Riva’s 37m (122ft) Mythos is the first yacht the shipyard has built in light aluminum alloy, as well as the largest yacht ever produced by the historical Italian brand. Mythos, which will be launched as Riva’s new flagship, is being built at CRN shipyards in Ancona.
The yacht has a beam close to 7.6m (25ft) and will take an estimated 15,000 man hours for its painting, 10,000 man hours for carpentry work and 8,000 for electrical systems. Riva considers that the yacht, when launched, will become a “new milestone” in the yard’s history.
The new Riva flagship is currently on schedule for its delivery date of April 2014 with the hull and the superstructure having been completed over the last few months, and carpentry works are currently being finalised. The puttying process is currently ongoing. The top coat application – the last stage in the process – will be completed by the end of February, when the hull takes on its final appearance.
All the main technical systems are already onboard: the engines, the gensets, the converters, the main electrical panel and the air conditioning compressor assembly have been installed, and all hydraulic and electrical connections are about to be made.
On the lower deck, workers have completed space compartments and installed the ceilings in Canaletto walnut, featured throughout the yacht, as well as part of the furniture.
Preliminary data suggests that the aluminum planning hull will be able to reach a maximum speed of 27.5 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots thanks to two MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L, 3510 mhp engines.