Italian builder the Ferretti Group premiered its new flybridge yacht Riva 90 Argo on March 19 in Miami. This 27,4-metre yacht  named after a ship from the Greek mythology, is set to be the next one from the group’s Riva Flybridge generation, featuring sleek design and large carbon fibre-framed windows.


The vessel was developed in close collaboration of the Ferretti Engineering Department and Officina Italiana Design studio. She features roomy superyacht sundeck and a broad master suite on the main deck. As to the aft, it comprises concealed stairway system inherited from Riva 56 Rivale. Meanwhile, five guests cabins are to be found at the lower deck. Riva 90 Argo tender garage is quite spacious, enabling accommodation and independent launch of a Williams 395 and Jet Ski. 

According to Mauro Micheli, chief designer at Officina Italiana Design, “The Riva 90 is a very sleek, slender boat despite being quite large, volume-wise. Its lines are balanced, sporty and elegant, brilliantly epitomising the Riva DNA. There is a real sense of stylistic coherency between the interiors and exteriors.”


CEO of Officina Italiana Design, Sergio Beretta, also adds up that the concept is conceived to become popular in different regions, first and foremost in the East, due to her modern “edgy” style.

The yacht is powered by a choice MTU options, with the first hull equipped with two 16V 2000 M93 engines of 2,400 HP. Thus, she will be able to speed at up to 30 knots on the open water, along with comfortable cruising at a wide speed range between 22-26 knots. Furthermore, she will ensure smooth cruising experience due to her zero-speed stabilizer fins and optional Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizers.

Ferretti Group chief executive Alberto Galassi commented on Riva 90 Argo premiere venue: "The Riva company is 177 years old and we launched the Riva Corsaro in Hong Kong, we launched the 110 Dolce Vita in Monte Carlo and we decided it was the right time for America to have the world premiere of a beautiful boat like this one."

At the moment, The Ferretti Group’s Riva series current  50-metre flagship is being constructed at the company’s Ancona facility. As to Riva 90 Argo, she is further heading to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, to be found on display from March 28 to 31. Yacht Harbour has earlier shared the list of the largest vessels to be seen at the show.

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