Riva, an iconic Ferretti Group brand has recently announced the birth of the new flagship of their open line, featuring racy exteriors with a strong personality: 63’ Virtus, is the largest open yacht produced by the shipyard, characterised by an unmistakable style and a distinctly Mediterranean character.
The new model is the product of a close working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the studio that exclusively designs all yachts in the Riva range, the AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. 63’ Virtus has been designed as a sporty yacht, created for owners wishing to experience the sea first hand.
The exteriors feature spacious areas which enable owners to enjoy the yacht in the company of their guests, also thanks to two large sundecks, one at bow and one astern, under which the garage for the tender is located. This sociable aspect of the yacht is also extended to the helm area, where the driving seat consists of a three seater sofa, enabling owners to share the pleasure of driving the yacht with their guests. Moreover, it is protected by a large windshield with a double curve which ensures comfort while cruising. The cockpit is spacious, comfortable and equipped with a fridge, sink and – upon request – a grill. In the cockpit there are three sofas, one of which L-shaped, located on the port hand side, one astern and a third equipped with a system which slides and enables it to move closer to the varnished teak table which has a flip up section. Moreover, the cockpit is covered with a large, electro-hydraulically operated bimini which can also be kept open whilst running.
Typical of Riva, the class and attention to fine detail is evident in the cleats and in the electric winches skilfully concealed to ensure aesthetic fluidity. Painstaking attention has also been paid to creating the functional, well-designed instrument mast in line with the style of all Riva open models.
The interior fittings have been studied in such a way as to attain the very best availability in terms of space and comfort, with a large salon which makes it possible to place a wooden table, able to accommodate up to six in this area, without having to reduce the size of the galley. 63’ Virtus is a yacht featuring contrasts of colour and materials: the alternation between the light shades of the oak and darker ones of the leather, and between the opaque and polished lacquering create a style which gives the new model a further touch of modern style without forgetting the traditional elegance of all Riva yachts.
The master cabin is located portside astern and set slightly lower than the other two, and has been enriched with a bed with a leather stitching finish. The slightly lower position of the cabin makes it possible to use all the space available. The guest cabin, also located port-side midships, features bunk beds, set out in an L-shape which offers a pleasant panoramic view of the surface of the water. The master and VIP cabins, set at bow, both feature en-suite heads, whilst the day head is located opposite the guest cabin.
The harmonious profile and racy lines of the yacht are further emphasised by the large arrow-shaped side windows, which have made so many other Riva models successful and guarantee excellent natural lighting below deck. The unusual features of the hull and teak of the deck and part of the cockpit, together with the many details in stainless steel, contribute to making the 63’ Virtus both modern and sporty.
“The new 63’ Virtus, with her strong, decisive character combined with the elegance and refined features which are typical of this brand, is the perfect addition to the Riva range.” said Norberto Ferretti, Chairman of the FerrettiGroup.
“Sporty, sociable and a pleasure to drive. The 63’ Virtus is a timeless design, destined to become part of Riva’s history and its great classics.”
“Once again Riva surprises with an open yacht that has a completely modern shape and effect. A boat that the market has long been asking for, the successor of Rivale that gained success and continues to do so, time after time”- says Paola Procopio, Brand Manager Riva.
TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
The new Riva 63’ Virtus is also at the cutting-edge for her on-board technological equipment. Featuring twin 1360mhp MAN 12V engines, the new Riva 63’ Virtus delivers an excellent performance, with a top speed of 40.5 knots and a cruise speed of 35 thanks to the tried and tested hull equipped with direct shaft line tunnel propulsion. Her ease of handling and smoothness over the waves are also excellent for this category. The Ferretti Group, and especially the AYT, have specifically worked on matching high performance with comfort and low noise, using innovative silencing systems for the engines.
RIVA 63 VIRTUS
Length overall – 64 ft 6 in
Maximum beam – 15 ft 9 in
Engines – 2 x MAN V12 1360
Engine power – 2 x 1360 hp
Drive system – shafts & v-drive gearboxes
Max speed* – 40 knots
Cruising speed* – 35 knots
Range (cruising speed)* – 270 nm
Bow thruster – 10.7hp
Stern thruster – optional
Unladen displacement – 27.25 ton
Cabins (ex crew) – 3
Heads (ex crew) – 3
Crew – 1
Fuel – 704 gal
Watermaker – 14.3 gal/hr optional
Water – 145 gal
Air conditioning – Std
Generator – 13 kW
RCD category – ‘A’
Price (euros ex VAT) – €2,200,000
For further information:
Riva – Ferretti Group
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Riva and Ferretti Group
Riva is a brand of the Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and marketing of luxury motor yachts, has an unparalleled portfolio of eight exclusive and prestigious brands, each with its own distinctive and unique features including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. Established in 1968 and led by Chairman and Founder Norberto Ferretti and CEO Giancarlo Galeone, the Group operates a series of state-of-the-art production centers in Italy and in the United States, which integrate industrial production efficiencies with unsurpassed attention to detail, typical of the artisan tradition of Italian craftsmanship. The Group is present in the United States through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Sales Centers specializing in the distribution and sales of the Group’s brands throughout the North American market, and in Asia, through a representative and promotion office in Shanghai. Moreover, a specialized network of approximately 60 selected dealers grants the Ferretti Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring Clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas throughout the world. The Group has always been at the top of the yachting industry, due to constant product and process innovation and continuous research in innovative technology solutions. The Group’s comprehensive portfolio of yachts include flybridges, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi yachts and mega-yachts that are designed by highly specialized technicians and engineers at the Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) research and design center in close collaboration with the skilful team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, who continuously develop and combine aesthetic, functional and innovative design solutions. The two teams are constantly developing their internal expertise while working together with internationally renowned yacht designers and naval architects. As a result, Ferretti Group’s motor yachts have always been characterized by high quality, best – in – class safety features, outstanding performance at sea; together with exclusive designs and timeless elegance, which are unparalleled in the boating sector worldwide.