Showing posts with label Riva. Show all posts
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July 29, 2023

New Model: Riva 82 Diva

Creative genius never rests and Riva, a globally famed nautical icon, has been a perfect demonstration of this for over 180 years. A creative forge turning out iconic boats from eight to fifty meters in length, every one unique but all sharing the signature aquamarine blue that makes them unmistakeable, Riva once again shows its extraordinary creative vitality by launching Riva 82’ Diva, the new flybridge built to open a new chapter in the history of the category. Launched in La Spezia, at the shipyard where 76-to-130-foot models are built, the Riva 82 Diva joins the sumptuous range of flybridges, like current successes from the 90 Argo, 102 Corsaro Super, 110 Dolcevita and 130 Bellissima – bringing to market not only a new boat size but also a revolutionary approach to the use of space. Like the splendid creations that have preceded it in the last 27 years, Riva 82 Diva bears the unmistakeable mark of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Riva 82’ Diva offers a new concept of both interior and exterior space, in which each environment is masterfully designed to optimise its use of space and functionality. The outdoor areas are undoubtedly the key focus of this yacht, designed to put guests in close contact with the sea and let them enjoy the cruising experience in spaces of unprecedented dimensions for the category, starting with the forty-square-meter flybridge, one of the largest for this size of yacht. Thanks to these generous dimensions, each living area on a Riva 82 Diva flybridge has its own dedicated space: the lounge with dinette and bar in the centre, protected by a carbon fibre hard top with glass panels, the sunbathing area forward and another lounge area aft. Down on the main deck is the boat’s main attraction, the spacious stern beach club characterised by two large bulwarks that swing down to create lateral terraces, increasing the area’s width by three meters. In the centre of the beach club, under the large sundeck, a garage can accommodate a jet tender of up to 3.45 meters and a Seabob. Forward of the beach club is the raised cockpit fitted with facing sea-view sofas, providing an unprecedented living area of nearly 35 square metres. The interiors offer new solutions combining the best in terms of design and comfort: in the saloon, the cockpit-level living space precedes the panoramic dining area, which is raised to mark out the settings visually without actually separating them. The galley, which leads to the helm station and, via the port-side external walkway, to the forward lounge area, is at the forward end of the main deck and is designed either to be closed off from or to open out onto the dining area in order to create a seamless space. Even the stair well connecting to the flybridge is part of the decor thanks to glass walls that dissolve the visual barrier between interior and exterior. The lower deck has four cabins; three guest cabins with ensuite bathroom and the full-beam owner’s cabin at midships.  The crew quarters has two separate cabins with a total of three beds, are amidships and accessed by a dedicated walkway on the side of the superstructure to guarantee complete privacy for both the owner and guests. With an overall length of more than 25 meters and a maximum beam of over six, the agile beauty of Riva 82 Diva is simply unique. The unmistakeable features of her predecessors such as the low and sporty profile of the superstructure, innovative new solutions like the higher and safer lateral gunwales with painted composite profiles instead of traditional stainless steel handrails, to breathe life into a yacht without precedent. The new Riva 82 Diva is powered by a pair of MAN 1800hp as standard or 1900hp optional engines.  The standard units deliver a top speed of 29 knots, with the larger motors giving up to 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27. The first Riva 82 Diva will make its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25,29 m (83ft)
Hull Length - 22.5 m
Beam - 6.08 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Displacement - 90 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity -  
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1800hp, or V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 29 knots max 26 cruise with 1800hp, 31 max 27 cruise with 1900hp
Project - Mauro Micheli Sergio Berretta Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group engineering
Certification - CE A

