BY APB Staff on 24 Mar 2019

The 50m "Race" is Riva's first superyacht and heir to the famous Caravelle and Atlantic series of steel motor yachts created by Carlo Riva

Named Race by her owner, the first superyacht Riva 50 MT was the star of a theatrical launch at the Riva Superyachts Division shipyard in Ancona, Italy on March 23.

The 50-metre (164-foot) yacht realises the dream of Carlo Riva who, in the 1960s and ‘70s, created the famous Caravelle and Atlantic series steel motor yachts of which she is the heir in terms of aesthetics, style and innovation.

Superyacht Riva 50 Race Launched In Ancona

At 50 metres long and with a maximum beam of 9 metres, she offers an outstanding experience at sea, featuring comfort, elegance, care over detail and exceptional yacht-building expertise. Race, from the Riva Superyachts Division, is a cutting-edge work of naval engineering, bringing together the most advanced technological solutions and unmistakable styling to satisfy the refined tastes and demanding expectations of her Italian owner.

The Riva 50 MT is a product of the partnership between Officina Italiana Design, headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta and exclusively responsible for the entire Riva range, and the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee.

“Riva 50 MT is a huge leap forward for Riva and for the world of yachting, in addition to being an amazing sight on the water. This yacht and her unique magnificence, amplified by her impressive size, also represents a remarkable achievement for the Riva Superyachts Division, which has built the biggest Riva ever made while meeting and enhancing the brand’s signature stylistic excellence. From the tiniest details to the breathtaking design, this 50-metre yacht is a treasure of beauty, illuminated by a legendary 177-year history and accompanied by an ultra-contemporary vision of yacht building. The production know-how that people admire in a work of this value is also the best possible example of the ‘Made In Italy’ manifesto that is the signature of each of our brands,” commented Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi.

The new Riva 50 MT, will make its official debut in June at the Venice Boat Show before going on to attend the Monaco Yacht Show.