Riela, the new 56m (184ft) aluminium ketch from Italy’s Perini Navi, was delivered to her new owner on June 4, 2009. The yacht will soon depart Viareggio, heading towards the Mediterranean for her maiden voyage.

This summer, Riela will be used by both the owner and charter guests. In September, the yacht will make an appearance at this year’s Perini Navi Cup, and will be officially presented to the public at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show.