May 18, 2023

Improve-it = Riva Iseo

In the magical year of its 180th anniversary, packed with events and new developments, Riva harnesses sustainability to heritage in its first full electric runabout. As the venue for presenting El-Iseo, the brand’s first electric prototype, it would have been unthinkable not to choose Monaco’s magnificent Yacht Club, where Riva has always been at home and where environmental sensibility is both an imperative and a guiding value. The occasion was Ferretti Group’s glittering Private Preview, an event keenly awaited by owners and friends to sneak a peek at the Group’s new models. El-Iseo is the full electric version of the much-loved Iseo, the versatile and seductively modern looking 27-foot runabout whose sophisticated spirit lives on in the hull, deck, style and colours of the new boat. El-Iseo is powered by a Parker GVM310 full electric engine. Retaining a traditional stern drive propulsion system, El-Iseo has an engine supplied by Parker Hannifin, a leading US motion and control technology multinational, that offers unprecedented performance in terms of speed and acceleration. With a power output of 250kW and 300kW peak, the Parker GVM310 gives the Riva prototype a cruising speed of 25 knots and a self-limited top speed of forty knots, with an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine. El-Iseo is a high performer in terms of range too, delivering up to ten hours navigation in economy mode, which makes this prototype a unique combination of ultra-high performance and maximum sustainability. Rounding out her innovation and sustainability credentials, El-Iseo has a lithium battery pack supplied by Podium Advanced Technologies, a leading innovator and specialist in batteries, automotive design and motorsport, here working for the first time in the world of yachting. Specially developed for this project, the batteries in El-Iseo have a capacity of 150 kWh and are configured in two independent blocks located between the engine and the stern seating. Integration of onboard systems, such as transmission, throttles and onboard control systems in general, including management of driving and battery charging modes, has once again been assigned to innovation leader and Ferretti Group partner Xenta. On boarding El-Iseo, the boat’s two souls are immediately apparent. There are the unmistakable finishes, colours and detailing typical of the boats that made the brand world famous, but equalling eye-catching is the helm station with its fully digital, touchscreen dashboard designed to mimic the analogue displays of past boats. Even the naming of the three drive modes; Allegro, Andante and Adagio, the tempos of classical music, alludes to the tradition that has inspired all Riva boats. El-Iseo is the perfect expression of Riva’s essence: on one hand, deep respect for the tradition of a brand that has helped to write the history of Italian boatbuilding and, on the other, that constant drive towards perfection and ongoing research into innovation using the latest technologies.

March 17, 2023

Project: Riva 54 Metri

Riva announces the sale of the first 54 Metri, an new all-aluminium Superyacht under construction at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Division in Ancona. This will be the largest Riva ever built, an incredibly beautiful superyacht surpassing the 50 Metri delivered in two units in 2019 and 2021 respectively. The Riva 54 Metri is a new benchmark for the world’s most prestigious boating brand with the yard feeling extremely proud to announce the contract signing for the first unit. Featuring 54 meters of elegance combined with sleek, sporty lines and generous spaces designed to give guests the ultimate onboard experience of relaxation and comfort, Riva 54 Metri is in tune with the unique style that is the distinguishing feature of all Riva models and draws on the brand’s stylistic hallmarks in recent years, such as the typical counter-curvature of the windows and the use of chiaroscuro to create plays of light and texture. Like all Riva masterpieces in the brand’s recent history, the 54 Metri is a design of Officina Italiana Design, the firm founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta who designed all Riva onwards from 1992, with the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Group Engineering Department doing the technical side of the project. Riva 54 Metri will welcome guests into generous outdoor spaces covering almost 370 square meters, with a beach area that promises the thrill of close contact with the water in a relaxed and private setting. Another highpoint will be the impressive wellness area, containing a gym, a spa and a stunning pool. With her majestic size and an all-aluminium hull that keeps weight to a minimum, 54 Metri will be the largest Riva ever built and will reach a top speed of eighteen knots. The sale was concluded in partnership with Alain Maaraoui, the founder and chairman of Riva’s exclusive dealer in Kuwait, Sea Pros Yachts, who played a key role in drawing up the agreement and will continue to work with the customer from construction through to delivery planned for 2025. Work on the 54 Metri is currently underway at the Riva Superyachts Division in Ancona, the state-of-the-art shipyard occupying almost 80,000 square meters where all yachts from 50 to 90 meters are built. Ancona is also home to the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard, where ten steel and aluminium superyachts are currently being built for the Pershing, CRN and Custom Line brands.

