Riva 76 Coupé Is Born
Published: Monday, 27 April 2015
Riva announces the new Riva 76’ coupé, already under construction in the Ferretti Group plant in La Spezia.
Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi attended the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), where he discussed many things with Asia-Pacific Boating magazine including the new Riva 76 Coupé under construction at the Ferretti Group shipyard in La Spezia. The new 75.5-foot Riva creation will make its debut at the Ferretti Group Première event in Monte Carlo in May, then at the Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 8-13.
At Riva, coupé means sporty and stylish, bound to be a success. This project preserves the family feeling with the other models in the brand’s sporty range, and joins other masterpieces in Riva’s recent production: the Ego Super, the Domino, and the 122’ Mythos.
“I always feel a deep feeling pride and sense of responsibility when a new Riva yacht comes to life,” says Ferretti Group’s CEO, Alberto Galassi. “The teams involved in the development of these projects are indeed living the challenging and fantastic experience of creating something unique and innovative while remaining faithful to the 173-year heritage of Riva.”
The Riva 76 stems from the cooperation between Mauro Micheli, Co-founder, with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design (the firm that exclusively designs the entire Riva range), Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, and the Group’s Engineering department.
The first hull boasts a new shade of metal silver, “Moon Grey”, which is the dominating colour, found both in the hull and in most of the superstructure. In this model, it is combined with Riva’s classical dark shade, “Bright Black,” which has been skilfully used to better define the stylish shapes and volumes designed by OID. The sporty look is further highlighted by the over 40 square metres of glazed surfaces.
The spacious sun deck harmonises with the aerodynamic design and ensures privacy and relaxation, besides allowing to pilot the craft from a privileged position.
The aft area has been conceived to ensure comfort for the guests and user-friendliness for the crew. The transom (except for a small area to starboard that is fixed in order to exploit this section at best) slides down to be entirely submerged and turn into an underwater area where guests can relax, and which can be used as a safe platform to come out of the water.
All mooring equipment has been concealed. This clever solution aims at preserving the elegant shapes without reducing the simplicity of technical manoeuvres, while maximising ergonomic features, especially in the aft area.
The main deck is an almost six-metre open space flooded by natural light that welcomes guests onboard the Riva 76. Walking past the sliding glazed door that ensures perfect continuity between the interiors and the cockpit, together with the up-and-over window, a furniture unit extends on the port side up to halfway through the saloon, where the TV features an electric lifting system and the audio and video appliances. Further, near the lowered section of the gunwale, is the dining area seating eight people, with an L-shaped sofa, a glass table and four Poltrona Frau chairs.
The Riva 76 features three cabins with private head each. The cabins, all featuring similar décor elements, are pervaded by skilful material and colour combinations, as well as strategic solutions: the TV set, for instance, has been installed flush with a series of mirrors that line the wall, where it seems to be “floating”, thereby minimising its aesthetic impact. Wardrobe doors are mirrored too.
Great care has been devoted to soundproofing the cabins. All walls forward and aft of the master stateroom feature an additional insulation, ensuring maximum comfort and dampening the sounds coming from other areas. The fuel tank is installed crosswise between Owner’s area and the crew quarters, ensuring additional soundproofing.
The new coupé ensures excellent performance in line with all the other successful models in this brand’s range. The Riva 76 comes with two V-drive MAN V12, 1,550mph engines, which allow it to reach a maximum speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots.
The owner can also choose more powerful engines, i.e. two MAN V12, 1.800mhp each, that will push the yacht to a maximum speed of 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots (preliminary data).