Heart of Europe buyers offered Riva runabouts

Art Marine to lend its marina management expertise to the Heart of Europe project

Sweden Island
Sweden Island

If you’re looking to purchase a holiday home on the AED3.8bn Heart of Europe development, part of The World mega project off the coastline of Dubai, then you’re going to need a way of getting there – and nothing says you’ve made it like a AED1.2m Riva ISEO runabout.

The developer behind the project, The Kleindienst Group, and Art Marine – the region’s largest leisure marine enterprise – has settled on a collaboration that will see Art Marine lend its marina management expertise to the Heart of Europe project.

As part of the deal, all villa purchasers will be offered the option of receiving Riva ISEO as part of the overall sales package.


Bruno Meier, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Marina Division at Art Marine, said: “The ‘Heart of Europe’ is an exclusive project and we are proud to have been appointed for the development and management of their various boutique marinas. We are fully committed to make these marinas the most sought after destinations in the region.”

Riva, a boutique shipyard, part of the Ferretti Group, produces open, coupé and flybridge yachts from 27’ to 122’ feet in their Italian facilities at both Sarnico and La Spezia. The company came to prominence in the 1950s with its Tritone, a mahogany runabout made popular by the European and Mediterranean jet-set, and the later Aquarama which was powered by tuned Cadillac and Chrysler sourced engines.

Construction at the project continues. Work began in earnest last year with site compaction work. The project incudes areas dedicated to Sweden, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, St Petersbrug and the main island of Austria.

Sweden will include Swedish villas; there will be German villas and a boutique hotel in Germany; Monaco will have a seven-star hotel, boutique hotel, villas and a luxury beach club that can only be accessed by yacht; and Switzerland will include a 400-room hotel with a climate-controlled plaza (developed by German firm Fraunhofer), which will incorporate rain and snow into the attraction. St Petersburg island will have a seven-star hotel and villas, while the main island will host the six-star Austrian Empress Elisabeth Wedding Hotel, a German hotel and Montreal family hotel as well as areas of Spanish, Italian and Cote d’Azur-inspired designs.

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