December 16, 2022

New Model: Riva 130 Bellissima

The sea is now a more beautiful place, forty metres length overall more beautiful to be precise, after the launch of Riva 130 Bellissima hull number one in La Spezia for an American owner. In Riva’s 180th anniversary year, the legendary Italian name has launched its largest fiberglass build to date, and a new flagship for its flybridge range. With a planning hull and over forty metres in length overall and a magnificent fusion of fine design, naval engineering, expert craftsmanship and high technology. Riva 130 Bellissima is the first planning flybridge in the range to extend across three real decks, with a semi-wide-body design, while remaining under 300 GT. The brainchild of Mauro Micheli, founder with Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, the firm that has designed all Riva’s yachts since 1991, who  working in partnership with the Strategic Product Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Carbon fibre, steel and glass are the distinctive features of the exterior styling. Riva 130 Bellissima is characterised by three simple lines along the silhouette: the windshield is made with spherical crystals and features the typical counter-curvature, while the hull window design is based on a black line that runs along the silvery side of the boat and rises towards the deck. Extensive glazed surfaces highlight the abundance of natural light that floods into the settings on the main and upper decks, offering magnificent panoramic views and gorgeously light-filled interiors. Aft, the all-glass fashion plates enhance the aerodynamics of the yacht and tell a story of appeal and elegance. The air intake grills and carbon fibre detailing are a reference to traditional car design, while the hard top brings dynamism and style with its sporty personality. 130 Bellissima exteriors introduce a new concept for the stern area, which is lower, open to the water, and divided into a large Beach Club and a generous cockpit: over sixty square metres of liveable space. The jet ski, tender and seabob are stored in the port hull side. In the bow, the owner is accommodated in a spacious area divided into a lounge, a large sun pad and other more intimate, private spaces. On the upper deck where the outdoor area in the stern is set up as a dining area seating ten, the side walkways create two closed, private balconies. Above this is the sundeck, an area where guests can be invited for cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. Riva 130 Bellissima’s interiors feature a main saloon surrounded by glass and light, with an unimpeded 270-degree view and ceilings over two metres high: a one-of-a-kind space featuring an interplay between fine glass transparencies and polished rosewood. Clever use is made of the full beam, measuring almost eight metres. The cabin layout puts the master suite on the main deck and four cabins on the lower deck, separated by a large lobby and all with en-suite bathrooms. Riva 130 Bellissima is powered by twin MTU 2638ph engines, giving a top speed of 22 knots and a cruise twenty.  Currently Riva has seven more 130 Bellissima in build with order book going into 2026.
Technical Data:
LOA - 40 m (131.3ft)
Beam - 7.86 m
Displacement - 299 gt *volume
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v 2000 N96L 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max, twenty knots cruise, eleven knots long range
Range - 360 nm at twenty knots, 1000 nm at eleven knots
Hull Shape - planning
Construction - fibreglass with carbon-fibre in both hull and super structure
Project - Mauro Micheli Officina Italiana design, Ferretti Group engineering
Certification - RINA C hull Mach Y unrestricted navigation

November 14, 2022

New Model: Riva 76 Bahamas Super

Launched in 2016 the Riva 76 Bahamas was an immediate success, based on the 76 Perseo hull and following the principle of the invisible C-hard-top as Riva presented a year before on the 88 Florida.  For the fall 2022 and model year 2023 onwards Riva refreshes the model to the 76 Bahamas Super.  The most visible and recognizable change is the larger hull side windows, while another one is the separate bulwark which is now also fatter.  Inside the Riva 76 Bahamas Super has also minor changes all revolving around the three guest bathrooms which have a changed layout. The Riva 76 Bahamas Super is powered by twin Man 1550hp or Man 1800hp engines, with the later option giving a top 37 knots speed.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.32 m (76.5ft)
Hull Length - 22.4 m
Waterline Length - 19.5 m
Beam - 5.68 m
Draft - 1.95 m
Displacement - 49,500 kg unloaded, 57,700 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5600 l
Water Capacity - 840 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, V12 1800hp
Propulsion - line shafts with V-drive
Speed - 32 knots max 28 cruise with Man 1550hp, 37 knots max 32 cruise wit Man 1800hp
Range - 320 nautical miles at cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana, Ferretti Group Engineering naval architecture
Certification - CE A

