THE FERRETTI GROUP A LEADING FIGURE AT THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 2013 WITH RIVA, A TRUE ICON OF THE NAUTICAL WORLD
Riva Iseo, one of the latest models to be produced by the historical Sebino shipyard which has just celebrated its ‘first’ 170 years, on show from 12th to 20th January 2013.
Forlì, 11th January 2013 – The Ferretti Group, world leader in the design, construction and sale of motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world, continues with its busy programme taking part in the most important international boat shows, by presenting one of Riva’s latest models, Iseo at the London Boat Show 2013, with its local dealer Ventura. The historical Sebino shipyard has just celebrated its ‘first’ 170 years of history.
The model, fruit of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, which exclusively designs all the yachts in the Riva range, and AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology and Design – the Ferretti Group’s research, nautical development and design centre has been devised as a yacht to enjoy wherever owners want, and whose strong points are elegance and ease of transportation. The standard version of the yacht has been kitted out with a trailer for towing the yacht behind a vehicle to a lake or the sea.
In just 27 feet, Iseo ‘concentrates’ the perfection and style which have made Riva into a true icon of glamour and timeless elegance. The soft, clean lines, a careful study carried out on the volumes, the unique distinctive attention paid to detail and use of the most sophisticated materials are the characteristics make the Iseo the noble heir to a centuries-old history of excellence and artisan skill. A tie with the past attested by the extensive use of mahogany, symbol of the Riva brand, beautifully crafted, as per tradition, and painted with twenty coats of paint of which ten applied by brush and ten sprayed on.
Each and every detail of the Iseo was carefully designed, guaranteeing comfort and a high performance. The standard diesel version features a Yanmar 6BY2 260mph engine and Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, which push the yacht to a top speed of 36 knots. Alternatively, the optional version features a Yanmar 8LV 320mph engine and Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, with a top speed of 40 knots. The petrol version of the Iseo features a Mercruiser 377 DTS MAG 320mph V8 engine and Bravo Three stern drive which pushes the yacht to a top speed of 41 knots. Iseo will also be available with a hybrid engine.
The Italian-made excellence of the entire Ferretti Group will also be a leading figure at Stand A220 in association with long-term English dealer Ventura, where visitors will be able to admire 1:30 scale models of some of the most important yachts of the other Group brands, including Custom Line 100’, Ferretti 800, Pershing 115’, Riva 86’ Domino e Riva 63’ Virtus., Pershing 82’ and Mochi Craft Dolphin 74’ Cruiser.
Riva and the Ferretti Group
Riva is a brand of the Ferretti Group, one of the top international players in the sphere of designing, building and marketing motoryyachts with a unique portfolio of eight exclusive, highly prestigious brands, each with their own distinctive, unique and highly complementary features: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. The Group, founded by Norberto Ferretti in 1968 and led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief Executive Officer Ferruccio Rossi, has modern production facilities located in Italy and the USA, which combine industrial production efficiency with painstaking attention paid to detail, guaranteed by the excellent craftsmanship so typical to Italian-made goods. The Group is also present in the USA through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Service Points specialising in the distribution and sale of Group brands throughout the North-American market, and in Asia through Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as an office of representation and promotion in Shanghai. Moreover, a carefully selected network of around 60 dealers guarantees the Ferretti Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas throughout the world. The Group has always been at the very heights of the pleasure boating industry, thanks to constant product and process innovation and a continuous quest to develop cutting-edge solutions in the technological field. The extensive range of yachts on offer – flybridges, runabouts, opens, coupès, lobster boats, fisherman yachts and maxi and mega-yachts – is designed by the team of highly specialised technicians, engineers, architects and designers at the AYTD, Advanced Yacht Technology & Design. This is the Group’s research, naval development and design centre, and is constantly engaged in developing innovative aesthetic and functional solutions, also working closely with external architects of international fame. For this reason, the yachts created by the Ferretti Group have always stood out for their excellent quality, high levels of safety and excellent seaworthiness as well as an exclusive design and timeless elegance which mean they are easily recognisable on the world nautical scene.