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25m Riva 82 Diva Motor Yacht
Esteemed yacht maker, Riva, marked another feather in its cap with the introduction of the pristine 25-metre Riva 82 Diva motor yacht. This remarkable addition is set to complement the illustrious fleet of Riva’s flybridge yachts, which boasts names such as the Riva 90 Argo, Riva 102 Corsaro Super, Riva 110 Dolcevita, and Riva 130 Bellissima.
Distinctively crafted, the Riva 82 Diva embodies the signature design finesse of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, the pioneering duo behind Officina Italiana Design. The design venture further collaborated with the Strategic Product Committee, spearheaded by Piero Ferrari, and the seasoned Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
A walk through the Riva 82 Diva reveals a saloon that seamlessly fuses a cockpit-level living area with a panoramic dining space. The contemporary galley, situated at the main deck’s forward end, offers flexibility – it can remain an enclosed space or merge with the dining expanse, creating an uninterrupted, inviting ambience.
The yacht boasts the capacity to graciously host up to eight guests within its four opulent staterooms. Notably, the full-beam owner’s suite, located aft, provides the luxury of an ensuite bathroom. Strategically placed amidships, the crew quarters are accessible via a separate walkway, ensuring utmost discretion and privacy for the yacht’s esteemed guests and owner.
One of the standout features is her sprawling 40 square-metre flybridge, a remarkable feat for a yacht of her stature. This expansive deck houses a designated lounge, replete with a central dinette and bar, all nestled beneath a carbon fibre canopy augmented with glass panels. For sun-seekers, the flybridge deck boasts a sunbathing enclave at the forward, complemented by an additional lounge space at the aft.
Further enhancing her grandeur, the yacht’s ample stern beach club presents two expansive bulwarks that seamlessly transition into lateral terraces. Nestled beneath the spacious sundeck lies a garage, large enough to house a 3.45-metre tender alongside a Seabob. Situated just ahead of the beach club, the elevated cockpit, adorned with sea-view-oriented sofas, provides a lavish living space spanning nearly 35 square metres.
In terms of design and safety, the Riva 82 Diva sets a benchmark with its elevated lateral gunwales, adorned with painted composite profiles, eschewing traditional stainless steel handrails. Under the hood, she’s powered by twin MAN V12 1800 engines, propelling her to a maximum speed of 29 knots and a cruising velocity of 26 knots. For those seeking more speed, there’s an alternative: twin MAN V12 1900 engines, pushing her to a thrilling top speed of 31 knots and cruising at 27 knots.
The Riva brand, with its rich maritime heritage, has long been synonymous with excellence, innovation, and unparalleled craftsmanship. As the Riva 82 Diva prepares to grace the waters, she epitomises the brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of yacht design and luxury.
Marco Alberti, Riva’s General Manager, commented, “The launch of the Riva 82 Diva is not just the unveiling of a new yacht; it’s the continuation of our legacy. With each creation, we strive to blend tradition with modernity, and the Diva is a testament to that ethos.” As the maritime world turns its eyes towards the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023, there’s little doubt that the Riva 82 Diva will be among the most talked-about highlights of the event.