At 49.9 metres, Race is the largest-ever Riva yacht. The Riva 50 Metri’s exterior and interior were created by Officina Italiana Design in collaboration with Riva’s in-house team
A seven-metre tender is held below in Race's garage, which has a shell door for launching. When it is launched, the space is transformed into a beach club with loose furnishings. There is enough space for the area to be used as a gym even when under way with the tender inside.
The interior of Race is modern, masculine and distinctively Riva. There isn’t a dizzying array of materials; instead the design team concentrated on a uniform colour palette of grey and white, accentuated by mahogany, stainless steel, white statuario marble with grey veining and an abundance of glass.
In order to make the space feel larger, windows inside the upper saloon descend on either side and the aft doors open fully, letting a breeze come through and creating an indoor/outdoor living area.
The sun deck is covered by a carbon-fibre hardtop with a forward angle, matching the geometry of the exterior. The stylish lounge chairs are crafted from mahogany bases with leather straps that raise or lower the back.
Below decks are four guest cabins – three doubles and one twin. The materials are the same that you would find in the owner’s area, with a prevalence of leather and grey tones.
“Following the owner’s wishes, the galley is situated on the lower deck – this is just one of the layout options of the Riva 50,” says Officina Italiana Design chief designer Mauro Micheli. “This allowed us to obtain more space on the main deck and create a unique master suite.”