October 25, 2022

New Model: Riva Anniversario 33ft

2022 is a year of celebrations for Riva. One that marks 180 years since the brand’s foundation in Sarnico in 1842, sixty years since the launch of the legendary Aquarama, and twenty years that the mythical Aquariva has now been in production. 2022 represents an intriguing algorithm in which all these unique anniversaries converge in the constellation of Riva success stories: the result is called Riva Anniversario. A ten meter open day cruiser with magnetic appeal and a name that is a clear reference to the anniversary, Riva Anniversario is a tribute to milestones achieved with passion and determination, to the heritage of a Yard that writes the history and future of yachting on a daily basis. A limited edition of which only eighteen units are produced, the design is a eulogy to the Aquariva’s classic silhouette, expressed by clean lines and balanced volumes cleverly combined with stylistic details that are intentionally reminiscent of the Aquarama’s refined elegance.  The Riva Anniversario is the sixth version of the AquaRiva; original which debuted the model in 2000, Super which started in 2010, and the limited editions; Cento for the first one hundred units in 2006, Gucci, and Marc Newson both appearing in 2011.  This Anniversario distinct itself for the higher windshield, and mahogany like colour painted hull sides.
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.07 m (33ft)
Hull Length - 9.92 m
Waterline Length - 8.4 m
Beam - 2.87 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 5250 kg unloaded, 6750 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 480 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Max Persons - eight
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 8LV 370hp
Propulsion - shaft drive
Speed - forty knots max, 36 knots cruise
Range - 155 nm at cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli Officiina Italiana design

August 20, 2022

New Model: Riva 102 Corsaro Super

In the brand’s 180th anniversary year, Riva confirms its extraordinary creative vitality and incomparable style by launching the new 102 Corsaro Super, a dazzlingly beautiful three deck super yacht with a completely rethought design and spaces to enjoy in comfort and conviviality. Entering the water in Riva La Spezia shipyard where models in the 76 to 130-foot range are built, the new yacht is the magnificent successor to the 100’Corsaro, one of the popular sellers in recent years sold in a reported sixteen units in a four year production run. With peerless originality and class, the new Corsaro Super has even more impressive dimensions: 102 feet of majesty and new style accents that breathe life into an unprecedented masterpiece of yacht design, ready to leave a glorious mark in the history of the flybridge range. The new features of the Corsaro Super are once again the work of since 1992 Riva designers Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, working in partnership with the Strategic Product Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. The many new features include the design of the superstructure and the hull, which have both been completely renewed based on a contemporary sport concept that sees direct contact with the water as the supreme pleasure of going to sea. The new Riva 102 Corsaro Super is over thirty meters in length overall and has a beam of almost seven. Her distinctive silhouette reaches out like an arrowhead, giving the yacht a sleek and assertive profile. Aft, new glass fashion plates improve the vessel's aerodynamics. New dimensions and optimized spaces revolutionize how time is spent on board. Functionality, maximum livability and ever more direct contact with the water are the guiding principles behind all the new features, such as the option to install special gunwales that swing out on either side of the main deck to create exclusive terraces with a panoramic view, increasing the volume of the external walkways without affecting the vessel’s elegant profile. With three decks and five cabins for ten guests, the promise of the new Corsaro Super is to dominate the sea, not only from almost one hundred square meters of livable open-air spaces, but also from the interiors, thanks to over 140 square meters of magnificent glazing and glass surfaces that reduce the barriers to visual contact with the natural world. In more detail, the glazing in the owner suite has been redesigned and extended to two meters in length from the 100 Corsaro, amplifying the sense of space that is a distinctive feature of the widebody configuration and offering a breathtaking view on both sides of the yacht. One of the highlights of the 102 Corsaro Super, is the complete redesign of the stern area on the main deck. This entire space will be configured as an extended 35-square-metre beach club dedicated to conviviality and comfort. The interior design also features some major innovations. In the main living area, two different layouts are available for the owner to choose from. The first has a focus on the dining space, with a table seating eight in the stern area, while the lounge is central and maintains visual contact with the outside world through extensive windows that open onto the lateral walkways. In the second layout, the lounge and large sofas are in the area first encountered on entering the saloon, while the dining space is central. The interior décor juxtaposes original textures that express the yacht’s unmistakable personality and appeal. The dominant wood is Canaletto walnut. Its warm tones are set off by the innovative pairing with satin effect titanium ceilings or, alternatively, by the introduction of glass surfaces and cool colors. The new Riva 102’ Corsaro Super is powered by twin 2435hp for a top speed of 26 knots, while optional 2638hp give a bump of plus two knots to reach 28 knots. Aldready five units of the Riva 102 Corsaro Super are reported sold with the model set to debut in September at 2022 Cannes boat show.
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.09 m (102ft)
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, five/six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v2000 M96 2435hp, 16v2000 M96l 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots with MTU 2435hp, 28 knots max 24 cruise with 2638hp
Range - 320 nautical miles at 24 knots
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Berretta Officina Italiana, Ferretti Engineering naval architecture
Certification - CE A

