March 2, 2011

Project: Riva 27 Iseo

Riva presents the project of the 27 feet Iseo, which is a day cruiser model set to launch in the coming Summer. As in all new Riva's of the last decades the new entry level Iseo is a project of Mauro Micheli's Officina Italian Design, who since the Ferretti Group take over in 1999 is helped by the brand AYT, and the recently formed Centro Stile departments. As was the case of the Aquariva, one of the first Ferretti produced Riva's, the Iseo recalls the history of this brand; which apart the most famous Aquarama launched a lot of similar wood constructed runabouts under thirty feet long from 1946 up till 1986 as the Corsaro, Tritone, Ariston, Scoiattolo, Sebino, Florida, Junior, and Olympic. The Riva Iseo continues the bond with these old models something seen in the uncluttered lines, extensive use of mahogany wood, and a twenty coat varnish finish divided equally in brushing and spraying. But apart celebrating the past Riva Iseo makes shouts to the future thanks to the option of hybrid Ferretti Zero Emission Mode option, and the choice of having a GPS infotainment system built for an Apple IPad platform. Another curious collection option will also be a custom Riva Iseo trailer. Power for the two berth cuddy cabin Riva Iseo will be a single diesel Yanmar engine from 260 standard, or optional 320hp, and a petrol gas Mercruiser 380hp choice. Top speeds are 37 knots with Yanmar 320hp diesel, and 38 knots with Mercruiser petrol.