rivaThe iconic Italian brand Riva took to the stage at the Monaco Yacht Show to reveal its plans to build full a custom line of steel yachts kicking off with a 50m project. This model will be followed by a 68m yacht and further development of projects up to 100m in length.

Having launched the 37m (122ft) Mythos, the flagship of the brand in Monaco three months ago, Riva is confident about its future as a leader in the large yacht sector. This is to some extent due to the support of its shareholders who it considers are “truly in love” with the brand.

The first 50m yacht by Riva will be built in the Group’s shipyards in Ancona, which specialises in the construction of steel, aluminum and composite material yachts between 45 and 90 meters in length.

Preliminary data suggests the new 50m Riva may be equipped with two possible engine sets: either two CAT C32 2100 rpm engines or two MAN D2862 LE 466 2100 rpm engines, both capable of pushing the yacht to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The transatlantic range at a cost-saving cruising speed of 11 knots should mean that the yacht will be able to make 3,800 nautical miles. Two zero speed stabilising fins will be installed standard, to ensure maximum comfort and stability even when the yacht is at anchor.