RIVA 110’

by Riva | Ferretti Group with Officina Italiana Design

As always, the prestigious, exclusive brand Riva –the historic Italian shipyard now part of the Ferretti Group – was recently in attendance at the industry’s main international yacht shows with its latest new projects. In addition to numerous new launches on display at the quayside, Riva also presented world previews of some of the innovative designs it has specially developed to respond to the new needs and high-level requirements of the global market. Among these, Riva announced the ambitious design for a new flagship in the Italian shipyard’s fleet of flybridge yachts, which is expected to be ready for its debut as early as autumn this year. This new model is currently known as the Riva 110’ and it arrives in the wake of the huge success of the Riva 100’ Corsaro, whose first hull took to the water at the end of last year. This was the model that began the revamp of the shipyard’s range of flybridge yachts using advanced fibreglass composite.

As was the case with the 100-foot first yacht in the revamped range, the 110-foot second yacht also arose from a shrewd choice by the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee and the technical experience of the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, working with Officina Italiana Design, the well known design firm founded and run by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta. The new Riva 110’ will obviously attract attention for its unprecedented size, with a length overall of nearly 34 metres / 122 feet and a maximum beam of 7 metres / 22 feet, but it will certainly not just generate interest for its impressive dimensions. It is already causing a buzz in the industry with the refinement of its Italian style, embodying elegant luxury and dynamic sportiness in tandem with sophisticated technology. One example of this is the zero speed stabilisation system with active fins outside the hull, which can on request be supplemented with a special gyroscopic element installed inside the hull to maximise the level of on-board comfort. Of particular note, the new Riva 110’ will also have a submersible hatch, a feature successfully tested previously on the Ferretti Yachts 850 and then on the Riva 100’ Corsaro. The Ferretti Group has applied for a patent for this innovative system, which won the acclaim of industry experts at the Boatbuilder Awards 2016 in Amsterdam. To aft, the garage hatch opens out to form a huge beach club skimming the water, but the surface created can descend further until it is completely submerged, making the launching and recovery of jet skis and tenders simpler and easier. A jet ski and a Williams 505 tender with independent handling or a jet ski and a Williams 565 tender with sequential handling can be stored in the garage as desired. In addition to its cutting-edge technical characteristics, the new Riva 110’ shares the same exterior design as the Riva 100’ Corsaro but its considerably greater length further enhances its surging lines, offering a profile with an even more sporty look. The newer vessel develops the Riva 100’ Corsaro’s sleek, dynamic style further thanks to a large window with all the portholes built in, extending along the side and accompanied by the windows in the side of the main deck above in line with the salon and the owner’s suite. The side and front windows around the raised pilothouse are also beautifully in tune with the sleek lines of the vessel, sharply raked to emphasise the motor yacht’s aerodynamic look. The lateral support elements at the stern will make a significant contribution to the vessel’s overall dynamic effect, made from fibreglass composite but with an outer finish in glass. They support the overhanging section of the flybridge, visually but more importantly physically, supplementing the raised construction that culminates in an impressive hard top. This feature has a sporty, innovative look with an attractive shape, and was designed for the new Riva 110’ with a modern style in an unusual asymmetrical design, with chrome inserts and a skylight in glass with windows seamlessly moulded into the structure to let in an abundance of light. The deliberately innovative furnishings on the sun deck below the protective hard top are arranged to support a lifestyle inspired by the open air, relaxation and sportiness alike. The aft section of the deck offers a huge sunbathing area framed by a handrail in mahogany, polished steel and painted carbon fibre, which can be furnished with freestanding furniture such as sun beds or chaises longues. Amidships there is a comfortable cocktail lounge with a bar as well as an extensive alfresco dining area with a sofa. The external helm station is located forward and to starboard, while the access door is to portside, allowing guests to get to the fore deck area easily and safely.

This exterior forward space is laid out with a sofa facing forward and a central sunbathing area, and the Italian shipyard has designed two different solutions from which the client can choose freely. With the first solution, an additional garage can be installed forward of the sunbathing area to store a second tender or a jet ski with launch and recovery crane, with the possibility of placing freestanding furniture on the deck area to increase the versatility of this space. With the second solution, a Jacuzzi can be installed forward of the sunbathing area, protected by a casing covered by a sun pad section that slides shut to cover the Jacuzzi and at the same time hide the technical area with mooring equipment, to ensure that the owner and guests enjoy the maximum level of comfort.At the opposite end of the motor yacht on the main deck is a further outdoor space, the aft deck, protected by the overhanging deck above and laid out as a cocktail space and alfresco dining area with a table, sofa and chairs.

This extensive space leads into the magnificent indoor salon, devised as an open loft with a living area and dining area, full of natural light and looking out onto the surrounding seascape thanks to a major design innovation. A large polished stainless steel frame supports the superstructure at the same time as framing the floor-to-ceiling windows that run along the entire length of both sides of the space, creating a spectacular capacious glass parallelepiped. The central section of the main deck separates the guest access routes from the crew access routes, and in addition to the two respective lobbies also features a convenient day head and the professionally equipped galley. It also leads to the full-beam owner’s suite, a large space featuring a private study, a welcoming relaxation area and a convenient en suite bathroom, as well as the spacious walk-in wardrobe. The lower deck is home to the private guest accommodation consisting of four spacious VIP staterooms, each with a dressing table and an en suite bathroom. One of the VIP staterooms will feature a pair of twin beds that can be separated, and on request it can also include an additional folding bunk. The crew quarters, meanwhile, will include a dinette, a laundry, the captain’s cabin and two crew cabins, each with its own bathroom.


Flaviano Perelli 

RIVA 110’ technical specifications

LOA33,51 m. / 109’11’’ ft (standard ISO 8666)
Hull length 33,41 m. / 109’7’’ ft (standard ISO 8666)
LWL (boat fully laden) 28,36 m. / 93’1’’ ft
Maximum beam7,27 m. / 23’10’’ ft
Depth under propellers 1,99 m. / 6’6’’ ft (boat fully laden)
Displacement unladen 122 ton. / lb. 268964
Displacement laden 142 ton. / lb. 313056
Engines2 x MTU 16V 2000 M94 power 2638 mhp / 1939 kW at 2450 rpm
Maximum speed 26 knots
Cruising speed 23 knots
Range (nautical miles) MTU 2638
Maximum speed 350 n.m.
Cruising speed430 n.m.
Number of persons on board20 (max.)
Certification modules RINA Class Certificate for Pleasure Yachts, C X HULL, • MACH, Y, Unrestricted Navigation
Hull typewarped hull with spray rails and aft deadrise 10 °
Overall height from keel to GRP mast7,77 m. 25 ft. 6 in.
Minimum transport height from keel 0,10 m. 0 ft. 4 in.
Transom14700 litres / US gallons 3883
Fuel tank capacity 3000 litres / US gallons 793
Water tanks capacity The performance is estimated at the following conditions:
standard version displacement of the yacht 131 ton. / lb. 288748
at half liquid load, clean hull, 25°C air temperature, good weather conditions, 8 persons on board overloading
the yacht by: 3 ton. / lb. 6614 top speed decreases of: 1 knot
DesignOfficina Italiana Design
EngineeringFerretti Group Engineering Department
BuilderRiva / Ferretti Group
Latest issue
More yachts in issue n° 42/43