First Riva 100 Corsaro yacht launched by Ferretti Group
by Chris Jefferies
Featuring an arrow-shaped prow and a sporty, streamlined profile, the Riva 100 Corsaro is a 29 metre all-GRP fast planing yacht with exterior and interior styling by Officina Italiana Design.
The Riva 100 Corsaro features large glazed windows that punctuate the hull and superstructure on the main deck, offering panoramic views from the saloon. Below, an uninterrupted large hull window and portholes on both sides connect the cabins.
The central saloon features a C-shaped sofa and plenty of space for entertaining, as well as a dining room that can seat 10 and a lobby aft that leads to the master suite.
The wide-body master suite has a central double bed, walk-in wardrobe and a writing desk/vanity table with panoramic views to starboard. One of the unique elements of the first Riva 100 Corsaro is a private multifunctional lounge, which can be used for business meetings, but has also been kitted out with audio/video equipment and karaoke system.
Ferretti Group's Giorgia Paladini explained that this modification was made because the owner plans to use the yacht as a "social entertainment platform".
With three double suites and a twin located below on the lower deck, the Riva 100 Corsaro can accommodate up to 10 guests. The crew quarters are located forward, with two crew cabins and a captain's cabin.
Back aft, the Riva 100 Corsaro has an innovative garage that folds out to create a superyacht beach club at water level. The hydraulic system, patented by Ferretti Group, can submerge this platform to various depths so guests can relax on the water, and also allows the garage to flood for launching or hauling out the tender more easily.
The Riva 100 Corsaro's superyacht sundeck offers breathtaking views and plenty of relaxing space, and in the aft of this area, Ferretti Group has fitted an al fresco dining area next to the cocktail bar. Power comes from a pair of 2,435hp MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines for a top speed of 27.5 knots.
Hull number one in the Riva 100 Corsaro series will now head to Hong Kong for its official unveiling, which is due to take place before the end of the year. Underlining the importance of this market to the Ferretti Group, Paladini added: "In the last decade, thanks to an increase in the availability of infrastructure, even in remote areas, the Asia-Pacific market grew a lot.
"Ferretti Group, with a completely different approach compared to all other competitors, has been a direct presence in the Asian yachting market, allowing it to integrate the culture and specific needs of the Asian clientele into its products," she concluded.