The 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival witnessed a spectacle that left attendees spellbound – the world premiere of the Riva 82’ Diva. This stunning addition to the Riva flybridge yacht family not only extends the lineage’s opulence but also redefines the concept of interior and exterior spaces, offering an unparalleled blend of innovation and beauty.
The Riva 82’ Diva is a masterpiece designed by the talented duo of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta from Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. With an overall length of 25.29 meters and a maximum beam of 6.08 meters, this yacht exudes an equilibrium of functionality, comfort, and design.
The yacht retains the iconic features of its predecessors – a low and sporty superstructure silhouette, a distinctive forward windshield, and gleaming stainless steel accents. However, it introduces innovative solutions, such as higher and safer side gunwales adorned with painted composite profiles instead of traditional steel handrails.
What truly sets the Riva 82’ Diva apart are its expansive outdoor areas, a rarity in its category. The 40-square-meter flybridge stands out as one of the largest on a yacht of this size. It features a lounge area with a dinette, a spacious bar unit customized to the owner’s preferences, and is sheltered by a carbon fiber hardtop with glass panels. In addition, there are sun pads forward and another lounging and sunbathing area aft, along with a second pilot station.
Yet, the yacht’s pièce de résistance is the spacious and innovative beach club on the main deck’s aft section. It boasts two large bulwarks that swing down to create lateral terraces, expanding the area’s width by over 3 meters. A substantial sun pad in the center and a garage accommodating a jet tender of up to 3.95 meters are housed underneath it. The raised cockpit, equipped with sea-view sofas, offers a living area of nearly 35 square meters, providing unprecedented comfort. Forward, guests can relax in a large living area with a forward-facing sofa and sun pad.
The interiors of the Riva 82’ Diva showcase the classic Riva style. Highly polished furnishings and a contrasting palette of pale and dark colors create an ambiance that perfectly balances design and comfort. The use of Italian walnut or glossy chocolate wenge sets the tone, complemented by light-colored carpets and ceilings draped in white fabric, creating a striking contrast with the glossy black lacquered furnishings and black leather accents. This design extends to the night area as well.
In the lounge, the living and dining areas are thoughtfully separated by different heights, offering a sense of intimacy without division. The stairwell connecting to the flybridge features glass walls that blur the line between the interior and exterior. The galley on the main deck’s forward end includes a sliding window that can either close it off from or open it to the dining area, creating a seamless space.
The lower deck of the Riva 82’ Diva boasts four cabins, all with en suite private bathrooms featuring Corian or Statuarietto marble tops. The full-beam owner’s cabin aft, the VIP cabin forward with a glass floor skylight in the walkway to the forward lounge area, and two double cabins provide accommodation for up to eight guests. Signature Riva features, along with novel leather elements, enhance the aesthetics of the guest cabins. Crew quarters with two separate cabins, a total of three beds, a bathroom, and a laundry station, are discreetly placed amidships to ensure privacy for both owners and guests.
The helm station on the Riva 82’ Diva is designed for optimum visibility and functionality, with a sliding glass partition for excellent views over the starboard walkway. Blinds can be installed inside the windshield for added comfort. An adjustable pilot chair, typically found on larger yachts, offers an ergonomic and elegant touch, featuring an electro-hydraulic steering system and throttles by Xenta.
The yacht is equipped with a Simrad navigation system integrated with onboard monitoring, maneuvering controls via monitors, Humphree dynamic trim interceptors, and optional Seakeepers and Sleipner fins to minimize rolling both at anchor and underway.
Owners of the Riva 82’ Diva have the option to select between a pair of MAN V12 1800 engines for a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots or two MAN V12 1900 engines that push the yacht to a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots (provisional data).
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