Italian builder of luxury powerboats and superyachts, Riva unveiled the new Dolceriva with hard top that features carbon fibre detailing to protect the entire central relaxation areas from the sun and rain. The 48-foot open motor yacht is created to epitomize La Dolce Vita and offer unrivaled on-board comfort. In addition to the hard top, there is the brand-new exterior design developed by Officina Italiana Design, a perfectly optimized use of on-board spaces; and a number of details that pay homage to the heritage of a brand.
Officina Italiana Design, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, and the Product Strategy Committee, have joined forces to create this 14.92 meters (48 ft) long yacht with a full beam of 4.26 metres (14 ft). Her rounded stern pays homage to the iconic “Ariston” and “Tritone” models while also evoking the rear of a luxury sports car. The hatch, which features a structural bench when closed, swings open to show inbuilt mahogany steps as well as a large surface: using the inclination of the stern and the level surface of the beach area, two specially designed ergonomic sun pads can be positioned over the hatch, offering the opportunity to experience the sea in a unique fashion. With the hatch open, more steps appear, complete with two storage compartments which can be used to house the seabobs.
Beyond the two sun pads, separated by a central walkway, is the cockpit leading to the dinette located amidships. Beyond this is the helm station, with pilot and co-pilot seats.
The brand new hard top made from a carbon-vinyl ester hybrid composite material to provide the lightweight, strength and stiffness. The hard top is designed to cover the entire external cockpit and helm station perfectly, with the possibility of closing off the entire area beneath using transparent awnings on either side, forward and even aft. Several sections of the hard top are made of steel to enhance its strength and the structure and design.
Inside there is a dinette with a spacious sofa, a kitchen, and a bathroom with separate shower and closet. The spacious owner’s cabin is located forward, with a central bed, two walk-in closets and storage trunks. A second double cabin has two separable beds.
Dolceriva is equipped with a V-Drive shaft line propulsion system and mounts twin Volvo Penta D13 engines, each rated 1,000 mhp at 2,400 rpm (optional). The boat can reach a top speed of 40 knots, with a cruising speed of 35 knots.
The first Dolceriva with Hard Top unit will be at Bridgeport, Connecticut, on June 16 and 17 for the Steelpointe Yacht & Charter Show.