on 13 Mar 2019
This new flybridge sports futuristic, high-tech design by Officina Italiana Design and Ferretti Group
With its mythological name, futuristic design and extremely hi-tech on-board solutions, the 90 Argo is the latest Riva flybridge, and it is preparing to take seas the world over by storm, starting with the US. The streamlined, dynamic profile of this piece of contemporary nautical art was unveiled at the world premiere in Miami on March 9.
With a length of 28.49 metres (93ft 6in) and a beam of 6.50 metres (21ft 4in), the Riva 90 Argo combines and enhances the strengths of its two Riva predecessors, the 100 Corsaro and 110 Dolcevita, while revealing its own distinctive, enchanting personality. Once again, the ace in Riva’s sleeve with this new model is the instantly recognisable design from the exterior to the numerous interior details.
“The Riva 90 Argo is an exceptional flybridge that elicits a complementary blend of attention to detail and emotion. The sight of it alone is a spellbinding experience. Once you are on board, you realise why the new Riva flybridge generation is currently unrivalled,” commented Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group CEO. “We named it after the Argo, which was the vessel of the famous Argonauts and the first ever ship to sail the seas. It is also the Italian name for Argos, which is one of the largest cities in Greece. With its innovative looks and its fabulous fusion of style, luxury and technology, Argo has set a new benchmark that will guide Riva and the nautical world in the near future.”
The new flybridge is a product of the partnership between Officina Italiana Design (the studio founded by designer Mauro Micheli together with Sergio Beretta) and the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee (headed by engineer Piero Ferrari) and Engineering Department. The aerodynamic qualities of the profile are highlighted by a number of distinctive exterior design features, such as the large hull windows, the long, full-height glazed windows on the deck and the aft lateral structures with glass surfaces.
Once again, Riva has shown its capacity to innovate with a model that perfectly encapsulates quintessential Italian nautical know-how, with aesthetic appeal and superlative traits worthy of a contemporary legend. To cater to the needs of American owners, an exclusive alternative cockpit layout is available for the Riva 90 Argo. It comes with a bar unit, two seats, two sofas and a coffee table by Paola Lenti.
This version of the Riva 90 Argo was presented at the world premiere in Miami, against the stunning backdrop of the Epic Marina hotel and Zuma, one of the most glamorous restaurants in the city. The venues were closed to the public as more than 200 guests watched the new flybridge being showcased at the private event, which featured a fireworks display – unprecedented in the centre of Miami. Accompanying the new vessel for the occasion were the Riva 100 Corsaro, which made its international debut last year in Hong Kong, and the Riva 66 Ribelle, which was presented on the global stage in Monte Carlo last September. Next up is the world premiere of the magnificent Riva 50 MT, which is the first steel creation by the Riva Superyachts Division. It will be presented to the world at the Venetian Arsenal in June.