elegance famous throughout the world. Commencing with the one of a kind concept, the famous Australian designer chose unique materials for this work of art, using a textile-based laminate for the deck and helm station which combines the appearance and consistency of wood with much higher resistance. Newton also added a high tech touch which still maintains the classicism and elegance of Riva tradition by using anodized aluminium in lieu of steel and chromium-plated brass. The elegant attendees of Salon Privé were enthusiastic when viewing the model, once again confirming Aquariva’s timeless success.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Riva at the Ascona Polo Cup
The second Ascona Polo Cup, a prestigious tournament which attracts polo professionals and important personalities from all over the world to Ascona in Canton Ticino was held in July.
For the occasion, Poroli Special Boats, Riva’s long-term dealer for Germany and Switzerland, sponsored a team which came fourth in the tournament.
The high spot of the event was the presentation of the new Riva Iseo, displayed for the first time in Switzerland, to an enthusiastic audience at the former aerodrome of Ascona. Several celebrations were held, too, inaugurated with the Players Party gala evening on Friday at the Restaurant Marina in Hotel Eden Rock, during which the 250 guests admired the Aquariva, Rivarama and Rivale models on display in the water. Music and fashion, on the other hand, were leading features of Saturday evening, for which Poroli reserved two tables in the VIP area of the arena for its guests.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
RIVA TROPHY 2011
The fourth edition of the prestigious event reserved for Riva owners was held in Monaco and St. Tropez from 8th to 10th July
The fourth Riva Trophy, an annual event organised by Monaco Boat Service, Riva’s Monaco based dealer, was held from 8th to 10th of July 2011 in the beautiful setting of Monaco.
Taking part in this exclusive event were Owners from all over Europe who have made Riva their greatest passion. As always, this three day event full of style, elegance, amusement and fun, featured both sports competitions and unique events, such as the première of the shipyard’s latest model, the new Riva Iseo, a 27 footer runabout, heir to a long history of excellence and craftsmanship.
Classical models, ‘living’ proof of the shipyard’s long history were, as always, on display throughout the event, together with the brand’s latest product range.
The Reliability Trial was held after the opening of the event at the Monaco Yacht Club and the arrival point was located along the elegant beaches of St. Tropez.
In the evening, the new Riva Iseo was presented and displayed in Place de la Mairie, St. Tropez, in front of the Monaco Boat Service boutique.
The photographic exhibition “Immagini nei cantieri Riva” (“The Riva Shipyard in Pictures”) by international photographers Gabriele Basilico and Mario Cresci was on show inside the town council building. The exhibition presented some of the most beautiful images featured in the book edited by the cultural branch of the Italian publishing house Il Sole 24 Ore.
The event’s main sponsor was apparel brand Cains Moore, that gave all participants an exclusive technical jacket, the inside of which features the reproduction of a work of art by Renato Missaglia, specifically designed to celebrate the entire event.
Dinner and musical entertainment took place on the striking St. Tropez dike.
During the evening, besides music and dancing, a charity auction in favour of the Kings of Kibera association, which sustains the project “Street kids care” providing houses and education of street children in Kenya, was held.
For this prestigious event Vhernier jewellers donated one of their extraordinary creations to be sold during the charity auction, together with a work of art which represents the new Riva Iseo by Renato Missaglia. This image was also featured on the bottle labels of Pasqua wines. Once again Pasqua wineries and Riva enjoy an ongoing relationship on occasion of their most important events.
Other important sponsors included RADIO MONTECARLO, featuring the special participation of Maurizio di Maggio who was the special auctioneer and presenter of the soirèes.
During the picnics, aperitifs and dinners of these three days devoted to the Riva’s gems, the guests toasted with Italian cocktail Bellini produced by Casa Vinicola Canella as well as prestigious Veuve Cliquot champagnes.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
115â€™ ATHENA: HULL NUMBER 8 LAUNCHED IN LA SPEZIA
La Spezia, 14th July 2011 – Hull number 8 of the 115’ Athena, semi-custom megayacht and flagship of the Riva fleet, was launched on 12th July at the Ferretti Group shipyard in La Spezia.
Ferretti Group brand Riva has always shown great skill in designing and building large yachts, which it designs and produces with the passion, painstaking care and attention paid to the tiniest of details, which have made Riva yachts a symbol of perfection for over 150 years.
The launch ofthe 115’ Athena is proof of the huge success which continues to increase over the years: an aggressive bow, advanced deckhouse, elegant colours and precious woods, also covering the walkways, make this yacht a perfect combination of modernity and stylistic refinement.
Moreover, owners can take an active part in deciding the interior layout of their yachts. Being able to count on the ability of Officina Italiana Design, which designs all the yachts in the Riva range, and the skill of Centro Stile FerrettiGroup, the Owner can choose the combinations which best adapt to their taste and requirements from a wide range of quality woods and fabrics. The number of guest cabins can vary between 4 and 5 and the lunch area provides for separate routes for the crew, ensuring the guests enjoy complete privacy.
For example, the owner of the 115’ Athena which has just been launched, opted for 5 cabins including an extention of the master cabin at bow choosing Canaletto walnut combined with naturally coloured and dark brown leather inserts.
This yacht also has an important innovation. Besides developing a number of personalised technical features, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology – the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, took this opportunity to make changes to the functionality of the bow garage and swim platform of the 115’ Athena series. This is, in fact, the first Athena with a stern helm position which provides for the raise-lower system. This mechanism makes it possible to lower the tender into the water easily and means guests can enjoy contact with the sea by means of the stern swim platform.
Meticulous care for detail and painstaking attention to design are the leitmotivs accompanying the different areas of the 115’ Athena which features examples of valuable contemporary Italian design. Moreover, harmony and elegance develop in a true ‘lounge’ philosophy, perceptible even in the tiniest of details. ‘Lounge’ is an atmosphere which one breathes in the corridors and different areas of this yacht, thanks to the large windows which let in natural light, but also in the “skylounge” on the flybridge, a distinctive feature of this model. Ten people can be accommodated comfortably in this area, which is enclosed by two large windows providing a 360° panoramic view. This unusual space, designed on the standard version as either an air-conditioned media-room or another cosy, relaxing salon, can be completely reinterpreted according to an Owner’s taste, even becoming an additional cabin if they so wish.
The remaining part of the flybridge has been set out for relaxing, open air activities, such as the use of the Jacuzzi whirlpool included in the standard version, but can also be modified according to the Owner’s preferences.
Surrounded by quality, class and luxury, the cruises offered by 115’ Athena become unforgettable thanks to twin MTU 12V 4000 M90 2775hp engines, too, which guarantee a top speed of 27 knots and a cruise speed of 23.