Second Riva 130 Bellissima launches
The second hull of the Riva 130 Bellissima, the largest flybridge of the Riva range, has entered the water.
The second unit built of Riva’s flagship model was launched on behalf of a European owner on 26 January 2023 in La Spezia, in the shipyard dedicated to the production of Riva yachts from 70 to 130ft.
After recently undergoing major expansion and architectural restyling work, the La Spezia yard now extends over a total surface area of more than 39,000 square meters, of which 17,000 is under cover. The facility also includes three buildings containing 18 assembly stations, plus six equipped for testing.
The Riva 130 Bellissima has exterior styling and interiors by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, founders of Officina Italiana Design – the design firm behind all Riva’s yachts for the last 27 years – working in partnership with the product strategy committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group engineering department.
With an overall length of over 40m and a beam of 8m, the Riva 130 Bellissima is the first planing flybridge in the range to extend across three real decks, with a full wide-body design and generous volumes in every setting, while remaining under 300GT.
“The name Bellissima perfectly expresses the spirit of this boat, a true work of art that has been a huge success on all four continents,” says Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “The success this model is reporting is a credit to Riva’s commitment to always designing boats that navigate both in legend and in the future.”
The star feature of Riva 130 is the large lounge on the main deck: with a 270-degree panoramic view and a height of over 2 metres. The cabin layout puts the master suite on the main deck and four cabins on the lower deck, separated by a large lobby. The crew area, made up of three cabins with bathrooms and a large living area, is forward.
Riva 130 Bellissima is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines rated 2,638mhp each, giving her a top speed of 22.5 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.