February 3 2020
Riva 50 Metri on the top step of the podium at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020.
M/Y Race, the masterpiece by Riva Superyachts Division, has won the award in the “Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht” category.
Cortina D’Ampezzo, 3rd February 2020 – Riva rises above the competition at Cortina d’Ampezzo, home to the Superyacht Design Festival, during the awards ceremony at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 on Sunday 2nd February.
Riva 50 Metri M/Y Race, the first flagship in steel and aluminium by Riva Superyachts Division of Ancona, has won the prestigious award in the “Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht” category. The jury appreciated its architecture and naval style as well as its fine engineering features, the design of its exteriors, and the innovative technological solutions.
Designed by the Riva Superyachts Division engineering team in Ancona, Riva 50 Metri was built in collaboration with the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and Officina Italiana Design, the firm run by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that exclusively designs the entire Riva fleet.
Named Race by its owner, it fulfilled the dream of Carlo Riva, a man driven by his ambition to go beyond limits, leading to the celebrated Caravelle and Atlantic motor yachts as far back as the '60s and '70s: grand craft made of steel, of which the new flagship is a worthy heir with its unrivalled standards of aesthetics, style, and innovation.
"This award demonstrates that dreams do become reality and challenges always give you satisfaction” - Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group declared. “The dream we inherited from Carlo Riva is the biggest steel Riva yacht ever made. Our challenge was to bring the legend of the most famous shipyard in the world into 50 meters of beauty and technology. Judging by the success of this yacht, we made it."
Riva 50 Metri respects and underscores the brand’s unmistakable features, from its meticulous attention to detail to its unrivalled beauty, as well as its superior standards in terms of comfort and safety. All of the design choices offer a perfect blend of practical features and aesthetics, with a focus on the comfort of the on-board exterior areas while guaranteeing an excellent sailing experience.
Once again, this award is proof of Riva’s expertise in combining an ultra-contemporary vision of sailing with its legendary and lustrous 178 years of history.