When Riviera’s highly-skilled design team set out to create their newest addition to the SUV Collection their first and foremost objective was to make the best of both world’s even better.
The result is the spectacular new Riviera 505 SUV. The same pedigree of a single level alfresco entertainer with thrilling blue-water ability but with the added dimension of the mezzanine: a beautiful wining, dining and relaxing space offering privacy and protection from harsh sun and weather all year round. Escape par excellence.
The SUV concept demands a generous cockpit, low to the water to maximise the action and adventure of the full spectrum of water sports. And that’s what the cockpit of the 505 delivers. Picture yourself cruising the great waterways of the world, diving in the Bahamas, or fishing on the Reef. Anything and everything is possible on board your Riviera 505 SUV.
World famous, ocean tested, Riviera build quality and strength underpin spirited, enduring performance and retained resale value.
And no motor yacht could be more luxurious or better appointed.
From bow to boarding platform, you’ll relish the Riviera attention to detail, handcrafted luxury and astonishing operational technology. This is cruising on an unprecedented scale of comfort and ease.
And the 505 SUV adds a new dimension to refined living below decks with a full beam master stateroom, private ensuite and walk-in robe as well as two guest staterooms with shared bathroom. And then, of course, there is the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation system and silkysmooth and economical performance of twin Volvo Penta IPS turbo diesels with fingertip easy joystick control.
Escape, explore, relax and unwind.
STEP ABOARD THE 505 SUV AT
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW MARCH 26 – 29, 2020
Le Caprice IV was delivered in 2011 for an experienced four-time Pershing owner. She features an exterior design by Fulvio de Simoni and naval architecture by Pershing, who built her as MCA compliant. Inside, the layout of the 178 GT yacht is open plan and features large windows the interior decor is contemporary with accents of Fendi leather. The main saloon is one of her more notable features, particularly with its retractable aft door.
Guests can also enjoy the open flybridge and it’s seating and alfresco dining areas with wet bar. Large sunpads and an additional dining area can be found on both the aft deck and the foredeck – where her Jetskis are also stored.
Below deck, Le Caprice IV can accommodate six guests in three staterooms, including a full-beam master stateroom, a double VIP in the bow and a guest stateroom with twin beds. Also on the lower deck is a TV room that is able to be converted into a fourth stateroom and nearby is the garage which houses the yacht’s tender.
Equipped with three MTU 16V2000 M94 2,639hp diesel engines Le Caprice IV has a top speed of over 40 knots and a cruising speed 34 knots. At the time of sale, she had a last asking price of $5,999,999.
Italian superyacht builder Ferretti Yachts has revealed the first rendering of its newly announced project, the Ferretti 1000.
Introducing the new model at a press conference at Boot Dusseldorf, Ferretti Group chief operating officer Stefano de Vivo claimed the yacht will be the “biggest 100 foot boat on the market”.
The new star of the Generation X range combines all the typical features of Pershing in a perfectly lightweight and compact shape.
The unstoppable wave of Pershing innovation continually produces cutting-edge craft, while setting new standards for exciting sailing. In recent years, the Mondolfo-based shipyard has been the key player in an incredible design evolution leading to the development of Generation X, a range of models focused on four fundamental pillars: design, technology, performance, and use of ultra-lightweight materials.
The design, a Fulvio De Simoni creation, is one of a kind and very distinctive: sporty, bold and sleek lines shape the entire range with solutions characterised by aesthetic and architectural innovation; the technology, with the introduction of an integrated navigation and control interface, steer-by-wire controls and propulsion systems with latest generation automation, gives the owner considerable sailing versatility; the unrivalled performance is the result not just of the efficiency of the hull-propulsion systems, but also of the use of ultra-lightweight materials – including carbon fibre – and of other cutting-edge solutions which enable the yachts to reach top performance targets while reducing consumption, but also increasing volumes and on-board comfort.
The Pershing 7X sits at the peak of the developmental path undertaken by the brand on the range; it continues the progress of recent years and brings further improvements, once again achieving unparalleled standards of quality and innovation.
21 metres (approximately 69’) long with a beam of 5.35 metres (approximately 17’), it is the result of the partnership between the Fulvio De Simoni design studio, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee under engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Group’s Engineering Department. The brand’s current range has been expanded with the inclusion of the Pershing 7X. It is a competitive addition to the over 20-metre market segment, which takes things to the next level in terms of style, function and performance.
