Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Riva 66 Ribelle
Riva 66’ Ribelle, the new flagship of the Sarnico shipyard, continues the evolutionary path that began with 56’ Rivale.
The hull’s streamlined profile – in the exclusive Blue Sapphire colouration, introduced here for the first time – features large glass windows on the hull and on the superstructure.The exterior lines draw inspiration from those of the 76’ Perseo, with the addition of new style elements in mahogany and polished stainless steel (which also serve technical purposes), that pay homage to both the history of the Sarnico shipyard and to the storied Riva tradition. Noteworthy elements include the aft wings,the garage door and the side lifelines of the superstructure, in mahogany with steel ends.
The stern features an innovative style detail: the platform is connected to the vessel’s sideways, thus forming a single continuous element that rises all the way to the cockpit. Stainless steel fairleads for the main and secondary mooring lines provide a further element of uniqueness in this area.
Like on the 56’ Rivale, the port side cockpit steps become partially submerged when moving the swimming platform, revealing other steps built in to the hull and thus creating a single, extremely practical stairway for boarding and deboarding. The garage can accommodate a Williams 345 tender and a Seabob.
The cockpit features a stern-side sun pad protected by the flybridge and a starboard dinette with a couch and mahogany table; the crew cabin, accessible from the main deck, is located below the sun pad and includes a single bed and a bathroom. The lounge’s glass door with tilting window ensures a perfect continuity between the inner and outer spaces, creating a single seamless deck with no steps or obstacles. The space in the forward area has been exploited to its fullest potential, thanks to a large 7m² sun pad with a built-in backrest that ensures maximum comfort. The sun pad also offers generously-sized lockers.
Keywords Riva Yachts