Beauty, sportiness and a unique flybridge are three of the highlights of the Riva 110’ Dolcevita, the flagship of the fiberglass fleet. Glamorous and well designed, with shapely glass windows and chrome inserts, this vessel stuns even the most sophisticated members of the international yachting set. It’s a mix-and-match of aesthetics and function, tomorrow’s technology, and the most advanced seafaring experience possible. “Combining glamour and innovation, the majestic Riva 110’ Dolcevita is unlike any vessel of its kind,” marvels Stefano de Vivo, group CCO for the brand.
Created through a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, Riva’s group product strategy committee, and the company’s engineering department, 110’ Dolcevita has a beautiful flybridge created in La Spezia, Italy at the production plant. The vessel’s sporty design has an overall length of about 112 feet with a beam of approximately 24 feet. To the stern, lateral structures in fiberglass and glass further enhance the boat’s appealing aerodynamic qualities. “This composite-based flagship features multiple innovative concepts like the interconnection of the flybridge and the bow with a large social area that we call the infinity deck,” says de Vivo.
Some of the boat’s other striking features include the large glass windows on the trim lines with integrated portholes, and on deck, the single-height glass window that runs the entire length of the living room with a sturdy frame of stainless steel. “The salon is surrounded by this stainless steel frame that allows the vessel to offer an exquisite, uninterrupted 270-degree view in the lounge and dining areas,” he says.
The interiors shine with an extensive use of mahogany woods, different marbles and other bespoke materials that make Riva 110 one-of-a-kind. “The style alone is remarkable,” says de Vivo. The port-side lobby, which can be accessed from the outer walkway leads to the owner’s suite with large windows. The layout for the guest sleeping quarters includes four VIP double cabins with en-suite bathrooms. The starboard forward cabin has beds that can be separated and is equipped with a Pullman for extra guests. If desired, two central cabins can be enlarged to form one huge VIP suite.
The crew area includes the captain’s cabin with en-suite bathroom and two identical cabins for the crew, each equipped with bunk beds and a bathroom. A dinette with galley and laundry space are also part of the integrated mix. The stern is fitted with the innovative “Submersible Hatch,” which means the garage door opens onto the swimming platform to create a large beach club on the water’s edge. The platform can be lowered beneath water level, offering guests the chance to fully enjoy the benefits of the stern area. When further submerged, the lift conveniently floods the garage to allow tenders to be launched. It is also possible to have a Williams diesel jet 505 and a jet-ski with independent launch, or a larger tender like a Williams 565 and jet-ski to be towed sequentially.
The flybridge can be accessed from the stern via a gorgeous steel and teak staircase fit for the good life. Surrounded by a painted carbon-fiber lifeline, it can be fitted with free-standing furniture. Further, a cocktail corner with a bar unit featuring an automatic top cover and an informal dining area are present before reaching the monkey bridge located starboard at the far end of the forward area. Here is a large C-shaped sofa facing the bow and a central sun pad. The owner can also choose a whirlpool bath covered by casing with a sun pad, which slides to reveal the hot tub while concealing the mooring room. This in turn offers complete exclusivity for the guests.
In the end, the Dolcevita is a truly Italian innovation, a marriage of good construction with the good life for those who expect no less. “Cruising in this yacht is an aesthetic and emotional experience akin to the amazement felt by anyone watching the passing of Rex, the famous cruise ship featured in the Italian film Amarcord”, says Alberto Glassi, the brand’s CEO, referring to the 1973 classic Fellini comedy drama.
To all the lucky yachters: Bon voyage!