Carbon fibre dominates the project philosophy and is the main construction material. But the Pershing 7X goes even further and aims for increased lightness through the furnishings, furniture materials, the use of lightweight alloys, and the installation of lithium batteries rather than traditional ones. These solutions have made it possible to achieve a displacement of just 35 tonnes, resulting in a significant reduction in consumption compared to previous models for the same speeds. As such, Pershing offers to the market a yacht that is full of content and at the same time very high-tech, with unparalleled performance.
The exterior design, always sporty and sleek, adds an important aesthetic innovation to the typical stylistic features of Pershing, which include the impressive side wings: on the two exterior bulwarks, precisely at the point where the wings sit, the air vents are contained in two openings in the body of the hull which widen into two side muscles, sporty features strongly reminiscent of the style of racing cars.
The first unit also introduces a new colour for the hull and superstructure: Alusilver, a custom variant of grey reminiscent of the well-known metals. Also new is the matt black featured on some portions, such as the navigation instrumentation, air vents and aft mouldings.
The Pershing 7X was built with high-tech and incredible performance in mind, without compromising on volumes and storage space.
The exterior zones stand out in both visual and functional terms. The aft central garage can fit a Williams 345 Sportjet tender, where the use of the hydraulically-operated platform typical of the Pershing models facilitates launching and towing. Up top, a sun deck can fit up to four people, while the forward area is fitted with a large seat. The cockpit is furnished with an L-shaped sofa with table, protected by the end portion of the superstructure. The units to the side house a sink and, upon request, a grill and ice maker or refrigerator. The crew area and engine room can also be accessed from here.
The external areas of this model are particularly impressive: the forward area has a chaise longue facing the sea and a large sun deck which conceals a large peak of the same size underneath.
Space optimisation means that the owner can move around comfortably on board: the side gangways are wide enough to allow safe access to the forward area, and the passageway under the wing is equally generous considering the size of the yacht. All exterior areas can be protected by sun canopies.
The main deck has a 360° view of the sea thanks to the large side windows and glass roof which, together with the fully retractable glass door leading to the lounge, ensure visual continuity between the indoor and outdoor areas.
The flows are well distributed: in the starboard helm station, on the left, there is a large L-shaped sofa surrounding a table that can be extended to accommodate up to eight diners, and opposite is a cabinet with retractable TV. The ability to raise or lower the table transforms the dinette into a dining or coffee area.
The two separate helm seats are made of Poltrona Frau “Interior in Motion” leather, added to which, on this first unit, are two 19”-monitors housed in a single dashboard with carbon fibre control panels and two tunnels equipped with levers and joysticks to the sides of the driver’s seat.
The windscreen has no pillars, providing a completely unobstructed view. To the sides of the helm station are two windows with an electric opening mechanism, enhancing the contact with the sea of this super sporty-looking yacht.
The lower deck features good volume and height, and a clever play of mirrors delicately enhances the sense of space.The open-plan kitchen on the left is lit by the abundant light coming from the windscreen above and from the skylight; space distribution is cleverly optimised with the aim of creating more storage and installing a full-height refrigerator.
An important new stylistic feature has been introduced for the first time on the Pershing 7X: new portholes in the cabins, which let go of the typical elliptical shape to make room for much larger square and rectangular shapes. These can now be fully opened inwards, flooding the rooms with air and natural light, and giving the feeling of having a real window in the cabin. The porthole, measuring 80×30 cm, is in a vertical position in the owner’s suite, aligned with the large windows, and horizontal in the other two cabins.
There are three cabins: the full-beam owner’s suite at the centre of the yacht, which has been completely redesigned: positioned lengthways, it is illuminated by the new rectangular portholes with steel frames and has a cosy atmosphere.
The VIP suite is located all the way forward and offers freedom of movement around the three sides of the double bed. The starboard guest suite has twin beds. All of the cabins have en-suite bathrooms with separate shower. The guest cabin bathroom also serves as a day toilet.
Accommodation for the crew is located at the aft of the yacht, forward of the engine room and with direct access from the sofa to the cockpit. A good size, it comprises a single cabin with bathroom and separate shower.
The headroom in all the areas on deck and below deck exceeds 2 metres.
DECOR ON-BOARD THE FIRST UNIT
The interiors are characterised by sleek surfaces, and the rooms are welcoming, simple and stylish at the same time, with harmonious balance and functionality. The division of space is based on a series of variations of light-coloured materials. Small dark accents underline the design of the leather upholstery, framing the windows, and creating geometric designs.
