Ferretti Group has announced that the new Riva 88 Florida will get a unique convertible sunroof system

Motoryacht designers often try to merge two styles, and Ferretti Group has come up with a novel way of achieving this with the Riva 88 Florida.

The Italian yard will be fitting this new model with a Convertible Top. This patented pantograph sunroof allows the Riva 88 Florida to operate as an Open boat and a Coupe.

In open mode the hardtop is used to cover the seating area in front of the helm, but a pair of hydraulic arms can lift this panel over the saloon, resulting in the all-weather protection of a Coupe.

Sensors mounted near the moving parts ensure that there is no risk of your crew getting their hands pinched in the mechanism.

Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, was typically effusive, praising the Riva 88 Florida as “an unprecedented craft that turns into reality a new way of enjoying life at sea”.

The clever sunroof is not the only feature to get excited about, however, as the 88 Florida will come with a pair of MTU engines that can deliver a top speed in excess of 40 knots and a cruising range of up to 340 nautical miles.

The exterior styling ties in nicely with Officina Italiana Design‘s recent offerings, as the 88 Florida will sport a Moon Grey hull with black detailing.

Other key features include a 4-metre tender garage, which can swallow up a Williams 385 or a jetski, and four cabins below decks, each with its own en-suite.

Prices and launch dates are yet to be confirmed, but a September launch alongside the recently announced Riva 76 could well be on the cards.