Rivamare | A new Icon by Riva
Founded in 1842, Riva are one of the best-known producers of luxury fiberglass yachts in the world; an accolade that is apparent in their latest model – Rivamare. The new Riva is a design icon that threatens to rewrite the rulebook of yacht design.
Born from the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, sole designers of the entire Riva fleet, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Strategic Product Committee, Rivamare is 11.88 metres (39 ft) long, with a full beam of 3.5 metres (11.6 ft).
Seductive and sporty, Rivamare is available in all the colours of the Riva range, including in stunning London Grey; the exclusive metallic version much-loved by Riva owners. The side view of the Rivamare reveals the striking angles of the keel and bow, as if the ready to fly across the water.
In keeping with the Riva tradition, fitted at the sides of the anchor and stainless steel prow is a pair of night-time mooring lights: just one of many details inspired by previous Riva models.
The boat’s profile has a distinctive double-curved laminated crystal window at the level of the cabin. The most eye-catching feature on the deck is the windscreen, consisting of 5 double-curved laminated crystal glass sections set in a stainless steel frame, fitted with a rail for the cockpit cover.
A striking feature at the centre of the deck is the casing in chrome plated aluminium alloy supporting the signal horn, yet another stylistic element inherited from the Sarnico boatyard tradition.
The hatch, with inbuilt mahogany steps, in fact swings open to reveal a large surface. Using the inclination of the stern and the level surface of the beach area, two specially designed ergonomic sun pads can be positioned over the hatch, offering the opportunity to experience the sea in a unique style. Upon request, the compartment on the starboard side can be enlarged in order to store a Seabob.
The beach platform is completed by the fender bar with a mahogany top. The stainless steel boarding ladder is housed beside the hatch. An underwater lighting system can be installed upon request. Past the two sundecks separated by a central walkway, lies the cockpit, furnished with a large C-shaped sofa set around the folding table in mahogany and stainless steel.
“The new [RIVAMARE] speedboat is the worthy successor of masterworks like Aquariva Super and, before that, Aquarama: it combines the style and charm of these legendary models with the most cutting edge technologies, and offers the greatest care for every detail, together with a level of comfort and spaces never seen before in boats of this size.”
~ Alberto Galassi, Chief Executive Officer, Ferretti Group.
The ‘pilothouse’ design draws inspiration from the driver’s cabin in sports cars: the entire control panel is in carbon fibre with the frame lined in technical fabric. In addition to two handle bars in polished stainless steel and mahogany, it is embellished by other rich details, including the name of the model and serial number, both in chrome plated steel.
In terms of the use of interior spaces, the engineers and designers have created a masterpiece: a luxurious open space consisting of a kitchen, a bathroom with separate shower, and a living area in the bow that converts into a double bed.
Moreover, two of the three steps leading down from the cockpit fold back towards the stern and align with the top step, so that the whole area can be used to the best advantage. The standard wood finish proposed by the boatyard is rift cut white veneer, but the first six boats have been realized in gloss varnished mahogany in order to celebrate this unique event.
Crockery, glasses and the coffee maker are stored in a tall cabinet with pullout mahogany shelves, positioned opposite the kitchen. Situated in the lower compartment is the boat’s electrical switchboard. The design of the dinette is dominated by a large sofa moulded around the shape of the bow. Stored inside a central locker is a pull-out board which turns it into a double bed. A TV can be installed on the bulkhead of the bow upon request. To complete the furnishings, it is possible to add an instant refrigerator for Magnum bottles, hidden by a top, while the double blind – daytime and blackout – provides a screen over the large skylight.
Wall cabinets with leather-lined doors complete the interior design of an elegant and functional kitchen including a Corian worktop, a sink, a refrigerator and a microwave oven; you’ll also be pleased to learn an icemaker can be added on request.