Founded by Pietro Riva in 1842 on Italy’s beautiful Lake D’Iseo, Riva remains perhaps the single most famous and desirable powerboat brand in the world. Having joined the Ferretti Group in May 2000 and opened a second production facility in Spezia in 2004, the last decade or so has proven extremely productive as regards the introduction of fresh models.
Today, the range comprises 14 craft, with the two most recent additions proving beyond doubt that the yard is not simply about the preservation of an impeccable heritage. The 63 Virtus has become the company’s largest open boat and the 122 Mythos has taken its place as the fleet flagship and the first aluminium planing megayacht ever produced by this prestigious boatyard.
Happily, however, the classically styled, helm-forward, gentleman’s express cruiser for which the company is so famous lives on in the form of the delectable Iseo and Aquariva models.
After having risen several times to the challenge of reinterpreting the "Open" concept, Riva set itself a new challenge - to design a yacht with a completely new concept, something never seen before. The result is the SportRiva 56' "sportfly", a yacht which integrates the flybridge concept with the sporty lines of an Open, whilst still maintaining Riva's inimitable style: a yacht following a "Sporty glamour" philosophy. This model is the first in a new line called SportRiva, whose models will be defined by their length. The SportRiva collection has been studied to satisfy the demands of owners who, while not wishing to renounce to the lines of an Open, prefer the convenience of a closed, air-conditioned upper salon, ideal for countries with a tropical clime. The sporty character, outcome of an original concept, is underlined by aggressive and gritty lines, designed as usual by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design. The extended, aggressive line gives the boat a strongly dynamic appearance which, together with a number of highly innovative solutions that makes this yacht a true jewel of modern design. Her style, luxury, the valuable materials used and painstaking care taken over detail balance out the "futuristic" attributes. The resulting yacht, like all the shipyard's models, still exudes the taste of Riva's many year tradition, and her beauty is destined to last. The inimitable Riva style shines through every detail. Hand-made finishing of the highest quality, sophisticated and excellent materials, a painstaking research of maximum liveability, together with a brand new exclusive "Roman Bronze" colour expressly studied and produced for the SportRiva 56'.