Winner of the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2021

Double triumph for the Ferretti Group at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2021


Winner of the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2021, the Pershing 140 Touch Me is elected "Best naval architecture" and the Riva 88' Folgore wins in the "Best new series" category.


After the enthusiasm shown by yachting lovers, here is the confirmation of the experts of the sector: the Riva 88' Folgore and the Pershing 140 Touch Me are exceptional motor yachts, which seem ready to leave their mark in the evolution of contemporary yachting. This judgement could not have come from a more qualified panel of experts than those at the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards.


Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group, said "These two fantastic awards speak volumes about the breadth and depth of the Ferretti Group's design and production expertise. The Riva 88' Folgore, 'the boat of the future', embodies our sense of design as something unique and enduring, dazzling today and dazzling forever. The Pershing 140 Touch Me is the art of boat building and architecture at its most innovative, comfortable and enjoyable. Two sensational boats, now celebrated with these two awards that pay tribute to the excellent work done by both brands and the Ferretti Group as a whole."


 The Pershing 140 Touch Me offers an unrivalled cruising experience that is winning over more and more enthusiasts with a fantastic blend of creativity, design and technology.


The result of the collaboration between yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group's product strategy committee headed by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Group's engineering department, Pershing 140 Touch Me embodies the brand's sporty and competitive personality, combined with new design features and iconic details, such as the two side wings incorporated into the superstructure at the beginning of the gangways. Other notable features include the raised helm station with direct access to the sun deck, the owner's area on the main deck and the beach area that opens onto the water on three sides.

The yacht is also characterised by the use of refined materials and furnishings from leading luxury design brands, including : Poltrona Frau, a long-time partner of Pershing, Minotti, Artemide, Roche Bobois, Molteni and Fontana Arte.


The Riva 88' Folgore is the heir to one of the brand's best sellers, but with new features in the exterior and interior design, ergonomics and materials used. At 26.92 metres long, the Riva 88' Folgore is the result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that designs the entire Riva range, the Product Strategy Committee headed by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group's engineering department.


This yacht focuses on efficiency, with a design that has been specifically designed to use materials such as marble, plate glass and stainless steel without affecting performance. The design features a new hull window style and iconic mahogany and steel details combined with carbon fibre elements, expressing the perfect balance between past and present typical of Riva yachts of recent years. Dominant, powerful and magnetic, but also electrifying, exciting and fun.  

21/07/2021, 17:00:45
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