Riva Building New Flagship, 122 Mythos—in Aluminum

Riva is not only building its largest-ever megayacht, but also expanding into aluminum construction. It’s doing so with the 122 Mythos. The 122 Mythos will supersede the 115 Athena as the flagship.

Due to the 121-foot (37-meter) size and construction material, the 122 Mythos is being built at Riva’s sister shipyard, CRN. She’s an entirely in-house project, designed by Officina Italiana Design, which is responsible for all Rivas. She’s further benefitting from input by AY-Advanced Yacht Technology, which is the Ferretti Group’s research and engineering arm, and Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, its naval architecture department.

The megayacht will have a nearly 25-foot (7.6-meter) beam and, in keeping with Riva’s history of power-oriented cruisers, should see a 25-knot cruise. Twin MTU 12V 4000 M93L diesels will reside in the engine room, further allowing an expected 27-knot top end.

Mauro Micheli, one of Officina Italiana Design’s founders, says the Riva 122 Mythos builds upon the 86 Domino model. That megayacht is characterized by sleek lines, an open interior arrangement on the main deck, and of course good alfresco spaces.

Similarly, the Riva 122 Mythos will have relaxation areas on the aft deck and sundeck, including sunpads and dining spaces. There will also be a hot tub on the sundeck and a retractable helm. The main helm, meanwhile, will be inside, raised slightly up from the open saloon and dining area (above). Note especially the two levels of windows toward the dining area. Those upper windows line up with the interior helm, forward.

Illustrations released by Riva show a streamlined interior, with dark, rich woods on soles and walls. Ten people in the owner’s party will be accommodated, all on the lower deck. Owners will also have a choice of between three and five staterooms here. Two crew cabins and a captain’s stateroom will be standard.

The Riva 122 Mythos will tote a PWC and a tender up to about 16 feet (5 meters) long in the transom, launched via separate hatches. Guests can reach the swim platform to board them via hidden stairs outboard aft on the main deck. The swim platform additionally can lower and raise for swimming.

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