In the early sixties, De Vries and De Voogt started a co-operation with Carlo Riva, owner of the ultramodern Cantieri Riva wharf in Sarnico, Italy. The results of this relationship were three different De Voogt/Riva design series: Atlantic at 26.70m, Viking at 35.20m and Caravelle at 22.50m. All made a favorable impression on the market, but the greatest success in terms of sales was achieved by the Caravelle-series: a modern fast steel motor yacht, equipped with two GM V-8 diesel engines. Seven were built in total.
The result of a ‘dream team’ collaboration between Feadship and Italian maestro Carlo Riva, this vintage yacht captured the heart of the owner. Despite having never previously owned a yacht, the new owner recognised the importance of Serena’s preservation and after acquiring her, he decided to sent her back to the original shipyard for refit and refurbishing. The result is fabulous.