Officina Italiana Design has been announced as one of the finalists for the International Yacht and Aviation Award 2016, with the striking Riva 88’ Florida yacht. This will compete in the ‘Power Boat 25-40 metre Award’ category.
The first convertible luxury motor yacht, Florida 88’ is a groundbreaking vessel because it marries the open and coupé concepts in one effortless package, thanks to her simple but effective Convertible Top system.
The 2015-unveiled Florida 88’ boasts magnificently sporty, streamlined lines which brilliantly complement the convertible superstructure concept. The original windows running along the hull draw plenty of light into the interior, and together with the silvery livery, create a line that accentuates the Florida’s raked sleekness.
There are plenty of new features aboard this timelessly elegant vessel, starting from the new ‘Moon Grey’ shade, a light metallic grey that enhances the yacht’s slender lines, and is in pleasant contrast with the ‘Bright Black’ shade details. The hull profile has an innovative-design with continuous glazing and a stainless steel plate that bears the Riva logo in its central part.
The designers decided to feature some of the vintage materials of the 80s, wood in particular, especially for the interiors to create the classic retro feel. Specifically peach skin elm wood was chosen to convey a soft and cozy feeling.