Steel-hulled Riva superyacht under construction in Italy

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The new 164-foot Riva superyacht will be launched in 2018.

The new 164-foot Riva superyacht will be launched in 2018.

Riva said its dream of superyachts in steel and aluminum is a step closer to reality.

A 164-foot Riva that will be launched in 2018 is the first of the Riva Superyachts Division and heir to the Caravelle, Atlantic, Marco Polo and Vespucci M/Y series, entirely customizable to meet the demands of owners in terms of layout and interior design, the company said.

The steel hull of the new superyacht measures 164 feet in length overall, and it has a maximum beam of 29.5 feet.

The superyacht was the “star” of a spectacular maneuver to enter the new premises of the Riva Superyachts Division at the superyacht yard in Ancona, reserved by Ferretti Group for the construction of its 91- to 295-foot yachts in light alloy, steel and fiberglass for the CRN, Pershing, Custom Line and Riva brands.

“Today was a memorable day for Riva, and we are happy we have started to write a new chapter in our history that began over a hundred years ago,” Alberto Galassi, the CEO of Ferretti Group, said in a statement.

“I am proud to be leading a group of true professionals who are turning the dream of Carlo Riva into something tangible. We took up his idea for an ambitious and adventurous feat of engineering and focused on building this magnificent fleet of superyachts in steel.”

It is the result of a partnership linking Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that designs the entire Riva range; Riva SYD engineering, the team of engineers that works on the engineering of the new Riva superyachts; and the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee.

The 164-foot Riva has four decks. The master suite on the main deck is preceded by a VIP cabin. There are another four VIP suites on the lower deck, accommodating a total of 12 people. The lower deck also has four cabins for the crew; the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck.

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