March 26, 2022

Project: Riva 130 Bellissima

During the 2022 Miami boat show Riva presented the 130 Bellissima project.  The largest project ever made for a fiberglass Riva, Ferretti Group beside the above rendering has so far announced little details of the 130 Bellissima.  The design as all Riva since 1991 is from Officina Italiana of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who presented a triple deck super yacht with a semi wide body to forward of the main deck.  Hull number one of the 130 Bellissima is currently under construction in La Spezia 

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

September 16, 2021

Improve-it = Riva 56 Rivale

Riva present a 56 Rivale with a functional Hard-Top aims to satisfy the needs of owners by offering a spacious main deck shaded by awnings, the result is a functional design that is especially popular in markets where the average temperature is very high. It is no coincidence that the first unit is already on the other side of the Atlantic, sailing in American waters.  The 56 Rivale with hard-top follows on from the Dolceriva Hard Top and is part of the evolution of the Open range, consolidating a market segment that has been Riva’s main focus right from the outset, one that includes the brand’s most iconic models, such as Riva Iseo, Acquariva Super and Rivamare.  56’ Rivale with hard-top expresses all its dynamism, elegance and sportiness from the very first glance, drawing on the design elements that have given the Riva open range its unique status in the world, and is the result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, the creative flair of designer Mauro Micheli, the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.  This extraordinary yacht combines meticulous attention to detail with the finest materials, distinctive features of the brand right from the outset, ranging from polished mahogany for the interiors to teak for the exteriors, and from lacquered surfaces to mirror-finish stainless steel and fine leather.  First unit is hull coloured entirely Riva Shark Grey with Bright Black detailing.

August 16, 2021

Improve-It = Riva 14.92 mt DolceRiva

Riva present the Dolceriva with hard top, a new option for the timeless beauty which stunned the Cannes boat show in 2019 at its presentation.  The hard top option makes the DolceRiva an all weather sport cruiser thanks to the gorgeous top with carbon fibre detailing, that shelters the entire central relaxation areas from the sun and rain.  The DolceRiva is a fourteen meter open sport cruiser conceived from bow to stern to offer unrivalled on-board comfort. It strives to redefine its market segment thanks to a number of unprecedented characteristics: in addition to the hard top already mentioned, there is the brand-new exterior design developed by Officina Italiana Design, which ushers a new style philosophy optimising on-board use.  The DolceRiva has three interior lower deck options; offering from a single cabin with a large saloon, a single cabin and a crew cabin, and two cabins sleeping four with a living and galley in between the cabins.   The DolceRiva is powered by standard twin Volvo 800hp engines and or optional 1000hp units, this last giving top speed up to forty knots.

July 22, 2021

New Model: Riva 76 Perseo Super

The most loved sport-fly is now even more desirable, with the improvement coming with the new Riva 76 Perseo Super, heir to and evolution of the award-winning 2015 launched 76 Perseo, which exceeds  expectations in terms of design, aesthetics, functionality, on-board liveability and performance.  The 76 Perseo Super was launched on Thursday May 27 in La Spezia, where the Riva models from 22 to 40 meters production facility is located.  With an overall length of just over 23, the new Riva sport-fly is the result of collaboration of the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, designer Mauro Micheli, the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.  Over forty square metres of glazed surfaces on the hull and in the superstructure characterise the yacht’s sleek profile and enhance the sporty look of the exterior styling. The mahogany and polished stainless steel detailing, which has both technical and design functions, pays stylistic tribute to the authentic Riva tradition.  In the cockpit, designed for maximum conviviality, the dining area can easily become a spacious sun pad when needed, by lowering the table for eight and covering it with cushions.  Perfectly integrated into the yacht’s aerodynamic lines, the sun deck offers a place both to relax in total privacy and to pilot the boat from a privileged position, with a generous central sun pad of about four square metres, while forward, the central section of the second helm station is flanked by sofas on both the port and starboard sides. The refined combination of sand-coloured oak and light or dark lacquer is a distinctive feature of the entire main deck, as well as of the yacht’s interiors as a whole. The owner can also opt for rosewood as an alternative.  In the standard layout, Riva 76 Perseo Super accommodates guests on the lower deck in three cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, but the owner can also request a fourth cabin, configured as always to ensure optimum comfort and liveability. Completing the lower deck are a small lounge and a separate galley.  The entire area is designed to ensure the best possible acoustic insulation, with supplementary soundproofing in all the forward and aft walls of the owner’s suite.  Already sold out for 2021 and available production entering well into 2022, Riva 76 Perseo Super will be officially presented at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.25 m (76.6ft)
Hull Length - 22.7 m
Waterline Length - 19 m 
Beam - 5.75 m 
Draft - 1.9 m incl props
Displacement - 45,800 kg unloaded, 53,500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5600 l
Water Capacity - 840 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max 28 knots cruise, 37 knots max 32 knots cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior and interior, Ferretti Group engineering for naval architecture

