Built with a steel hull and aluminium topsides, the new 50m platform will be offered by Riva’s new superyacht division in two separate lines: the first governed by a more classic and traditional approach; and the other, a sportier line aimed at a more performance-driven market, drawing inspiration from the coupe range of yachts like the Domino 88 and 122 Mythos. And while the 50m vessel is just the first of the new superyachts, the plan is to develop this core concept by offering the same two-line choice on future 60m, 70m and 90m platforms.

Riva superyacht

This twin-variant 164-footer is the first in a new series of Riva superyachts.

In any case, the 164-footer you see here is a four-deck, 15-knot displacement yacht designed to deliver a smooth, quiet and graceful cruising experience. Capable of accommodating up to 12 guests and nine crew, she is designed to prioritise outside space, with alfresco lounging and recreation areas on three of her four decks, alongside the option of a plunge pool.

As you might expect, the decor, fittings and finish can all be customised to the owner's personal taste - and the interior layout can also be modified to a substantial degree, with a gym, spa, cinema, study, library, bar and music room all available upon request. Whichever model and whichever options you select, however, the consultancy service provided by Officina Italiana Design and Ferretti Group engineers, architects and designers will aim to make good on Riva’s promise of “slender, streamlined and dynamic profiles” with “a very sober, clean design.”

This first superyacht model will be followed over the next few years by a 223-footer and then by additional designs of up to 328 feet in length - and Mauro Micheli, co-founder alongside Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, is excited about the potential of the new flagship range: “We enthusiastically took on the challenge of creating a new Riva superyacht line, which will allow us to prove once more that Italian yacht design can compete on an equal standing with the large North-European shipyards, in terms of both quality and product exclusivity.”

Riva superyacht provisional specifications

LOA: 50.0 m
Beam: 9.0 m
Hull construction: steel
Superstructure construction: aluminium
Guests: 12
Crew: 9
Engines: Twin Cat C32 21s / MAN D2862 LE 466s
Max range: 4,000 nautical miles
Max speed: 15 knots
Contact: Ventura Europe.

For more Rivas, see Riva 88 Florida video: first look, or for more superyachts see 10 of the world’s most expensive superyachts.