It would be a mistake, however, to believe that this Sport Riva was all glamour and that performance is not high on its list of priorities. It came as a pleasant surprise to find this yacht performing brilliantly at sea. Conditions off Monaco were challenging in the aftermath of a strong blow, with a confused sea made worse by refractions off the breakwater. The Sport Riva ride was smooth and fully controllable. The fine entry helps a great deal in the way that this yacht performs in waves; I felt we could run all day at 25 knots in these challenging conditions without feeling much discomfort. The performance figures are showing on the low side partly because of the difficult wave conditions and partly because one propeller needed changing after contact with debris; 34 knots should be attainable in good conditions.