Riva, the iconic Ferretti Group brand and legend on the international boating scene, has added another award to its trophy cabinet already bursting with successes from 173 years of shipbuilding.
The latest prize winner is the ISEO, the jewel in the crown of the open range launched in July 2011 which manages to condense all the inimitable style and elegance of the Italian brand into just 27 feet.
The runabout was one of the winners at the 2015 “Croatian Boat of Year” awards organised by the industry magazine “Naucat”. The official awards ceremony took place at the “Zagreb Boat Show”, which was held in the Croatian city from the 18th to 22nd of February.
ISEO took the award for Best Motor Boat in the 29 feet and under category, once again showing it is not just a ‘must-have’ for those who love cruising on both lakes and the sea, but also a boat with a unique and inimitable design.
While it is certainly the perfect runabout for day cruising, it is also a budding design icon which is perfect for those wishing to enhance their mega yacht with an exclusive tender that will never go unnoticed.
The “Croatian Boat of the Year” Award represents an important European recognition for the boating industry, as the winners, divided into six categories, are selected from a shortlist of over twenty models. The international jury is made up of the manufacturers themselves, professionals from the sector who are therefore best placed to choose the best model in each specific category.
“We are very proud to receive this award, as it confirms how Riva’s excellence and style are admired and recognised throughout its wide-ranging fleet, from the 27-foot ISEO right up to the 100-metre Full Custom range,” stated Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group. “ISEO, in particular, is a sleek and refined product, which as well as satisfying requirements for comfort, ease of transport and immediate use, is also oozing with style and an object of desire for boat owners all over the world.”
A ‘must-have’ for those who love cruising on both lakes and the sea, ISEO has unique and breathtaking looks, an elegant design and superb stern-driven handling. She is also perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their mega yacht with an exclusive tender with water jet propulsion. The size and design criteria for ISEO were selected to allow the owner to enjoy their boat wherever and whenever they wish. For this reason, ISEO also has her own custom-made trailer, allowing the owner to transport the vessel wherever they wish to go. It is the first craft in its class with an infotainment system and GPS charting based on the Apple iPad platform. Its software was specifically developed for Riva with many interesting features, such as the possibility to browse the owner’s manual, check the weather, listen to the radio, stream a TV show or enjoy your own playlists by simply connecting your iPad to the on-board Hi-Fi system via Bluetooth.