September is a very satisfying month indeed for Officina Italiana Design. An impressive 13 yachts bearing the stamp of the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta will be featured at the end-of-summer shows that usher in the international boat show season each year.
Officina Italiana Design exclusively designs the entire Riva range and that yard will be bringing 9 models to emerge from the Bergamo studio to the Cannes Yachting Festival: the Iseo, the Aquariva Super, the Rivamare (one on the water and a second at the entrance to the show), the 63’ Virtus, the 76’ Perseo, the 76’ Bahamas, the 88’ Domino Super and the two latest arrivals the 56’ Rivale and the 100’ Corsaro, which received its world première in Monte Carlo during the F1 Grand Prix.
“We are always anxious for each Riva launch to arrive because they are the result of huge dedication,” say studio owners Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta. “We are both happy and proud to develop the link with the longstanding Riva traditions while remaining contemporary and looking to the future. Each new boat is a milestone and takes massive teamwork.”
The Cannes Yachting Festival will also play host to the world preview of example number 1 of the SX88 crossover by Sanlorenzo which is clothed in lines penned by Officina Italiana Design but features interiors by Piero Lissoni. The Ligurian yard commissioned OID to collaborate on 6 specific projects and the SX88 will be flanked by the SL86 and the SL78, both of which were also designed by the Bergamo studio.
The abovementioned models and two megayachts – a 52-metre and a 64-metre (in build) – are the product of the design agreement Officina Italiana Design signed with Sanlorenzo and which has now been fully delivered upon.
“It was a great challenge for us to collaborate with a yard like Sanlorenzo,” comment Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta. “It was an intense and very productive period that provided us with enormous stimulus and led us to explore solutions new to yacht design.”