To celebrate their 175th year of shipbuilding, the Italian Riva brand introduced their newest addition to a long line of boating excellence, the Rivale 56 Open Yacht. ($Inquire).

This elegant watercraft continues the tradition that makes Riva one of the most unique open yachts in the world.  Large glazed windows containing flush portholes run almost the entire length of the hull while the windshield protecting the pilot is also engineered to aid the aerodynamics of the hull.  The stern holds a Williams 325 tender behind a carbon fiber shell.  The Rivale 56 even has a roll bar over the deck lounge area that also supports the antennas for the various electronics.

Twin 1000 HP MAN engines with V-Drive power the craft at a cruising speed of 31 knots and a maximum of 35.  Slightly larger twin 1200 HP MAN engines are capable of 34 knots cruising, with a 38-knot top, while a Seakeeper stabilizer can be optionally fitted for roll reduction if the craft is taken into the open seas.  Inside are two en suite cabins for Master and guests while a third crew cabin is accessed by a cockpit hatchway.

A sleek modern expression of Riva’s nearly two centuries of shipbuilding mastery, the Rivale 56 is la crème de la crème of open yachts.