Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The 58th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosted the world preview of the new Riva 90’, the third and latest addition to the new-generation Riva flybridge range.

90 Footer Riva Joins The Flybridge Fleet 1 

(Photo: Ferretti Group - Riva 90’)

It complements the Riva 100’ Corsaro and the Riva 110’ Dolcevita, which is set to be launched in early 2018.

The Riva 90’ is the result of a collaborative effort between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by designer Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, and the Group’s Engineering Department.

The new yacht emphasises on the exterior styling distinguished by a sleek profile and the generous use of glass for the hull-mounted windows, from the stern to the wide-body owner's suite on the main deck and on the raised pilothouse.

The stern area features Ferretti Group’s patented concealed stairway system, already installed on the new 56’ Rivale. The garage can accommodate a Williams 395 tender and a personal watercraft, which can be launched independently.

A choice of three engine configurations is available for the Riva 90’. Standard propulsion is a pair of MTU 12V 2000 M96L engines (1948 MHP each) for a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots.

Alternatively, owners can choose twin MTU 16V 2000 M84 engines (2218 MHP each) for a cruising speed of 24 knots and a maximum speed of 28 knots.

A third option, which is installed on the first unit, is a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines (2435 MHP each) for a cruising speed of 26 knots and a maximum speed of 30 knots (preliminary data).

The Riva 90’ will be equipped with underway and zero-speed stabilising fins as standard and, upon request, can also include Seakeeper gyro stabilisers.

“We decided we wanted a boat with a very strong appeal that would impress many different kinds of owners. We tried to create new spaces in line with the dimensions, using the same kind of reasoning we applied to the 100’ Corsaro and 110’ Dolcevita,” said Sergio Beretta, CEO of Officina Italiana Design.

“The result is that the Riva 90’ is a balanced boat and particularly consumer-oriented. It is ideal for owners that want to spend quality time with family and friends.

“However, because it is elegant and has a strong personality, it could equally tick the boxes for young owners who like big open spaces and convivial situations.”