Riva has revealed details of the 76’ Perseo Super, with the first unit to be handed over to its owner this summer. The new version of the popular Perseo sits in the Italian builder’s Sportfly range between the 66’ Ribelle and 88’ Folgore, the latter launched last year.
The 76-footer has an 18ft beam and is a design collaboration between Officina Italiana Design co-founder Mauro Micheli, Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari and its Engineering Department.
The new model reaches 32 knots and has a cruising speed of 28 knots with two 1,550mhp MAN V12 engines, while the optional 1,800mhp versions push those figures to 37 and 32 knots respectively. The yacht is fitted with automatic Humphree dynamic trim interceptors, while options include a Seakeeper NG18 stabiliser and Aventics manoeuvring joystick with docking mode.
The aft cockpit has a sofa and a dining table that can be lowered and covered with cushions to create a big sun pad. Options include a drawer refrigerator under the sofa and a corner bar with Corian countertop, fridge, icemaker and sink.
The spacious sun deck has a 4sqm sun pad behind a forward-facing sofa, plus a central helm station flanked by two long sofas, while the foredeck has a sofa that can be sheltered by a hood and a big sun pad forward.
The interior is incredibly light due to over 40sqm of glazed surfaces in the hull and superstructure, which features a glass roof with an opening section over the lounge. The standard finish is a sand-coloured oak, matched with light and dark lacquer and polished stainless-steel detailing, while rosewood is an option as the featured wood.
The lounge has an L-shaped sofa to starboard, while forward to port is an L-shaped sofa and an oak dining table with chairs by Arper. The helm has two pilot seats and three 16-inch touchscreens, while 19-inch touchscreens and a joystick are an option.
The lower deck has a lounge with a big L-shaped sofa, the galley is opposite, while the standard layout includes three cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The crew cabin is aft, accessible from the cockpit and adjacent to the engine room.
The garage can house a 3.25m tender, while almost the entire swim platform can be lowered into the water. On request, a second water toy can be installed on the swim platform and two Seabobs can be stored in the garage on either side of the tender.
Presented at this year’s Ferretti Group Private Preview, Riva’s new Sportfly flagship has a shark-grey hull, serious style and – as its name suggests – lightning speed..