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.

March 11, 2021

Project: Riva 76 Perseo Super

Improving a masterpiece with an incredible and long-lasting record of success is a challenge that only Riva can accept and win, thanks to an aesthetic and technological development effort that achieves a perfect balance of past, present and future.  Riva 76’ Perseo Super is the exciting natural evolution of the 76 Perseo, which in recent years has become one of the sport-fly yachts best loved by owners around the world.  The first unit has already been sold and will sail with its owner during Summer 2021.  The result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, designer Mauro Micheli the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, she has a length overall of 76 feet.  Riva 76 Perseo has a sleek profile with over 40 square metres of glazed surfaces in the hull and superstructure. The exterior styling reprises and enhances the sporty look of the 76 Perseo, with the introduction of new style elements.  Worthy of note is the mahogany and polished stainless steel detailing, a technical and design feature that forms part of the Sarnico-based shipyard’s legacy and pays tribute here to the Riva tradition. One of the main functional design features on this fantastic boat is the glass roof with an opening forward section positioned over the lounge, letting light and fresh air into the space below.

June 27, 2020

New Model: Riva 88 Folgore

Splendid and dazzling as its name implies, Riva 88 Folgore immediately won the hearts and minds of those who saw it cut through the waves.  The most eagerly awaited vessel by Riva enthusiasts was launched on Monday, 25th May in La Spezia, where the production facility dedicated to the 76-to-110-foot models is based.  It is the first launch of a new Riva model at the time of Covid-19 and celebrates the non-stop activity of all shipyards, confirming Ferretti Group in its role as a tenacious and solid builder of dreams and emotions.  Riva 88 Folgore, the project of which was presented in January, perfectly complied with the deadline set for the construction time.  The new exterior design philosophy displays lines and elements inspired by the automotive world, combining luxury and sportiness.   In a happy balance between past and present, it combines the use of innovative materials like carbon with traditional stylistic elements such as mahogany inlays and steel decorations.  In the perspective of a design proposal that combines aesthetics and functionality, Riva 88 Folgore offers the owner a completely redesigned stern concept, with the garage door that swings open and can be positioned in two ways: parallel to the waterline, to become a beach club, and immersed, to allow the launch and landing of the tender. The cockpit, on the other hand, is a large space of 22 squared meters that features a huge sofa area with table and also a bar unit with electrically opening marble top.  Another interesting element of style is the glass hardtop located on the superstructure, which opens up and can be tilted toward both the stern and bow, to let in fresh air during navigation or when at anchor.  The interiors have also been extensively renewed in style, created using precious materials such as wood, steel, marble and glass. They feature a number of particulars, including the option of three different layouts for the master cabin.  The sleeping area is completed by a VIP cabin at the bow and two double cabins, each with its own bathroom.  The area reserved to the galley remains separate, with a dedicated entrance to guarantee maximum service privacy.  Like all the Riva masterpieces of recent history, the 88 Folgore is the result of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli along with Sergio Beretta, the Product Strategy Committee headed by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.92 m (88.4ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 22.12 m
Beam - 6.31 m
Draft - 1.97 m
Displacement - 70000 kg unloaded, 82000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 8000 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x 16V2000 M96 2435hp. M96L 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 36 knots max 30 knots cruise MTU 2435hp, 38 knots max 32 knots cruise MTU 2638hp
Project - Officina Italian Design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta

