Meet the Rivamare

Riva Yachts introduces a 39-footer with a thrill-inducing top speed of 40 knots.

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The Rivamare is available in a range of Riva colors, such as the popular London Grey.Courtesy Riva

This sexy new model from Italy is the 39-foot Rivamare from Riva Yachts. Designed in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group, the Rivamare has a distinctive double-curved window at the stateroom level. The windscreen is composed of five double-curved glass sections set within a stainless-steel frame, all of which bring light and views from the outside in.

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For overnight getaways: the Rivamare has a galley, head with separate shower, and space that converts to a double berth.Courtesy Riva

Unusual for a yacht in her size range, the Rivamare has what Riva is calling a beach club (a term borrowed from the superyacht world). A hatch with built-in mahogany steps swings open to create the space, which can accommodate two sun pads while also stowing water toys. With the optional underwater lights, the space can take on new life during the evening hours as well.

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Power plants: a pair of D6-400 DPH Volvo Penta sterndrives turn out a 31-knot cruising speed and a top end of 40 knots, according to Riva's preliminary data.Courtesy Riva

The designers used sports cars as their inspiration for the pilothouse, whose control panel is outfitted in carbon-fiber and technical fabric.

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The Rivamare has a full beam of 11.6 feet (3.5 meters).Courtesy Riva
Riva, Rivamare, Ferretti Group, Express and Flybridge Cruisers
Design features throughout the Rivamare include mahogany paneling, glass pane windows and stainless steel framing.Courtesy Riva