Riva Dolceriva For Sale

The low-hour, 48-foot Italian Riva express cruiser is for sale with Allied Marine.
Riva Dolceriva Epica
The Dolceriva Epica has a 40-knot top hop and accommodations to sleep four. Courtesy Allied Marine

The 48-foot Riva Dolceriva Epica, currently listed with Allied Marine, is for sale with a $1.9 million asking price. The 2021 build has only 175 hours on its Volvo Penta diesels, has a 40-knot top hop and two staterooms for cruising with family and friends.

The outside spaces aboard this yacht include two sun pads that flank the teak-sole cockpit. Immediately forward and to port is a four-person L-shaped settee and a table that folds out to create a larger dining space with the three-person bench sofa to starboard. The helm is forward and to starboard.

Riva Dolceriva Epica
This Riva Dolceriva has protected alfresco dining under the hardtop with an electro-hydraulic awning for added shade. Note the main-deck’s symmetrical layout and its uninterrupted flow. Courtesy Allied Marine

Stepping belowdecks, guests will find a lounge to port and the galley to starboard. The galley is equipped with Corian countertops, a concealed induction cooktop, a microwave oven and a refrigerator.

Forward of the galley and the lounge area is the forepeak owners’ stateroom, which has a double berth and bed frame in upholstered leather, a wooden nightstand, a wardrobe and stowage under the berth. Aft of the lounge area and down a few steps is the guest stateroom with two single berths. The owners’ head also doubles as Epica ’s day head.

Twin 1,000 hp Volvo Penta D13s give Epica a reported 40-knot top hop and a cruise speed of 35 knots.

Riva Dolceriva Epica
The yacht’s helm has an ergonomic setup where the single-lever controls and joystick easily fall under the hand and are within arm’s reach. The helm has clean sightlines too. Courtesy Allied Marine

Other notable features onboard this Riva Dolceriva include an acoustic alarm for water in bilge, an automatic pilot with rudder angle gauge interfaced with plotter/GPS, an electric bow thruster control panel, an electric steering system, an emergency activation/shutoff panel in “shut-down” unit (engines, generator and extractors shut down in the engine room) with cylinder status gauge, engine and reverse gear electronic controls, fiberglass sole with non-slip surface, a covered steering wheel, complete engine instrumentation, a magnetic compass, controls, alarms, a fire detection alarm in engine room, cabins and bow thruster locker, fuel filters water alarm, navigation lights panel with faulty lights test, emergency wipers control, bilge pumps control, portside storage, a VHF radio telephone with DSC and a 13.5kW 60Hz generator with soundproof box.

From the Yachting Archive: The Sweet Yacht: Riva Dolceriva

“Riva has had a long time to get it right. Founded over 177 years ago, and having collaborated with the same design team, Officina Italiana Design, for a quarter of a century, the Italian brand has winnowed down its vessels to the essence of elegance, style and performance. The 48-foot Dolceriva is the newest embodiment of that combination.

Riva Dolceriva Epica
The Riva Dolceriva’s two-stateroom layout includes this owners’ forepeak stateroom with en suite head. Courtesy Allied Marine

Riva says that this boat’s lines are meant to feel automotive—beefy and sleek—while the hullside windows coupled with an aggressively curved windshield keep the lines low profile for a sexy look at sea. The yacht’s exterior wood is high-gloss mahogany with 20 coats of varnish, punctuated by white maple seams. The result is a timeless look that cannot be confused with any other builder’s boats.” – Yachting, January 2020

Where is Epica located? The yacht is currently lying in Huntington, New York.

Take the next step: contact the listing agent, Thomas Knutson, 1 631-796-9098, Thomas.Knutson@AlliedMarine.com, alliedmarine.com

Quick Specifications:

  • Length Overall: 48’
  • Maximum Beam: 14’
  • Fuel Capacity: 475 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’10”