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World premiere of Riva's first electric model El-Iseo at boot Düsseldorf

22 January 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Ferretti Group has debuted the Riva El-Iseo at boot Düsseldorf following "complex technical and reliability" testing. Now officially available for sale, the 9-metre runabout is the first fully electric model from the Riva brand and was presented in prototype form last September at the Monaco Yacht Show. 

The final product features a metallic-blue hull and blue-and-white upholstery not seen on her prototype. It also has a fully digital, touchscreen dashboard that mimics the analogue displays of past boats.

The prototype of El-Iseo

Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi explained: "When you go electric you don’t want it to be a joke. You have to remember two things, safety and endurance. You don’t want to have to call the coastguard in the middle of the sea. There must be safety features on board that remind you if you're playing too smart and too quick with the power."

The Riva El-Iseo is powered by a full electric motor and high-density lithium battery pack with a capacity of 150 kWh. According to Riva, the acceleration curve is "significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine".

The model also offers plenty of scope for exploration with up to ten hours of navigation in economy mode.

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