BY APB Staff on 19 Jun 2019

The largest yacht produced by this Italian brand was unveiled at an exclusive event in Venice

The first model of the Riva Superyachts Division, Race, is a 50m long with a maximum beam of 9 metres. It made its premiere in the Venetian Arsenal on June 15 and will be present at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show (Sept 25-28).

Majestic and elegant, the Riva 50 metre is the heir of the famous Caravelle and Atlantic motor yacht series, the large steel yachts built between the 60s and 70s by Carlo Riva.

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(Photo: Riva Yacht)

“The largest Riva, the dream of Carlo Riva that came true, a boat of immense beauty, could only make its debut at the Arsenale, which has been for centuries the largest naval factory in the world. The dreams, the skill and the talent that inhabited this space are the same ones that have animated the Riva myth in 177 years of history, up to the birth of this incredible mega yacht. Today, in the eyes of our guests and enthusiasts, I saw the sincere emotion which is for Ferretti Group, and in particular for the Riva Superyachts Division, the most authentic gratification, a love at first sight.” – commented Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group.

Race perfectly combines the Made in Italy aesthetic with the unmistakable personality of the brand: the wider volumes of the hull are combined with a clean and elegant profile that leaves you breathless. Comfort, style, attention to detail and the application of the most advanced technological solutions offer an unparalleled navigation experience. The Riva 50 metres is the result of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who exclusively designs the entire Riva range, and the engineering team dedicated to designing the new Riva super yachts with the Ferretti Group Product Strategic Committee.

Shipowners from all over the world took part in a magnificent evening opened by a refined dinner by Italian restaurateur Massimo Bottura, followed by a gala reception culminating in Riva’s 50 metres unveiling in the open-air museum of the Venetian lagoon.

On this occasion, Ferretti Group collaborated with important international luxury brands: Emirates exhibited the Airbus A380 First Class Suite at the Arsenal and Jaguar Land Rover exhibited some of its magnificent cars. Antinori, Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot, Flos, Gruppo Giardini, Nardi, Osteria Francescana, Venezia Certosa Marina and Venice Yacht Pier were also partners.