Riva reveals the design for its latest open yacht at BOOT 2017 in Düsseldorf, ahead of its debut planned for late spring this year.It only happens at Riva, the only yachting brand to have left its mark on both the social scene and the world of design: every new yacht is an event that leaves owners and enthusiasts with bated breath until the magical moment of its unveiling.Those who just couldn’t wait and simply had to be the first to discover the secrets and latest features of the new Riva 56’, this magnificent open yacht was revealed during BOOT 2017 in Düsseldorf.The new vessel is already in build at the Sarnico yard and will make its debut before the end of the spring, joining the fleet that includes some icons of the yachting world, from the Aquariva Super to the more recent Rivamare. The yacht has a completely new hull form and brings the most popular technical and design choices on board, as well as innovative features and elements offering even higher levels of comfort than those that have highlighted the success of Riva yachts over the last three years.The Riva 56’ is the result of the joint efforts of Officina Italiana Design - the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta – Ferretti Group's Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department. The result is a stylish combination of the most prestigious materials and attention to detail that has always been the hallmark of the Riva world: from the high gloss mahogany of the interiors to the natural teak of the exteriors, the lacquered finishes and stainless steel, mirrors, glass and leather. Profile and ExteriorsThe sleek look of the new 56’ inherits and expands the stylistic traits that characterised the latest generation of opens and coupés by Riva. So you will find large glazed windows running along the hull with flush portholes, aggressive metallic colours on the exteriors (the first vessel will be in Shark Grey) and opulent detailing in stainless steel and wood. The seamless windshield protecting the superstructure completes the aerodynamic profile, a true masterpiece of engineering and design.In the stern, the Riva 56’ introduces an important new development in the system used to move the swimming platform. As you walk down to the swimming platform, the steps continue under water to reveal additional steps built into the hull. This new feature makes it possible to go directly up into the cockpit without having to use the steel ladder, although this is also available for use. The aft area features a garage accommodating a Williams 325 tender behind the carbon fibre hatch.In the cockpit, the mooring gear is housed in a compartment in the bulwark, covered by a stainless steel grille, as in other recent models. Even the fairleads are made entirely of stainless steel. The living space has been cleverly organised with a generous sundeck in the extreme stern that feels almost suspended over the waves and leads into the lounge on the main deck. Underneath the roll bar, the comfortable forward-facing sofa combines with the L-shaped sofa and teak dining table to form a pleasant area to enjoy lunch, with a slightly raised dormeuse, next to the bridge. To starboard, the cabinet unit can accommodate a fridge, ice-maker, grill, sink and storage compartments, and stretches as far as the bridge seating and is integrated into its base. The roll bar not only adds a finishing touch to the profile, it also acts as a support for the antennas. In case of bad weather, or if the owner simply wants some shade, the electro-hydraulically operated bimini top can be opened, as can the clear side shields, offering excellent protection for the area.Access to the engine room will be possible through two hatches on the bridge, one in the centre of the cockpit and the other on the left aide aft. The foredeck has a sun pad that can be protected with a top, and there is a glazed floor area with a special non-slip surface set into a stainless steel frame, completed by the ship’s horn fitted in a marvellous vintage case in high-gloss stainless steel – a tribute to Riva’s glorious past. The technical mooring space in the bow completes the area.InteriorsThe standard layout offers two guest cabins and three bathrooms, with a dinette, galley and crew cabin with separate access. The master cabin amidships has an en-suite bathroom on the left side. The L-shaped dinette and galley are just as you go below deck, featuring mirrored surfaces and a vast amount of storage compartments, plus fridge and TV. The glass hatch cover increases the natural light in the dinette.Forward is the VIP cabin and its many storage areas. The addition of a day head accessed directly from the dinette is an important benefit, as it makes it possible to exploit the full potential of the open for day cruises with several guests who can use this facility without having to enter the master or guest cabins. The crew cabin has a single bunk and head, with separate access from a hatch in the cockpit, concealed by the dormeuse. It can be substituted with a third guest cabin on request.Engines and PerformanceThe Riva 56’ will be fitted with twin 1000 HP MAN engines, or twin 1200 HP MAN engines on request. Both configurations feature a V-Drive propulsion system and, again on request, a Seakeeper stabiliser can be fitted to minimise roll when underway and at anchor.
