[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the recent Monaco Yacht Show, the largest European exhibition dedicated to megayachts and pleasure boats, in the charming setting of the Riva Aquarama Lounge of the Monaco Yacht Club, Group’s CEO Alberto Galassi and the top management of Ferretti Group revealed their new projects that the Group will be launching in the coming months.
“The worldwide nautical [highlight color=”yellow”]market is hungry for new products[/highlight] and requires continuous updating of the range,” stated Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “Our commitment is to continue with determination, in the name of innovation, to imagine, design, and build the most beautiful boats in the world. We are also investing capital, resources, and energies in the super and mega yacht segment with four of our brands, Custom Line, Riva, CRN, and now also Pershing, which are all different in terms of style and positioning but share the same vocation for excellence.”
The new Pershing 140 flagship marks the entry of the brand that symbolises performance and style – this year celebrating its 30th anniversary – into the segment of light alloy superyachts. The vessel represents another revolutionary moment for a brand that has made cutting-edge technology and innovation its mission.
Navetta 37 marks the beginning of a new course in the future of the Custom Line range. Navetta 37, the new flagship of the semi-displacement line, and the largest Navetta ever built by Custom Line, which will make its debut in Summer 2016, is the outcome of an in-depth, painstaking design process that has involved the Group’s engineers, architects and designers.
The final objective, which the team has undoubtedly achieved, was to preserve values like seaworthiness, comfort, safety and customization – which have always been part of Custom Line’s DNA – into a product meant to be revolutionary in terms of style, design, and spaciousness, and capable of ensuring an outstanding cruising range in its category.
The Navetta 37 is 37.04 metres (121,6 ft.) long and has a beam of 8 metres (26,3 ft.). It can boast a brand-new hull with a bulbous bow. The project for the hull, whose maximum draft will not exceed 7 feet (2.10 metres), aims to ensure the utmost efficiency in any and all sea conditions, and allows the Owner to choose from among as many as five engine configurations, so as to meet the different needs of the brand’s clientele.
In addition, exactly one year from its official debut, Riva’s Superyachts Division presented the first progress report and developments: two different lines destined to grow in parallel on different naval platforms, from 50 to 60 and 70 m, up to 90 meters long.
The first line, characterized by traditional and timeless shapes, will draw inspiration from the brand’s legendary history, and from the class and perfection of true yachting masterpieces like the famous ‘Caravelle’, conceived by Eng. Riva in 1964. The second sporty line will feature details reminding of the last generation of Riva coupé yachts, the one to which the recent 76′ Perseo and 88′ Domino Super belong. It will be just from these latter models’ slender and modern look that the second line’s more aggressive profile and lines will draw inspiration.
Each of the two lines – both built at Ferretti Group’s Ancona shipyard – will be available in four different sizes: 50 meters, 60 meters, 70 meters and 90 meters in length, thereby resulting in a wide, versatile range that will allow Riva’s ‘Superyachts Division’ to proudly operate in the large yachts market segment, through ideas, solutions and resources that are up to its undisputed fame.
“We enthusiastically took on the challenge of creating a new Riva superyacht line – comments Mauro Micheli, the founder, together with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italian Design -, which will allow us to prove once more that Italian yacht design can compete on an equal standing with the large North-European shipyards, in terms of both quality and product exclusiveness.More specifically, the new range will include two different types of yachts:the first line will clearly draw inspiration from the yachts created by Eng. Carlo Riva in the early ’70s; the second will feature an unusual design, with stylistic features that will clearly convey Riva’s unmistakable style, together with a strong, distinctive character.”
The project of a fully custom Riva fleet, named ‘Superyachts Division’, represents the extraordinary opportunity to offer two different lines of product, this way Riva will be able to meet the refined and sophisticated taste of its very demanding Owners.
“At Riva there are values and design philosophies that go beyond commercial strategies” – stated Ferretti Group’s CEO, Mr. Alberto Galassi.“Among these is the inclination to ‘think bigger’, because we are accountable for the beauty and uniqueness of the most famous yachts in the world, which are heirs to a 173-year-long history.
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