Riva superyacht concepts
Riva Yachts, whose Aquarama and Aquariva runabouts are world-renowned as the epitome of Italian style and construction, has announced plans for a new line of superyachts that will be built with steel hulls.
The first design is for a 164-footer, to be followed during the next few years by a 223-footer and other designs up to 328 feet long. These concepts are substantially larger than Riva’s current flagship, the 122 Mythos.
“Riva is ready to step into this market segment as a leader,” Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group, stated in a press release. “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, characterized by Riva’s unmistakable style.”
Each yacht will be custom in terms of fittings and interior decor, and Riva is promising “slender, streamlined and dynamic profiles” along with “a very sober, clean design.” Officina Italiana Design and Ferretti Group engineers, architects and designers will be available to owners as consultants.
The first 164-footer will be built in Ancona with a choice of twin Caterpillar C32 engines or twin MAN D2862 LE 466 engines, with both packages expected to produce a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 15 knots. Range will be 3,800 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Learn more at www.riva-yacht.com.