The all-aluminium Riva 122 Mythos will be the yard's flagship

MBY can reveal exclusive pictures of Riva’s new flagship, the 122 Mythos.

Riva has come a long way in its 170-year history, from building sumptuous wooden runabouts, famous for ferrying glamorous starlets around the Italian lakes, to this all-aluminium, 122ft, 27-knot bona fide superyacht.

SEE MBY’S GALLERY OF THE RIVA 122 MYTHOS HERE.

The yacht has been designed by Officina Italiani Design (responsible for the Iseo and Aquariva by Gucci, amongst others) in conjunction with Ferretti Group’s own Advanced Yacht Technology and Centro Stile Ferrettigroup and it will be built at the CRN yard in Ancona, which specialises in the construction of yachts up to 90 metres.

The planing aluminium hull combined with a pair of 3,510hp MTU 4000 series engines should reach 27 knots flat out and cruise happily at 25 knots.

On board, the spacious cockpit has room for ten people to dine or relax on the large sunpad. This area links seamlessly with the saloon, which enjoys panoramic views, plus light flooding in from the large, angled cockpit doors.

Below decks there is the option of three, four or five cabin layouts plus a crew quarters in the bow. No matter which layout, the owner enjoys a cavernous full-beam suite with the heads acting as insulation between the bedroom and the machinery spaces aft.

From the cockpit on the main deck there is access to the bathing platform and twin garages, which have space for a five metre tender on one side and a jet ski on the other.

The top deck is totally exposed to the elements and is home to another sunpad and a jacuzzi, plus a pop-up helm station.

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