China’s Shangong Heavy Industries has bought the Ferretti Group, taking over 75% of the Italian shipmaker’s capital.
Sleekly tailored with gleaming chrome accessories and luxurious saloons, the Ferretti Group designs some of the most exclusive yachts in the nautical world.
Ferretti has 8 yacht brands (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line) and owns a total of 8 shipyards.
Italian design house Gucci said it will introduce made-to-order speedboats next year, with prices starting from 590,000 euros ($750,000).
The vessels will be produced in partnership with yacht-builder Riva to help mark Gucciâ€™s 90th anniversary in 2011.
This unique collaboration between two of Italy’s most renowned design houses celebrates the era of La Dolce Vita, when a joie de vivre, glamour and elegance defined an attitude and a lifestyle.
A crane gingerly lifts a 13-metre Riva into Lake Iseo after the last coat of varnish has dried on its mahogany finish.
The speedboat, an icon of “Made in Italy” luxury design, is going for a final spin before a potential buyer checks it out.
“Tradition and innovation, that’s what drives us,” said Paola Procopio at the shipyard.
Like many symbols of La Dolce Vita, Riva started as a family venture in 1842.
Australian designer Marc Newson has designed a speed boat in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design for Italian boat brand Riva.
Newsonâ€™s design for the Aquariva vessel is unique in its conception, as well as the materials chosen.
A wood-like, textile-based laminate (phenolic composite) was used for the deck area and instrument panel.
This material was developed in the first half of the 20th century, and was a precursor to fibreglass.
Riva has just unveiled their newest yacht for the 2010/2011 season newest yacht, the 86â€™ domino, at the Cannes Boat Show last week.
This latest 26 meter yacht is considered to be an evolution of the renowned 63â€™ Vertigo and 68â€™ Ego Super models.
The boat can sleep eight guests in four cabins with four crew members whilst there is space on the boat to entertain up to twenty people on board.
Italian pen makers Tibaldi have released a collection of pens for the Italian ship yard Riva.
The collection marks the first ever collaboration of these two iconic Italian brands: Riva, makers ofÂ luxurious power boats and Tibaldi, Italyâ€™s first fountain pen manufacturer.
All Tibaldi for Riva writing instruments are coated in exactly the same paint colours as Riva boats.
Iconic Italian motoryacht maker Riva will debut its new 52′ Rivale Palm Beach at the Miami Yacht Show this weekend.
The boatâ€™s deck and hull are finished in a new color, desert sand, with Roman bronze detailing on the dashboard and signal mast evoking the image of a sharkâ€™s flipper.
Inside the cabins, the walls and furniture are made of luminous elm, embellished with topstitched natural-grain leather, for a soft, dark contrast to the Roman bronze lacquering.
Riva, the Italian worldâ€™s leading company of luxury motoryachts will bring its splendid and glamorous yachts to the Miami Boat Show (February 12th to February 16th 2009).
Riva will be showing six models at this yearâ€™s show and will be introducing the new 68â€™ Ego Super to the USA, on display at Ferretti Group booth.
Presenting herself as the ultimate blend of design, comfort, performance and reliability, 68â€™ Ego Super is the luxurious evolution of the Riva world.
The amalgamation of rugged spirit and tasteful sophistication appears to be at the heart of Italian yacht maker Rivaâ€™s latest motorboat Aquariva.
The Riva Aquariva Super is Rivaâ€™s latest version of their Aquariva yacht stemming from the legendary Aquarama yacht launched in 1962. The Italian motorboat maker will be debuting its newest luxurious creation this weekend at the New York Boat Show opening.
Priced at about $944,000, the Aquariva Super pictured above is a 33-footer combining elegant and sinuous lines, precious woods and supreme attention to detail in carpentry, chrome, lacquer-work, leather, and fittings.
Veuve Clicquot have launched a new limited edition champagne collection in collaboration with Italian yacht maker Riva, called the La Grande Dame by Riva Collection.
Following Globalightâ€™s success, this is the latest in a string of high profile collaborations between Veuve Clicquot and the likes of Andrew Putman, Christian Schwamkrug of Porsche Design Studio, Pablo Reinoso, Pucci, Karim Rashid and Jason Bruges
Riva is the luxury speedboat company behind the iconic boats of the 60â€™s and the golden age of the Dolce Vita lifestyle. Today they continue to make some of the most beautiful boats in the world.
After the hugely successful 115′ Athena, flagship of the fleet since 2005, Riva continues its adventure in the megayacht segment, with a new, refined model.
Mauro Micheli’s pencil, the work of his team at Officina Italiana Design and Riva’s Engineering Department have once again managed to sketch a winning yacht.
Curved, racy lines harmoniously design the profile of this yacht which encloses all the elegance and inimitable Riva style.