Dubai boat show to feature 68-foot super yacht
Dubai, February 26, 2014
UAE-based Art Marine, a leading yacht dealership and marina operator, will unveil the brand-new 68-foot Riva Ego Super yacht at the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).
DIBS 2014 is running from March 4 to 8 at Dubai International Marine Club Mina Seyahi.
Art Marine, a partner company of the Abraaj Group, is among the region’s largest and most comprehensive 360-degree leisure yachting enterprises. It recently signed a deal to become one of the Middle East’s largest regional dealerships for the Ferretti Group.
The Ferretti Group is one of the leading world players in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, and boasts brands such as the prestigious Riva. Art Marine is the exclusive supplier for Riva and its stunning array of yachts – including the 68-foot Ego Super - in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
The 68-foot Ego Super features the reclining sofas in the cockpit with flexibility to face in either direction, while guests seated at the bow can make use of a specially designed electric awning.
The deck has been raised to allow additional headroom in the cabins, giving a more airy and spacious feel for the occupants. In addition the main salon has been moved to the upper deck, again altering how the space is best used.
Greg Stinner, CEO of Art Marine, said: “The 68-foot Ego Super is a very special yacht that represents what Riva is all about. Whatever the material used, or the generation to generation passed-on skills and craftsmanship, a Riva will always be a Riva, unmatched by any of its rivals in the industry world-wide.”
“With the highest degree in luxury and design, and the incorporation of state-of-the-art technologies, a Riva always stands-out, ultimately matching the needs and requirements of the most discerning clientele.
“Yacht buyers in the Middle East are gradually shifting to high-quality brands rather than size, maximizing their use to primarily day use and fast cruising. The 68-foot Ego Super is an ideal compromise between a sizeable flybridge yacht, yet allowing maximum flexibility, performance and ease to operate. Moreover, there is enough room on board to have a crew, while maintaining a degree of privacy while entertaining family and friends,” he added.
Mario Chessa, Ferretti Group EMEA regional director, said: “We are very much looking forward to the première of the 68-foot Ego Super at the Dubai International Boat Show. The show gives us the chance to interact with our loyal customers and partners, and we are sure that the Ego Super will be very well received.
"Art Marine has done an excellent job in promoting and placing the Riva brand in the countries where they operate, re-introducing this ‘halo brand’ but also associating it with the right target audience and clientele.”
The Ego Super also incorporates the PLC technology-based Gi8 system, which controls, manages and monitors all on-board systems.
Everything in the 68-foot Ego Super has been improved, re-engineered or re-designed for 2014, making it one of the very best yachts in its class, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service