This model expresses great dynamism, elegance and sportiness from the moment you set your eyes on it, thanks to the design elements that have made Riva open yachts unique in the world
The new 56-foot Riva yacht is the product of the joint efforts of Officina Italiana Design, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and the Engineering Department, which have conceived, designed and created a boat with a unique style, excellent performance at sea and cutting-edge technological solutions.
56’ Rivale combines the utmost attention to every detail with the use of the finest quality materials – the distinctive hallmarks of the brand – from the high gloss mahogany of the interiors to the natural teak of the exteriors, as well as lacquered finishes, stainless steel details, mirrored and glazed surfaces, and superior leathers. The completely new hull further enhances the most popular technical, comfort and innovative yachting features that have led to the success of Riva craft in recent years.
The stern, whose garage houses a Williams 325 tender protected by a hatch in double shell carbon fibre, features a major innovation: during underwater movement of the swimming platform, the steps on the left become partially submerged revealing additional steps in the hull, providing a single most convenient stairway for getting into the water and back on board without having to use the steel ladder, although available for use.
In the cockpit, at the far end of the stern, there is a large sun pad. Underneath the roll bar, which adds a beautiful finishing touch to the profile and acts as a supporting structure for the antennas of the electronic apparatus, the main deck lounge features a spacious, forward-facing sitting area completed with L-shaped sofa and teak dining table on the left.
This convivial area continues through to the forward section with a raised dormeuse, on the left of the new bridge, equipped with control, monitoring and navigation systems featuring touchscreen displays, including MAN-Boening’s innovative wide version engine data display.
Behind the control station is a cabinet unit set along the bulwark, which houses a fridge, ice-maker, grill, sink and bar equipment for at least 6 people.
In case of bad weather, or if the owner simply wants some shade, the electro-hydraulically operated bimini top can be opened as can the clear side shields, offering excellent shelter and protection for the whole area.
The sun pads, seating and outdoor sofas are upholstered in an original Mambo Artic technical fabric exclusively created for Riva.
Below deck, the 56’ Rivale offers its guests the comfort of a very elegant lounge-dinette, where mirrored surfaces alternate with varnished mahogany, dark lacquered woods and dark leather coverings.
Sofas and ottoman seats are covered in fabric created by Ivano Redaelli, an Italian company that supplied the decorative cushions and tartan blanket too. The wall-to-wall carpet is manufactured by the Dutch company Van Besouw. The galley, situated on the port side, is partly invisible thanks to the mirrored walls – where the TV screen is located – and the sliding lacquered surfaces covering the sink and work tops.
The independent day head, accessed directly from the dinette, makes it possible to exploit the full potential of the open yacht for day cruises. The sleeping area features two en suite cabins. The master suite has the head on the left side, while the VIP cabin situated in the forward area features many storage compartments and a starboard side head. The crew cabin has a single bed with bathroom with separate access from a hatch in the cockpit, concealed by the dormeuse. It can be replaced by a third guest cabin.
The new open model is fitted with twin1000 HP MAN engines, or with twin 1200 HP MAN engines. In both cases, the propulsion system is V-Drive. It can reach a cruising speed of 31 knots and a maximum speed of 35 knots.
LOA: 17,27 m
Max beam: 4,74 m
Draft: 1,45 m
Fuel: 2.700 l
Water: 400 l
People on board: 10
Engine: MAN V8-1000