First image doesn't give much away

Riva aren’t giving much away now about their new motoryacht. This is the only image available and on their website the top end Italian manufacturer say:

“After having risen several times to the challenge of reinterpreting the “Open” concept, creating a large number of yachts ranging from 30 to 68 feet, and developing elegant flybridge boats (from 75 to 115 feet) which form the flagships of its own fleet, this year Riva set itself a new challenge: a yacht following a “sporty glamour” philosophy.

“56 feet of elegance, comfort and maximum liveability. This model, set between the 52 and 63 feet of Opens Rivale and 63 Vertigo, is the first in a new line studied to satisfy the demands of owners who, while not wishing to renounce to the lines of an Open, prefer the convenience of a closed, air-conditioned upper salon, ideal for countries with a tropical clime.

“The sporty character, outcome of an original concept, is underlined by aggressive and gritty lines, designed as usual by Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design.

“The extended, aggressive line gives the boat a strongly dynamic appearance which, together with a number of highly innovative solutions, that makes this yacht a true jewel of modern design.

“Her style, luxury, the valuable materials used and painstaking care taken over detail balance out the “futuristic” attributes.
The resulting yacht, like all the shipyard’s models, still exudes the taste of Riva’s many year tradition, and her beauty is destined to last.

“The inimitable Riva style shines through every detail. Hand-made finishing of the highest quality, sophisticated and excellent materials, together with a brand new exclusive colour expressly studied and produced for this model by means of an innovative painting cycle designed by Riva and its partners, following the Riva tradition that has made paints a true design element of its fleet and not only a mere aesthetic device.

“Are you willing to discover it? The ultimate Riva jewel will be officially on show at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, 12th-17th September 2007 and it will be exceptionally previewed to Riva owners during the annual Gala Dinner in Porto Cervo on August 8th.”

For the latest, see www.riva-yacht.com