avril 26 2016
The 100’ Corsaro: A new era for the Riva Flybridge.
The maxi yacht is under construction at the La Spezia Shipyard.
A sporty thrill and uncompromised luxury. Emotions that anyone aiming for the very best at sea simply cannot do without. And ‘the best’ is Riva: the factory of dreams, the place where unmatched masterpieces – every owner's ambition – come to life.
The latest object of desire is the Riva 100’ Corsaro, the brand’s new flybridge yacht. The 100’ Corsaro is the result of the cooperation between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Group’s Engineering Department, and designer Mauro Micheli, co-founder, together with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design, the design firm that exclusively pencils Riva's entire fleet. This craft is heir to legendary yachts, and flawlessly blends together comfort, performance, style, technology, design, and safety. Plus an additional classy touch: Riva’s essence.
“Riva is back in the flybridge segment as a leader after creating extraordinary models that have conquered even the most demanding customers," says Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“The Riva 100’ Corsaro has already impressed our owners with its incredible design and exquisitely stylish solutions. The wide body master stateroom, for example, is worthy of a megayacht that offers owners a large private area on the main deck. Then there are the four lower deck suites and the large fully-customisable sundeck. We are proud to announce at the upcoming Gold Coast Boat Show in Hong Kong that the first unit has been sold in Asia and is under construction at our La Spezia facility. It will be presented in September during our Private Preview in Monaco, a few days before its worldwide debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.”
The unique features of the Riva 100’ Corsaro are undoubtedly bound to leave a mark in Riva’s history.
Its silhouette resembles the tip of an arrow, resulting in a sporty, streamlined profile that conveys all the magnificence of this yacht. Large glazed windows punctuate the hull and the superstructure, ensuring a breathtaking visual impact as well as wonderful panoramic views from the interiors.
The uninterrupted large hull window with integrated portholes on both sides connects the guest cabins, while on the main deck glazed surfaces run up to the salon and the forward master suite.
On a raised level, the wide front and side windscreens effectively protect the helm station.
The sun deck with hard top combines stylish elegance, aerodynamic design, and unmatched comfort.
The Riva 100’ Corsaro is almost 30 metres long (98.1 feet).
The entire aft area is a shining example of how form and functionality can be integrated in a system that applies cutting-edge technological research to ensure the yacht can be used and enjoyed the fullest. A new operating system exclusively patented by Ferretti Group allows the garage door to open and tilt down onto the beach area, creating a large beach club at water level. Once the door is over the platform, it automatically aligns and then lowers diagonally under the water together with the central part of the platform. In this way, the garage is flooded to launch or haul out the tender (up to 4.45 metres long) and jet-ski.
The platform can then be submerged to various depths, allowing guests to prepare for sea activities or simply relax in the water. A technical and storage room has also been obtained inside the garage.
After reaching the cockpit from the beach area or via the concealed passerelle, guests are welcomed to a spacious lounge with a forward-facing sofa and a large fixed table with 3 more outdoor seats.
To starboard, a stairway leads to the flybridge.
The interior is characterised by its open-space design and is fitted out as a living area with a C-shaped sofa, a low table to starboard, and a cabinet to port with a TV screen that can be concealed in the ceiling panel. The elegant dining area seats up to 10 people. The glazed window left of the dining table can open up onto a walkway, while the corresponding bulwark can be lowered to provide an exclusive outdoor panoramic terrace. The central area divides onboard circulation flows, ensuring utmost privacy for guests and freedom of movement for the crew.
The ‘noble’ part of the yacht is on the port side. Beyond the dining room, there is a lobby – also accessible from the exterior walkway – with a day head and the staircase leading to the suites. Further forward, a second door opens into the magnificent wide-body master stateroom, featuring a central double bed and a walk-in wardrobe. The suite is furnished with a writing desk/vanity table with a panoramic view to starboard, and an armchair with a coffee table on the left. The large forward bathroom is divided into three zones: the shower stall, a central area with twin washbasins, and a separate WC. On the first unit, customised to enhance onboard conviviality, the suite will be replaced by a private lounge with audio/video equipment and karaoke.
The crew can follow their own dedicated circulation route, continuing on starboard up to a lobby from where one can step outdoor sand reach the forepeak or climb a few stairs leading to the raised helm station.
Forward is the large galley, including a dinette for 4/5 people, while starboard access is gained to the crew quarters.
In the standard version, the layout will include four guest suites - three doubles and a fourth with twin beds, all with a spacious heads and separate shower. The two aft cabins, identical in terms of size and fittings, can boast many details in Riva’s unmistakable style and are flooded with natural light thanks to the 1.86 sqm hull windows – among the largest in class. An alternative layout has a huge full-beam suite aft, a solution that the owner of the first unit chose for his suite. The crew quarters are located forward. Below deck, a second dinette with laundry corner leads to the captain’s cabin, with private head, while the crew have two cabins with bunk beds and shared head.
UPPER DECK AND OUTDOOR FORE AREA
The sun deck offers breathtaking views with protection offered by the handrail that encloses it – an appreciated solution shared with the 76' Perseo. The central and forward areas, protected by the hard top, can also be reached from the raised helm station. Starboard is the external pilot station, with a sofa for the co-pilot too. Behind it, the flybridge can be furnished with a large 'al fresco' dining area to port, while on the right a cocktail bar will be the perfect location for unforgettable parties. The aft area, to which access is also gained from the cockpit, is entirely fitted out with freestanding furniture. A second private lounge, separate from the technical area for anchoring operations in the bow, overlooks the pilot house and features a large central sun pad, beyond which is a comfortable C-shaped sofa. This area can be protected with curtains or an outdoor sheltering system upon owners’ needs and tastes.
ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE
The Riva 100’ Corsaro is available with two engine configurations, both MTU 16V Series 2000. Owners can choose between twin M93 2435 mhp or twin M94 2638 mhp power units, which will push the yacht to a cruising speed of 24.5 knots and a maximum speed of 27.5 or to 25 knots and 29 knots respectively (preliminary data). The Riva 100’ Corsaro will be equipped with zero-speed and underway stabilising fins, which can be replaced by gyros upon request.