June 18, 2022

Riva Classic Burns in Bay of Palma

A Riva classic sport yacht of about fifteen meters in length, burned and sank on the afternoon of Saturday eighteen June in the Bay of Palma, off Portals to the South West of Mallorca.  The yacht had two persons onboard and eventually it sank.  The two persons onboard jumped off the yacht when the fire broke, and where reportedly saved by the Maritime Safety Agency.  Sinking in deep water the yacht is not a navigational hazard, while the cause of the fire are being investigated.
The Riva in this fire is a 50 Diable.  Designed by Giorgio Barilani and produced from 1983 to 89 in 31 units, the 50 Diable was Riva's entry into sporty yachts over fifteen meters.  The 50 Diable offered interior with two double cabins; master cabin forward, and a guest cabin with two L-shaped berths, and is powered by twin GM 475hp, with later units having the 535hp and 550hp engines.   The 50 Diable was replaced by the Turborosso 51 in 1989.

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