Cannes, 16th September 2015 - Riva triumphed at the “Invictus Yachts Trophies” 2015, the event organized by the French LuxMedia group (publisher of some of the most important magazines in the nautical sector) which rewards the best new developments in yachting world.
The Ferretti Group brand was awarded during the evening Gala on the plage at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, followed by a spectacular parade of the new yachts off the Croisette.
The two new jewels in Riva's sporty fleet, the 76’ Perseo coupé and the 88’ Florida open convertible, won two prizes each in the categories they were nominated for.
The 76’ Perseo, few days after its launch and its world début at the “Cannes Yachting Festival 2015”, routed the competition in the 50-80 foot (15-24 meters) class, winning the “Best Exterior Design Trophy” and “Most Achieved Trophy”.
Equally ruthless was the 88’ Florida, which shut out the competition winning both awards it was up for. Like the 76’ Perseo, the new coupé open convertible won the “Best Exterior Design Trophy” and “Most Achieved Trophy” in the 80-120 foot (24-36 metre) class.
“We are proud of this recognition and happy to be taking home these awards from the Cannes boat show, which marks the beginning of the new boating season and, for our Group, the best occasion to present all the newest designs and innovations,” stated Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group.
“In particular, the two new Rivas, which together with the other yachts made up an amazing fleet of 21 models, were admired, visited and tested by an incredible number of customers and new boat owners.
This quartet of trophies, along with the fifth obtained by the 73-metre CRN ‘Yalla’, confirms the extraordinary value of our designs. If we hogged the limelight at Cannes, we plan to do the same in the coming weeks, starting at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, then continuing on to the US in early November where we will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”
The Riva 76’ Perseo and Riva 88’ Florida are the result of the close partnership between Officina Italiana Design and Ferretti Group's Engineering Department, and are built at the Group's shipyard in La Spezia.
The dual victory at the “Invictus Yachts Trophies” is also doubly pleasing because it was awarded by an international jury which brought the top experts in the sector together with the management of important shipyards and professional brokers, all leading experts in the world nautical industry.
Riva 76’ PERSEO
Riva’s new coupé has been conceived with a view to preserving the family feeling with the other models in the brand’s sporty range, and deservedly joins the other true masterpieces in Riva’s recent production.
This yacht immediately strikes for its sporty features and elegance, further enhanced by its color shades.
The first hull presents a new shade of metal silver - the already well-known ‘Moon Grey’ - as the dominating color, combined with Riva’s classical dark shade, ‘Bright Black’.
The yacht’s sporty look is further highlighted by the over 40 square meters of glazed surfaces: the large hull glazing, on both sides, comprises two elliptical surfaces, ideally connected by the Riva logo, in polished stainless steel, one of the brand’s distinctive and traditional materials.
The side glazing on the main deck, in turn, is ideally ‘cut through’ by a handrail installed along the edge of the superstructure, which makes the yacht’s profile even more slender and extends the overall size of the glazing in the main salon, while ensuring the utmost safety along the outdoor passageways.
The wide windshield, supported by a central stanchion, comes in the largest possible size, in order to offer the captain the widest and most thorough visibility.
The spacious sun deck perfectly harmonizes with the yacht’s aerodynamic lines and ensures the utmost privacy and relaxation, besides allowing to pilot the craft from a privileged position.
Riva 88’ FLORIDA
An open yacht and a coupé: two souls, entwined in one single, spectacular yacht.
Riva’s typically rigorous lines and the 88’ Florida’s own unparalleled elegance are made even more enticing by the yacht’s innovative ‘Convertible Top’ technology, derived from the automotive sector, creating the first convertible luxury motor yacht.
The new ‘Moon Grey’ shade, a light metallic grey that enhances the yacht’s slender lines, characterizes the slender lines of the first 88’ Florida, and is in pleasant contrast with the ‘Bright Black' shade details. The hull profile is really unmistakable thanks to the innovative-design continuous glazing featuring a stainless steel plate that bears the Riva logo in its central part. The large windshield and the steel roll bar complete this new yacht’s design.