Skip to main content

Officina Italiana Design celebrates 25th anniversary

The Riva 50Metri

The Riva 50Metri

Riva exterior and interior designer Officina Italiana Design is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will launch some of its largest yachts this year.

Founded in Bergamo by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta in 1994, the studio marked its entry into the megayacht sector with the recently launched 164-foot Riva 50Metri.

Micheli, co-founder and chief designer of Officina Italiana Design, began his design career in the Riva style center in 1984.

“Sometimes I think I’d be happy to give it up,” Micheli said in a statement. “But I still haven’t lost my love of what I do. Designing a Riva isn’t an ambition or an end in itself. The real challenge is creating something that is in step with the times — contemporary — yet also follows Riva tradition. This is my world. It is part of me.”

Related

1_BRP

BRP Launches Multiple New Products

The company debuted Rotax outboards, new Manitou and Alumacraft models and an electric hydrofoil board.

1_EVERGLADES

Everglades Hires Director

Caroline Cozier will lead the company’s sales initiatives in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Canada.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Three Great Ways To Tick-Off Your Customers

As boat sales normalize, it’s essential to keep the customers you have. Here’s what not to do.

1_CHAPARRAL

Buck Pegg Turns 80

Flags were flown at the Georgia State and U.S capitols in honor of the Chapparal Boats founder’s birthday.

1_CONTENDER

Contender Boats Announces New Factory

The fishboat builder said the 100,000-square-foot facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., will concentrate on its smaller models.

1_IBEX.PRESESSION

Soundings Trade Only Announces IBEX Presessions

The Sept. 26 events in Tampa, Fla., include a Women in the Industry Summit, a leadership panel and the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards.

_MG_0177

U.S. Adds 528,000 Jobs in July

The Department of Labor said the manufacturing and leisure-and-hospitality segments contributed to the gains.