September 27, 2010

New Model: Riva 33ft Aquariva by Marc Newson

After the Cento celebrating the first one hundred builds, the just launched Gucci version, Riva adds another exclusive Aquariva jewel with the new version by Marc Newson. The Aquariva by Marc Newson which will be limited built to only twenty two units is the most extravagant of the unique versions of this model and apart finishing details, also offers differences in the exterior design. Newson's Aquariva is unique in its conception, as well as the materials chosen changing the wood and stainless steel finishes with unheard materials. A wood-like, textile-based laminate Phenolic composite is used for the deck area and instrument panel. This material was developed in the first half of the twentieth century, and was a precursor to fibreglass. To give the exterior a more high tech look, anodized aluminium a light weight material not generally associated with boats; is used in lieu of stainless steel and chrome brass, yet remains contextual among Riva’s glamour and classical design. Aquariva by Marc Newson changes outside are truly innovative: the re-imagining of the transom, the wrap-around, laminated glass windscreen, split cabin door entry, functionality of the lounge and dining area, and the re-introduction of separate driver and passenger seats. Power for this third unique Aquariva by Marc Newson follows the other models with a twin Yanmar 380hp giving a top speed of 41 knots. Aquariva by Marc Newson which was announced as a project earlier on this year was recently launched as a limited edition of 22 units, and is available worldwide through Gagosian Gallery.
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.07 m (33ft)
Beam - 2.80 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 6.69 t loaded, 5.35 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 480 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Accommodation - 2 berths
Max Persons - 8
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6LY3/UPT 380hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 41 knots max, 36 knots cruise
Range - 150 nm at 36 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Vee monohedron with 16.5 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Marc Newson, Mauro Micheli Officina Italiana Design
Certification - CE B