The iconic Italian shipyard Riva, builder of many beautiful luxury yacht tenders but also extraordinary superyachts both for private use or yacht charter, celebrated its prestigious history at the Venice Film Festival on the 4th of September with the short ‘Riva – In the Movie’ starring world-renowned Italian actor, Pierfrancesco Favino.
The short is completely filmed in Venice at the memorable locations of Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, the Lido and the Palazzo del Cinema, and showcases stills from films such as 1954’s Mambo that feature the elegant tenders that the shipyard was originally known for. More recently, its superyachts have starred in films La Grande Bellezza (2013) and MIB International (2019), and luxury yacht charter guests can experience their elegance and power for themselves in various yachting locations around the world, throughout the New Year.
As ‘Riva – In the Movie’ honours the past, these luxury charter yachts showcase the Italian brand’s present – and future to come.
Motor yacht UNKNOWN is a Riva 100′ Corsaro capable of a top speed of 30 knots. She is designed for making the most of the warm summer days in the Mediterranean with a generous foredeck and flybridge in addition to a shaded main deck aft and a fold-down balcony off the formal dining area.
The contemporary interiors are highly desirable, combining natural materials with high gloss surfaces for an inviting minimalist interior filled with light. The accommodation sleeps 10 guests over 5 beautifully-appointed cabins, all with TV entertainment and en-suite bathrooms.
Luxury yacht RAPH SEVEN was designed for celebrations, fitted as she is with a large wine cellar and a grand piano in the main salon. A draft of just 2.2m/7.5ft gets her to the best bays and coves around Corsica other popular destinations, and once guests arrive there sunbeds and water toys will fill the daylight hours. For evening galas she can zip straight from the beach using her top speed of 26 knots, and after a busy day the group of 10 will return to five inviting en-suite cabins.
Superyacht ELYSIUM I follows the example set by RALPH SEVEN and offers her charter guests a baby grand piano and a wine cellar for memorable parties, plus fantastic Audio-Visual entertainment systems and fantastic dining and lounging areas inside and out. There is a great selection of water toys stored on board for all ages and activity levels, and with a top speed of 26 knots and a range of 430 nautical miles, guests have the perfect balance between speed and distance. There’s a Pullman berth amongst the five en-suite cabins to accommodate up to 11 guests, all taken care of by a professional crew of five.
Small but powerful, 23.3m/76.3ft open yacht DEMA zips through the water at a top speed of 37 knots and accommodates a total of six guests in three en-suite cabins – perfect for extended families and friends groups wanting an extended weekend getaway.
DEMA has plenty of spaces on board for sunbathing and alfresco living, with a shaded dining area on the main deck aft, a foredeck providing a plush sofa and sunbed while the flybridge has excellent views from the pilot-seat and uninterrupted sunshine to the sunpad aft.
M/Y RUZARIJA was launched earlier this year and cruises through the Mediterranean showing off her sleek contemporary looks at a top speed of 26 knots. Her range of 310 nautical miles takes her guests far and wide, all with a marvellous collection of water toys in tow.
Take in the sunset from the foredeck seating, and use the sunpads to stargaze in serene destinations such as the Calanques National Park in the French Riviera, or the secretive coves of the Balearic Islands. The accommodation is finished to Riva’s impeccable standards, with large windows illuminating all five en-suite cabins to sleep 11 guests.
Yet-to-be-launched superyacht FIGURATI is a Dolcevita 110′ model and Riva’s fibreglass flagship, representing cutting-edge technology wrapped in sleek Italian style. Once launched, she will be available for summer charter in the Western Mediterranean and accommodates 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins – 1 main deck Master suite and 4 further guest cabins of equal size on the lower deck.
Although guests will feel right at home in the main deck interior lounge, M/Y FIGURATI is a celebration of life outdoors and boasts large alfresco living areas in the sunshine and shade. The foredeck is sure to be a popular spot for sun worshippers with its plush seating and abundance of sunbeds with a spa tub concealed underneath. The flybridge is the entertainment hub and while guests rest on the sunbeds or sofas, the professional on board chef can create delectable multi-course meals to be accompanied by drinks from the wet bar.