See photos of this entry-level model from the Italian yard, which comes under the Ferretti banner

At 27 feet, the entry-level Iseo is the smallest boat in the Riva range, taking its name from Lake d’Iseo, where a young carpenter Pietro Riva first made a name for himself in 1842, mending boats that had been ravaged by a storm.

The Riva Iseo is trailable, and is suitable for use either inland or at sea (it has a category B offshore rating). It’s fitted with a single Yanmar 6BY2 260 engine – which is what is used in BMWs – and produces a top speed of 37 knots, matching the Aquariva but with a much lower fuel consumption.

A water jet version is under development, as is a new hybrid engine that will offer consumption of just 1.2 litres per mile at 30 knots. The in-line electric motor will provide additional thrust of up to 44 knots and at slow speeds, under electrical power alone, it will have a range of 40 miles.

An ingenious fully retractable hood has been manufactured by the same company that provides tonneaux for Rolls-Royce and Bentley and another innovation is the integrated iPad, which replaces more conventional electronics. Not only does this offer Navionics cartography, but it is also the centre of a sophisticated entertainment system.

The Iseo has a basic price of €336,000 (£300,000).

VIEW IMAGES OF THE RIVA ISEO.

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