THE FIRST ALUMINIUM PLANING MEGA YACHT BY RIVA
Riva, the iconic brand of the Ferretti Group, launches its new flagship, 122' Mythos. Riva 122' Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy.
Designed by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, the team which is in charge of the design of all the models of the Riva range, in close collaboration with AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, Ferretti Group's research and naval design centre, Riva 122' Mythos will be produced by the skilled and experienced CRN shipyard in Ancona, the production plant of the Group which is specialized in the construction of mega yachts up to 90 metres.
Riva and CRN, both brands of the Ferretti Group, further strengthen their historic partnership, based on a tradition of constructing Riva maxi yachts at the shipyard. This strong partnership which has joined together two of the major protagonists of the international pleasure boating industry for more than 40 years, started in 1970 when Carlo Riva decided to terminate the agreement signed with the Dutch shipyard with whom he had been working until that period. This shift proved to be successful and led between 1970 and 1978 to the launch of five 23.50 metre motor yachts of the Marco Polo series and two Vespucci of 90 and 100 feet designed by the Carlo Riva Yacht Division.
CEO of Ferretti Group, proudly declares:
"We are both proud and amazed, every day I feel how important it is to meet the highly demanding task assigned to me by Weichai Shareholders to take care and re-launch this leading brand of the world boating industry. As an Owner of a Riva yacht myself, it is as if a new child or a new travel companion had joined our Riva family. A family which would well fit in a novel by Garcia Marquez: with a more than a century old history made up of a multitude of different lives and experiences, disseminated all over the world throughout all these years. Celebrating the new ‘Heir’ of this history, namely the 122’ Mythos - the brand’s flagship as well as its most futuristic product - is simply extraordinary. We believe that with everybody’s efforts within the Ferretti Group, we will succeed in taking this ‘newborn’ and the Riva brand as a whole to even higher goals, while getting stronger in all our loyal markets and penetrating new emerging ones. Indeed, while Riva is an icon of Made in Italy production, ingenious design, production excellence, and much appreciated style, from now on the 122’ Mythos will be its standard-bearer."
Riva 122' Mythos is the first model of Riva's mega yachts completely made in light aluminium alloy. This planning model shall feature high technology and comfort, with top of the range and interesting performance.
This model, in particular, features a shaft line propulsion system with propellers designed for the utmost efficiency with maximum attention on consumption and range. The active stabilization system completes this project, entirely focused on the utmost comfort.
who founded Officina Italiana Design together with Sergio Beretta,
explains the idea which inspired the new masterpiece by Riva: "Talking about a boat is always more difficult than designing it. The concept and lines of the 122’ were conceived in about 10 minutes; what really makes a difference and makes this model truly unique is the time devoted to defining its details. The 122’ Mythos stems from pure instinct - this is why I am convinced it will be successful for a long time, just like the Aquariva, the Rivarama and the Rivale, which are still being produced after so many years.”
This was one of Designer Mauro Micheli’s first statements on the new flagship yacht.
”I saw it a few days ago in Ancona and I am increasingly sure of this. This is Riva’s flagship, which I believe to be absolutely worthy of being part of this great brand”.
It is 122’ Mythos, Riva's new flagship: an over 35 ton aluminum construction, of 37 meter overall length and 7.60 meter beam.
The 122’ Mythos draws inspiration from the 86’ Domino - a real long seller of Riva coupe yacht range – whose main stylistic features have been taken up and revamped on this almost 38 meter long yacht. The 122’ Mythos is the outcome of the collaboration between yacht Designer Mauro Micheli – the founder, together with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design (which designs Riva’s entire range), AYT&D - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, Ferretti Group’s research, style and product development centre, and the Interior Design and Technical Department of CRN, which was in charge of the interior and naval project development. This flagship is a ‘100% Riva’ model, as confirmed by its clean lines, a painstaking care for details, the selection of traditional and yet ‘evergreen’ materials - like steel, wood and leather -, which give every Riva yacht a unique, timeless flair.
The standard version proposed by the shipyard has 3 or 4 cabins, and an additional optional layout with 5 cabins is also available.
The aluminum planning hull can reach top recorded speed of 28,5 (at 1/3 load) and a cruising speed of 26 knots (maximum continuous speed), thanks to two MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L, 3510 mhp engines. This is a high-tech planning yacht ensuring great comfort and top performance in its class.