A legendary brand gives the next step
The 122’ Mythos is the first yacht by Riva completely built in light aluminum alloy, as well as the largest yacht in the world ever produced by the historical Italian brand.
Riva’s new flagship, whose construction is currently underway at CRN shipyards in Ancona, is an over-35-ton aluminum jewel that catches the eye with its 122 feet in length (37 meters) and its close to 25 feet beam (7,60 meters). The Riva Mythos will include an estimated 15,000 man hours for its painting, 10,000 man hours for carpentry work and 8,000 for electrical systems.
These few but very meaningful figures bear witness to how the Riva brand, which became globally known due to its legendary wooden motor yachts, the symbols of the Dolce Vita and the icons of a truly unforgettable time is now marking a new milestone in its history.
From mahogany to fiberglass, from fiberglass to aluminum, the Riva brand keeps evolving, in terms of both yacht sizes and applied technology, and can now boast one of the widest and diversified ranges at a worldwide level, featuring as many as 12 different models between 27 and 122 feet, including open, coupe, and flybridge yachts.
CONCEPT & DESIGN
The Riva 122’ Mythos, which draws inspiration from the 86’ Domino’s main stylistic features, is the outcome of the cooperation between yacht Designer Mauro Micheli – the founder, together with Sergio Beretta, of Officina Italiana Design Ferrettigroup Engineering, and AYTD - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design center.
This yacht is a “100 percent Riva” model, as proven by its clean lines, a painstaking care for details, the use of traditional and yet “evergreen” materials - like steel, wood and leather - which give every Riva yacht a unique, timeless flair. The 122’ Mythos stands out for its flawless balance both indoor and outdoor.
TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCES
The aluminum planning hull can 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 (preliminary data).
This is a high-tech planning yacht ensures great comfort and top performances in its class. The shaft drive propulsion system propellers have been designed to ensure the utmost efficiency and outstanding performances in terms of both consumption and range.
LAYOUT & DECOR
Hull #1 will be in the optional 3-cabin version and its true luxury lies in its spaciousness and privacy. The standard version proposed by the shipyard has 4 cabins, and an additional optional layout with 5 cabins is also available.
The main materials used on this yacht include Canaletto walnut, in a light, softer shade, leather and chromium-plated steel, in line with Riva’s traditional style. Every detail is characterized by essential, clean lines, which result in a timeless, extremely natural style.
The salon and the dining area have been conceived as an open space; the living area features 3 white leather sofas and 2 armchairs in a contrasting shade; the 55” TV can be completely concealed in the ceiling. The dining area is furnished with a large steel and glass table with 10 dark brown leather chairs that are in contrast with the steel and white lacquered details.
The large uninterrupted glazing, which runs along the entire main deck, offers a breathtaking panoramic view and lets in plenty of light into the day area, connected to the raised pilot station.
Continuing towards the bow, there are two doors separated by a wide white lacquered panel: the right door leads to the lower deck, while the left one opens into a small pantry located just before the spacious, comfortable full-beam galley, entirely furnished with white lacquered furniture and reflecting the Owner’s love for cooking and for practical solutions. Thanks to the dinette, featuring a table seating 5/6 people, and its great spaciousness this area is very pleasant and can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Walking further and down towards the crew quarters, the cold room can be reached, with more household appliances and an additional technical area.
On this first hull, the very practical layout is further enhanced by the Owner’s decision to have a large suite located amidships and only two VIP cabins.
All cabins are located in the central part of the yacht, to ensure maximum comfort also when cruising, while the crew quarters – including the Captain’s cabin and two twin crew cabins, can be found forward.
The full-beam master stateroom is furnished with square, natural Canaletto wood furniture with dark brown (“Africa”) leather and chromium-plated steel details. Opposite the bed, located in the center of the cabin, a low rectangular unit hosts the 46” TV with concealing mechanism and several storage compartments. Under the lateral windows we can find a small common area and a port office.The closet doors are spread though out the entire maine wall and are situated infront of the bed on both sides of the cabin which has a great capacity and functionality.
The master bathroom comes in an optional configuration and is divided into 4 different areas: from left to right are the bathroom and toilet areas, the two washbasins in “Thassos” white marble (the same material used for the floors) - located in the central part of the room -, the shower box and the sauna. The VIP cabins, which mirror each other, one to starboard and one to port, have been furnished to match the style of the master stateroom, and are both fitted with a spacious head and shower box. The outdoor areas are striking for their extraordinary elegance, spaciousness, and functional layout, and allow Owners and guests to enjoy cruising in the utmost comfort. The cockpit includes2 large L-shaped sunpads and a teak and steel dining table with seating for up to 10 people - access can be gained to the aft swimming platform, which separates the two garage doors.
The garage can fit a tender exceeding 16 ft. in length on the left and a jet-ski on the right-hand side. A special electrical-hydraulic platform has also been installed, allowing for Owners and guests to safely dive into the sea from the aft platform and to easily launch the water toys.
The upper deck can be accessed from the cockpit using an external staircase and has been designed to offer the Owner and his guests unmatched comfort. Hull #1 features a large Jacuzzi a comfortable sunpad and a bar unit with cooking top. Walking further towards the bow, another C-shaped sofa and the second pilot station can be found.
LAUNCH & DELIVERY
After the launch, scheduled for February 2014, final decoration and fitting-out operations will be performed, followed by the trials. Delivery is currently expected at the end of April.
Next spring and summer the Riva 122’ Mythos #1 will cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, where its splendor will undoubtedly be greatly admired, and will then head off to Brazil, where its Owner is based.
Text: Ferretti Yachts ± Photo: ©Grupo Ferretti