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The new Riva 76’ coupé under construction

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Italian shipyard Riva has announced that the new Riva 76’ coupé is currently under construction at the Ferretti Group Plant in La Spezia. Measuring 22.98 metres in length, the first hull will be painted in a metal silver colour. One of her most interesting features is the use of 40 square metres of glazed surfaces, giving her a sporty and slender profile as well as increasing visibility for the captain and providing spectacular views throughout.

On board she accommodates guests over three spacious cabins, all of which are located on the lower deck. The full beam owner’s suite is located amidships, complete with an ample relaxation area, master stateroom, and a walk in wardrobe. The two remaining cabins consist of a twin cabin and an en-suite VIP cabin.

Designed in cooperation with Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design who exclusively design the entire Riva range, Micheli comments on the 76’, saying, “The large glass surfaces with double curvature, integrated into a single layout, ensures enormous spaces comparable to those of larger size yachts. I designed the Riva 76’, minimising the conceptual barrier between inside and outside to allow the owners to truly live the sea with authentic style which is, now more than ever, a need. In this historical moments we must regain our optimism, allowing our lifestyle to express it, even playing a little.”

CEO of Riva Yachts, Alberto Galassi, states, “I always feel a deep feeling pride and sense of responsibility when a new Riva yacht comes to life. The teams involved in the development of these projects are indeed living the challenging and fantastic experience of creating something unique and innovative while remaining faithful to the 173-year heritage of Riva. The 76' reflects exactly this vision: it collects the inheritance of the past combined with the state-of-art technology to design another extraordinary Riva masterpiece.”

She comes with two V-drive MAN V12, 1,550 MHP engines, providing her with a maximum speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. There is also the option to provide more powerful engines, two MAN V12, 1,800 MHP each, that will push the yacht to a maximum speed of 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots

The Riva 76’ will make her debut this September in an exclusive event from Ferretti hosted in Montecarlo before heading to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015.

By Gemma Fottles

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