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Riva and Officina Italiana Design renew contract for further five years

18 June 2024 • by Holly Margerrison

Italian shipyard Riva and design studio Officina Italiana Design have announced the renewal of their exclusive collaboration contract for a further five years. The partnership has been in place since 1994 and the new contract will run until 2030.

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The agreement, signed at a ceremony attended by Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi and Officina Italiana Design founding partners Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, consolidates a storied partnership based on the mutual desire to create Riva boats. It was signed in the ‘Plancia’ or ‘Bridge’, the office at Riva’s Sarnico shipyard once used by Carlo Riva himself.

“Officina Italiana Design is a Renaissance atelier, characterised by an outstanding level of innovation, that has discovered the formula for timeless elegance. Here at Sarnico, where it all started, we’ve signed an exclusive agreement that will drive the creation of amazing ‘Made in Italy’ boats featuring unrivalled care, style and design,” said Galassi. “2030 is a magnificent horizon of beauty and research that Riva’s masterpieces of tomorrow already have in their sights.”

Beretta said: “Renewing this collaboration for five more years doesn’t only consolidate a decades-old professional relationship, but also confirms that Riva is now an integral part of my and Mauro’s personal and emotional story."

Micheli added: “It’s a partnership we’re particularly proud of, and the five-year period is also important because it allows us to pursue a major development plan in which we’ll surely face some exciting new challenges."

A statement from the shipyard and design studio concluded: "With this agreement, Riva and Officina Italiana Design look to the future, driven by the desire to continue imagining, designing and building the world’s most beautiful boats together."