September 19, 2019

New Model: Riva 14.92 mt Dolceriva

The Riva Dolceriva was the surprise novelty at this years 2019 Cannes boat show by the Ferretti Group.  This is day slash sport cruiser re-invented, with a unique sophisticated design born from the since early nineties Riva designers Officina Italiana Design, the studio of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta.  That is over 25 years, of designing Riva, and Micheli and Berretta really have the pulse what the legendary brand and its unique sophistication mean.  The Dolceriva measures over fourteen meters and this is an open sport cruiser conceived to all intents and purposes to live life on board outside and inside in an absolute comfort, which aims to challenge the market with some unprecedented strengths. The exterior is spacious and an opening bathing platform doubles the beach area aft, while as center stage we have two sun-pads, an L-shaped dinette to port side, with a sofa and wet bar opposite, while forward we have a helm station and a companionway settee to port side.  Below is a lot of space for a single cabin forward with an L-shaped relaxing dinette and galley opposite. For the Dolceriva Micheli developed a new exterior pattern with a dividing space in between the shear line joining the hull window with the windscreen.  According to Ferretti Group we will see more of this in future Riva's and I really hope so as the design is actually unique giving a lot of equilibrium.  The Riva Dolveriva is powered by twin Volvo 800hp engines as standard with optional 1000hp units, and V-drive shaft line propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.92 m (48.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.7 m
Waterline Length - 12.8 m
Beam - 4.26 m
Draft - 1.48 m
Displacement - 21400 kg light, 24500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 310 l
Accommodation - two berths in one cabin, plus two in convertible dinette
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 35 knots max and 27 knots cruise with Volvo 800hp
Range - 230 nm at cruise
Project - Officina Italian Design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, Ferretti Group Engineering

May 18, 2019

New Model: Riva 50 Mt

A 50-meter-long dream is now a yacht of boundless beauty. Named “Race” by her owner, she was the star of a theatrical launch at the Riva Superyachts Division shipyard in Ancona.  Riva 50 mt realizes the dream of Carlo Riva who, in the 1960s and senties, driven by his brilliantly ambitious desire to exceed every limit, created the famous Caravelle and Atlantic series steel motor yachts of which Riva 50 mt is the worthy heir, with her peerless standards of aesthetics, style and innovation.  At 50 meters long and with a maximum beam of 9 meters, she offers an outstanding experience at sea, featuring comfort, elegance, care over detail and exceptional yacht building expertise. These are values that have made Riva a legend in the international yachting world. The masterpiece from Riva Superyachts Division is a cutting-edge work of naval engineering, bringing together the most advanced technological solutions and unmistakable styling to satisfy the refined tastes and demanding expectations of her Italian owner.  Majestic in her elegance, Riva 50 mt is a product of the partnership between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that designs the entire Riva range on an exclusive basis and the engineering team selected to design the new Riva super yachts with the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee.  This simply means that expectations are growing for the new Riva 50 mt, which will make its official debut in June against the spectacular backdrop of the Venice Boat Show, before going on to attend the Monaco Yacht Show 2019.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49 m (160.9ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.65 m
Displacement - 450,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 48500 l
Water Capacity - 12500 l
Engines - 2 x Mtu 8V4000 M63 1360hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max 14 knots cruise
Project - Officina Italiana Design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta

April 13, 2019

New Model: Riva 90 Argo

Riva super yacht series continues to grow and here we have the new 90 Argo, a model which today is the flybridge super yacht entry to the famed Sarnico boat builder world.  Designed as all Riva by Officina Italiana the new 90 Argo has a distinctively silhouette similar to that of the 100 Corsaro and the upcoming 110 Dolcevita models.  This is a family of three models which from 28 up to 33 meters take you to the World of raised pilot house and semi wide body design.  The 90 Argo also enters Riva in that new segment of the market where at ninety feet plus the hull length allows for it to be piloted by a standard yacht master licence.  Still unlike other competitors the Riva 90 Argo is not about offering five cabins, and indeed while still featuring a main deck stateroom down below it still features a luxurious three double guest cabin layout.  Like previous Riva before it the 90 Argo is about being that special to its owner and guests in luxury not about putting the higher number of cabins in its hull.  The Riva 90 Argo is standard powered by twin MTU 1948hp up to twin 2435hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.49 m (93.6ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 23.1 m
Beam - 6.50 m
Draft - 2.15 m
Displacement - 85000 kg unloaded, 98000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 8700 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Max Persons - 20
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M96L 1948hp, 16V 2000 M84 2218hp 16V 2000 M96 2435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max 22 knots cruise with MTU 1948hp, 30 knots max 26 knots cruise with MTU 2435hp
Range - 320 nm at 22 knots cruise
Project - Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group Engineering

