Riva 122' Mythos Sol presented in Monaco

Written by Maarten Janssen

Riva's new flagship, the 122' Mythos Sol, was presented in Monaco over the weekend, coinciding with the opening of the new Monaco Yacht Club. The Riva 122’ Mythos is the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard.SOL Riva 122 Mythos yachtPhoto: Ferretti Group

The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. The planing aluminium hull gets to a peak speed of 27 knots, with a cruising speed of 25 knots, thanks to two MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L engines.

We are both proud and amazed - commented Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO - every day I feel how important it is to meet the highly demanding task assigned to me by Weichai Shareholders to take care and re-launch this leading brand of the world boating industry. As an Owner of a Riva yacht myself, it is as if a new child or a new travel companion had joined our Riva family. A family which would well fit in a novel by Garcia Marquez: with a more than a century old history made up of a multitude of different lives and experiences, disseminated all over the world throughout all these years. Celebrating the new ‘Heir’ of this history, namely the 122’ Mythos - the brand’s flagship as well as its most futuristic product - is simply extraordinary. We believe that with everybody’s efforts within the Ferretti Group, we will succeed in taking this ‘newborn’ and the Riva brand as a whole to even higher goals, while getting stronger in all our loyal markets and penetrating new emerging ones. Indeed, while Riva is an icon of Made in Italy production, ingenious design, production excellence, and much-appreciated style, from now on the 122’ Mythos will be its standard-bearer.”SOL Riva 122 Mythos yachtPhoto: Ferretti Group

The yacht is designed by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, who commented: "Talking about a boat is always more difficult than designing it. The concept and lines of the 122’ were conceived in about 10 minutes; what really makes a difference and makes this model truly unique is the time devoted to defining its details. The 122’ Mythos stems from pure instinct - this is why I am convinced it will be successful for a long time, just like the Aquariva, the Rivarama and the Rivale, which are still being produced after so many years."

SYT's Maarten already stepped on board a couple of weeks ago, to get exclusive first access to the yacht. An in-depth report of the yacht will follow on these pages soon.

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