Ferretti premieres

The Ferretti Group will showcase three world premieres in Cannes on behalf of its Pershing, Riva and Wally brands.

07 September 2023


Italian luxury yachting giant Ferretti Group has revealed details of its lineup for the 45th Cannes Yachting Festival, taking place from 12 to 17 September 2023.

The annual boat show at Cannes in the south of France is among the most influential yacht shows worldwide, and traditionally kicks off the European show season.

Ferretti presents three world premieres this year at Cannes: the sporty Pershing GTX116; the sophisticated Riva 82’ Diva, the entry-level model in Riva’s flybridge range; and the space-age Wallywhy150.

Pershing GTX116

The first yacht in the new GTX line, Pershing GTX116 is said to be the ideal combination of elegance, volume and the signature Pershing thrill. This model confirms the brand’s sporty DNA, while enhancing the concept of comfort by providing plenty of open-air space and a new five-cabin layout.


The streamlined profile is emblematic of the brand’s sporty personality, with exterior and interior design from the desk of Fulvio De Simoni studio.

The Pershing GTX116, in this new range, is painted a new shade of grey, with a special blue hue used for the deckhouse, while the generous glazed surfaces flood the interiors with natural light.

This yacht, which has a hull over 35 metres and a beam of 7.7 metres, has 150 square meters of outdoor areas connected to the water, taking liveability to the next level.

Riva 82’ Diva

The new Riva 82’ Diva joins the four current models in Riva’s flybridge range: the Riva 90’ Argo, Riva 102’ Corsaro Super, Riva 110’ Dolcevita and Riva 130’ Bellissima.

The Riva 82’ Diva is the new entry in the fleet, and this new concept emphasises outdoor liveability and offers a new take on the interiors.

The flybridge was developed by designers Officina Italiana Design to accommodate three separate spaces: a central lounge complete with a dinette and bar, a sunbathing area forward, and a lounge area. Aft on the main deck, there is a spacious beach club with a generous sun pad.


Taking some of the innovative features that made the Wallywhy200 successful, Wally’s new Wallywhy150 is designed to be a flexible yacht thanks to wise use of space and considerable living areas that are packed with personality, courtesy of Studio Vallicelli Design.

The exterior areas of the Wallywhy150 are impressive: the upper deck is completely open, giving a large amount of protected space on top. On board, owner and guests can enjoy a full dining setting on the sundeck, a sunbathing area, and a shaded lounge – almost the full length of the boat is outside.

Accommodation on board the Wallywhy150 includes a master cabin located forward on the main which showcases 270-degree panoramic views – a featured billed by Wally as an “amphitheatre of the sea”, thanks to an unusually high bow.



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