A Closer Look at Riva’s All-Electric Day Boat El-Iseo
Riva has introduced the El-Iseo, its inaugural all-electric day boat, at Boot Düsseldorf. This marks a significant shift in Riva’s 180-year history towards sustainable and cleaner maritime solutions.
Debuting in prototype form at the Monaco Yacht Show last September, the final production model showcased in Germany promises a cleaner, quieter, and more efficient seafaring experience. The 27-meter vessel features a Parker GVM310 electric engine, producing 250 kW to 300 kW. This enables the yacht to cruise at 25 knots with a top speed of 40 knots. Riva highlights a notably steeper acceleration curve compared to a similarly sized internal combustion engine-powered boat. The El-Iseo is equipped with 150 kWh lithium battery packs, offering up to 10 hours of cruising in economy mode before requiring a charge.
Beyond its impressive electric capabilities, the El-Iseo stays true to Riva’s renowned classic styling. The yacht boasts a sculpted windshield, a spacious inner cockpit, a wooden foredeck with a pinstripe design, and a large rear sun pad over the engine boxes. Chrome accents on lights, cleats, and air vents add a touch of elegance, while the bow features a functional and beautiful anchor. The production model enhances the aesthetic with a striking metallic-blue hull and stylish two-tone upholstery.
The El-Iseo’s interior features an ultramodern digital helm with a touchscreen dashboard reminiscent of Riva’s classic models’ analog dials. Integrated onboard electrical systems by Xenta provide seamless control. The yacht offers three drive modes – Allegro, Andante, and Adagio.
The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.