The Silver Bullet

This Riva 52 Rivale is a 2014 model with low engine hours and high sex appeal.

January 11, 2016

Riva Rivale 52

The Rivale was developed to expand the family of retro designs that began with the Aquariva. Courtesy Riva

Sales broker Steve Moynihan at HMY Yachts has listed this 52-foot Riva Rivale for sale at an asking price of $1,699,000. She’s a “no-name,” but given her looks, we’ve taken to calling her the silver bullet—because we believe she’ll cure whatever ails you in a single shot.

The hours are low, just 203, on her twin 900-horsepower MAN D2848LE423 diesel engines. They generate a cruising speed of 34 knots and a top end of 37 knots, matching her sleek looks with sound performance. The balance of the MANs’ five-year manufacturer’s warranty is transferable to the new owner.

Given that this Riva is a 2014 build, her helm electronics are newer. They include Simrad radar with AIS, color sounder/depthfinder and combination radar/GPS/VHF radio.


Also noteworthy: the power Bimini top with enclosure will keep you cool when the sun gets hot.

View the full listing: it’s at


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