It was a year ago in Monaco that the Ferretti Group, parent company of Riva, announced it would be creating a Superyacht Division dedicated entirely to engineering and designing large Rivas. This team works alongside designer Mauro Micheli and Officina Italian Design. Now Ferretti Group has shown off the fruits of Riva Superyacht Division’s labour, unveiling the first renderings of the 50 metre superyacht designs from its two new yacht lines.
The Riva Superyacht Division two new yacht lines are built on the same technical platform with either classic or sporty exterior stylings to appeal to a variety of owners.
The first line is reminiscent of classic Carlo Riva motor yachts, inspired by the Carvelle line from the 1960s and ‘70s. Riva is well known for its classic launches, which can make you money, but it’s lesser known that between 1960-70, Carlo Riva created superyacht lines called Carvelle and Atlantic. As can be seen in the images above, the new Riva Superyacht Division puts a modern spin on this classic gentleman’s motor yacht.
The second Riva superyacht line, pictured below, is sporty and aggressive, more closely related to recent Riva coupe yachts, such as the Riva 88 Super Domino and 76 Perseo.
“The first line will clearly draw inspiration from the yachts created by 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,” said Mauro Micheli, co-founder of Officina Italian Design.
The Riva superyachts will be built in light aluminium alloy and notably will be semi-custom, with interior design bespoke to the owner’s choice – something not seen on smaller Rivas previously.
Each line will be available in sizes ranging from 50 to 90 metres, launching this builder into the superyacht market.
“Not only [does the Riva Superyacht Division] represent an extraordinary leap into the future, but also, by offering two different lines, Riva will once more be able to meet the refined and sophisticated taste of its very demanding owners,” said Ferretti Group’s CEO, Alberto Galassi.
Riva launched its first true superyacht and flagship, the 37 metre 122 Mythos named Sol, in 2014.