Riva Range In Steel Is Born
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
Riva announces its full custom line in steel. The series will begin with a 50-metre project, followed by a 68-metre yacht and will develop further over the next few years to include a range of crafts up to 100-metres long.
Between 1960s and 1970s Carlo Riva started to think big. His yacht division cooperated with Northern European shipyards and built Caravelle and Atlantic M/Y series. Riva then established a partnership with CRN, building six motoryachts exceeding 20 metres in the Marco Polo series. Two 90-foot and 100-foot Vespucci crafts were built between 1970 and 1978. Now Riva, a member of the Ferretti Group, is embarking on yet another adventure.
“Just over three months ago, again in Montecarlo, we celebrated the debut of the 122’ Mythos, the flagship of the brand and Riva's first yacht to be entirely built using a light alloy,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group's CEO. “Today is another extraordinary day, because Carlo Riva's idea to build large yachts is finally turning into reality. Riva is ready to step into this market segment as a leader. Thanks to the support of our shareholders, who are truly in love with this brand, and thanks to the efforts of the numerous teams involved in this project, we will be able to offer owners magnificent works of art cruising the seas, characterised by Riva's unmistakable style. From now on, everybody will immediately recognise a Riva creation not only when looking at an Iseo, an 86’ Domino or a 122’ Mythos, but also when admiring one of these new yachts-to be."
Riva’s new line will include displacement yachts fully customisable by the owner in terms of fittings and interior décor and will be characterised by a style that differs from Riva’s traditional lines. Every owner will have his own experience supported by Officina Italiana Design – the firm that designs the brand’s entire range – and by Ferretti Group’s engineers, architects and designers, as well as his own consultants.
The first 50-metre yacht by Riva will be built in the Group's shipyards in Ancona, Italy, which specialise in the construction of steel, aluminium and composite material yachts between 45- and 90-metres in length.
The 50-metre megayacht will be a displacement yacht with four decks, able to accommodate up to 12 guests and nine crewmembers. The aft area on the lower deck boasts a beach club with a cocktail bar and an indoor living room that can be extended outside using a collapsible door that turns into a swimming platform. The float-in garage can store a tender up to almost six metres, allowing for very easy launching and hauling.
The shipyard will propose several layout versions for the main deck and the upper deck, which may be arranged as living areas or include alternating lounge areas and stylishly furnished dining areas.
The 50-metre Riva may be equipped with two possible engines sets: two CAT C32 2100 rpm engines or two MAN D2862 LE 466 2100 rpm engines, predicted to be able to push the yacht to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The transatlantic range at a cruising speed of 11 knots will reach 3,800 nautical miles. Two zero speed stabilising fins will be installed to ensure maximum comfort and stability even when the yacht is at anchor.