Style, elegance and technology, as well as power and speed, by Riva. What more could you ask for in a yacht? That it should also be convertible, for example. Because, at Riva, research always caters to beauty and to the pleasure of yachting. In order to provide protection against sun, wind and water, to add privacy to life on board and to afford the pleasure of having “two boats in one”, the exclusive “Convertible Top” system enables the Open version to be turned into a Coupé through a simple control. Patented by the Ferretti Group and jointly designed by the Engineering Department with its partners Besenzoni and Centro Stile, this movable hard top has already earned Riva’s new masterpiece the title of “convertible luxury yacht”. 

 Riva 88′ Florida is 26.84 metres long and, in the words of its creator, the designer Mauro Micheli, is the spiritual successor of the “Bahamas”: “In my view, Riva 88 – finally renamed Florida, in line with another Riva icon – is the new Bahamas. My aim, especially with regards to the interiors, has been to reintroduce a number of vintage materials from the 80s, most particularly wood. I specifically chose to use elm wood with a “peach skin” finish thus creating a soft feel.” 

There can be few powerboating experiences as satisfying as driving an 88ft open-top Riva at over 40 knots. That is the top speed of the 88 Florida with the larger 2638hp engines. Even with the standard 2435hp units she still reaches over 38 knots (43mph). The ride is smooth and majestic, gliding effortlessly over the waves like they’re hardly there. 

INTERIOR

She may be open-topped, but inside, the Riva 88 Florida is a very substantial and very luxurious motor yacht. She has 4 beautifully styled en suite cabins, as well as a lower deck saloon. Compared with the Riva 86 Domino from which she is derived, the hull windows have been substantially developed, resulting in even more daylight through all areas of the lower deck.

EXTERIOR

The sight of the convertible hardtop on the Riva 88 Florida lifting off and swinging into its storage recess on the foredeck, will surely leave onlookers open-mouthed. Two electro-hydraulic arms emerge from the sides of the forward coachroof, pivot backwards, pick up the cockpit roof, swing it forward, lower it into its storage position over the seating area on the foredeck, then tuck themselves back into their respective stowage pods.

LAYOUTS

TECHNICAL DATA

LOA

26.84 [m] - 88 ft 1 in

LH

23.98 [m] - 78 ft 8 in

LWL

21.42 [m] -70 ft 3 in

Max Beam

6.29 [m] - 20 ft 8 in

Draft

1.82 [m] - 6 ft 0 in

Unladen Displacement

63.000 [kg] - 138.891 [lbs]

Laden Displacement

73.700 [kg] - 162.481 [lbs]

Fuel

7.500 [l] - 1.981 [US gal]

Water

990 [l] - 262 [US gal]

Material

GRP

People on board

20

Engine

MTU V16 2000 M96 - 2435 HP

Engine Option

MTU V16 2000 M96L - 2638 HP

Transmission

Shaft Drive

Max Speed (M96) (M96L)

38.5 [kn] 40.5 [kn]

Cruise Speed (M96) (M96L)

34 [kn] 35 [kn]

Range

340 [nm]

Cabins

4

Bathrooms

4

Crew Cabins

2 std

Bathrooms in Crew Quarter

1

Design Category

A

Classification

B+F + Aa (sound emission) RINA S.p.A

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