Aluminium Alloy Riva 122' Mythos Unveiled
Published: Monday, 23 June 2014
The 122’ Mythos is the first yacht built by Riva in aluminium alloy.
Riva’s new flagship was constructed using over 35 tons of aluminium. At 37 metres in length, about 100,000 man-hours were required to build the vessel. Riva, previously known for their stunning wooden motor yachts, is now marking a new milestone in its history.
From mahogany to fibreglass, from fibreglass to aluminium, the Riva brand keeps evolving. The company now features 12 different models between 27 and 122 feet, including open, coupé, and flybridge yachts.
“We are both pleased and amazed,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO. “Every day I feel how important it is to meet the highly demanding task assigned to me by Weichai shareholders to take care and re-launch this leading brand of the world boating industry…Indeed, while Riva is an icon of made in Italy production, ingenious design, production excellence, and much appreciated style, from now on the 122’ Mythos will be its standard-bearer.”
The 122’ Mythos draws inspiration from the 86’ Domino whose main stylistic features have been taken up and revamped on this almost 38-metre long yacht.
The high-tech shaft drive propulsion system is fitted with an elastic freestanding gearbox to ensure maximum comfort and noise and vibration reduction. Propellers have been designed for utmost efficiency and outstanding performance in terms of both consumption and range.
The aluminium-planing hull can reach a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots.
The main materials used on this yacht include Canaletto walnut, in a light, soft shade, leather and chromium-plated steel, in line with Riva’s traditional style.
In the design of the Riva flagship, attention was given to environmental impact reduction. In fact, Mythos has been given a Green Plus class notation. The Green Plus class notation is granted to all vessels for which significant investments have been made in new design solutions, on board outfits and equipment, and in the adoption of procedures, which, in addition to meeting minimum international standards, contribute to improving a vessel’s environmental protection performance.
On Riva 122' Mythos environmentally friendly features include energy saving LED lighting, a focus on waste processing in compliance with an environmental protection plan and high-tech engines with low NOx emissions.