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Riva Yacht’s Boutique Unveils New Products

  • By Kim Kavin
  • May 26, 2022

Riva's Trunk

Riva , which has been launching boats in Italy since 1842, continues to broaden its brand with numerous products and experiences that fans can enjoy, separate from the exhilaration of spending a day out on the water aboard a Riva-built yacht.

New this year, for instance, is a Riva Privée that recently opened at the Cristallo, which is a luxury resort and spa in Italy. The temporary space will be open to guests at the resort’s Stube 1872 restaurant, where the chef has created a specialty Riva menu that highlights flavors evocative of the sea.

Riva Boutique products

For fans of the Riva brand who can’t make it to Italy this summer to enjoy a taste or cruise, there is the Riva Boutique , which is accessible online. This shop for all things Riva has grown into a sizable store with offerings now available in multiple departments, including clothing, accessories, furniture and collectibles. 

Riva’s products are intended to suit all kinds of tastes, from pocket knives to cashmere hats to toys for the kids. Visitors to the online store will also find pillows, beach towels, sushi sets, coin trays, polo shirts, scarves, robes, bathing suits, lamps, tables, chairs and more. Serious collectors can choose a bronze fountain pen ($1,666) or metal scale models of some of the most popular boat models Riva has launched throughout the shipyard’s history.

Riva’s Pocket Knife

Riva makes two versions of its pocket knife: the Aquarama (seen here), with a classic wooden handle, or “hull,” and the Rivamare, whose handle has the kind of silver finish seen on some of the builder’s newer boats. The handles have different shapes, just like the boat hulls, and, when the knives are open, they look like boats underway. The two are sold in a set ($1,212). 

Riva’s Leather Backgammon

This leather Backgammon set ($5,050) is made with mahogany, maple, steel and leather—all materials that can be found aboard Riva yachts. A Mambo fabric set ($2,828) is also available.

Riva’s Mareminerale Fragrance Diffuser

The Mareminerale fragrance diffuser ($133) is a way to bring home the scent of dawn over the sea, making just about any place reminiscent of a walk along the shoreline. 

Riva’s Cashmere Hat

Riva worked with Italy’s Borgo Cashmere to create this hat ($222), which is inspired by the classic sailor’s wool cap. Note the Riva logo in chrome-plated metal.

Riva’s Atmosphere Set

This balancing holder Atmosphere set($338) can hold and tilt either the Riva diffuser or candle ($66), both created by Culti Milano for the Riva home collection.  

Riva’s Toy Set

This is just one boat in the four-piece Riva toy set ($515), which includes an Aquarama, an Aquariva, a Rivarama, and a toy truck to deliver any of them to the water. 

Riva’s Trunk

Built of grooved mahogany, the Riva trunk (price on request) can be used to store footwear, towels or whatever owners want aboard a yacht, in a home foyer or elsewhere.

Riva is working with other Italian-based brands, such as Borgo Cashmere and Culti Milano, to bring ever more products to market. They all share the styling that boaters will recognize aboard any Riva yacht, with colors and materials that can blend in aboard or bring a slice of the sea into various parts of a home ashore.  

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Riva destinations:, experience the elegance and class of a yachting legend in the most stylish locations..

Each Riva Lounge, Privée and Deck is an instantly recognisable place, and not only for yachting connoisseurs. The sheer class that these venues exude has always been the hallmark of Riva’s design heritage.

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The emblematic 1950s Dolce Vita style and the exquisite details from the sparkling chrome to the steel and lacquered mahogany captivate the eye, evoking the glamour and the iconic yachts of the world’s most famous boatyard. All the personalised furnishings, like the Aquariva lamp or the Aquarama tables and chairs, are imbued with the spirit of the craft. So you can run your fingertips over the fine woods and materials that Riva has used for nearly two centuries to create the yachts that celebrities and stars have long sought and adored. And each Riva Lounge, Privée and Deck has a corner dedicated to the Riva Brand Experience collection, also available for purchase at

The Riva Destination concept – to make the magic of the Riva legend come alive beyond the nautical arena – was crowned the winning Retail Marketing Initiative at the Boat Builder Awards 2019.

