Riva, one of the best renowned motorboat brand, successfully managed to renovate its image without betraying its long tradition with a new amazing model, the 11.88-metre Rivamare.
The new speedboat comes after legendary models such as Aquariva Super and Aquarama, and it perfectly combines their style and elegance with state-of-the-art technologies, great care for details, maximum comfort and generous spaces.
Mr. Alberto Galassi, Chief Executive Officer of the Ferretti Group, so commented the new model born in the recently renovated Riva’s facilities in Sarnico: “Rivamare is a leap into the future, forged in the Riva tradition: a motorboat born to be memorable.”
Rivamare is the product of the fruitful collaboration among Officina Italiana Design, headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who designed the entire Riva fleet, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and the Strategic Product Committee.
Sinuous and sleek lines make it look elegant and sporty at the same time: the boat’s profile is enhanced by a double-curved laminated crystal window and windscreen. The new model features a timeless look, reminiscent of the speedboats of the past, similar to the most recent coupés, such as 76’ Perseo.
Careful detailing inherited by previous models include side nighttime mooring lights fitted on the prow, a gloss varnished mahogany paneled deck with a central glass pane to increase natural lights in the interior spaces.
As for exterior spaces, the stern features an innovative luxury beach area: the hatch swings open to create an additional surface where two ergonomic sun pads can be located. The compartment on the starboard side may be enlarged to store a Seabob. The beach platform is completed by the fender bar, while the cockpit is furnished with a C-shaped sofa around the folding table. This space, featuring numerous technical and storage compartments, can be protected by a retractable bimini top.
Interior layout is designed around a luxurious open space consisting of a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living area in the bow that converts into a double bed. Two 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 elegant and functional kitchen has a Corian worktop, a sink, a refrigerator and a microwave oven, an ice maker can be added on request. Two skylights, in the kitchen and bathroom ceilings respectively, provide perfect air circulation. The dinette is dominated by a large sofa following the shape of the bow.
Rivamare is equipped with two D6 400 DPH Volvo Penta engines, generating 400 Mhp each at 3,500 rpm, allowing for a cruising speed of 31 knots and a maximum speed of 40 knots.
The integrated control system, inclusive of Joystick and docking mode functions, makes it easy to manoeuvre even in narrow waters. The trim control, provided by a stern drive and interceptor management system, includes the possibility of an advanced auto-trim function, which optimizes the trim while accelerating and steering, with combined action on the stern drives and interceptors.
To increase comfort, it is possible to install an air-conditioning system in the lower deck and helm station and, for the first time on a boat this size, a Seakeeper NG5 stabiliser to minimize rolling motion when at anchor.