This new Riva is perfect for a holiday sheltered from the rain and heat. The gorgeous top with carbon fibre detailing that shelters the entire central relaxation areas from the sun and rain.
In addition to the hard top already mentioned, there is the brand-new exterior design developed by Officina Italiana Design, which has ushered in a new style philosophy for all Riva models; a perfectly optimised use of on-board spaces; and an exciting wealth of details.
Born from the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm led by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that has designed the entire Riva fleet for over 25 years, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, and the Product Strategy Committee, Dolceriva is 14.92 meters (48 ft) long with a full beam of 4.26 metres (14 ft).
The hull window design stems from a complex research process by Officina Italiana Design: generated by a black pencil stroke along the silver side of the yacht, it deftly ascends towards the deck. This intriguing stylistic solution has led to an original and innovative hull-deck coupling system: the aft area, totally freed from the fender bar, features a carbon-fibre air vent with a steel frame. Making this model even more special are some fascinating aesthetic touches, including the stunning windshield made with innovative spherical crystals and featuring a slight counter-curvature that is set to become a Riva hallmark.
The forward surface on the main deck sports the legendary high-gloss mahogany with its twenty coats of varnish, punctuated by a crystal section with a built-in skylight, which allows the the cabin below deck to receive plenty of natural sunlight. The exterior part in glossy mahogany features the classic white maple seams, which are instead absent from the perfectly uniform interiors. At the centre stands the chrome-plated aluminium alloy casing. This magnificent object with timeless appeal, completed by a mahogany mast flying the Riva pennant, is reminiscent of the fittings found on models of the past.
One of the great strengths and novelties of this open yacht makes an important contribution to liveability: the brand new hard top made from a carbon-vinyl ester hybrid composite material to ensure the lightweight, strength and stiffness needed to ensure that Dolceriva retains a sporty personality.
The hard top is designed to cover the entire external cockpit and helm station perfectly, with the possibility of closing off the entire area beneath using transparent awnings on either side, forward and even aft. Several sections of the hard top are made of steel not only to increase its strength, but also to enhance the structure and design. An air conditioning system can also be installed inside to create a liveable closed area even when the temperature outside is very high.
A steel and glass hatch provides access to a luxurious open space comprised of a dinette with a spacious sofa, a kitchen, and a bathroom with separate shower and closet. A 43-inch TV is installed on the starboard side bulwark. The spacious owner’s cabin is located forward, with a central bed, two walk-in closets and storage trunks. A second double cabin has two separable beds.
Dolceriva features a V-Drive shaft line propulsion system and mounts twin Volvo Penta D13 engines, each rated 1,000 mhp at 2,400 rpm (optional). In terms of performance, the model can reach a top speed of 40 knots, with a cruising speed of 35 knots.
The rounded stern pays homage to the iconic “Ariston” and “Tritone” models while also evoking the rear of a luxury sports car, transposing this automotive reference onto a fully maritime plane. The hatch, which features a structural bench when closed, swings open to reveal inbuilt mahogany steps as well as 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 fashion. With the hatch open, more steps appear, complete with two storage compartments which can be used to house the seabobs.
Beyond the two sun pads, separated by a central walkway, is the cockpit leading to the dinette located amidships, furnished with two large facing sofas and a folding steel and mahogany table seating up to eight people.
Last month, Riva unveiled the 68′ Diable, a new temptation from Riva.
This new project is an incomparable open yacht packed with sportiness, innovation and liveability. The prestigious forerunner of the new Riva 68’ Diable project is another remarkably beautiful open yacht: the Riva Diable, which was in turn based on the Riva Super America hull.