Riva sells three 88' Domino Super hulls
by Philip Reynolds
Riva has announced the sale of the first three hulls of its new coupé yacht series, the 88' Domino Super.
The eye-catching yacht was launched by the Italian boatbuilder, part of the Ferretti Group, in Monaco in May.
Stefano de Vivo, chief commercial officer of Ferretti, said: “The official presentation of the 88' Domino Super at the Yacht Club de Monaco was a very exciting moment and now we can surely say that event was the starting point of what is already a commercial success. Less than two months later Riva and the Ferretti Group are proud to announce the sale of three yachts.”
As an indication of the Domino Super’s international appeal, the three yachts have been sold in three different markets. The first hull will go to an owner from continental Europe, the second one will be delivered in the Asia-Pacific region, while the third will cruise across Middle-East.
These are the first results of a commercial strategy aimed at confirming the leadership of the Ferretti Group’s most renowned global brand.
The Domino Super is characterised by a slender profile and extensive restyling. Riva has said it will set new standards in the yachting sector in terms of style, comfort, and performance.
A company spokesman said: “The new model is called ‘Super’ because it marks the evolution of the species. The 88ft Domino Super yacht immediately strikes the eye with its aerodynamic lines, which are also enhanced by the hull’s original colour shade. This innovative feature goes hand in hand with other new design solutions such as the new sun deck, which highlights the yacht’s sporty character while offering its guests additional comfort. The large continuous hull glazing results in a truly aggressive look and the restyled aft area adds the final touch to the yacht’s dynamic personality.
“The aft swimming platform, which can be lowered into the sea, makes diving into the water and getting back on board much easier, as well as enhancing tender launching and haulage operations.”
In the standard version, the yacht is equipped with two MTU 16V 2000 M93, 2435 Mhp engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 34 knots. As an option, two MTU 16V 2000 M94, 2638 Mhp engines can be installed instead, pushing the yacht up to 40 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots.
Riva was founded by craftsman Pietro Riva on Lake Iseo in Lombardy in northern Italy in 1842 and remained in family hands over a hundred years. It then had various owners, including British group Vickers, before becoming part of Ferretti in May 2000. It now operates out of a shipyard at La Spezia on the Italian Riviera and is known for its stylish boats.