First Riva 100 Corsaro yacht delivered to Hong Kong
by Chris Jefferies
The first Riva 100 Corsaro yacht has arrived in Hong Kong, where it will be handed over to its owner. Launched in La Spezia by Italian yard Ferretti Group in October 2016, this model is the first in a new flybridge series from the Italian yard.
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.
A spokesperson for the Ferretti Group 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.