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The Riva Lounge at Yacht Club de Monaco

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The exclusive Riva Aquarama lounge graces the top floor of Sir Norman Foster’s masterly new Monaco Yacht Club. Only Riva has the honour of a location within the world’s most illustrious yacht club. A favoured haunt for the international jet set, the Riva Aquarama lounge is also a much-coveted berth during the Formula 1 GP.

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The Riva Lounge at the Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Opatija is a destination with a hypnotically beautiful setting by a crystalline sea, and the Riva Lounge is an elegant setting to relax in there with a long drink and a breathtaking view. The Ikador Hotel also offers an exclusive private boat service in a fabulous Aquariva Super.

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The Riva Lounge at the Riva boatyard

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A spellbinding lounge in a place steeped in legend and charm: the historic Sarnico yard on Lake Iseo. This is where Riva’s epic story began back in 1842, and this is where you can admire Carlo Riva’s futuristic office – “The Bridge” – thrusting out over the water like a majestic ship.

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The Riva Lounge at Gritti Palace

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The magnificent Riva Lounge on the terrace of the Gritti Palace in Venice is renowned for its superb hospitality. The Riva décor creates an enchanting atmosphere to match the breathtaking view over the Grand Canal to Santa Maria della Salute basilica. The marvellous “Il Doge” – the beautiful Aquariva Super moored outside – is at guests’ disposal to add a supremely exclusive finishing touch to the Riva Brand Experience in Venice.

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Riva Privée Daní Maison

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Set in the exotic atmosphere of a garden scattered with unique artworks and the typical symbols of the local culture, this Riva Privée is a dreamy destination. Yachting tradition at its most authentic, meticulous attention to detail, and the timeless elegance of Riva style are the perfect fit for the culinary excellence and peerless hospitality of Daní Maison, the time-honoured Ischian family home of Chef Di Costanzo transformed into a place to meet and socialise characterised by the welcoming spirit for which the Naples area is famous.

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The Riva Privée at Splash Bistrot

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An unmissable port of call for those seeking an elite luxury experience in one of the world’s most romantic cities. The bohemian allure suffusing the Île de France is a perfect match for Riva’s heritage and pedigree in a stunningly original Riva Brand Experience. An Aquariva Super is on hand for guests to ease up the Seine to discover the French capital from one very special viewpoint.

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The Riva Café in Naples is the brand’s first establishment under this name. Created in partnership with Oscar Leonessa’s Caffettuccio, it is sure to delight with its décor, its elegant class and its sprinkling of Riva style, the emblem of an incomparable heritage. Here you can savour one of the best cups of coffee in town accompanied by some heavenly pastries or explore a tempting selection of superior whiskies and wines. This is a place made for unforgettable moments.

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Riva Private Deck Yacht Club Eriolario, Matteri

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The Eriolario Yacht Club has always been the go-to destination for Riva owners on Lake Como. That’s because it’s an exclusive landing point immersed in verdant nature where boats meet their natural element: water. The Riva Private Deck at the Eriolario Yacht Club aims to bring together Riva owners and enthusiasts by creating a meeting place on one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, where Riva boats can be hired to enjoy the Riva Yacht. Experience to the full.

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Riva Privée at the Jeddah Yacht Club

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A spectacular view out over crystal clear waters, in the background a dream location that attracts the international jet set and, all around, unmistakable design elements in mahogany and mirror-polished steel with aquamarine detailing. Is it a Riva? It’s a Riva Destination.

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Allied Marine is the exclusive US dealer for new Riva Yachts for sale. Browse current-year models as well as preorder reservations for yachts scheduled to be built in 2022 and 2023. View all Riva Yachts for Sale . Allied Marine strives to educate prospective buyers on the world-class quality and performance of our new Riva yachts for sale. Learn more about the incredible origins of the Riva brand below. 

A FAMILY LEGACY SINCE 1842 In 1842 in Laglio, Italy, on the banks of Lake Como, a visiting fisherman admired young Pietro Riva’s skill in boat repair. He invited Pietro to Sarnico, Italy to repair two of the fisherman’s own damaged boats. This is the humble birth of what would become Riva’s legendary history.