in the wake of the success of the 100’ Corsaro, Riva presents the new fibreglass flagship. Scheduled debut: Fall 2017Another thrilling chapter for Riva opens in the maxi yacht sector in the pursuit of style, elegance and raw performance.The most renowned shipyard in the world officially presents the Riva 110’, the flagship of our fibreglass fleet, succeeding the Riva 100’ Corsaro as the next-generation model in our restyled flybridge range.A collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli in collaboration with Sergio Beretta, the Strategic Product Committee and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, the Riva 110’ promises to be a flybridge of boundless beauty and unprecedented elegance. The design of the hull has been fully refreshed and is now almost 112 feet (34 metres) in length, and a width of over 22 feet (7 metres).The exterior design builds on the untamed lines of the 100’ Corsaro: distinguished by her sporty profile, the hull of the Riva 110’ boasts an impressive glass wall and integrated portholes. On deck, a stretched glass roof extends over the length of the entire living area, constructed with panes nestled in a stainless steel frame. A second window surrounds the wide body master suite as far as the nose of the bow, complementing the sleek design. In addition, the raised bridge enjoys expansive front and side windshields. Two lateral fibreglass structures, finished with glass, reinforce the flybridge in the stern, further accentuating the aerodynamic profile. A streamlined hardtop with an innovative asymmetrical design, moulded glass and chrome inserts, completes the yacht and exemplifies the obsessive attention to the finest details.STERN AND MAIN DECK As found on the Ferretti Yachts 850 and the Riva Corsaro 100’, the stern includes a submersible hatch, featuring Ferretti Group’s innovative, patent-pending actuating system. Experts have already lauded the hatch with a victory at the 2016 Boat Builder Awards in Amsterdam.The stern garage door opens and tilts down creating a generous beach club area at water level. The platform may also be submerged to offer maximum enjoyment from the stern area. Once beneath the water, a lift opens the garage for practical and straightforward launches; choose to store a Williams 505 or a jet-ski with independent launches, or enjoy staggered launches for larger tenders such as the Williams 565 and a jet-ski.The cockpit on the main deck features a C-shaped sofa, table and chairs and leads into the main salon. An extensive open-plan space enhances the convivial atmosphere and includes both a living and formal dining area. The deck features yet another elegant innovation: a polished stainless steel frame supporting the superstructure and glass from top to bottom. This allows natural light to flood the three-dimensional space, creating a luxury loft open to the ocean on all sides.As on the larger yachts, the central zone serves to regulate the flow of crew and guests by keeping their circulation routes separate.To the left is access to the guest area below deck and the main deck master suite. To the right is access to the bridge, the galley and the below-deck crew cabins.The left-hand lobby offers access to the external companionway, as well as the day head and stairs to the lower deck. It also leads to the wide body master suite, with a double bed located in the centre, the bathroom and walk-in wardrobe facing the stern to enhance separation from the service areas, particularly the galley. The suite is finished on the right with an armchair and coffee table, and on the left with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a desk with panoramic sea views.LOWER DECKGuest accommodation is comprised of 4 VIP cabins with vanity tables and en-suite bathrooms. The starboard VIP cabin forward has twin beds and may accommodate, on request, an additional Pullman bed.The crew area in the bow consists of a captain’s cabin with en-suite bathroom, and two additional single crew cabins each equipped with bunk beds and private bathrooms. Crew amenities also include a dinette complete with laundry facilities and a fully-equipped galley. The engine room is accessed via the left-hand side of the cockpit, passing first through the machine and systems room. This guarantees both increased practicality and safe accessibility, even during navigation, as well as reducing the noise in the cockpit to a minimum.FLYBRIDGE AND EXTERIOR BOW AREAThe sundeck of the Riva 110’ is striking in its sporty and innovative design. In