FERRETTI GROUP ANNOUNCED its new icon - Rivamare - in Sarnico, Italy, during a press meeting in the historical Riva shipyard.

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FERRETTI GROUP ANNOUNCED its new icon - Rivamare - in Sarnico, Italy, during a press meeting in the historical Riva shipyard.

“The conception, design and construction of the new and remarkable Rivamare has been a very exciting experience for us”, says Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “A masterpiece created in our magnificent, completely renovated boatyard in Sarnico, with a production line exclusively dedicated to the new model, taking forward Carlo Riva’s dream to always build the most beautiful boat.” 

Born from the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, sole designers of the Riva fleet, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Strategic Product Committee, Rivamare is 11.88 metres (39ft) long, with a full beam of 3.5 metres (11.6ft). 

Fitted at the sides of the anchor and stainless steel prow is a pair of night-time mooring lights. The boat’s profile has a double-curved laminated crystal window at the level of the cabin. The most eye-catching feature on the deck is the windscreen, consisting of five double-curved laminated crystal glass sections set in a stainless steel frame, fitted with a rail for the cockpit cover.

The deck, in glass-varnished mahogany panelling, is enhanced by a central glass pane – set in a stainless steel frame – that boosts the natural light in the interiors.

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At the stern, both bulwarks feature striking grilles in polished stainless steel: a choice of style that displays a family feeling with the most recent coupes. It features a major innovation, offering the luxury of a beach area. The hatch, with inbuilt mahogany steps, can swing open to reveal 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.

The beach platform is completed by the fender bar with a mahogany top. The stainless steel boarding ladder is housed beside the hatch. An underwater lighting system can be installed upon request. The most eye-catching feature on the deck is the windscreen, consisting of five double-curved laminated crystal space. Its numerous technical compartments as well as storage compartments for guests can be protected by a retractable electro-hydraulic bimini top.

The pilothouse design draws inspiration from the driver’s cabin in sports cars: the entire control panel is in carbon fibre with the frame lined in technical fabric. In addition to two handlebars in polished stainless steel and mahogany, it is embellished by other rich details, including the name of the model and serial number, both in chrome-plated steel.

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Rivamare is equipped with a pair of D6 400 DPH Volvo Penta engines (stern driven propulsion), each generating 400Mhp at 3,500rpm, with integrated trim provided by a stern drive and interceptor management system. In terms of performance, the boat can reach a cruising speed of 32 knots and a maximum speed of 40 knots.