Exclusive showcase of M/Y Atlante and Carlo Riva tribute announced for Versilia Rendez-Vous

Italian shipbuilder CRN’s M/Y Atlante will lead Ferretti’s fleet at the first Versilia Rendez-Vous as the flagship of the entire show.

Organised by Nautica Italia and Fiera Milana, the event combines yachting with fashion, art and cuisine, and will be held in the docks of Viareggio and across a 10km stretch of the Tuscan Coast from 11th - 14th May.

M/Y Atlante will be the largest vessel shown at the event. Her naval engineering was taken care of in-house, in cooperation with firm Nuvolari Lenard, completed the exteriors, and Gilles & Boissier Interior Design, who executed Atlante’s interior design.

Speaking of his brand's participation in the event, Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group said “As the second yachting group in the world and founding member of Nautica Italiana, we were absolutely thrilled to join the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous. [Versillia] is the perfect setting for an event that promises to become the new showcase for Made-in-Italy luxury yachting and much more, given the participation of so many international brands.”

Ferretti will have a large presence at the event; 15 boats from 8m to 55m will represent the brands Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Custom Line, Itama and CRN across three stands. Ferretti’s new venture, Ferretti Security & Defence, will also have a presence at the event.

Among the 15 Ferretti Group exhibitions, Ferretti has announced that two models of the historic Aquamara Super will be displayed in their own exclusive area, as a tribute to the late Carlo Riva. As a further accolade, a “Carlo Riva Prize”, created by artist Mimmo Paladino, will be presented to an eminent figure in the yachting industry.

Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, said “It is here that many years ago the myth of Aquarama was born, the legend of wooden boats that has passed on it's elegant and refined style to contemporary boats.

“This is why I am especially happy that the first Carlo Riva Prize is being held here, to honour the memory of a genius of the 20th century and celebrate great Italian yachting, the standard-bearer of a style admired by the whole world.”

For more information visit Ferretti Group or Versilia Rendouz-Vous.

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