Forlì, Italy – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The Ferretti Group, world leader in the design, construction and sale of motoryachts, presents one of Riva’s latest models, Iseo, at the London Boat Show 2013, with its local dealer Ventura.
The model was a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, which exclusively designs all the yachts in the Riva range, and AYTD (Advanced Yacht Technology and Design), the Ferretti Group’s research, nautical development and design center. The standard version of the yacht has been kitted out with a trailer for towing the yacht behind a vehicle to a lake or the sea.
At just 27 feet, Iseo showcases the classic lines of the Riva brand. The extensive use of mahogany continues a Riva tradition, as do the twenty coats of paint, of which ten are applied by brush and ten sprayed on.
The standard diesel version features a Yanmar 6BY2 260mph engine and Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, which push the yacht to a top speed of 36 knots. Alternatively, the optional version features a Yanmar 8LV 320mph engine and Yanmar ZT 370 duoprop stern drive, with a top speed of 40 knots. The petrol version of the Iseo features a Mercruiser 377 DTS MAG 320mph V8 engine and Bravo Three stern drive which pushes the yacht to a top speed of 41 knots. Iseo will also be available with a hybrid engine.
Ferretti Group will also appear at Stand A220 in association with long-term English dealer Ventura. Visitors will be able to admire 1:30 scale models of some of the most important yachts of the other Group brands, including Custom Line 100’, Ferretti 800, Pershing 115’, Riva 86’ Domino e Riva 63’ Virtus., Pershing 82’ and Mochi Craft Dolphin 74’ Cruiser. The historical Sebino shipyard recently celebrated its 170th anniversary.