The new open cruiser stands out for its original exteriors, its perfect use of on-board spaces and a striking wealth of details in keeping with the Riva tradition
There are yachts that tell a story and others that write a new one: Dolceriva belongs to this second category, if only for the staggering style and design innovations introduced by the historic Sarnico shipyard. The latest, spellbinding creation by Riva is a 48-foot open cruiser conceived to offer unrivalled on-board comfort. The new model strives to redefine its market segment thanks to a number of unprecedented characteristics: a brand-new exterior design developed by Officina Italiana Design, which ushers in a new style philosophy for all Riva models; a perfectly optimised use of on-board spaces; and an exciting wealth of details that pay homage to the incomparable heritage of a brand which has shaped the history of the nautical world for 177 years now.
Born from the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that has designed the entire Riva fleet for over 25 years, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee, Dolceriva is 14.92 metres (48 ft) long with a full beam of 4.26 metres (14 ft).
The originality of the exterior derives from a blend of Riva's trademark elegance with the latest trends in runabout design, such as an automotive-inspired vibe and a sportier interpretation of the idea of luxury. The hull window design stems from a complex research process by Officina Italiana Design: generated by a black pencil mark along the side of the yacht, it deftly ascends towards the deck. This intriguing stylistic solution has led to an original and innovative hull-deck coupling system: the aft area, totally freed from the fender bar, features a carbon-fibre air vent with a steel frame. Making this model even more special are a number of fascinating aesthetic touches, including the stunning windshield made with innovative spherical crystals and featuring a slight counter-curvature: an element destined to become a new Riva signature.
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