November 18, 2012

Project: Riva 122 Mythos

Riva, the iconic brand of the Ferretti Group, launches its new flagship, 122 Mythos. Riva 122 Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy.  Designed by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, the team which is in charge of the design of all the models of the Riva range since the nineties, in close collaboration with Ferretti Group's Advanced Yacht Technology research and naval design centre, and Centro Stile, a skilful team of architects and designers; Riva 122’ Mythos will be produced by the skilled and experienced CRN shipyard in Ancona, the production plant of the Group which is specialized in the construction of mega yachts up to 90 metres.  Riva and CRN, both brands of the Ferretti Group, further strengthen their historic partnership, based on a tradition of constructing Riva maxi yachts at the shipyard. This strong partnership which has joined together two of the major protagonists of the international pleasure boating industry for more than 40 years, started in 1970 when Carlo Riva decided to terminate the agreement signed with the Dutch shipyard with whom he had been working until that period. This shift proved to be successful and led between 1970 and 1978 to the launch of five 23.50 metre motor yachts of the Marco Polo series and two Vespucci of 90 and 100 feet designed by the Carlo Riva Yacht Division. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and over seven metre wide. The planing aluminium hull gets a peak speed of 27 knots, with a cruising speed of 25 knots, thanks to two MTU 3460hp engines. The extremely elegant and spacious exteriors allow enjoying the time spent cruising together. The large main deck cockpit features a large and comfortable sun pad and a table which can host up to ten people. The salon and the dinette have large windows with an amazing panoramic view and are connected to the helm station; the wide galley, which can also be accessed from the crew area from the lower deck, is located to the front of the deck, after the helm station. The lower deck, amidships, hosts the owner’s suite and the guest cabins. The crew area one captain cabin and two twin crew cabins are located to the bow. There are three possible layouts, with three, four or five cabins according to the owner’s request. From the cockpit on the main deck it is possible to access the aft bathing platform which separates the two garage hatches, designed to host the tender approximately five metres long to the left and jet bike to the right. The platform has been designed with an electro hydraulic system which allows users to safely plunge into the water or dive from the aft area.  Large glass side windows guarantee a high quantity of light under deck. The sun deck, which can be accessed from an external ladder, was designed to offer the owner and his guests the utmost comfort; featuring a Jacuzzi swimming pool surrounded by wide sun-bathing sofas, with a dinette area and foldable table. There is also a second retractable helm station on the sport bridge.
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