Riva La Spezia Shipyard opening
Credit: Ferretti Group

Ferretti Group opens newly refurbished Riva shipyard in La Spezia

17 May 2024 • by Gabrielle Lazaridis

Ferretti Group has officially opened the doors of its Riva shipyard in La Spezia following a comprehensive refurbishment. The Group's chairman Tax Xuguang and CEO Alberto Galassi were both in attendance at the yard's opening ceremony, along with local authorities and a delegation from Weichai, Ferretti Group's longstanding shareholder.

Upgrades were made to the yard's production and administrative facilities, which covers a total surface area of 64,000 square metres with 33 berths, new photovoltaic plants, four industrial sheds and another two dedicated painting sheds. Work was also performed on the existing lounge area, used to host visiting owners, captains and crew. 

Currently, the yard's 750-member workforce is focused on the production of seven Riva models ranging from 23-40 metres. Once fully operational, however, the Riva shipyard will be capable of launching more than 30 boats per year of up to 40 metres in length. 

"The La Spezia production site now plays a crucial industrial role and employs over 750 workers on a daily basis, including 200 direct employees, representing a strategic centre for Ferretti Group in the area of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas," Ferretti Group said of the announcement. 

According to BOATPro, Riva has a total of 18 projects in development, including two units of the brand's flagship Riva 54 Metri series. 

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