Riva has a reputation for turning out eye-catching, extravagant speed machines and the 88 Florida is no exception. The price tag is up around £5 million and the range is no more than 300 miles, but the stand-out feature is the enormous fully convertible powered roof. Alex Smith takes a closer look in the video below.



Down below there are three quite lavish guest doubles plus an ensuite master cabin but the alfresco upper deck is the main attraction – ideally with the roof stowed up forward. If you're on the market for a bombastic party platform, this is definitely a boat you need to check out. For more details, see: www.riva-yacht.com.

For similar yachts reviewed on boats.com, take a look at the slightly less flashy Pearl 75 video or, also from Riva, the Riva 76 Coupe preview.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.