Riva Yachts in Italy says the first hull of the Riva 56′ Rivale Hard Top edition—an evolution from the open, express version—is now with its owner in American waters.
The Riva 56′ Rivale Hard Top follows production on the Dolceriva Hard Top, as Riva continues to grow its Open range of boats. Design is by the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, with designer Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
Carbon-fiber detailing is on the hard top, which is black and fixed. It covers the center section of the yacht, including relaxation areas. Optional air conditioning is built into the structure, and awnings can be added to cover the cockpit and forward lounge.
Exterior features on the yacht include a stern garage that houses a Williams Turbojet 325, a swim platform that submerges for easy guest entry into the water, and a sun pad at the bow.
Inside, there’s a glass skylight, a day head, and a galley to port with mirrored walls that conceal a TV. Three ensuite staterooms are belowdecks. (The third stateroom can be replaced with crew quarters.)
How fast is the 56′ Rivale Hard Top? According to Riva, top speed is 38 knots with a pair of optional 1,200-horsepower MANs; cruising speed is 34 knots.
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