September 26, 2018

New Model: Riva 66 Ribelle

With a crafted marketing campaign which started at the Miami boat show in February 2018 and teased design details as the stretched sloop stern and the topsides profile followed by the name Ribelle which translated means Rebel, the new Riva 66 was the rumor of speculation for change from the most famous and legendary of boat builders.  Will the Riva 66 Ribelle present new revolutions to the most iconic name in pleasure boat building.  Fast forward to seven months later and the unveiling at Cannes 2018 and the Riva 66 Ribelle is not the revolution we where led to believe, but more an evolution of the species, especially to the 76 Perseo which launched in 2015, and this new model following its sport bridge element in a smaller three meter size.  None the less do not be mistaken the 66 Ribelle is a very beautiful machine and possible one of the nicer designs to have appeared in Cannes 2018.  Mauro Micheli for his latest Riva creation as usual shows his mastery to integrate modern elements with classic inspiration, with the long fore-deck and low superstructure being important details of the Riva 66 Ribelle marvelous lines.  Coming to this it becomes noticeable that the Ribelle follows a theme of less obvious innovative elements, from the new Blue Sapphire hull color outside, to the choice and use of classic mahogany wood for the interior furnishings, matched with detailed contributions from Penelopeoggi and Mastrotto for the leathers, and Redaelli for bedding and pillows. As layout go the Riva 66 Ribelle presents a three double cabins interior with a galley located below, and a living on the main deck which opens up to the aft deck.  Interesting details is the important height of 2.05 meters for both the midships located owner stateroom and the living area of the main deck.  The Riva 66 Ribelle is powered by twin Man 1550hp engines which reach wide open throttle speeds up to 37 knots.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.54 m (67.4ft)
Hull Length - 20 m
Waterline Length - 16.9 m
Beam - 5.29 m
Draft - 1.80 m incl props
Displacement - 39.5 t unloaded, 46.5 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3800 l
Water Capacity - 710 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp V12
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 37 knots max 33 knots cruise
Range - 250 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - warped medium Vee with 14.5 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group Engineering
Certification - CE A, modules B + F + Aa (sound emissions)

April 21, 2018

New Model: Riva 110 Dolcevita

The first unit of the new Riva 110 Dolcevita was launched on Thursday 22 March in La Spezia, at the shipyard that manufactures the 76 and 110 foot models.  Riva 110 Dolcevita is huge from every point of view, its visual impact taking the breath away as does the incomparable combination of aesthetics and function, state-of-the-art technology and sea-faring experience.  Marked by an ultra-sporting profile and a design embellished by shaped glass windows and chrome inserts, it's the flagship of the fiberglass fleet. Among the most striking features, there's the large glass windows on the trim line with integrated portholes and, on deck, the single height glass window that runs the entire length of the living room with the glass framed by a stainless steel structure.  This new Riva 110 Dolcevita is once again the result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the design studio founded by Mauro Micheli with Sergio Beretta, the Strategic Product Committee chaired by engineer Piero Ferrari and the Engineering Department of the Ferretti Group.  This Riva is a continuation of the 70 Dolcevita which was a popular model in the line of the status symbol boat builder in around the start end of the nineties and the start of the new millennium years. Riva 110 Dolcevita will make its official début during an exclusive event to take place in Monte Carlo in May, the ideal place for the presentation of a yacht that is already legendary.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33.53 m (110ft)
Hull Length - 33.4 m
Waterline Length - 28.3 m
Beam - 7.27 m
Draft - 1.99 m
Displacement - 122000 kg unloaded, 142000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 14700 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M93L 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max 23 knots cruise
Range - 430 nm at fast cruise
Project - Officina Italian Design Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, Ferretti Engineering Department