The Riva Dolceriva is the newest Riva day boat and the heir apparent of the Rivarama, sharing some of the strategies behind the 11,8m Rivamare that the Ferretti Group introduced in 2016.
The main driver of the project was a timeless, long lasting design – a Riva that can be iconic, though renewed, and at the same time up to date in terms of technology, propulsion and steering platform. It was a tall order for designers Officina Italiana Design to come up with a successor to the 13-metre Rivarama, which has enjoyed great success for years.
The hardest thing may be to edit your own work and Officina Italiana Design did just that, cutting out details from an already sober design to produce a modern boat that remains respectful of the Riva heritage.
The windscreen, a feat of engineering by Italian maker Isoclima, offers good wraparound protection from wind and spray with primo views. Automated interceptors remove any guessing game in terms of optimal trim and efficiency.
All that’s left to do is rev up the engines and let the Dolceriva run while keeping a lookout for other craft on the water. The lines are pure and simple but far from simplistic. All materials recall the Riva heritage, such as mahogany and steel combined with mirrored surfaces and leather elements.