June 13, 2015

New Model: Riva 88 Florida

If history is a remark, the original wooden Riva Florida spurred a glorious moment for the today Italian status symbol boat builder and sold in its time between 1952 to 69 over one thousand units.  This new Riva 88 Florida which continues the over two decades long Mauro Micheli design efforts is a totally different boat, from size to construction materials. But yet again the new 88 Florida spurs imagination forward, something also the small runabout did.  It is in simple terms a genius effort to change a hard top yacht into a fully open one in some seconds, thanks to the Ferretti Group patent called the Convertible Top. This system alone changes what kind of customer the 88 Florida attracts, and in simple terms feels to be a more juvenile yet in its own right already looking a classic super sport yacht.  At this moment a big question comes to mind, and it will be interesting to see if Ferretti Group will keep this patent Riva only, or try to use it on the other brands.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.84 m (88ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 21.4 m
Beam - 6.22 m
Draft - 1.79 m
Displacement - 60,000 kg unloaded, 72,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 7500 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Accommodation - 8 guests in 4 cabins, 2/4 crew in 2 cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V 2000M93 2435hp, 16V 2000M94 2638hp
Propulsion - Vee drive with line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max, 35 cruise with MTU 2683hp or 38 knots max with 2435hp
Range - 340 nautical miles at cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group Engineering Department