Soon Pietro started building fishing boats in addition to repairing them. He also married and built a family. His son, Ernesto Riva, learned the trade and became a skilled carpenter, but Ernesto saw motorboats as the future, not fishing boats.

MOTORBOATS AND SPEEDBOAT RACING EMERGE In 1881 Ernesto began his own family, and in the meantime was commissioned to build the first motorboat. Its success encouraged him to design and build motorboats of his own, some of which were used to transport tourists to Montisola, the largest lake island in Europe.

When Ernesto was killed in a boatyard accident in 1907, his son, Serafino Riva, stepped in to run the family business. Aware of the technology and attitude shifts occurring after the turn of the century, Serafino devoted his time to building leisure craft instead of his father’s transport boats. European inboard engines and outboard engines from the United States revolutionized the construction of boats, and Serafino decided to dedicate the company's new Riva yachts for sale to the new sport of motorboat racing.

Serafino showcased Riva’s excellent performance, which convinced the most famous pilots of the time to drive Rivas in the speedboat races. The races, which were rapidly gaining in popularity, became an excellent way to promote leisure boats in general, even outside of the racing region. In fact, in 1928, Riva participated in Milan’s first Nautical Exhibition. Riva was part of virtually all motorboat events held between 1931 and 1939, the year when racing activities were suspended in Italy.

THE FAMOUS RIVA RUNABOUT In the mid-1930s, the world’s most famous mahogany runabout (still instantly recognizable today) was designed and built by Riva. Production of these yachts was never interrupted, even when demand declined during the Second World War.

After the war, Riva designed and popularized more speedboats, such as the “Sea Spider” which evolved into the “ Corsaro . ” The new sport of water skiing became popular, and of course, Riva yachts were right there, meeting the needs of water skiers throughout the Mediterranean .

ENTERING THE MODERN ERA In 1949, Carlo Riva purchased the yard from his father, Serafino. In 1956, Carlo began a decades-long collaboration working with Giorgio Barilani, a boat designer and architect exclusive to Riva.

By the late 1960s, Riva boats became synonymous with the rich and famous. Owning a Riva was a sign of style and elegance. In Saint-Tropez, actors, actresses, heirs, and heiresses partied onboard these stylish yachts all night long. Sophia Loren purchased at least two Riva yachts, and Rivas were frequently showing up in the movies. Because of their timeless design and top-quality material choices, Riva yachts became instant classics that still hold their prestige more than six decades later.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES In 1991, the last Riva family member to work at the company left shortly after Rolls Royce purchased 100 percent of Riva's shares. But in 2000, Riva became Italian-owned once again when the Ferretti Group acquired the yard.

Ferretti relaunched the product and the brand, with a primary focus once again on what made Riva great: Quality, design, and style.

As part of the Ferretti Group, Allied Marine is proud to be the exclusive dealer for all new Riva Yachts for sale along the East Coast in the United States.


RIVA ISEO The Riva mystique lives on in her name, but this refined 27-foot runabout is more modern and current than ever before. While her lines and design are as smooth and sensuous as ever, in typical Riva flair, Iseo can also claim some of the most cutting-edge technologies. The end product is a blend of history and innovation that will enchant everyone who encounters her. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva ISEO for sale here .

RIVA 33' AQUARIVA SUPER The Aquariva Super was designed to carry on the legend's narrative, and she has always done it in style. She has been designated as the heir to the renowned Aquarama, and she keeps all her forefather's timeless charm while adding a new modern touch with her cutting-edge high-tech trappings. The fine fittings and details provide unrivaled comfort with absolute elegance, resulting in a cruising experience of stunning uniqueness. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva Aquariva for sale here .

RIVA ANNIVERSARIO It’s an Aquariva, it’s an Aquarama, its history transformed into future and beauty: Riva Anniversario is an incredible combination of details and inspiration drawn from both these boats. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva Anniversario for sale here .

RIVA 38' RIVAMARE Rivamare is a jewel in the Riva crown that shines alongside other yachting masterworks in the brand’s oeuvre, like Aquariva Super and Aquarama. With her sinuous, flowing lines, this feat of engineering and style is a fusion of legend, modernity, and sheer class – a seductive, sporty motorboat that charms from the very first glance. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Rivamare for sale here .

