Riva ’92 Duchessa – A spectacular beauty for the seas
Undoubtedly one of prime status symbols next to a private jet is a magnificent sailing beauty. As the list of millionaires and billionaires is increasing every day, is has become mandatory for all the super rich to own a luxury yacht. The latest to walk the red carpet on the blue waters is the ’92 Duchessa. Coming from Italy, this sensual splendor is presented by Italian yacht maker Riva. Gorgeously she shows off her exquisitely crafted black American walnut interior, spacious VIP and master cabins, a large sunpad, an above-board Jacuzzi and an advanced entertainment system. You can also look out for room on the bridge deck that stows a 4.2-meter (13’9″) tender. And not only it’s the looks, but also her strength that is rendered by two 2,211 hp MTU engines is impressive. Moving with grace she can attain a top speed of 29 knots, a cruising speed of 26, and a 360-mile range at cruising speed.
Going back to its interiors in details, the furniture and bulkheads in the saloon are done in warm shades of American walnut embellished with hand-sewn leather inserts. This stylishly sets off in contrast with white varnished wooden soles in the seating area and white stone flooring in the dining area. Curved, racy lines harmoniously design the profile of this yacht which encloses all the elegance and inimitable Riva style, as always in a solution featuring a unique, original design. But it’s only in the month of September that you can lay your eyes and hand on this latest and stylish Duchessa at 2008 Cannes Boat Show.