October 14, 2021

New Model: Riva 68 Diable

Riva present the new 68 Diable a twenty meter open sport yacht based on the hull lines of the 66 Ribelle, with a distinctive style only the Lake Iseo builder knows how to put pen to paper to fiberglass and extreme high detailing. After a pause of thirty years the Diable is back, the original 50 Diable was released in 1984 and for a year it was Riva sport boat yacht flagship surpassed by the 60 Black Corsair in 1985.  Produced till 1989 31 Riva 50 Diable were made in a production run spanning five years, with the model replaced and developing in the 51 Turbo Rosso in 1989.  The new 68 Diable comes again from a design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana, Riva designers since 1991 with Ferretti Group taking care of engineering and naval architecture.  Micheli presented a unique sport yacht with top deck details showing similar larger 76 Bahamas and 88 Florida looks, with the hull lines taking ques from the 2019 launched DolceRiva.  The Riva 68 Diable is an open sport yacht with a fixed carbon fibre hardtop, unfortunately the mechanism of it becoming fully open like bigger Bahamas and Florida models is not available here.  What is available as an optional though is a opening part of the hard-top with a dual mechanism moving backwards and forward. Another option on the main deck is also the Powered Bimini system which covers the aft part shading the sun-pad.  A unique feature of the Riva 68 Diable is its use of all the main deck, with two fore and aft sun bathing areas, and a two lounge areas to fore deck and under the hard-top.  Lower deck accommodation considering the sweet lines of the 68 Diable are also impressive with a three double cabins three head layout, with an owners stateroom located to midships, and a galley and an L-shaped dinette located in between the cabins.  A crew cabin is located aft to starboard side, with a garage to port side.  The Riva 68 Diable is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp and optional 1650hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.67 m (67.8ft)
Hull Length - 20 m
Waterline Length - 16.97 m
Beam - 5.29 m
Draft - 1.78 m
Displacement - 38000 kg unloaded, 45000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3800 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max 34 knots Man 1650hp, 37 knots max 33 cruise Man 1550hp
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior, Ferretti Group engineering

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