the stern, the furnished open air sundeck is enclosed by a mahogany handrail finished with stainless steel and polished carbon fibre. There is also a cocktail bar with two stools and an informal dining area with C-shaped sofa, all naturally illuminated thanks to a glass skylight in the hardtop roof. The helm station is situated on the right side, with co-pilot seats on the left.The flybridge is not only accessible from deck through a sliding glass and steel hatch, but it also linked to the foredeck through a side door on the left. This permits easy access to the facilities and offers practical crew access to on-board services.The space is dominated by a C-shaped sofa opposite a centrepiece sunpad, all designed to promote sociability. On request, it is possible to substitute the sunpad with a garage in which to store an additional tender or water toy with appropriate launching crane. On deck, freestanding furniture may also be accommodated to increase the flexibility of the space.Alternatively, the owner may opt for a Jacuzzi with sliding integrated sun-pad covers. This conceals both the Jacuzzi pool and the mooring stations, offering guests the ultimate in refinement. On this model, the area is equipped with a practical stowage compartment.ENGINE AND PERFORMANCEThe Riva 110’ sports twin MTU 16V series 2000 M94 engines, each outputting 2638 mhp. With this engine setup, the yacht will reach a cruising speed of 23 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots (preliminary data). The maxi yacht also benefits from zero speed and underway fins, to which a gyroscopic stabilizer may be fitted to maximise comfort, even when anchored.
The Group shows up in style, with a wide and diverse fleet accented by gems such as Ferretti Yachts 450, Pershing 5X and Rivamare which are the new models of the 2016-2017 season. The exhibit is completed by the Ferretti Yachts 700 - also premiering in Germany - and the Riva 63' Virtus.Ferretti Group begins 2017 in the best possible way deploying a fleet comprised of 5 extraordinary yachts. Of these yachts, 4 are premiering in the German market, and 3 are new 2016 - 2017 models: the flybridge Ferretti Yachts 450, the coupé Pershing 5X, and the Rivamare - the latest and already acclaimed Riva open.The 2017 edition of the BOOT, the most important European winter boat show, taking place from January 21st through January 29th, will also showcase the unmistakable Ferretti Yachts 700, in its German debut as well as the 63’ Virtus, already a modern classic and one of the most successful models of the open Riva series.The magnificent booth (Hall 6, no. 26) is another point of attraction, thanks to an innovative concept which previews comfortable and original lounges, each showcasing the Group's brands and a very spacious VIP area, complete with an American bar.New projects will be highlighted during the press conference scheduled for Sunday, January 22nd at the Group's booth, along with projects already announced in recent months, regarding the Ferretti Yachts and Riva fleet, and a great marketing initiative by the Pershing brand.And speaking of Pershing, a fabulous, Mediterranean style party will take place in its honor. The party is produced in collaboration with the German dealer, Italian Yacht Center, in partnership with the famous 7 Pines Resort of Ibiza and will take place Friday, January 27th at the Group's booth. From 6 pm to 10 pm, guests and ship-owners will experience refined glamour and "Balearic vibrations", with evening cocktails, DJ set, dancers and percussionists. Drinks will be provided by the team of the exclusive Ibiza resort, and culinary delights will be by famous German chef, and Michelin starred, Johann Lafer.In addition, through the duration of the fair, Riva will be the star of an "outdoor show" taking place at the luxury commercial center Breuninger, where a fabulous model of Iseo will be showcased. The initiative, created by Poroli Special Yachts - exclusive Riva dealer for the German and Swiss territories - will display the 27-foot yacht accompanied by a wide screen showing the whole Riva series in all its majestic glory.Furthermore, in front of the main entry of the famous Mall of Düsseldorf in Konigsallee 2, there will be an exhibit of a 500 Riva, “The smallest yacht in the World”, the Fiat city car born of the partnership between the FCA Group and Riva.Premiering in Germany at BOOT 2017Ferretti Yachts 450This flybridge suggests the brand’s return to preside over the strategic zone between the 40 and 50 foot. The model