The Riva 76 Perseo recently made her U.S. debut, following a world debut at last autumn’s Cannes Yachting Festival. As with all Riva models, Ferretti Group’s engineering department designed the 76 in cooperation with Officina Italiana Design. The yacht incorporates some 430 square feet of glazed surfaces, including the side-window sections shown in the photograph at left. Note the way the gunwale dips amidships, ensuring that guests in the salon have the widest possible views out those main-deck windows to port (and starboard).
The windshield is also intended to maximize lines of sight, with a central stanchion supporting the wide glass sections forward. Designers also considered man-made views and glass inside: TVs “float” flush with mirrors in the guest staterooms. Standard power on the Riva 76 Perseo is 1,550 hp MAN V12 engines producing a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 32 knots. With the optional 1,800 hp MAN V12s, those speeds increase to 32 and 37 knots, respectively.