But this new design from Riva shows that they can still go one better than the others. Starting from a niche market of building its classic wooden runabouts, Riva has built on this tradition with a judicious outpouring of late-modern classics. The yard moved into large motoryacht design some ten years ago as part of the revival of the fortunes of this most famous name in yacht building. With this new range of motoryachts they managed to maintain the magic of Riva, partly by clever design, partly by the use of exotic materials, but mainly by sticking to the accepted principals of good straightforward yacht design. While rivals went for the quick design fix, trying to gain appeal by shock tactics, Riva stayed with what they knew best and still worked wonders. Similarly, Riva already had established a grand style of motoryacht with the Opera 80, and now has stretched the design to 85 feet. From the outside the look is an extension of what they have already done but the inside is absolutely different, and entirely stunning. As you step on board this motoryacht you get a sense of theater. You can almost inhale the quality and you can certainly see it in the detailing as well as in the overall impact.