Yachting compendium

Riva Yachts releases a book weaving together stories of cinema and yachting.

03 November 2020


Ferretti Group has celebrated the close ties between Riva and the silver screen with a book featuring words and pictures that present 39 films from a range of eras.

Over more than 60 years, numerous Riva vessels have made appearances on cinema and television screens all over the world: from auteur films to the biggest blockbusters and huge national hits.

With breath-taking photos and unmissable reviews, Riva In The movie tells the stories of the numerous films in which Riva creations have played important roles, in many cases taking centre stage next to nationally and internationally renowned stars.

This fascinating project features 300 pages, 39 films with their original posters, 300 pictures of scenes and life backstage, 77 actresses and 110 actors.

They all come together in a book whose words and pictures masterfully intertwine the stories of cinema and modern yachting.

Every film is accompanied by a summary of events from the year it was released and an overview of a Riva model from the time. This helps to paint a detailed picture of society and the world as a whole in the period in question.



The films were shot in some spectacular locations, including the French Riviera, Venice, the Costa Smeralda, Lake Como, Ischia, Capri, Lake Maggiore, Forte dei Marmi, Cannes and Nice.

The many A-Listers that can be seen on board Riva yachts include Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Clark Gable, Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Vincent Cassel.

Riva In The movie tells a captivating story with a thread in aquamarine hue running through it all the way from Mambo starring the divine Silvana Mangano in 1954, to 2019’s Men in Black: International with Chris Hemsworth.

“You may well not believe it, but there was no product placement whatsoever in any of the films mentioned in Riva In The movie; on the contrary, Riva often only found out that one of its yachts had featured in a film from someone who had been to the cinema to see it,” said Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group.

“This is because Riva has been so successful over the last 70 years that its products almost immediately stopped being exclusive to the sailing world and became items associated with art, design, society, and culture.”

“I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did.





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