The décor is dominated by square and oblique lines and three-dimensional patterns on the walls. The colours span the different shades of grey and beige, combined with lighter and darker shades. The main material is a light-coloured striped walnut. In the lounge, the lead-coloured Dedar fabrics of the sofa and chaise longue follow the colour lines of the helm station seats, the leather of the furniture surfaces, the satin-finish steel of the handles, and the dark-stained parquet. In contrast, we find lighter shades on the Pellini Nautica curtains and the nubuck deckhead. Designs and shades from the main deck are picked up again on the lower deck, with the addition of furnishing accessories such as the Armani Casa bedspreads and Casamance cushions.
In order to ensure continued high-performance sailing and style without compromising durability, all the interior furnishings have undergone a significant process to increase their lightness: for example, the parquet floor is made using a lightweight base, and innovative materials and construction technologies have been used for all the carpentry, thus affecting the total weight of the yacht. In the bathrooms, there is a recurring 3D design with innovative fibreglass on the shower, sink and toilet panels, very lightweight and never-before-seen on Pershing models.
PROPULSION AND TECHNOLOGY
The Pershing 7X is equipped with twin MAN V12 diesel engines generating 1800 mhp each, combined with a Top System P85X surface drive transmission with surface propellers.
The performance is at the top of its class: the yacht can reach a top speed of 50 knots and a cruising speed of 42 knots, with a maximum range of 300 nautical miles (preliminary data).
The model has proven itself to have excellent performance, in line with the shipyard’s tradition. Two Seakeeper NG6 gyroscopic stabilisers are fitted on this first unit to ensure maximum comfort while at anchor.
An advanced interface on the Pershing 7X integrates the propulsion management and the manoeuvring, navigation and on-board monitoring systems. This technology is the result of the combined expertise of Top System, Onyx and Xenta Systems for the EasySet propulsion management system and for the advanced electro-hydraulic steer-by-wire system, alongside Naviop–Simrad LOOP for the navigation and monitoring systems.
The new version of the EasySet system stems from the experience gained on-board the latest Pershing models, able to optimise trim and performance during navigation by simplifying the use of surface propellers, although it can be bypassed at any time using manual control. An innovative joystick function coupled with the surface drive systemis also available, which offers various advanced methods of use, including easy handling, which provides a handling capability when docking and in tight spaces that is, to say the least, revolutionary. In the case of the Pershing 7X, this is enhanced by the independent management of the two drives coupled with a 48V thruster. Added to all this is the DPS (Dynamic Positioning System), which makes it possible to maintain the vessel’s position even in conditions of strong wind or current: a perfect solution for preparing for mooring or while waiting for a bridge to be opened.
Pershing has officially revealed new details about its fledgling TØ Project range of high-performance sports yachts. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, the new range will “redefine the boundaries of the 25 – 40 metre market segment”, the yard said.
The range is the result of a collaboration between De Simoni, Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and the group’s engineering department. While specific details have not yet been announced, the yard revealed that on-board liveability, comfort and maximised volume are key. This will include lots of internal areas opening to the sea, navigational comfort and integrated indoor and outdoor spaces.
The new range will showcase a completely revolutionised design, interpreting the “JUST LIKE HOME” philosophy that will distinguish all of the fleet’s models
The new Ferretti Yachts philosophy is here, and it has so much to offer to anyone looking for an unparalleled thrill. The traditional Italian luxury yacht brand, a global nautical leader, is indeed announcing a complete style revolution.
This challenge will be taken on by Ferretti Yachts 500, based on the “Just Like Home” philosophy, expressing a life at sea that is the perfect combination between style and comfort. The revolution begins from the strategic 50-foot segment, but it will sweep through the entire range, including the fleet’s new flagship.
With a completely updated design, both projects are the result of the partnership between the Strategic Product Committee, the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and the design studio Ideaeitalia for the new interior concept.
And it is precisely in the interiors that the souls of the new Ferretti Yachts models will be represented by two different moods. A classic line with warmer, more enveloping tones and another more contemporary one, with intense tones, both designed to suit the tastes of international customers.
The new Ferretti Yachts 500 project stands out due to the spaces designed to offer an enveloping sense of well-being, through carefully selected, high-quality furnishings with an Italian flair. Owners will be able to choose from two different layouts on the lower deck. The first features a spacious master cabin and a VIP cabin, both with their own bathrooms, in addition to a small laundry area. The other layout includes a master cabin, a VIP cabin and a double with two single beds, and two bathrooms with a separate shower.
