Riva El-Iseo Electric Boat Prototype Revealed

Ferretti Group’s “Private Preview” unveils the Riva El-Iseo electric boat

The Riva El-Iseo electric boat prototype just debuted for the brand’s 180th anniversary at the Monaco Yacht Club during the Ferretti Group Private Preview event. Powered by a Parker Hannifin GVM310 electric engine, the 27-foot prototype is a fully electric version of Riva’s Iseo model, and has a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 40 knots.

With a sterndrive configuration, the Riva El-Iseo electric boat can produce power outputs of 250 kW and 300 kW. The electric prototype boat, according to Riva, has “an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine.”

“El-Iseo is a glorious new chapter in the challenge that only Riva can experience every day, that of combining its legendary history with cutting-edge technology to generate beauty and style that will never go out of fashion,” said CEO of Ferretti Group, Alberto Galassi.

The Riva El-Iseo electric boat was created in collaboration with a number of industry pioneers in addition to Parker Hannifin. The onboard systems for transmission, throttles, and controls are provided by Xenta while the 150 kWh batteries are from Podium Advanced Technologies. Under the boat’s economy mode, it can provide up to 10 hours of navigation.

Riva branded details, colors, and finishes can be found on the boat along with a touchscreen dashboard that is entirely digital and represents the analog displays found on older boats. “Allegro”, “Andante”, and “Adagio” are the names of its three drive models, which are another nod to the brand’s history.

Galassi further stated that in order to guarantee that the electric El-Iseo satisfies the “Riva standard,” it won’t be released until at least the end of 2023. “We are testing it in all possible conditions. It has to be easy, functional and safe. You cannot play with the brand Riva,” added Galassi.

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