RIVA 48' DOLCERIVA There are boats that tell a familiar tale, and then there are boats that write a totally new one, such as the Dolceriva, whose fundamentally rethought design and aesthetic usher in a new chapter for the old Sarnico yard. Riva's most recent inspired innovation is a 48' open yacht designed for a luxurious on-board lifestyle. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Dolceriva for sale here .

RIVA 56’ RIVALE Rivale, at 56', is an unrivaled open cruiser of immaculate vigor and sporting flair, thanks to certain unique and creative design characteristics. Peerless creativity, masterful workmanship, and cutting-edge technology combine to create a boat that quickly bowls over all comers. She is ideal for seaside vacations and memorable day excursions to experience the Riva legend. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse 56’ Rivale for sale here .

RIVA 66’ RIBELLE The 66' Ribelle’s brazen, rebellious nature is obvious from her name, but that's only the beginning. This gorgeous yacht is anything but average, combining exceptional design with the enjoyment and comfort of a variety of smart on-board amenities. The 66' Ribelle, the Sarnico yard's premier open cruiser, reflects the Riva spirit in her own distinctive manner, with a thrilling combination of technology and elegance. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse 66’ Ribelle for sale here .

RIVA 68’ DIABLE A sleek profile and stylish details infuse this trendsetting yacht with a fashion-driven spirit. Riva 68’ Diable sets the bar as the must-have open yacht, an incredible boat that tempts and beguiles, asking “what is it that you truly desire?” Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse 68’ Diable for sale here .

RIVA 76' BAHAMAS SUPER The name Bahamas has long been associated with the Riva family. It recalls the exotic splendor of beautiful islands to be explored onboard your dream boat. This was the motivation for the 76' Bahamas, the world's second convertible yacht, a magnificent motorboat that combines the attraction of classic design with the refined delights of cutting-edge technology.

It's no wonder that this quick, sleek, super-high-tech, seductive open sportfly yacht is coveted by so many owners. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse 76’ Bahamas for sale here .

RIVA 76' PERSEO SUPER Heir to and evolution of the multiple award-winning 76’ Perseo Super, the best-loved Riva sport-fly of recent years proposes new aesthetic solutions combined with unprecedented functional design features, achieving excellence in terms of onboard livability and performance

It's no wonder that this quick, sleek, super-high-tech, seductive open sportfly yacht is coveted by so many owners. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse 76’ Perseo Super for sale here .

RIVA 88' DOMINO SUPER The meticulous design process of the Riva 88 Domino Super led to many innovative features, both functional and aesthetic. Her aerodynamic profile is enhanced by the dark “London Grey” hull and the lighter “Regal Silver” of the superstructure.

The sun deck enhances the sportiness of the craft. The open-air control station at the center of the boat is compact and features a roomy, comfortable sofa forward. The single large window on the hull produces a strong sense of dynamism and radiance, with its very bold design pointing like an arrow from the middle of the boat through to the foredeck. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 88' Domino Super for sale here .

RIVA 88' FOLGORE This blaze of spectacular flair, this enticing thunderbolt, is set to attract Riva legend owners and devotees all around the world. The Riva 88' Folgore is a new sportfly with a twist: powerful and innovative, with an almost sci-fi elegance, this is a yacht designed to stun. Her design's magnetic attractiveness is based on the notion of combining modern materials like carbon with traditional aesthetic characteristics like mahogany inlay and ornate steel.

The 88' Folgore, like all of Riva's recent masterpieces, is the result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design (the firm formed by Mauro Micheli with Sergio Beretta), the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 88' Folgore for sale here .

RIVA 88' FLORIDA Even perfection may evolve. The 88' Florida exemplifies this concept, rewriting the code of yachting once more for a sailing experience unlike any other. Her sporty, sinuous forms embrace a double personality, as her coupé and open-cruiser personas swap places thanks to the proprietary patented Convertible Top system inherited from the fast car sector.

