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Ferretti brings Riva Fever

Published on September 21, 2011 by   ·   No Comments

July saw the latest showstopper from the iconic Ferretti Group Brand, Riva, in the shape of the 27ft Riva Iseo. Launched at the historic eponymous Lake d’Iseo shipyards, the beautifully styled “runabout” claims to be a must-have for those who love cruising on lakes and seas – and of course for design enthusiasts.

Ideally suited to the role of tender for the image conscious large yacht owner, the Riva Iseo is the fruit of a wonderful working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designers of the entire Riva range; AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre and the distinguished team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.

Her soft, clean-cut lines evoke a timeless elegance whilst thorough space-planning and careful attention to detail and the use of highly sophisticated materials make the Riva Iseo a worthy heiress to centuries-old excellence and craftsmanship. This bond with the past is evident in the extensive use of mahogany throughout the boat, a true signature of the Riva brand, skilfully crafted and covered in a 20-coat varnish finish – ten by brushing, ten by spraying.

Riva hasn’t just poured its energy into style, but also into environmental awareness. A hybrid engine version with a ZEM (Zero Emission Mode) cruising option, Ferretti Group’s revolutionary cruising mode system, is shortly to come off the production line making her particularly suited to lakes where normal boating could otherwise be forbidden. Speed will not be compromised. The Riva Iseo is also equipped with stern drive making her highly reactive and a pleasure to drive whilst a 3hp bow propeller can be fitted to smooth manoeuvres and mooring.

What’s more, on the rare occasion that the sun doesn’t shine on the boating fraternity, the Riva Iseo can also guarantee comfort in bad weather conditions. An electrohydraulic bimini top combined with a waterproof, automobile-style soft-top protects those on board against both the water and the wind during choppy cruising waters.

The Riva Iseo is the very first yacht of its kind to be equipped with both infotainment and GPS charts built for the Apple platform for iPad. This software has been specifically designed for Riva Iseo and allows users to browse the owner manual, view the weather forecast as well as listening to live stream radio, TV or a personally selected playlist with high quality sound.

“The new Riva Iseo revives and evolves history,” declared Norberto Ferretti, Chairman of the Ferretti Group, “After the wooden classics like the Ariston and the Florida, which made the history of our shipyard in the smaller yacht range, Riva today has introduced another small yacht that encompasses the values that have made Riva the legend it is today: meticulous craftsmanship, uniqueness, elegance and painstaking attention to detail.”

“For us, the new Riva model is a true jewel, and we are sure she will be very successful with the market. Indeed, we have already received several orders in just a few short weeks”, confirmed Alberto Perrone da Zara, Riva Sales Manager.

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