The unique Aquariva Super “Blue Wonderful” was sold at auction. The masterpiece was created by Ferretti Group together with Sir Elton John. The proceeds will support the Italian communities affected by the earthquake.
A single unit in a “one off” edition by the iconic brand Riva, realized with Sir Elton John contribution and named after his latest single, was auctioned yesterday evening at the Yacht Club de Monaco. All proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection for immediate interventions in the areas affected by the earthquake.
The charity auction was announced by the artist and Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Group, during the Ferretti Group Private Preview last September 2nd in Monte Carlo.
“The center Italy was hit by a terrible earthquake that caused devastation to local communities, that are in serious trouble now – Sir Elton John stated. “As a friend of Ferretti Group and Riva owner, I am happy to support the Group’s commitment in helping the populations of those regions acting solidarity. Ferretti Group decided to create and auction a special edition of the Aquariva Super called ‘Blue Wonderful’, to which I give my personal contribution. Our hearts go out to those who are still suffering and we are confident that the auction proceeds will contribute to comfort and help to those who need it most.”
The charity auction ended last night at the Yacht Club de Monaco during the Christmas cocktail organized by Monaco Boat Service, the exclusive Riva dealer for the Principality of Monaco and France. The Aquariva Super “Blue Wonderful”, the only one with the color and interior elements selected with the contribution of the legendary British pop star and Officina Italiana Design – the studio that exclusively creates the design of the brand Riva -, went to a generous owner who asked to remain anonymous.
The final and winning bid was an amount of 430,000 Euro plus tax. The proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection for immediate interventions to support communities of central Italy hit by the earthquake.