Her distinct aesthetic, the result of designer Mauro Micheli's creative imagination, blends flawlessly with cutting-edge nautical technology. What more could you want in a yacht than elegance, inventiveness, and élan combined with power and speed, all with the unmistakable Riva hallmark? Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 88' Florida for sale here .

RIVA 90' ARGO The 90' Argo is a one-of-a-kind example of Riva's new generation of flybridges. This masterpiece of magnetic beauty is a matchless star in the worldwide yachting constellation, with a futuristic design, a name that invokes mythology, and a superlative variety of high-tech on-board solutions.

Her instantly identifiable, forward-thinking design, distinguished by fluid, athletic lines, provides her with a free-flowing, powerful profile that attracts the eye to a captivating effect. The wide areas combine the recognizable Riva style with contributions from the most famous names in Italian interior design, resulting in a spectacular victory of elegance and comfort. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 90' Argo for sale here .



RIVA 102' CORSARO SUPER The new Riva 102' Corsaro Super flybridge yacht is a stunningly attractive redesigned successor to the 100' Corsaro. The new Corsaro Super has even more astonishing dimensions, with unparalleled uniqueness and class: 102 feet of grandeur and fresh style accents that breathe life into an exceptional masterpiece of yacht design, poised to make a spectacular mark in the history of the flybridge line.

Both the superstructure and the hull have been fully redesigned based on a modern sport philosophy that views direct touch with the water as the ultimate pleasure of sailing. The new Corsaro Super measures 102' (31 meters) overall and has a beam of over 23'. (7 meters).

New dimensions and efficient places transform how passengers spend their time on board. The guiding principles behind all the new features are functionality, maximum livability, and ever more direct contact with the water, such as the option to install special gunwales that swing out on either side of the main deck to create exclusive terraces with a panoramic view, increasing the volume of the external walkways without affecting the vessel's elegant profile.

The stern section on the main deck has been completely redesigned to include a 35-square-meter beach club dedicated to conviviality and comfort. There are three decks and five staterooms on the vessel. Speak to a Riva Yacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 102' Corsaro Superyacht for sale here .

RIVA 110' DOLCEVITA Riva's new fiberglass flagship, 110' Dolcevita, is the newest beauty to adorn the redesigned flybridge fleet. Majestic like the work of art she is, as sparkling as the most spectacular time in contemporary history.

This maritime masterpiece is a flybridge of unlimited beauty, the result of a partnership between Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group Engineering department. She is a magnificent invention in every way: for her spectacular visual effect, for her unparalleled balance of aesthetics, luxury, and high technology, and for the premium cruising experience she provides. Speak to a Riva Superyacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 110' Dolcevita Superyacht for sale here .

RIVA 130' BELLISSIMA PROJECT The design, as with all Rivas since 1991, is from Officina Italiana of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta. She promises a class-leading capacity, and a classic elegant style synonymous with the Riva brand.

The new 130’ Bellissima superyacht will accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, all of which will be unequaled in terms of comfort, elegance, and luxury. Speak to a Riva Superyacht Sales Specialist for details or browse Riva 130' Bellissima Project Superyacht for sale here .

RIVA 50METRI Riva 50METRI turns Carlo Riva’s dream into reality. Driven by an inspired ambition to break new ground, he created the great steel motor yachts in the celebrated Caravelle and Atlantic series during the ’60s and ’70s. His concept of experiencing the sea and the open-air life to the full achieves its finest expression yet in the new flagship. 

All the design decisions blend functionality and aesthetics to perfection, for optimum livability in every outdoor space and an interrupted panorama towards the coast or horizon. Riva 50METRI reflects and even enhances the brand’s aesthetic prestige and hallmark style, giving her owner a cruising experience with supreme standards of comfort and total peace of mind. Speak to a Riva Superyacht Sales Specialist for details or browse the Riva 50Metri Superyacht for sale here .

RIVA 54METRI PROJECT Discover Riva 54METRI Project, a spirit akin to the legendary Riva boat fleet. Riva range expresses the soul of this legendary brand to sublime effect. Now with Superyachts Division, you can make a Riva truly yours. Speak to a Riva Superyacht Sales Specialist for details or browse the Riva 54Metri Superyacht for sale here .








