FERRETTI AUCTIONS AN AQUARIVA SUPER FOR ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
Boatandboats Motor, NEWS / / Dec 14, 2016
Ferretti Group, too, has decided to help the Italian people affected by a terrible series of earthquakes in the last few months and it did that with a nice initiative the key player of which was Riva brand: the group, in fact, auctioned a unique sample of Aquariva Super, especially created in the exclusive “Blue Wonderful” colour, chosen by Sir Elton John.
The charity auction was announced by the artist himself together with the CEO of the group, the lawyer Alberto Galassi, during the Ferretti Group’s Private Preview in September in Monte Carlo. “The center of Italy was hit by a terrible earthquake that caused devastation to local communities that are in serious trouble now,” said Sir Elton John. “As a friend of Ferretti Group and Riva owner, I am happy to support the group’s commitment in helping the populations of those regions acting in solidarity. Ferretti Group decided to create and auction a special edition of the Aquariva Super called ‘Blue Wonderful,’ to which I give my personal contribution by choosing the colour. Our hearts go out to those who are still suffering, and we are confident that the auction proceeds will contribute to comfort and help those who need it most.”
The charity auction ended last night at Yacht Club de Monaco during the Christmas cocktail organized by Monaco Boat Service, the exclusive Riva for the Principality of Monaco and France.
The Aquariva Super “Blue Wonderful,” the only one with the color and interior elements selected with the contribution of the British pop star and Officina Italiana Design — the studio that exclusively creates the design of Riva — went to an owner who asked to remain anonymous. The final and winning bid was 430,000 euros, plus tax. The proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection for immediate interventions to support the Italian earthquake victims.
“As a symbol of Italian excellence in the yachting industry, we immediately felt the need to give our support to the areas hit hardest by the earthquake,” Galassi said. “We decided to donate one among our most beautiful and iconic boats, the Aquariva Super, made even more exceptional by the creative genius of our friend and Riva owner Sir Elton John, who personally selected this version of ‘Blue Wonderful,’ making this a unique and unrepeatable unit.”