Riva launches 130’ Bellissima
Celebrating its 180th anniversary, Riva has launched the largest model in its flybridge range.
The 130’ Bellissima is Riva’s largest Flybridge model
Riva has launched the first 130’ Bellissima at its La Spezia yard. The yacht has been sold to an American owner and is the largest model in the builder’s Flybridge range, which also includes the 90’ Argo, 102’ Corsaro Super and 110’ Dolcevita.
The 130’ Bellissima is the first planing flybridge in Riva’s range to extend across three full decks, with a full-widebody design, while remaining under 300GT.
The 40m yacht with an almost 8m beam is the brainchild of Mauro Micheli, co-founder of Officina Italiana Design, which has designed all Riva’s yachts since 1994, and was developed with Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and its Engineering Department.
Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, said: “Riva Bellissima is a superlative boat, in both name and fact. As the new flagship in the flybridge range, she has all my admiration and enthusiasm.
“This is a magical year for Riva. Our yards are all in a state of grace and the results are there for everyone to see: beautiful boats, ecstatic owners. When you see a Riva cruising on the water, a Riva Bellissima, everything stops and you can pause the world to enjoy a tailor-made miracle, an aesthetic experience that words can’t describe.”
The exterior styling features carbon-fibre, steel and glass. The windshield is made with spherical crystals and features the typical counter-curvature, while the hull window design is based on a black line that runs along the silvery side of the boat and rises towards the deck.
Extensive glazed surfaces allow natural light to illuminate the interiors of the main and upper decks and offer magnificent panoramic views. The main saloon features glass and polished rosewood, and has ceilings over 2m high. The master suite is on the main deck, while there are four en-suite cabins and a large lobby on the lower deck.
The exteriors introduce a new concept for the stern area, which is divided into a large beach club and a generous cockpit, offering over 60sqm of liveable space. A jet-ski, tender and Seabob are stored in the port hull side.
On the upper deck, the aft outdoor area is set up as a dining area seating 10, while the side walkways create two closed, private balconies. The sun deck offers further outdoor space for guests.
Riva 130’ Bellissima is powered by twin MTU engines rated 2,638mph each, giving her an estimated top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots.