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Ferretti Group brand Riva celebrates its 180th Anniversary with exclusive event in the heart of Venice, Italy

15 June 2022

Riva, the 180th Anniversary: The Ferretti Group icon invited owners and international guests for an exclusive event, celebrating with international stars Pierfrancesco Favino, David Beckham and Charles Leclerc.

Ferretti Group brand Riva celebrates its 180th Anniversary with exclusive event in the heart of Venice, Italy

Riva, a Ferretti Group brand, world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, marks its 180th anniversary telling the story of a wonderful adventure of style and elegance that has raised boatbuilding to the level of art. Such a glamorous and radiant celebratory gala could only be held in an equally grandiose venue, the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, which is in fact where last Saturday, June 11, Ferretti Group invited owners and international guests for an exclusive event with a highly atmospheric show that celebrated the story of the first 180 years of the yacht world’s most famous brand.

The Gala night was the occasion for the world premiere of Riva The Persuaders!, the short film inspired by the cult TV series, made over the past few weeks on the coast spanning the border between Italy, Monaco and the Côte d’Azur and produced by Armando Testa Studios. The protagonists are Pierfrancesco Favino, an Italian actor, who starred also in Riva brand’s first short film (Riva in the Movie), football star David Beckham, an icon of British style and one of the most followed celebrities in the world and Charles Leclerc, the Scuderia Ferrari driver and idol of thousands Formula 1 fans around the world.

This was the night of Riva's 180th anniversary and of a thousand emotions for enthusiasts of the brand and its unique boats,” said Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “We chose Venice and La Fenice because they are unique places in the world and, like us, they live in magical harmony with the water, art and beauty. My thanks go to David Beckham, Pierfrancesco Favino and Charles Leclerc, who have shown their friendship towards Riva by contributing to a spectacular short film, one of those miracles that happen when champions are involved. I am also honored to introduce to the world the ‘Anniversario’, an iconic new boat, for very few lucky owners, and another masterpiece of outstanding elegance. Best wishes to Riva as it starts to write boating history for the next 180 years.

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