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Reinventing Iconic: On Board the Riva 110 Dolcevita

Iconic style on a larger scale – Riva brings the feel of its famous runabouts to its 33.5-metre superyacht. Risa Merl learns how...

Since Brigitte Bardot was first spotted on board her Riva Super Florida Nounours off Saint-Tropez in the 1960s, the Riva brand has been synonymous with glamour, speed and classic good looks. It’s a heady combination that has earned the Italian builder a loyal fan base. Vintage Rivas are so legendary, in fact, they are some of the few yachts to increase in value as they age – the last wooden-hulled Aquarama to be built was sold at auction for $975,000 (£763,000) nearly 40 years after its launch.

The question was, as Riva moved into building fibreglass motor yachts in the 2000s, could the style, grace – and success – of a classic Riva ever be replicated on a larger scale? The builder’s latest fibreglass flagship, the 33.5 metre 110' Dolcevita, is specifically designed in the hopes of answering this query with a resounding yes.

“Bringing the iconic Riva styling into a larger boat was the target since the beginning of the project,” says Giordano Pellacani, head of sales and marketing at Riva, under the Ferretti Group umbrella. “If you look at the previous [large] Riva models, they were not exactly in that style.” The Dolcevita is a step up from the 29.9 metre Corsaro model that, while good-looking in its own right, did not carry forward the trademark Riva styling to the same extent that the Dolcevita aims to.

Riva embarked on a thorough review and development process, spending twice as long in the planning phase as they usually would on a project. “We interviewed many customers and found they wanted something that reminded them of smaller Rivas, with attention poured into our classic details – but on a megayacht,” Pellacani says, referring to Riva’s trademark use of mahogany wood, gleaming stainless steel and rich leathers. These features loom large on the Dolcevita, but with a modern twist. The team at Officina Italiana Design – the exclusive designer of Rivas since 1994 – was inspired by classic Rivas but was careful not to create a retro boat. The new Dolcevita had to perfectly balance modern styling with the timeless luxury that clients associate with Riva.

“Riva design centres around clean, spare lines, resulting in elegant boats,” says the CEO of Officina Italiana Design , Sergio Beretta. “The 110' Dolcevita is in the spirit of Riva tradition. The lines are clean and elegant, including throughout the model’s interior, where the style was personalised to suit the owner’s requirements.” With an integrated flybridge and a silver-grey paint job, the 110' Dolcevita has a sporty look. Gaze closer, however, and you’ll notice sinuous exterior lines that are detailed yet well-balanced, providing just enough handsome Riva styling while meeting the design team’s maxim that less is more. The black windows on the main deck form a continuous band, a feature that defines the exterior but is best appreciated from inside, where such glazing allows for 270-degree views.

“The saloon has unusual windows that run for most of the yacht’s profile, creating a sense of visual space and breadth aft because there is no structure,” says Mauro Micheli, chief designer of Officina Italiana. “From an engineering point of view, it was an interesting challenge. The idea was, how can we give something to owners that no one else has in this size range? You might see windows like this on a much larger yacht, like Vava 2 or Musashi . But how could we create this atmosphere on a smaller yacht? When we told the engineers what we wanted, they said, ‘You’re crazy’.”

To conjure up an open feeling reminiscent of a Riva runabout inside a superyacht was no small feat. Riva’s engineers devised a “spider structure” that allowed for huge windows supported by minuscule mullions. Four transversal and four longitudinal pieces of stainless steel combine to make a frame that is attached to the hull, supporting the stress of the yacht and connecting the hull and superstructure. The result is what Pellacani calls “the crystal palace” – a light-filled interior with seamless windows, remarkable indoor-outdoor continuity and panoramic views.

The abundance of glass lets in massive amounts of light to the wood-filled interior, illuminating the high-gloss joinery. “We used a lot of wood, as per Riva tradition, but in this case we went for rosewood,” Micheli says. Rosewood is similar to mahogany, but has darker veining and a dense grain that makes it very durable, and the wood takes a polish well.

For 70 per cent of its boats built these days, Riva uses pre-engineered woods to avoid mistakes, knots or misalignments showing in the veneer. “For Dolcevita, we opted to use real wood and keep the defects in, we wanted to see them, then apply our love of detailing,” Pellacani says. “We use more material this way – because sometimes you need quite a big piece for the furniture – which is reflected in the price point.”

