Riva 88’ Folgore : A Marvellous Token Of Italian Craftsmanship

Riva 88’ Folgore : A Marvellous Token Of Italian Craftsmanship

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote October 29, 2020

The year 2020 might be tremulous in many ways yet has been a catalyst in triggering innovations, designs and directions. The 26.8-metre yacht, Riva 88’ Folgore was launched in La Spezia on Monday, May 25, marking the first launch of a new Riva model since the coronavirus outbreak began after its announcement in January 2020.

Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group said, “The launch of the first new model in 2020 represents a new Renaissance for the Ferretti Group, which restarts from Riva, brand becoming more and more a contemporary myth, the essence of Made in Italy and a tangible sign of a Country that starts again.”

Riva 88' Folgore 1

The brainchild of Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti engineering team, Riva 88’ Folgore is a yacht that has the exterior elements derived from the automotive world and the interiors call for the calm and quiet of the sea. This majestic boat brings together the marriage of luxury and sportiness with an intriguing shark-grey coloured hull with black detailing while the interiors have deep mahogany and steel inlays. Another interesting feature is the glass-top roof on the superstructure that can be opened and tilted both the stern and bow, to let a lot of sunlight and fresh air during navigation or at anchor.

Riva 88' Folgore 4

The interiors are a stylish combination of precious of wood, steel, marble and crystal glass. Welcoming eight guests onboard, Riva 88’ Folgore offers four double bed or twin bed staterooms on the lower deck with separate bathrooms on the lower deck. The master suite is located at the bow where the owner can choose from three different layouts for the full-beam master suite, such as wood, leather and steel, including polished rosewood and white parquet. The highlight of this yacht is her distinguished rear door where guests can open it to sit parallel to the waterline or immersed in the water creating a six-square-metre beach club, that can be submerged to help launch and recover the tender.

Riva 88' Folgore 2

Riva 88’ Folgore is powered with a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines, enabling a top speed of 39 knots and a cruising speed of 33 knots. The high-tech bridge system includes Xenta electro-hydraulic steering gear, stabilisers, DP systems and LOOP integrated dashboard with three 19-inch touchscreen displays and a manoeuvring joystick helps the captain in better and smooth navigation.

The Riva 88’ Folgore is a yacht that not only makes every journey luxurious but adds a unique sense of experience!