Riva Luxury Yacht - 92' Duchessa
Curved, racy lines harmoniously design the profile of this yacht which encloses all the elegance of Riva style in her 28 metres, as always in a solution featuring its unique, original design created by Officina Italiana Design, the exclusive designer of all the yachts in the Riva range, AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology - Ferretti Group's naval research and design centre, and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
The large windscreen integrates perfectly in the soaring, aggressive line of the 92' Duchessa, providing an excellent view from the pilot station, whilst the large windows of the upper deck guarantee as much light as possible filters through to the salon and luncheon area. The chromatic balance between the warm shades of the black American walnut embellished with hand-sewn, white and chocolate leather inserts used for the furniture and bulkheads, and the white varnished wood of the flooring, that can be replaced with white stone in marble powder in the dining area, makes this environment both welcoming and comfortable.
The slightly raised pilot station is equipped with latest generation instruments, and features a comfortable dinette for the crew with direct access to the flybridge and galley, the latter of which is completely accessorised and set lower down, on an intermediary level. A utility room has been created under the helm station, where additional household appliances can be fitted. Alternatively, it can be used as a storage area. In the foredeck area, the galley provides access to the three crew cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. They can accommodate a total of five, i.e. a captain and four crew members. This completely separate area for on-board staff guarantees total privacy for Owners and their guests. Moreover, the low set galley and crew areas have made it possible to optimise the space available in the lower bridge, too, to create four large cabins amidships.
The large master cabin is located astern, but separated from the engine room by a utility room accessed from the cockpit and the large, full beam head located behind the bed. Fitted with shower and bathtub, said head guarantees the night area total comfort and quietness. The Owner cabin features a walk-in wardrobe and vanity unit and is well-lit by two large, new windows fitted on either side. Portholes at each end make it possible to air the environment naturally. Under one of the window there is a dormeuse for relaxation, that offers a panoramic view.
The great innovation is the private entrance to the Owner cabin from the main deck; the other stairway which has been fitted here leads to the centre of the yacht to two guest cabins. The one located starboard is double, whilst portside there is a twin room. The full-beam VIP cabin is located towards forward and has benefited from an extension of the day areas. All the cabins feature en-suite bathrooms, whilst the day head is on the main deck.
The cockpit features a large teak table which can seat up to eight, thanks to a comfortable sofa and four foldable chairs, which can be stored in the base of the table. An elegant stairway to the right provides easy access to the flybridge. A second, smaller living-room has been created on the foredeck, where a teak table with a six-seater sofa and the sundeck are located. The sundeck can be shaded by an awning with easy manual opening.
The flybridge is surmounted by a fibreglass hard top, whose sharp line inclined towards the bow gives continuity to the yacht's general profile, making her more aerodynamic and elegant. Moreover, the special advanced shape of the hard top makes it possible to use the layout of the flybridge better, providing shade from the sun's rays sun in the pilot station and small living-area,. The latter consists of two sofas and a teak table able to seat up to eight. A centrally-fitted whirlpool, which can be replaced with a smart mobile bar in the optional version separates it from the sundeck. Moreover, the size of the flybridge means it can be equipped with a tender measuring up to 4,20 m in length, handled using a small davit.