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Ferretti Group at Cannes Yachting Festival: new electric Riva and five world premieres

by Ferretti Group 7 Sep 2022 11:12 PDT 6-11 September 2022
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Ferretti Group opens the Cannes Yachting Festival - held from September 6 to 11 - on a high note with a fleet of 25 magnificent yachts, including five world premieres for the Riva, Ferretti Yachts and Custom Line brands.

On show are the innovative Ferretti Yachts 860 flybridge, the Custom Line 140' flagship, the Riva 102' Corsaro Super, the magnificent Riva 76' Bahamas Super and the exclusive Riva Anniversario, created by the Yard to mark the anniversary of a legend, plus the elegant Itama 62RS model year 2022.

Another stand-out is the first Riva prototype with full electric propulsion, El-Iseo, which combines the history of the iconic Iseo runabout with environmentally sustainable technology. The innovative prototype was given its world debut at Ferretti Group's seventh Private Preview, organized as always against the gorgeous backdrop of the Monaco Yacht Club.

2022 is a truly special year for the storied Riva brand as it celebrates 180 years since its foundation, representing an important occasion not only to launch iconic models, but also to leave a mark by contributing to a noble cause. Ferretti Group has therefore decided to support the UNICEF 7 Fund created by UNICEF and David Beckham. The aim is to take action in some of the poorest areas of El Salvador and radically transform the facilities available for children, guaranteeing safe spaces in which they can dream and develop skills for their future. Ferretti Group has decided to donate a magnificent Riva Anniversario, which will be auctioned off and the entire proceeds devoted to safeguarding children in El Salvador.

The silent auction will be open for five months, concluding in Miami next February 16.

In the meantime, expectations are growing about the new products, not least Wallywhy150, the innovative new model from Wally, 24 metres in length and 150 GT, that will set new standards in yacht design. The launch is planned for February and the world debut in spring 2023. Also planned in the same period is the launch of the new fleet of sailing yachts, consisting of 101 full custom, 110, 130 and 150. The Group's other brands are presenting five projects: Riva 82, Ferretti Yachts 580, the majestic InFYnito 90 Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line with Navetta 50 and finally Pershing GTX 80, a model that offers truly massive spaces.

At the 44th edition of this exclusive boat show, the Group organized its now traditional press conference, in which Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi provided a comprehensive overview of the economic situation for the first half of 2022.

Excellent performance for Ferretti Group, with revenues of EUR 534 million, up 17% on the first half of 2021. EBITA adjusted stands at EUR 69 million, a double-digit increase of 30.2% on the first half of 2021 (EUR 53.0 million). Profit rises to EUR 29.9 million, with a margin of 5.9% in the first half of 2022, an increase of 40 basis points compared with the same period in 2021 (5.5%).

The Group received approximately EUR 300 million of new orders since 30 June 2022, representing a substantial growth when compared to the same period in 2021 (~ EUR 200 million), leading to an Order Backlog of more than EUR 1.3 billion (up from €1,016 million as of 31 December 2021), notwithstanding the peak of deliveries that typically take place in the months of July to August.

The current Order Backlog ensures a full coverage of the Group's revenue for 2022 and will cover a significant portion of the Group's revenue for 2023 for the made-to-measure and super yachts segments.

"Beautiful boats produce extraordinary results, and vice versa. This exceptional growth, in a truly magical year for us, is amazing but doesn't surprise us, as it is the fruit of high levels of investment, hard work and careful planning," said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. "These first six months project us towards a year end that I expect will be even more sensational, in line with the constant trend that for years has kept us at the top. If I think of Riva's new electric prototype and all the new products that keep making our brands more successful, it is an absolute pleasure to be here representing the unique knowhow that only Italy is able to bring to the international yachting scene.

This extremely positive situation has been made possible by a solid investment policy and strategic projects implemented by the Group in recent years. In the period 2018-2021, almost EUR 300 million were invested in product development and industrial capacity, followed by an equally important 2022: in the first half alone, investments totalled EUR 37 million.

Ongoing investment and a clearly defined strategy to ramp up production capacity and product development mean the Group now has over 284,000 square metres of production space and a product range of 50 models (42 in 2021) in a fleet featuring advanced technology and sustainability, the result of continuous research into propulsion systems, materials and the environmental impact of production.

A wide and exclusive selection of luxury partners work with Ferretti Group throughout the entire duration of the show, delighting guests and visitors with a packed programme of events.

