Taking part in this exclusive event were Owners from all over Europe who have made Riva their greatest passion. As always, this three day event full of style, elegance, amusement and fun, featured both sports competitions and unique events, such as the première of the shipyard’s latest model, the new Riva Iseo, a 27 footer runabout, heir to a long history of excellence and craftsmanship.
Classical models, ‘living’ proof of the shipyard’s long history were, as always, on display throughout the event, together with the brand’s latest product range.
The Reliability Trial was held after the opening of the event at the Monaco Yacht Club and the arrival point was located along the elegant beaches of St. Tropez.
In the evening, the new Riva Iseo was presented and displayed in Place de la Mairie, St. Tropez, in front of the Monaco Boat Service boutique.
The photographic exhibition “Immagini nei cantieri Riva” (“The Riva Shipyard in Pictures”) by international photographers Gabriele Basilico and Mario Cresci was on show inside the town council building. The exhibition presented some of the most beautiful images featured in the book edited by the cultural branch of the Italian publishing house Il Sole 24 Ore.
The event’s main sponsor was apparel brand Cains Moore, that gave all participants an exclusive technical jacket, the inside of which features the reproduction of a work of art by Renato Missaglia, specifically designed to celebrate the entire event.
Dinner and musical entertainment took place on the striking St. Tropez dike.
During the evening, besides music and dancing, a charity auction in favour of the Kings of Kibera association, which sustains the project “Street kids care” providing houses and education of street children in Kenya, was held.
For this prestigious event Vhernier jewellers donated one of their extraordinary creations to be sold during the charity auction, together with a work of art which represents the new Riva Iseo by Renato Missaglia. This image was also featured on the bottle labels of Pasqua wines. Once again Pasqua wineries and Riva enjoy an ongoing relationship on occasion of their most important events.
Other important sponsors included RADIO MONTECARLO, featuring the special participation of Maurizio di Maggio who was the special auctioneer and presenter of the soirèes.
During the picnics, aperitifs and dinners of these three days devoted to the Riva’s gems, the guests toasted with Italian cocktail Bellini produced by Casa Vinicola Canella as well as prestigious Veuve Cliquot champagnes.