Riva 110’ Dolcevita makes Asia debut
The three-day Riva Rendez-Vous included Hong Kong’s first 110’ Dolcevita and a 90’ Argo, showcasing the iconic builder’s Flybridge offerings. By Nicholas Kunz.
Club Marina Cove hosted the Riva Rendez-Vous
Starship Yachts staged the official Asia premiere of the 110’ Dolcevita at the Riva Rendez-Vous at Club Marina Cove. The three-day event in Hong Kong also featured a 90’ Argo, also from the builder’s Flybridge series, as well as a Rivamare, a 38ft model from the Italian builder’s Open line.
With Riva celebrating its 180th anniversary last year, it was a welcome showcase of three of the brand’s most popular yachts in a grand display, especially after a couple of years without events in Hong Kong due to Covid.
Rivamare (38ft), 90’ Argo and 110’ Dolcevita
Although not for sale, the three yachts were leased from their owners to allow guests a rare opportunity to get aboard and admire the beautiful craftmanship that has made Riva one of the most sought-after brands in luxury yachting. The 110’ Dolcevita has been waiting three years for her public debut, having arrived in Hong Kong in March 2020.
“Hong Kong is a big flybridge market, so we’ve had a lot of anticipation. In fact, we had many more people want to come to this event then we initially expected, so that was a nice surprise,” said Jamie Ho, Sales and Marketing Manager of Starship Yachts, and son of company founder Edwin Ho.
Visitors aboard Asia’s first 110’ Dolcevita
“There are a lot of people who are interested in the larger Riva models especially the 90’ Argo, 102’ Corsaro Super and the 110’ Dolcevita. Some people know Riva for its smaller yachts and aren’t as aware of the brand’s larger yachts.”
The flagship 110’ Dolcevita was the most luxurious yacht of the three on display, featuring extremely large windows, a vast saloon and masses of storage space. Customisations include a concealed jacuzzi with an electric top on the sundeck, additional sunshades and awnings on the flybridge, plus an owner’s suite that can transform into an entertainment zone.
Riva models are renowned for their detailing
Andrew Pitchford, Sales Director at Ferretti Group Asia Pacific, said: “The 110’ Dolcevita is one of the crown jewels of yachts we have in Hong Kong.
“It’s a very well-dressed and elegant boat with combinations of wood, stainless steel and leather. Also, every single door tread and handle boasts the Riva print, showcasing an extra level of detail you find on a Riva, compared to other brands.”
Rivamare and the 90’ Argo, Riva’s smallest Flybridge model
The 90’ Argo also impressed with its sleek, attractive exterior, while its interior features lots of natural light and spacious cabins, ideal for entertaining guests and family alike. The yacht is also known for its powerful engine options which can power the yacht up to 26 knots.
Riva debuted its Flybridge series in early 2017 with the world premiere of the 100’ Corsaro in Hong Kong. The model was followed by the 90’ Argo and 110’ Dolcevita, while last year’s new models included the 130’ Bellissima and the 102’ Corsaro Super, which succeeds the original 100’.
Rivamare embodies the brand’s iconic style
All are built in Riva’s yard in La Spezia, while the brand’s steel-hulled 50Metri is built in the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona and will be succeeded by the aluminium-hulled 54Metri.