Riva 102 Corsaro Super: The New Era of Flybridge Yachts

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On board Riva 102 Corsaro Super, there is a clear focus on space optimization and ever more direct contact with the sea, aiming for a unique cruising experience

To engage with heritage and contemporary trends, raising the standards of aesthetics, liveability and comfort through innovations in design, style and technology: this is the source of inspiration behind every boat that comes out from one of Riva’ shipyards.

Riva 102 Corsaro Super exterior

The flybridge range is no exception, as it continues to renew itself with new models of timeless elegance and lines that reach out towards the future, such as Riva 82′ Diva, a brand new project by the Sarnico-based brand whose name was unveiled during the Ferretti Group press conference at Boot Düsseldorf, and Riva 102′ Corsaro Super, the flybridge that pays tribute to one of the best loved top sellers in recent years, 100’ Corsaro.

Riva 102’ Corsaro Super is more than a successor, it is the evolution of a success, driven by a clear design vision to explore, re-elaborate and augment. Faithful to the sporty, streamlined lines of its predecessor, the latest addition to Riva’s flybridge range has an unmistakable profile, even more elegant and decisive: masterful brushstrokes of dark colour, from the large window that runs along the entire hull to the design of the hard top, create new modern, fluid and harmonious lines, giving life to a boat with a completely new image.

With a length overall of 30.24 meters (99ft 3in) and a maximum beam of 6.70 meters (22ft 0in), Riva 102’ Corsaro Super is the result of collaboration between Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.

Among the standout new features of Riva 102’ Corsaro Super is the complete design makeover of the superstructure, based on a contemporary, sporty concept and more generous dimensions. The yacht’s distinctive silhouette reaches out like an arrowhead, giving her a sleek and assertive profile. Aft, new glass fashion plates improve the vessel’s aerodynamics.

Riva 102 Corsaro Super flybridge

On boarding Riva 102’ Corsaro Super, you can’t fail to notice one of the main new features of this model: the completely redesigned aft area, creating a full -fledged beach club that extends over more than 35 square meters and ticks all the boxes of owners in search of ever more contact with the sea and with nature in their relaxation area. The 15 square meter swim platform has been lowered, with lateral access to the cockpit on either side and an extra large, extra comfortable sun lounger in the center, hiding the entrance to the garage area.

The dominant wood in the main lounge is Canaletto walnut, which is set off in inimitable Riva style by polished surfaces that create a magnificent play of reflections in conjunction with the light entering through the extensive windows. The ceilings and floors are light in colour – satin-finish titanium- effect lacquer and fine wool carpet respectively – contrasting with polished black Marquina marble accents repeated the entire length of the yacht, from bow to stern.

Riva 102 Corsaro Super stern

The interior design of the main lounge and its arrangement are the result of meticulous restyling. Two layouts are available, each created to meet the different needs expressed by owners. In the standard version, the dining area with its generous table seating eight is aft, while the living space is the main feature of the central area in the boat. A second layout is also available, in which the living area, generous sofas and armchairs are near the entrance, creating a single continuous space with the outdoor relaxation area.

The dining table, on the other hand, is located forward part of the lounge, near the galley situated aft on the same deck. In both configurations, the living and dining areas are visually separated by an optical illusion created by an elegant black or white marble frame with a high- polish finish extending up the walls; on request, marble inserts can also be laid perpendicularly across the floor for an even more striking effect.

On the left side of the main lounge is the entrance to the large, elegant owner’s suite, which is full- beam and extends forward into the bow. This cabin is the crown jewel of the yacht, with windows redesigned and extended to two metres in length, amplifying the sense of space that is a distinctive feature of the widebody configuration and offering a breathtaking view on both sides of the yacht.

On the outside, the redesigned windows are a new graphic sign that contributes to refreshing the yacht’s line. The refined minimalism of the interior decor in the master cabin is based on an alternation between the pale hues of the carpet, fabrics and upholstery, and the dark tones of the Canaletto walnut furniture and walls characterized by mirror-finish surfaces and cool colourways.

The guest areas are arranged into three VIP double cabins and a guest cabin with twin beds, all with ensuite bathrooms and all decorated with the elegant play on pale and dark colours that is a distinguishing feature of the yacht’s interiors. All the cabins have wardrobes, in addition to storage space hidden under both the bed and the bedside tables.

The flybridge, which is reached from the main deck via a steel staircase, can be furnished aft with sunbeds and freestanding furniture in neutral colours like pale grey. Further forward, and completely covered by the hard top, are the cocktail area – complete with a bar unit offering plenty of storage, a fridge, a grill, an optional icemaker and tall stools – and the alfresco dining area.

At the owner’s request, the new Riva 102’ Corsaro Super can be fitted with the standard pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96 engines, rated 2,435 mhp each for top and cruising speeds of 26 and 23 knots respectively, or a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines rated 2,638 mhp, driving the yacht to a top speed of over 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots.

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