July 2, 2021

Project: Riva 68 Diable


The story of every new Riva is a journey to explore the many different directions, with infinite paths branching out from a peerless heritage and reuniting in a work reflecting the brand’s legendary style.  The prestigious forerunner of this new Riva 68 Diable project is another remarkably beautiful open yacht: the Diable 50, first sport yacht above fifteen meters from the legendary name which was based on the Super America hull and produced from 1984 till 89 in 31 units. The 50 Diable was replaced by the 51 Turborosso in 1989.  Based on the 66 Ribelle launched in 2018, the 68 Diable targets clients looking for an open sport yachts, a segment in which Riva is the recognised leader for its ability to innovate and create elite boats that satisfy the tastes and preferences of the most demanding owners.  The project, like all Riva yachts in last 27 years, come from Mauro Micheli, of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, working in partnership with the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.  Elegance, sportiness and liveability are the key words in a project that incorporates inspiring technological and design innovations, all run through by the cultured taste for tradition and fine detailing that is the brand’s stylistic hallmark today.  One of the main new features and strengths of this open yacht aims precisely to benefit liveability: the new hard top, which has a clean, linear design that hides the technical and technological equipment from sight, as well as protecting and sheltering the central part of the yacht, including the dining area and the helm station on the main deck. Equally impressive is the sunroof with a two-way forward and backwards opening mechanism, which cannot fail to be a source of pleasure and wellbeing when cruising.  The cockpit furnishings include two big sun-pads, one in the form of a chaise-longue at the water’s edge, and one that can be shaded, along with the dining area, by an automatic powered bimini system built into the hard top.  The bow area too is best-of-breed in terms of concept and spaciousness, offering maximum freedom and relaxation to enjoy in company.  The lower deck is laid out for maximum comfort, with three cabins sleeping six guests around a versatile and comfortable open space containing a galley and a dinette: a centrally-positioned master cabin, a double cabin with single beds on the port side, and a VIP cabin forward. Every cabin has its own bathroom.  The Riva 68 Diable is standard powered by Man 1550hp good for up to 37 knots, or Man 1650 which increase max speed up to forty knots. The launch of the 68 Diable is planned for summer 2021.  Welcome back, after over thirty years it is nice to see you again Diable.

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