From May 11th to 14th, Ferretti Group will be participating in the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous deploying 15 yachts and paying tribute to a protagonist in its history: Carlo Riva, who passed away last April. 15 vessels, from 8 to 55 metres will represent the brands Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Custom Line, Itama, CRN and the new business unit Ferretti Security & Defence.
Three stands, located in the Europa Dock and Italia Dock, will host an extremely varied fleet with open, coupé, flybridge, maxi and mega yachts, as well as two historic Riva motorboats:
- Ferretti Yachts 450, Ferretti Yachts 700 and Ferretti Yachts 750;
- Aquariva Super, Rivamare, 76’ Bahamas, 76’ Perseo, 88’ Florida and the Aquarama Special and Aquarama Super for the Riva brand;
- Pershing 5X;
- Navetta 33 Crescendo by Custom Line;
- Itama 62;
- the megayacht CRN 55-metre Atlante;
- FSD 195 for Ferretti Security & Defence.
The flagship of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vousof, will be the he 55-metre CRN Atlante.
To honor the greatness of Carlo Riva, the Aquarama Super will be exhibited on land in a dedicated area of the Europa Dock. Mr. Riva was not just one of the most internationally esteemed and renowned entrepreneurs in the pleasure craft industry. His innovations and creations have left an indelible mark in the history of lifestyle and design, making Riva the most famous boatyard of all times and a symbol of Italy’s productiveness and creative genius. On May 11th, during a gala dinner at the Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini, the first “Carlo Riva Prize” will be assigned; the prize has been created by the artist Mimmo Paladino, one of the Maestros of contemporary art and founder of the Transavanguardia (Transavantguarde) movement.
The first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, organised by Nautica Italiana and Fiera Milano, will welcome yachting and Italian style aficionados, with a rich programme of fringe events dedicated to haute cuisine, design, art and fashion. The venue of the show will be the docks of Viareggio, plus over 10 kilometres of Tuscan coast, including popular locations such as Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.