November 26, 2011

Improve-it = Riva 115 Athena

Hull number eight of the 115 Athena, semi-custom super yacht and flagship of the Riva fleet, was launched the past mid summer at the Ferretti Group shipyard in La Spezia.  The owner of the Riva 115 Athena hull number eight, opted for a five cabins layout which including an extension of the master cabin at bow choosing Canaletto walnut combined with naturally coloured and dark brown leather inserts. This yacht also has an important innovation. Besides developing a number of personalised technical features, Ferretti Group Advanced Yacht Technology naval research and design centre, took this opportunity to make changes to the functionality of the bow garage and swim platform of the 115 Athena series. This is, in fact, the first Athena with a stern helm position which provides for the raise-lower system. This mechanism makes it possible to lower the tender into the water easily and means guests can enjoy contact with the sea by means of the stern swim platform.  The 115 Athena is powered by twin MTU 2775hp engines which give a top speed of 27 knots and a cruise speed of 23.