The Riva 76’ Coupé is born
Riva announced the new Riva 76’ coupé, already under construction in the Ferretti Group plant in La Spezia. The new Riva creation will make its debut in September at the Ferretti Group Première event in Montecarlo, then at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015.
The Riva 76’ stems from the cooperation between Mauro Micheli – the co-founder, with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design (the firm that exclusively designs the entire Riva range) -, Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, and the Group’s Engineering department.
The Riva 76’ has a 22.98-metre (75.5 ft.) overall length and a beam of 5.75 metres (18.10 ft.). This yacht immediately strikes for its sporty features and elegance, further enhanced by its colour shades.
The first hull boasts a new shade of metal silver, the already well-known Moon Grey, which is the dominating colour, found both in the hull and in most of the superstructure. In this model, it is combined with Riva’s classical dark shade, Bright Black, which has been skilfully used to better define the stylish shapes and volumes designed by OID.
The sporty look is further highlighted by the over 40 square meters of glazed surfaces.
“Light, space, style…” – says Mauro Micheli. This new coupé perfectly fits into the groove of an established Riva tradition: create boats with strong sporting spirit, offering superior performance and comfort by combining the characteristic of a flybridge with those of an open. 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’, minimizing 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. The Riva 76′ definitely expresses this aim: the strong desire to share what inspires us and we crave for, with the one we love.”
Finally, the spacious sun deck perfectly harmonises with the aerodynamic design and ensures the utmost privacy and relaxation, besides allowing to pilot the craft from a privileged position.
The Riva 76’ coupé is the synonym of a sporty and yet stylish yacht, bound to immediately become a cult, the heir of a history of success.
The new Riva 76’coupé is extremely refined, and perfectly embodies the idea of ‘simple complexity’ that characterizes every single Riva yacht.
Officina Italiana Design has worked with the Ferretti Group’s ‘Interior & Décor’ team to conceive original furnishing solutions, combining the brand’s traditional materials – wood, lacquered surfaces, leather, and stainless steels – with mirrored surfaces and marble.
Moreover, the interior colour matching creates soft, pleasant contrasts between light and darker shades, with the aim to convey a sense of warmth and cosiness.
The interiors are dominated by teak, combined with the steel of furniture edges and several obsidian-shade lacquered surfaces, such as the frames of the glazing on the main deck and in the guest cabins.
The mirrored effect laminate used for the bed bases is quite unique. LED lighting can be found throughout the yacht, including the by-now typical LED ceiling panels.
All indoor floors, except in the bathrooms, are carpeted – a warm shade of grey melange with a jute base.
The cabins, all featuring similar décor elements, are pervaded by skilful material and color combinations, as well as strategic solutions: the TV set, for instance, has been installed flush with a series of mirrors that line the wall, where it seems to be ‘floating’, thereby minimizing its aesthetic impact. Wardrobe doors are mirrored too.
Stylish dark lacquered inserts harmoniously match with leather in the berth band, which is in the same color. The caramel-shade headboard, conversely, contrasts with the leather and the lacquered surfaces, making the atmosphere even warmer and harmoniously blending with teak.
With this contemporary coupé and the other two new Riva models, Riva confirms once again its role of ambassador of the Italian beauty, technology and unrivaled style. To discover more yachts, visit our Yacht category.