Riva launches first unit in new 82′ Diva series

Riva 82' Diva

Italian luxury boatbuilder Riva has launched the first unit in a new flybridge series of yachts — the Riva 82′ Diva.

The 25-metre vessel entered the water in La Spezia, at the shipyard where Riva’s 76-to-130-foot models are built. Riva, a brand of Ferretti Group, says the new flybridge was built to ‘open a new chapter in the history of the category.’

The Riva 82’ Diva joins the brand’s range of flybridges, which includes the Riva 90’ Argo, Riva 102’ Corsaro Super, Riva 110’ Dolcevita and Riva 130’ Bellissima.

The Riva 82′ Diva was penned by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.

Riva 82 Diva

The team gave the yacht a 40-square-metre flybridge, one of the largest for this size of yacht, according to Riva. Thanks to these dimensions, each living area on Riva 82’ Diva flybridge has its own dedicated space: the lounge with dinette and bar in the centre, protected by a carbon fibre hard top with glass panels, the sunbathing area forward, and another lounge area aft.

At the stern on the main deck is a beach club with two large bulwarks that swing down to create lateral terraces, increasing the area’s width by three metres.

In the centre of the beach club, under the large sundeck, a garage can accommodate a jet tender of up to 3.45m and a seabob. Forward of the beach club is the raised cockpit fitted with facing sea-view sofas, providing a living area of nearly 35 square metres.

Indoors, the saloon features a dining area, which is raised to mark out the settings without the need for physical separation.

Riva 82 Diva

The lower deck has four cabins – three guest cabins with ensuite bathroom and the full-beam owner’s cabin aft – accommodating up to eight guests. The crew quarters — two separate cabins with a total of three beds — are amidships and accessed by a dedicated walkway on the side of the superstructure.

The Riva 82’ Diva has an overall length of more than 25 metres and a maximum beam of over 6 metres. Owners can opt to install a pair of MAN V12 1800 engines delivering a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26, or two MAN V12 1900 engines for a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 (provisional data provided by Riva).

The first unit of the Riva 82’ Diva will make its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023.

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