The superyacht division at Riva has presented new renderings of its first offer, a 50m fully custom project.
An in-house engineering and design team is entirely devoted to the new superyacht division. Settled down at the Group’s Ancona shipyard, the team is working with designer Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design. The portfolio will comprise two distinct lines using the same platforms and both drawing inspiration from Riva’s heritage.
“We enthusiastically took on the challenge of creating a new Riva superyacht line,” comments Mauro Micheli, co-founder of Officina Italian Design. “The new range will include two different types of yachts: the first line will clearly draw inspiration from the yachts created by Eng. Carlo Riva in the early ’70s; the second will feature an unusual design, with stylistic features that will clearly convey Riva’s unmistakable style, together with a strong, distinctive character.”
Each of the two lines, both built at Ferretti Group’s Ancona shipyard, will be available in four different sizes: 50m, 60m, 70m and 90m in length.
Commenting on these projects, Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, says: “At Riva there are values and design philosophies that go beyond commercial strategies. The project of a fully custom Riva fleet, named ‘Superyachts Division’, is successfully heading in this direction, not only because it represents an extraordinary leap into the future, but also because, by offering two different lines, Riva will once more be able to meet the refined and sophisticated taste of its very demanding owners. For this I have to thank above all our shareholders, who have, truly far-sightedly, believed in this new ‘big-boat’ adventure. And my equally heartfelt gratitude also goes to the many working teams involved in this project.”