Ferretti Group officially opens the completely refurbished La Spezia shipyard

Ferretti Group officially opens the completely refurbished La Spezia shipyard

Ferretti Group officially opens the completely refurbished La Spezia shipyard


17/05/2024 - 12:04

This morning, Friday May 17, Ferretti Group officially opened its Riva shipyard in La Spezia in a ceremony attended by Chairman Tan Xuguang and CEO Alberto Galassi, as well as by local authorities and a delegation from Weichai, the Group’s longstanding shareholder.

The La Spezia production site now plays a crucial industrial role and employs over 750 workers on a daily basis, including 200 direct employees, representing a strategic centre for Ferretti Group in the area of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas.

The refurbishment covered both the production and management sections of the shipyard in La Spezia – where Riva yachts are produced – as well as the lounge area that offers hospitality to owners, captains and crew.

The total surface area of 64,000 square metres, with 33 berths on over 400 linear metres of docks, is made up of four industrial sheds with 21 production stations, plus another two sheds totalling 1,000 square metres dedicated to the painting process.

Work at the production centre, which now has photovoltaic plants and exclusive purpose-designed spaces like the Riva Lounge, is focused on seven Riva models from 76 feet to 130 feet. When fully operational, the site will make it possible to launch another 30 boats a year of up to 40 metres in length. Located in an area of Regional Interest, the site aims to protect and respect the natural environment, as certified by Rina according to standards ISO 14001:20151 and ISO 9001:2015. The Shipyard forms part of the “Miglio Blu” (Blue Mile) project to promote the local area and its excellence in yachting while respecting the surrounding environment.

After the excellent quarterly report just announced, the opening ceremony was an opportunity to see firsthand the shipyard’s new look with an audience of local and national authorities, and a key moment to take stock of the Group's achievements: Group Chairman Tan again confirmed his appreciation for the work of Ferretti Group management and renewed his confidence in the team of managers led by Alberto Galassi as they look ahead to the challenges of the years to come.

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