Riva 88’ Folgore (“Lightning”) is the first new model launched by the Riva Shipyard in 2020.
Lightning bolt: the fabulous Riva 88′ Folgore is ready to electrify the yachting scene.
The most eagerly awaited vessel by Riva boating enthusiasts was launched on Monday, 25th May in La Spezia, where the production facility dedicated to the 76-to-110-foot models is based.
It is the first launch of a new Riva model at the time of Covid-19 and celebrates the non- stop activity of all shipyards, Like all the Riva boats of recent history, the Riva 88’ Folgore is the result of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli along with Sergio Beretta, the Product Strategy Committee headed by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
“Riva 88’ Folgore looks like a vessel just back from a journey into the future: She is a dazzling flash of style, she is strength, she is performance, she is innovation,” commented Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “The launch of the first new model in 2020 represents a new Renaissance for the Ferretti Group, which restarts from Riva, brand becoming more and more a contemporary myth,the essence of Made in Italy and a tangible sign of a Country that starts again.”
The new exterior design philosophy displays lines and elements inspired by the automotive world, combining luxury and sportiness. Riva’s lightning combines innovative materials like carbon with traditional stylistic elements such as mahogany inlays and steel decorations.
Riva 88’ Folgore luxury boat offers the owner a completely reconceived stern concept, with the garage door that swings open and can be positioned in two ways: parallel to the waterline, to take advantage of a 6m22 beach club, and immersed, to allow the launch and landing of the tender.
The cockpit, on the other hand, is a large space of 22 m2 that features a huge sofa area with table and also a bar unit with electrically opening marble top. Another interesting element of style is the glass hardtop located on the superstructure, which opens up and can be tilted toward both the stern and bow, to let in fresh air during navigation or when at anchor.
The interiors feature wood, steel, marble and glass. The sleeping area is completed by a VIP cabin at the bow and two double cabins, each with its own bathroom. The area reserved to the galley remains separate, with a dedicated entrance to guarantee maximum service privacy.