The new 33-meter from the Sarnico, Italy shipyard has been launched at Yacht Club de Monaco. Riva 33 Dolcevita debuts in the exclusive atmosphere of La Principauté to show all her flagship’s features.
With Riva 110 Dolcevita, the brand of Ferretti Group sets the top-end of their range at 33.5 meters. The new superyacht features tense lines, big side windows, and a low gunwale profile, to make of her an elegant and sleek vessel despite the sheer size. There’s some family feeling recalling Riva 100 Corsaro, but many details are different and highlight the merge between design and functionality.
A crystal palace with a tilting transom
Talking about form and function: the large glazing of the deckhouse on one hand contributes to a streamined profile, on the other hand floods the salon with natural light from floor to ceiling. It’s a kind of “crystal palace”, and the same idea recurs in many furniture pieces.
What is more surprising though is the match between engineering and creativity. Look, for instance, at the Submersible Hatch, a patent-pending idea developed by Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
What is the submersible hatch? It’s a solution that allows the transom to tilt back creating a swim platform. So far, nothing new. But the peculiarity is in the fact that it can submerge under the water surface in order to flood the garage and facilitate launching and hauling of the tender.
Riva 110 Dolcevita is built with fiberglass upon a project by Officina Italiana Design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, the Strategic Product Committee and Ferretti Group Engineering Department.
the Dolce Vita is not just
in the name but in the many
elements designed to brighten
the time spent on board
The boat develops on three bridges, plus a pilot house. The main deck, in addition to the huge living room and dining room, houses the owner’s suite in the bow section: the privacy is guaranteed as the apartment does not share any bulkheads with other guests’ spaces.
Below, the central area of the deck is symmetrically divided into four double cabins with en-suites, while the bow area is entirely dedicated to the crew’s quarters with cabins and galley.
Being on a 33.5-meter boat, the flybridge is a roof terrace where the long bar counter to bow faces the dinette, and a vast solarium in the back.
Long story short, the Dolce Vita is not just in the name but in the many elements designed to brighten the time spent on board. This may be one of the reasons why the Riva 110 doesn’t long for fast performance. According to the data declared by the builder, two 2,600-HP MTU engines push the yacht to a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 23 (of course planing).
The christening of Riva 110 Dolcevita had some really important godfathers, with H.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco first.
The numbers of Riva 110 Dolcevita
- Length overall …………… 33.53 m (110 ft)
- Length LH …………… 33.43 m (109 ft 8in)
- Length waterline …………… 28.28 m (92ft 9in)
- Beam …………… 7.27 m (23ft 10in)
- Draft …………… 1.99 m (6ft 6in)
- Dry displacement …………… 124.000 Kg
- Full load displacement …………… 142.000 Kg
- Fuel reserve …………… 14.700 l (3883 US gal)
- Fresh water reserve …………… 3.000 l (792 US gal)
- Passengers …………… 20
- Engines …………… MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2×2638 HP
- Top speed …………… 26 knots (30mph)
- Cruise speed …………… 23 knots (26 mph)
- Range …………… 430 nm
And it’s always the right time to remember what Riva means and especially who was the man behind the legendary success of the brand: Carlo Riva.