Heir to an evolution of the multiple award-winning 76’ Perseo, the best-loved Riva sport-fly has a new aesthetic combined with unprecedented functional design features. Hadag takes a closer look at the yacht’s onboard liveability and performance.
With an overall length of 23.25 metres (73 ft 3 in) and a maximum beam of 5.75 metres (18 ft 10 in), Riva 76’ Perseo Super is the result of a technological development effort that achieves a perfect balance of past, present and future.
Exterior styling features over 40 square metres of glazed surfaces on the hull and the superstructure is enhanced by new artistic features. In the streamlined profile, glossy black details intersect the ice white dominating the hull and main deck, in a contrast that accents both the sporty verve and classical elegance of this extraordinary sport-fly.
One of the stand-out functional design elements in the evolution of the 76’ Perseo is the roof with an opening forward section positioned over the lounge, with the dual function of illuminating the space below and allowing fresh air to enter.
The authentic Riva tradition echoes throughout the yacht in the form of mahogany and polished stainless-steel detailing, a technical and design feature that forms part of the Sarnico-based shipyard’s legacy.
The entire stern area is designed to offer maximum comfort for guests and be practical for the crew. Almost the entire swim platform can be lowered into the water, where it acts as an underwater surface to relax on and an aid to leaving the water safely.
Consistently, when the garage door is opened and the swim platform lowered, launching and hauling up the Williams Turbojet 325 tender are quick and easy operations.
For owners who are intent on having fun, an optional second water toy can be installed on the swim platform and two seabobs in the garage on either side of the tender.
The cockpit offers an area for socialising, with a sofa in the aft section and a teak dining table. On request, the entire area can be converted into a big sun pad with a mechanism that lowers the table so that it can be covered with cushions. The area is enhanced with solutions that increase the level of comfort, like the option of a drawer refrigerator under the sofa or a pouffe with a low table.
A bar corner with a fridge, an icemaker, and a sink, complete the set-up so that the owner can enjoy a drink in an intimate romantic setting. On the left, under the stairs leading to the sun deck, is the entrance to the crew cabin on the lower deck.
The spacious sun deck is integrated into the yacht’s aerodynamic lines, offering somewhere to relax in total privacy, plus a helm station to pilot the yacht from a privileged vantage point.
All mooring gear is hidden from view, in a solution designed not to detract from the yacht’s beautiful lines, but without compromising on the practicality of technical manoeuvres and enhancing the ergonomics. A third lateral manoeuvring station is also available on request.
The dominant wood in the main lounge for the standard version is sand-coloured oak, juxtaposed in classic Riva style against mirror surfaces or light and dark lacquer, with polished stainless-steel detailing.
The lounge is a large and inviting open space. Past the glass entry door, the living area on the starboard side is furnished with a sofa, an armchair and a pouffe designed by Gentili&Mosconi and a leather-topped coffee table.
Further forward is the dining area seating eight, featuring an L-shaped sofa elegantly coordinated with the oak table and black leather chairs by Arper. Forward on the starboard side and furnished with two Riva pilot seats is the helm station.
The lower deck too is characterised by the refined pairing of sand-coloured oak and pale or dark lacquer interspersed with bold black leather detailing, including the possibility of opting for rosewood as an alternative featured wood.
The layout has three cabins for six guests, all with en-suite bathrooms, but the owner can also request a fourth cabin, configured as always to ensure optimum comfort and liveability.
The master stateroom dominates the midship section of the yacht. Here the stand-out features for their refinement and minimalist design are the bed with leather headboard and sides, and the ergonomic and functional furnishings.
On the starboard side is a guest cabin furnished with single beds and a separate bathroom, while the VIP cabin is in the bow, with a twin wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with separate shower.
As always, there was a special focus on acoustic insulation in this area. All the forward and aft walls in the master suite have additional insulation to guarantee maximum comfort.
The crew cabin, entered from the cockpit and communicating directly with the engine room, extends horizontally to include a bathroom and a night area with two bunk beds.
PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE
In line with the other great success stories in the sport range, the 76’ Perseo Super is fitted with a pair of MAN V12 V-drive engines rated 1,550 mhp each. With this configuration, the yacht has a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. The owner can also opt for a more powerful propulsion system featuring two MAN V12 engines rated 1,800 MHP each, in which case the top speed rises to 37 knots and the cruising speed to 32 knots. Riva 76’ Perseo Super is fitted with automatic Humphree dynamic trim interceptors, guaranteeing maximum simplicity of use and optimised fuel consumption.