The Ferretti Group presented the new Riva El-Iseo, the first full electric motorboat with which Riva inaugurates, in the name of sustainability, the new E-Luxury segment.

Come tutte le creazioni Riva, Riva El-Iseo porta la firma di Mauro Micheli Sergio Beretta, fondatori di Officina Italiana Design, in collaborazione con il Comitato Strategico di Prodotto presieduto da Piero Ferrari e la Direzione Engineering di Ferretti Group.

Like all Riva creations, the new Riva El-Iseo was penned by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, working in partnership with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.

“Riva’s great strength, right from the outset, has been its ability to rise to and win the design challenges faced over the years, by combining its craftsmanship and know-how with new technologies. Riva El-Iseo isn’t only the world’s most beautiful full-electric powerboat, but also proof that investing in research and development opens up new paths to sustainability and environmental awareness,” explained Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi.

Riva El-Iseo is a 27-foot (8.40 m) runabout with a maximum beam of 2.5 m and elegant and sophisticated lines, just like the much-loved and versatile Iseo from which it inherited the hull design. It is the first full electric powerboat to obtain RINA B Category certification (boats designed for wind force up to and including 8 and significant wave height of 4 metres and above), which is rarely granted to open type boats on account of both their size and configuration.

Riva El-Iseo, powered by a Parker electric motor

Riva El-Iseo retains the traditional stern-drive propulsion system and has a Parker GVM310 full-electric engine from Parker Hannifin. With a power output of 250 kW, peaking at 300 kW, the Parker GVM310 delivers a cruising speed of 25 knotsand a self-limited top speed of 40 knots, with an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine. For maximum stabilization underway, El-Iseo has autotrim control for the stern-drive engine and a Zipwake interceptor for trim correction.

Riva El-Iseo unveiled the first prototype in late 2022 at the Monaco Yacht Club, which was followed by complex tests in various conditions and environments, including participation in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge with the YCM E-Dock and the YCM E-Boat Rally, the nautical endurance event reserved for electric models.

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