BY Nick Walton on 26 Jun 2024

Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen and Italian yachting marque Riva have entered into a dynamic new partnership.

With a shared legacy of excellence in craftsmanship and an ambition to deliver beautiful sound experiences, Bang & Olufsen and Riva are now partnering to create the ultimate vessel for sound.

There is no shortage of instances when luxury yacht companies and audio brands have worked together. Italian yacht builder Benetti, renowned for its custom and semi-custom yachts, teamed up with British audio company Bowers & Wilkins, famous for its high-performance speakers and sound systems; while British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker collaborated with Sonance, an American company specialising in architectural audio solutions. It’s not even Bang & Olufsen’s first foray into the yacht world – the company teamed up with Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts. Now it’s Riva’s turn to inspire. 

“Riva and Bang & Olufsen share the same passion for performance, design, and craftsmanship,” says Bang & Olufsen’s CEO Kristian Teär. “Together, we are bringing the best of artisanship to the fore by creating two remarkable products. Working on this project has been exhilarating, and I want to thank our teams in both Struer and Sarnico for making something truly memorable. 
 
“It is a partnership that sounds great,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group‘s CEO. “A taste for ‘mixing’ elegance and innovation is the shared value that will guide product design and production. I’m excited to keep advancing research in pursuit of absolute quality and beauty. I can’t wait to discover and enjoy the wonders that will come out of this extraordinary collaboration.”

Bang & Olufsen has a reputation for stunning audio devices
The partnership builds on the craftsmanship, performance, and design heritage associated with both houses, combining Bang & Olufsen’s iconic products with Riva’s beauty and style. An icon of fine Italian yachting artistry, Riva’s history dates back to 1842 and the company is recognised as the vanguard of world boating. Likewise, Bang & Olufsen has been the leader in luxury audio for almost a century, shaping and reshaping the industry through the unique combination of powerful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship.

Bang & Olufsen and Riva will reveal the exclusive products in September 2024 during the boat show season

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