CRN and Riva are to collaborate with the launch of a project to produce a new line of yachts, measuring 50m-80m (164ft-262ft). Created by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, the team that has designed the entire Riva range to date, the new models combine the renowned style and elegance of Riva, with the naval design skill and construction ability of the CRN shipyard in Ancona.

The relationship between the two brands, both now part of Ferretti Group, dates back almost 40 years to 1970 when Carlo Riva decided to annul the agreement Riva had with a Dutch shipyard, in order to sign a partnership with CRN, for the construction of megayachts designed by the Carlo Riva Yacht Division. Besides simplifying logistics and giving Carlo Riva greater control over the process, the original partnership was made with the awareness that the exclusive artisan factor of the work and high technical-naval, plant and style level of CRN were a guarantee of top quality products. Five 23.5m (77ft) motoryachts from the Marco Polo series and two Vespucci models measuring 27m (90ft) and 30m (100ft) were launched between 1970 and 1978.

“Ferretti Group is already an example of the creation of an industrial pole through the acquisition and integration of yacht producers with highly complementary characteristics. This project shows, once again, how all the Group brands can efficiently contribute to a project which is unique on the global nautical scene, focusing on the different features and distinctiveness of each one,” declared Norberto Ferretti, dhairman and founder of Ferretti Group.