Riva Reveals 14.6 Metre Open Cruiser Dolceriva
by Miranda Blazeby
Riva has released full details about its new 14.6 metre open cruiser model, the Dolceriva.
First revealed at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year but kept closely under wraps, the new model features exterior design by Officina Italiana Design with the Ferretti Group’s in-house engineering department.
Key features of the automotive inspired model include a curved windshield made with spherical crystals and the high-gloss mahogany of the deck with twenty coasts of varnish.
The model’s rounded stern pays tribute to Riva’s legacy, specifically the Ariston and Tritone models, while also being reminiscent of the rear of a luxury sports car.
A central walkway cuts through two large sunpas through to the cockpit, which is equipped with more sunpads, and a dinette amidships with two large sofas and a central folding table large enough to seat eight people.
The owner’s cabin is located forward and styled in materials in-keeping with the traditional Riva style.
Owners can choose from two propulsion options, both powered by two Volvo Penta D13 engines. Speed hounds can opt for a more powerful package offering a top speed of 40 knots and cruising speed of 35, or, a slower package with a top speed of 35 knots and cruising speed of 27.
The model is available in all the colours of the Riva range and the first unit will be “regal Silver’ with “bright black” inserts.