Riva once again shows its extraordinary creative vitality by launching Riva 82 Diva, the new flybridge built to open a new chapter in the history of the category
Riva 82 Diva rounds off the already sumptuous range of Riva flybridge yachts by adding a new dimension, not only in terms of length but also of a new concept of interior and exterior spaces.
With a length overall of 25.29 m and a maximum beam of 6.08 m, Riva 82 Diva features restyled interiors and enhanced outdoor liveability, achieving a perfect equilibrium of functionality, comfort and design.
Like its predecessors, this new Riva success is penned by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, working in partnership with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
The real stars of Riva 82 Diva are outdoor areas of unprecedented size in this category. These generous spaces designed to put guests in close contact with the sea offer a yachting experience that takes conviviality and relaxation to the next level.
The 40-square-metre flybridge, one of the most generous on a yacht this size, is designed to give each living area its own dedicated space. In the centre, the lounge with a dinette and a large bar unit, personalized according to the owner’s tastes, is protected by a carbon fibre hard top with glass panels. The sun pad forward and another lounging and sunbathing area aft can also be furnished as desired by the owner. At the forward end of the flybridge is also the second pilot station.
The boat’s main attraction though is aft on the main deck: a spacious and innovative beach club featuring two large bulwarks (1.6 m) that swing down to create lateral terraces. This new solution for Riva increases the area’s width by over 3 metres and offers endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. There’s a large sun pad (over 2.5m x 2m) in the centre of the beach club and underneath it a garage that can accommodate a jet tender of up to 3.95 m.
Moving towards the centre of the yacht, the raised cockpit fitted with facing sea-view sofas provides a living area of nearly 35 square metres and unprecedented comfort. Forward, guests can relax in a large living area fitted with a forward-facing sofa and sun pad, under which the mooring gear is stored.
Riva 82 Diva’s interiors are in classic Riva style. In the lounge, the living and dining areas are optically separated by being at different heights, creating a sense of intimacy without actually dividing the two spaces: the former is at cockpit level on entering the lounge, while the latter is further forward in a raised panoramic space. The galley at the forward end of the main deck is designed with a sliding window that either closes it off from or opens it out onto the dining area, creating a seamless space.
There are four cabins on the lower deck, all with en suite private bathrooms featuring Corian or Statuarietto marble tops: the full-beam owner’s cabin astern, the VIP cabin forward, flooded with light through the skylight formed by the glass floor of the walkway to the forward lounge area, and two double cabins, providing accommodation for a total of eight guests.
On the new Riva 82 Diva, the owner can decide whether to install a pair of MAN V12 1800 engines for a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26 or two MAN V12 1900 engines that drive the yacht to a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots (provisional data).
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