was inspired by a family feeling and a connection to its “big sister”, Ferretti Yachts 550, one of the recent hits of the brand. Ferretti Yachts 450 is characterized by the geometry of the hull, the size of the volume, and the elegance and functionality of the interiors.Pershing 5XThe first model of "Generation X" Pershing is the new coupe of the fleet: always more advanced and always more filled with surprises. The letter X - aeronautical code referring to extreme performance and cutting-edge technological evolution - evokes the endless push to sail to new horizons at extreme speed. The pure lines, performance and uniqueness of the Pershing 5X have already conquered the public.RivamareThis new icon in style and design writes an exciting and splendid page in the 175 years of Riva history. The great first of the Sarnico shipyard is a gem of sinuous lines, precious material, unique details, and worthy heir to masterpieces such as Aquariva Super and, before that, Aquarama. This is a contemporary masterpiece.Ferretti Yachts 700Ferretti Yachts 700 is the evolution of one of the most recent successes of the historic brand of the Ferretti Group. The streamlined and aggressive profile is among the sportiest in the brand's history. The hull has been modified to welcome light and sea views thanks to large hull-shaped windows, three on each side, designed in the family style like the ones on the new 55 foot, without uprights and glued flush portholes.
The Riva coupé triumphed in the category Custom Yachts during the ceremony held at the London Boat Show.The Riva 76’ Perseo has won the first nautical award of 2017, confirming the supremacy of style, comfort and technology that has made it one of the biggest hits in Riva’s recent history. The setting of this triumph is the 2017 edition of “Motor Boat Awards”, organized by IPC Media, the British publisher of some of the most important international nautical magazines. The ceremony took place in London last Monday, 9th of January, during the Gala dinner organized at “The Rosewood Hotel”, in conjunction with the 63th edition of the London Boat Show which will run until the 15th of January, and to which Ferretti Group participates through its exclusive dealer Ventura UK. The Riva 76’ Perseo, characterized by a unique design and a deep sporting spirit, was awarded the prize in the Custom Yachts category. The Custom Line 108’ was In the same shortlist, reflecting the unanimous appreciation of the Ferretti Group models by the jury and industry professionals. The award has a particular value, as it is allocated on the basis of technical, aesthetic, innovative criteria, and only awarded after thorough performance tests and sea trials carried out by journalists and the publishing house, supported by engineers in shipyards. “This new victory in Great Britain, as part of an important trade show like the London Boat Show, is a great achievement” - says Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group.“This year, we triumphed with a yacht that has received prestigious awards and unanimous success since its debut at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival. With this new prize, the 76’ Perseo confirms itself as a true icon in the Riva coupe fleet. For us, then, to receive this award here has even more value because the United Kingdom, as well as a country of great tradition and nautical culture, is a strategic market in which Ferretti Group is proud to represent the Italian design excellence and industry.”Riva 76’ PerseoThe new coupe stems from the cooperation between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Group’s Engineering Department, and designer Mauro Micheli, co-founder, together with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design, the design firm that exclusively pencils Riva's entire fleet.It was born in the “family feeling” with the other models in the sporty range. At first glance the yacht reflects sportiness and elegance, thanks to the wise choice of hull and superstructure colors. The sporty look is further enhanced by the more than 430 square feet of glass surfaces. The large windows in the hull, used on both sides, is composed of two elliptical surfaces, which are connected to each other by the Riva logo, made of a material that has always distinguished the brand: polished stainless steel. The large sundeck is harmoniously integrated in the aerodynamic lines of the yacht and allows you to relax in privacy, as well as giving the opportunity to steer the yacht from a privileged position.