The Riva 88′ Florida is a stunning power yacht that combines high performance, Italian style, and innovation in a way that perfectly reflects the yard’s DNA. This versatile, convertible superyacht, which debuted in the United States at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2017, remains in high demand due to its contemporary exterior design and technological advancements.
Her sleek hull measures 26.84 meters in length and features aerodynamic, sleek, and sporty exterior lines that are accentuated by the color ‘Shark Gray’ with black accents. Her convertible hardtop is a defining characteristic. The one-of-a-kind carbon fiber hardtop, first seen on her largest sister, the Riva 88′ Florida, ensures that she can seamlessly transform from an open yacht into a protected sport coupe at the touch of a button. In coupe mode, the aerodynamic roof moves to cover the flybridge and helm station; in open mode, it shifts in front of the windshield to become a cover above the forward dinette or completely covers the dinette.
The layout of her cockpit, helmstation, master suite on the lower deck, and living spaces were custom designed by Officina Italiana Design and the Naval Engineering Department of the Ferretti Group. Her contemporary interior design features leather, stainless steel, and white veneer throughout to evoke the “strong Mediterranean cheerfulness and summer character” The helm station is forward and has two pilot seats, with a third seat to the left of the sliding hatch leading to the lower deck. Behind the helm station is a salon with seating and a dining area that can accommodate up to eight guests. A sink, grill, and refrigerator are located adjacent to a wet bar. A large sundae with a chaise lounge for relaxing in the sun is located aft, and dual steps lead to her swimming platform. In the bow, a sun pad and dinette provide additional space for guests to relax. As previously mentioned, the C-hardtop can be used to close off this space while cruising.
Her galley is located on the starboard side of the lower deck, opposite the dining area. Her full-beam master ensuite is located amidships, while her VIP ensuite and twin guest ensuite are located forward and to port, respectively. There are crew quarters for up to two people located prior to the engine room. To further optimize engineering and industrial processing, the engine room and crew cabin layout have been carried over from the coupé. Both are accessible from the cockpit by way of a compartment built into the left sofa. The vessel’s twin VMan V12 engines allow for a maximum speed of 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.