VP Sales & Marketing
Mr. Francesco, why everybody
compares Riva to Rolls Royce?
itís a long story. In 1990, Riva was owned by Vigaís group,
and Vigaís group included the Rolls Royce. This should be
the main reason. However, all over the years, there was
always a combination between the two luxury brands, and the
fact that they have some issued items that really
distinguished themselves including the timeless design. That
is a reason to combine Rolls Royce to Riva Yachts.
What about this exhibition? What Kind of Riva
Boats are exhibited there?
We have quite a different and full range of
our boats represented here in Lebanon. Starting with Riva
Rama which is our 44 foot, it represents the spirit of Riva.
Also we have the 75 foot yacht which is one of our biggest
products. This boat is very special and well organized, and
that is the reason to be here again and to improve our
relationship with Alain, a person able to represent the
spirit of Riva and the Ferretti group.
This privacy includes also the motorization
of the Riva yachts or no?
Yes, we pay a lot of attention to our
motorization. We also tried to use the best engine available
in the market and we combined engine options together with
special features including the two speed gear which is
something similar to the automatic shift for cars and that
we have sold as a standard in AQUARIVA and Riva Rama.
So, is it like Rolls Royce heavy but fast?
We combined speed with comfort; this is our
main target today.
What was your main goal here in the boat show
Again, thanks to Alain, our main reason to be
here was to present four different Riva models to the
Lebanese market which is one of our best potential markets
in the region. And with Sea Pro, we are very well
represented in Lebanon.