Inside the First Riva 88 Folgore

8 October 2020

The Ferretti Group has released new details and images of the first Riva 88 Folgore after the 26.92 metre yacht was presented at the group's private preview.

The 88 Folgore is the result of a design collaboration between Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group’s in-house engineering department and product strategy committee.

Built from composite with carbon fibre reinforcements in the superstructure, the 88 Folgore features materials including marble, crystal glass and stainless steel.

The first 88 Folgore features a “shark grey” hull with black detailing. Elsewhere, the exterior features mahogany and steel detailing with an opening glass roof in the superstructure.

The opening garage door aft can move into two different positions. The first sees the door move parallel to the waterline to be used as a six square metre beach club. Alternatively, it can be submerged and used for launching and recovering the tender. The garage is large enough to hold a Williams SportJet 395 and jet ski.

The 22 square metre cockpit meanwhile features a large dining area that converts into a sunpad and a bar with a marble top. Another entertainment area can be found at the bow, which features a C-shaped sofa, coffee table and large sunpad.

The owner's cabin

Inside, the interior features a range of materials including rosewood, pale and dark coloured leathering and steel. This contrasts with the ceiling, which features “white and black lacquered sections”. The overall affect is “a refined, classical elegance”, the yard said.

The galley

The guest accommodation, comprising four cabins, sits on the lower deck. The full beam owner’s cabin is accompanied by two VIPs and a double. All cabins are ensuite.

The cockpit

The owner’s suite is available in three different layouts, while the bathroom is finished in white and gold polished marble. The galley and crew quarters are also found on the lower deck.

The first 88 Folgore yacht is powered by a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines for a top speed of 39 knots and cruising speed of 33 knots.