Superyacht of the Week: Riva’s 100 Corsaro

Written by Charl van Rooy

The Riva name has long since been a symbol of speed, style and 100% Italian style in its purest form. With the celebration of their 175th anniversary this year, Riva decided to unveil a new flybridge motor yacht model that will not only aim to raise the benchmark in this size range but do so with the familiar Riva values and essence that its clients have come to love. We took a closer look at the new 100 Corsaro.

The 100 Corsaro has received great interest from the market, with the first six units already sold since being unveiled in 2015 and is being sent to their clients across the world from the Riva production facility in La Spezia. No strangers to the Riva brand and its values, Officina Italiana Design and Riva once again teamed up on the design of the project that is clearly a continuation of some the brand’s smaller day boat models.

The Corsaro’s dynamic nature is highlighted by an ultra sleek and slipstream exterior. A prominent black slit running nearly from bow to stern forms the main deck windows from the master suite up forward to the main saloon near the aft. This aggressive and almost villain-like look give the yacht a certain sense of mystery.

Not only does she look aggressive, but her 26.5-knot top speed certainly gives her something to shout about. The twin MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines produce 1,792kW each and help the Corsaro reach 310 nautical miles while cruising at 23 knots – ideal for fast short-range cruising. And with a draft of only 2.2-metres, the Corsaro will take you where larger yachts simply cannot go.

The swooping wheelhouse glass structure creates a wind-free zone on the flybridge when underway and it is here where guests can escape the sun and lounge around with family and friends. This generous space is fitted out with a large bar and dining area along with an open aft deck lounge setting. The second helm station is located forward on the starboard side where the captain or owner can steer the boat from on those perfect Mediterranean mornings.

If it is wind through your hair you are after, the foredeck is for you. Here guests can spend the day at anchor on a forward-facing settee or soak up the sun during an afternoon cruise to the next anchorage spot.

Also behind the interior design of the 100 Corsaro, Officina Italiana Design wanted to create a familiar feel to the clients that the yacht was destined for. To achieve this, two main layouts were designed targeting the Asian market and the rest of the world. The first unit which was delivered to Hong Kong at the beginning of this year features a full beam media room in the forward part of the main deck along with three guest suites on the lower deck.

The second hull cruises in the Mediterranean and has therefore been finished with a grand master suite up forward and four additional cabins below.

The main saloon is finished in true Riva style with large sliding doors, big windows and a balcony on the port side making this a bright and airy space to relax in even under cloudy skies.

Photo by Alberto Cocchi

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