March 28, 2014

New Model: Riva 122 Mythos

March 17 will remain a special day in the history of Riva, a brand icon of Made in Italy excellence in the world, but also in the history of the Italian yachting industry as a whole, as it launched the new class of yacht, entirely conceived and built in the South European Peninsula with the heir of a centuries-old tradition. March 17 is above all, a first important achievement, after so many months of hard work, from the various teams involved in the development of this crowning jewel, the 122 marks a turning point in the history of the Riva brand and, at the same time, become a symbol of it with its fitting Mythos name. The Riva 122 Mythos, the new flagship of the Ferretti Group owned brand, was officially launched Saturday 15th in the morning at the CRN shipyard in Ancona, with the presence of the Group’s management and engineers, architects and designers that have worked on this project for over a year. The ceremony was also attended by the many workers of the Marche-based shipyard which specializes in the construction of fully customized super yachts in steel and aluminum ranging from 40 to 90 meters in length  that over the last few months contributed to the creation of this jewel. The 122 Mythos really marks a turning point in Riva’s heralded history, a brand known over the world for its legendary wooden runabouts the symbols of the Dolce Vita and the icons of a truly unforgettable time. The new yacht is indeed the largest yacht built in the 172 year history of the Italian brand, and the first entirely built in aluminum, a debut that Riva is sharing with CRN, since this is the first time the Ancona-based shipyard is using light alloy only to build a yacht. The 122 Mythos is also the symbol of the renewed cooperation between these two historical and iconic brands of the Italian boating industry, both belonging to the Ferretti Group. A cooperation that started over forty years ago, in 1970, when Carlo Riva decided to establish a partnership with CRN. Between 1970 and 1978 the two brands jointly built as many as six 23.50 metre long motor yachts in the Marco Polo series and two Vespucci yachts, ninety and one hundred feet long, respectively. The new flagship is the outcome of the cooperation between Yacht Designer Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, the design firm that conceived the entire Riva range and Advanced Yacht Technology and Design, in close cooperation with CRN’s Technical and Interior Design Department for the development of the naval project and the interiors. The 122 Mythos is an evolution of the 86 Domino, from which it has inherited the main stylistic features. The owner of the first hull has requested the 3-cabin optional version, while the standard version proposed by the shipyard has four cabins. An additional optional layout with cabins cabins is also available. The aluminum planning hull can reach a maximum speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 25  thanks to two MTU 3510hp engines. Following the technical launch, few weeks will be devoted to the completion of on-board outfitting activities, particularly as regards d├ęcor solutions and interiors. Technical trials will then be performed. The yacht is expected to be officially delivered to the owner in early May. During the summer months the 122 Mythos is scheduled to cruise across the Mediterranean Sea and it will be officially presented to the public at the 2014 Cannes boat show. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 37.5 m (123ft)
Hull Length - 37.1 m 
Waterline Length - 32.3 m
Beam - 7.60 m
Displacement - 140,000 kg unloaded, 163,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 18,500 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Accommodation - 3 double guest cabins, or 4 guest cabins, or 5 guest cabins, 3 crew cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M93L 3510hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 27 knots max, 25 knots cruise
Construction - Aluminium
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Berretta from Official Italiana Design lines, Ferretti Advanced Yacht Technology and Design for Engineering