Land Rover is once again official automotive partner, with private aviation leader Flexjet, Frette, Fornasetti, Culti and Venini, with Ethimo providing the elegant outdoor furniture. Seabob returns as a partner, exhibiting the magnificent limited editions with custom livery created specifically for the Group's brands.

Italian excellence is in full view, from Dolce&Gabbana's tailor-made staff uniforms to selected coffee blends from Lavazza and superior wines from La Scolca. Cipriani is providing the catering for guests, who will also be able to enjoy the latest offerings from Campari and end the evening with delicious creations by Flamigni.

Ferretti Yachts 860

With its revolutionary design, this model stands out for a strong focus on well-being, outstanding performance, optimisation of space, and opportunities to customise the settings, all with the elegance of Made in Italy style. The exterior design features numerous innovations that elevate the yacht above the standards of its market segment, including the introduction of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass fashion plates, which punctuate the sleek, powerful silhouette and characterise the contours. Stylistic evolution and the focus on architectural details means that Ferretti Yachts 860 is a distillation of the brand's design vision.

Exterior Design: Filippo Salvetti
Interior Design: Ideaeitalia

Riva 102' Corsaro Super

A new dimension for a dazzlingly beautiful flybridge yacht. The majestic 102' Corsaro Super features unprecedented style accents that breathe life into a true masterpiece of yacht design, ready to leave a glorious mark on the history of the flybridge range.

With three decks and five cabins for 10 guests, the promise of the new Corsaro Super is to dominate the sea, not only from almost 100 square metres of liveable open-air spaces, but also from the interiors, thanks to over 140 square metres of magnificent glazing and glass surfaces that reduce the barriers to visual contact with the natural world around the yacht.

One of the highlights of the new superyacht is the complete redesign of the stern area on the main deck, with the creation of a beach club extended by over 35 square metres for outstanding conviviality and comfort. The dominant wood in the interiors is Canaletto walnut, whose warm tones are set off by the innovative pairing with satin effect titanium ceilings.

Exterior and Interior Design: Officina Italiana Design

Riva Anniversario

2022 is a year of celebrations for Riva. One that marks 180 years since the brand's foundation in Sarnico and 60 years since the launch of the legendary Aquarama.

2022 represents an intriguing algorithm in which all these unique anniversaries converge in the constellation of Riva success stories: the result is called Riva Anniversario. A 33-foot open with magnetic appeal and a name that is a clear reference to the anniversary, Riva Anniversario is a tribute to milestones achieved with passion and determination, to the heritage of a yard that writes the history and future of yachting on a daily basis. A limited edition of which only 18 units are planned, the design is a eulogy to Aquariva's classic silhouette, expressed by clean lines and balanced volumes cleverly combined with stylistic details that are intentionally reminiscent of the Aquarama's refined elegance.

Exterior and Interior Design: Officina Italiana Design.

Riva 76' Bahamas Super

A perfect balance of style and innovative technology, the second convertible yacht ever built offers new space and comfort without sacrificing the original spirit embodied by the model. Riva 76' Bahamas Super stands out for the C-Top, the aerodynamic carbon top that converts it from an open into a coupe and vice versa, for twice as much comfort and fun on board.

Outside, the aerodynamic profile of the Shark Grey hull with Bright Black accents features a huge, glazed surface punctuated by the chrome plated steel Riva logo.
Inside, the refined Mediterranean style features magnificent pairings of materials and dark/light colour contrasts emblematic of Riva style.

Exterior and Interior Design: Officina Italiana Design.

Custom Line 140'

Custom Line 140' is the brand's new flagship, the largest yacht ever built by Custom Line. It features a profoundly sporty aesthetic, as well as the highest standards of comfort for both owner and guests, excellent performance and superior technology, combining design, comfort and spaces never seen before. The elegant and powerful silhouette features generously sized hull windows, while the floor-toceiling glazing on deck offers direct contact with the water, emphasised by the open stern rails.

Exterior Design: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini and the Custom Line Atelier.

RIVA EL-ISEO

In the magical year of its 180th anniversary, Riva harnesses sustainability to heritage in El-Iseo, the brand's first full electric motor boat. El-Iseo is the full electric version of the much-loved Iseo, the versatile and seductively modern looking 27-foot runabout.

El-Iseo is fitted with a Parker GVM310 full electric motor, delivering a cruising speed of 25 knots and a self-limited top speed of 40 knots, with an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine. El-Iseo's innovation and sustainability credentials are completed by the 150 kWh lithium batteries supplied by Podium Advanced Technologies and the integration of all onboard systems by leading innovation player and long-term Ferretti Group partner Xenta.

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