The Riva 88′ Florida is a beautiful power yacht that perfectly shows off the yard’s DNA. It combines high performance, Italian style, and new ideas. This versatile, convertible superyacht made its debut in the United States at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2017. Its modern exterior design and technological improvements mean that it is still in high demand.
Her sleek hull is 26.84 meters long and has aerodynamic, sleek, and sporty lines on the outside that are made even better by the “Shark Gray” color with black accents. Her convertible hardtop is one of her most important parts. The unique carbon fiber hardtop, which was first seen on her biggest sister, the Riva 88′ Florida, makes it possible for her to go from an open yacht to a covered 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 moves in front of the windshield to cover the forward dinette or completely cover it.
Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group Naval Engineering Department created the layout of her cockpit, helmstation, master suite on the lower deck, and living spaces. Her modern interior design is meant to have a “strong, happy, and summery Mediterranean feel.” It is full of leather, stainless steel, and white veneer. The helm station is up front and has two pilot seats. To the left of the sliding hatch that leads to the lower deck is a third seat. Behind the helm station is a salon with chairs and a dining area that can seat up to eight people. On the other side is a wet bar with a sink, grill, and fridge. At the back of the boat, there is a large sundeck with a chaise lounge for relaxing in the sun. Two steps lead to her swimming platform. A second sun pad and dinette are located in the bow, which is the front of the boat. As was already said, the c-hardtop can be used to close off this space when cruising.
On the lower deck, the galley is on the starboard side, and the dining area is on the other side. Her full-beam master ensuite is in the middle of the boat, while her VIP ensuite is up front and her twin guest ensuite is on the port side. Before the engine room, there is space for up to two crew members to live. The engine room is the same as the one in the coupé, and the layout of the crew cabin is also the same. This is done to improve engineering and industrial processing. Both can be reached from the cockpit by opening a door on the left side of the sofa. Twin VMan V12 engines give her a top speed of 37 knots and a speed for cruising of 32 knots.