Riva introduces steel superyacht line in Monaco

During the Monaco Yacht Show, Riva choose the particularly the charming Aquarama Lounge, on the terrace of the Yacht Club de Monaco, to announce their new line of steel superyachts.

Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group's CEO, Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group's CEO, said: “Just over three months ago, again in Montecarlo, we celebrated the debut of the 122’ Mythos, the flagship of the brand and Riva's first yacht to be entirely built using a light alloy. Today is another extraordinary day, because Carlo Riva's idea to build large yachts is finally turning into reality. Riva is ready to step into this market segment as a leader. Thanks to the support of our shareholders, who are truly in love with this brand, and thanks to the efforts of the numerous teams involved in this project, we will be able to offer owners magnificent works of art cruising the seas, characterized by Riva's unmistakable style. From now on, everybody will immediately recognize a Riva creation not only when looking at an Iseo, an 86’ Domino or a 122’ Mythos, but also when admiring one of these new yachts-to be."

Mauro Micheli, the designer and co-founder, with Se Mauro Micheli Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design, commented: "I am thrilled by this new challenge and can't wait to ‘dive' into designing this new line. Riva - continues Micheli - is probably the only yachting brand that has been capable of creating, throughout its history, true icons which can be recognized everywhere in the world. And it managed to do so because it was always focused on innovation and perfection. Aquarama - only to mention the most famous model - was so innovative mainly as a result of its creators' constant search for flawless quality. Thus drive towards perfection is inextinguishable for us too, who have ideally taken the baton of Riva's tradition. This is why I am so eager to start. Riva is ready to 'leave its mark' also on these future 'giants of the sea'."

The first 50-meter yacht by Riva will be built in the Group's shipyards in Ancona. More information about this project will be online tomorrow.

By Maarten Janssen

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