UPDATE, JUNE 1, 2021: Hull number one of the Riva 76 Perseo Super launched at the shipyard on May 27 (above). Read on for our original article.
Flying-bridge fans who enjoy flying across the water, take note. Hull number one of the Riva 76 Perseo Super, which will exceed 30 knots under either standard or optional power, sees hand over to her owner this summer.
The new yacht is a redesign of a similarly named Riva, which premiered in the United States in 2016. The 76-footer (23.25-meter), with a beam of 19 feet (5.75 meters), stays true to speedy Riva tradition. Her standard MAN engine package should permit not only a 32-knot max speed, but also a 28-knot cruising speed. If you opt for the more powerful MAN package, you should see a 37-knot top end and 32-knot cruise.
Either way, you also get the luxuries for which Riva is renowned. For instance, just like her predecessor, the Riva 76 Perseo Super has more than 430 square feet (40 square meters) of glass. The light and bright effect is most noticeable on the main deck (below), in the open-plan saloon, dining area, and helm. The area becomes even brighter when the glass roof’s forward section slides open. It remains this way whether you select the standard sandy-tone oak or the optional rosewood, too.
Because of the layout of the main deck, the galley goes below deck, adjacent to an additional lounge area. It’s further in proximity to the staterooms, where the standard configuration includes three. You can, though, opt for a four-stateroom arrangement, which adds a second twin. Either way, the master suite is full beam amidships, while the VIP goes forward.
Since you’ll likely spend most of your time outside, the Riva 76 Perseo Super puts plenty of attractive features at the ready. On the main aft deck, you and seven others can enjoy alfresco meals. As an alternative, the table can lower, and the crew can top it with a big cushion, to create an ample sunpad. Yet another option is a refrigerator drawer beneath the settee. Furthermore, you can request a corner wetbar, by the stairs to the sundeck. It’s complete with quintessentially Riva mahogany and polished stainless steel barstools.
Speaking of the sundeck, here, too, the Riva 76 Perseo Super caters to alfresco enjoyment. Spend your afternoons lazing on the giant central sunpad. And by “giant,” we do mean giant: 43 square feet (4 square meters). A settee faces it, too, to keep everyone involved in conversation.
For playtime on the water, the yacht can stow a tender in her garage, launched via the lowering swim platform. An additional tender can stow on that platform, too, while SeaBobs can stow in the garage alongside the main tender.
Photos of the launch of hull number one should come in a few weeks.