The wood is refined by a team of in-house carpenters, the same craftsmen who work on smaller Rivas. Real wood, in all its natural glory and coated in gleaming varnish, certainly elicits the richness of a classic Riva launch. Deckheads are raised and the ceiling inset with shining rosewood, which gives a warmth to the spacious saloon.

To complement the light-reflecting rosewood, Officina Italiana Design brought in a pale-grey matte finish for the walls, which matches the light grey sofa. The interior has an understated elegance. Classic nautical materials combine with modern furnishings, such as the glass dining room table paired with leather and stainless-steel chairs. “There are a lot of details in leather and stainless steel that is the leitmotif for the interior and exterior,” Micheli says. The Riva branding is signalled in this and in more literal detailing, like the curved silver door handles imprinted with a Riva logo.

Nine Dolcevita hulls have been sold so far, heading off to locations ranging from Asia and the Middle East to Europe and the US. Half of those owners already have a smaller Riva and were looking for something to represent their love of the brand on a bigger scale. Hull five was the first to be seen by the public at the Monaco Yacht Show last September; the first four were delivered quickly and are being enjoyed by their owners. The new offering seems to appeal to both to Riva loyalists and to those looking for interesting amenities in a smaller package.

Feedback from one owner, who was looking for “big boat features but on a smaller scale” inspired Dolcevita’s unusual layout. While nearly every large yacht has the guest passageway to starboard and the crew to port, this Riva has the hallway leading to the full-beam owner’s cabin on the port side.

“We looked at our bigger 40- to 50-metre boats, and one of the things they must have is a dayhead near the main saloon, because owners throw dinner parties and do not want people in the guest cabins,” Pellacani says. “So we decided to have a very large dayhead on the left side of the main deck.” This dayhead is tucked under the port-side superstructure, set in a wide hallway just before the door to the owner’s suite.

Like the saloon, the master cabin is adorned with rosewood, grey soft goods and carpeting, and chocolate-brown leather chairs. Stainless-steel details also decorate the raised ceiling and are used for the wardrobe door handles. A smoked glass wall across from the bed adds depth and conceals a television. This recurrent theme of “Riva details”, reaffirming the yacht’s ties to its heritage, is carried through into the guest cabins as well. Four are found below, with the layout customisable. The owner of hull five opted for three VIPs and one cabin with twins and a Pullman berth. The rosewood details are even seen in the guest bathrooms.

Exterior spaces aim to recreate the feeling of flying jauntily around the harbour on a much smaller Riva. One such space is the foredeck lounge, accessed via a stairway leading forward from the starboard side. This sunpad-laden spot encapsulates the feeling of sprawling out on the back of an Aquarama, but with even more comfort. The foredeck lounge can also be customised to the owner’s wishes: this one has a rumble seat all the way forward, while another Dolcevita has a spa pool built on the bow.

The stylish helm stations bear the hallmarks of a classic Riva with more wood, leather and stainless details. A second helm is found on the sundeck, which also brings in carbon fibre detailing in the hardtop.“The Riva tradition also is for the exterior area to have a lot of details,” Pellacani says. This presented another challenge, as all the exterior elements of the yacht – from the ceiling of the flybridge to the inside of railings to the bases of (fixed) deck furniture – are painted to match the hull and perfectly polished and flawless to meet Riva’s standards. “It’s very expensive and very detailed, and to paint these items and protect them from scratching during construction is challenging.”

Intense attention to detail is what makes Riva stand out, for instance installing screws and then painting their heads in the same colour as the hull. So it makes sense when Beretta says, “We don’t think of 110' Dolcevita as a ‘superyacht’ – she is simply a yacht built in the spirit of iconic Rivas.”

Iconic is an overused word. Many claim it, yet few are truly deserving. The undoubtedly iconic Riva runabouts like Ms Bardot’s are an exception. Only time will tell if the 110' Dolcevita will reach such legendary heights. So far she is certainly making Riva fans sit up and take notice – and place their orders, too.

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