A yacht inspired by an advanced vision of sailing, in which nautical adventure and the domestic realm fuse together in the comfort of volumes and features generally found on larger yachts, within a familial environment that makes guests feel right at home.
The new Ferretti Yachts 500 will make its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020.
Phuket, 13 January 2020 – The fifth edition of the Thailand Yacht Show, one of the most awaited nautical events in Southeast Asia, took place from 9 to 12 January in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Phuket Marina.
The Thailand Yacht Show brings together the main boating protagonists from all over the World.
Ferretti Group attended the event with its Riva and Custom Line brands, in collaboration with its local dealer Lee Marine.
The audience admired the elegance of Asian premiere of the Custom Line Navetta 33, and was seduced by the iconic design of the marvellous Rivamare, heritage of the legendary Aquarama, mixing in a perfect synthesis between legend and modernity, luxury and performance.
One day prior to the first day of Thailand Yacht Show, the Rivamare Thailand Premiere Party took place: celebrating the unveiling of the stunning Rivamare, the first Riva yacht delivered to Thailand. The event was organized by Ferretti Group Asia Pacific, in collaboration with the local dealer Lee Marine, held at the enchanting Grand Villa Royal Phuket Marina.
The exclusive event was attended by about eighty prominent guests including two of Thailand’s most well known and loved celebrities, Prin Suparat and Kimberly Anne Woltemas. During the première, under a blanket of stars that illuminated the latest gem of the Riva collection, the guests were delighted with canapes, Riva inspired cocktails, music and atmosphere inspired by the well-known Italian brand.
Stefano De Vivo, Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “The success of this event and the love for Rivamare confirm the importance of our considerable commercial commitment in Asia Pacific and of the investments made in recent years on the innovation front, through the launch of over 30 new serial models in the last 4 years. I note with great pleasure that the style and charm of the legendary Riva yachts have wowed boating lovers of Southeast Asia, a result of high commercial and strategic value.”
Its been a great year for Riviera and we have been delighted to welcome the Riviera 68SMY FATBOY to Phuket. Her owners have been enjoying cruising on board, both in Australia, and now in Thailand, and the absolute quality off this offshore vessel shines through. Don’t miss the opportunity to see her for yourself at Thailand Yacht Show in January. The highly anticipated Riviera 64 Sport Motor Yacht will be another new model released in 2020 and 5 hulls are already accounted for, although we are able to deliver a new 64 SMY ready for use in Thailand next high season.
A special deal awaits for a brand new Riviera 395 SUV which will be ready for delivery in the next couple of weeks. You and your family can be cruising in Thailand in January! This is a great entry level boat that offers value and performance. Please contact Martin Holmes for full details and an offer that will be hard to refuse. Trade ins can be considered.
We are eagerly awaiting the launch of the first Riviera 505SUV in early 2020. This brand new model promises to be rather special and combines all the features of Riviera that owners love. The boat will be presented to the public for the first time at Sanctuary Cove boatshow in May and orders are already being confirmed.
The Riviera display at FLIBS in Fort Lauderdale was nothing short of amazing, with almost the entire Riviera range on display. The new Belize 66 Daybridge and Sedan had their worldwide premieres and we took the opportunity to walk through these specialized, and highly crafted yachts. The attention to detail was extremely high and owning one of these yachts would be a true delight.
Lee Marine traveled to the USA last month where we attended the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boatshow. This is the largest in-water show in the world and Fort Lauderdale certainly lives up to its title of the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’. With every kind of yacht on display, all the way from the smallest tenders to the largest megayachts, just walking around the show and trying to see everything is a mission in itself. In fact, from end to end, the in-water display stretches 9km!
It was a pleasure to meet many new contacts and also catch up with many faces from Asia. Ferretti Group had the best display at the show by far with a wide range of yachts from Ferretti, Pershing, Riva and Custom Line. The Custom Line 106 (was it?) received awards and accolades at the show, and many sales were reported during the 5 days of the show.
Riviera also had a large display and took the opportunity to present all models from the flagship Riviera 72SMY right down to the 395 SUV and Flybridge.
One thing that was very noticeable from walking the show, was the US markets love of outboard engines. There were some magnificent boats with up to six engines attached to the transom providing incredible horsepower and speed. Hard not to notice, especially in their range of colors and graphics. To drive one of these and experience that speed must be a thrill like no other.
For any hardcore boat aficionado, Fort Lauderdale show has to be experienced at least once. (the hotdogs were good too!)