With a length of 28.49 metres (93’6’’) and a beam of 6.50 metres (21’4’’), the new Riva 90’ Argo is based on a brand new naval project that combines and enhances the strengths of its two Riva predecessors, the 100’ Corsaro and 110’ Dolcevita.
The Riva 90’ Argo stems from the partnership between Officina Italiana Design (the studio founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta) and Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee (headed by engineer Piero Ferrari) and Engineering Department. The aerodynamic qualities of the new flybridge’s profile are highlighted by a number of distinctive, striking exterior design features, such as the large hull windows, the long, full-height glazed windows on the main deck and the aft lateral structures with glass surfaces.
In its standard configuration, the Riva 90’ comes with twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L engines with a power of 1948 MHP each. This enables it to reach a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots (preliminary data). Alternatively, two other types of engines are available. The first unit will be fitted with twin MTU 16V 2000 M96 engines generating 2435 MHP each. They will propel it to a cruising speed of 26 knots and a maximum speed of 30 knots (preliminary data). The third option is twin MTU 16V 2000 M84 engines rated at 2218 MHP, allowing the flybridge to cruise at 24 knots and attain a maximum speed of 28 knots (preliminary data). The vessel boasts two stabilizing fins and it is also possible to install Seakeeper anti-roll gyroscopes, as found on the first unit.
One particularly innovative feature is Twin Disc’s E-Steer solution with Dual Bus and Speed Sensing technology: the electronic steering system uses reliable hydraulic power to control the rudders dynamically and independently. They are moved into the ideal angles at all speeds, thus maintaining speed during turns and improving handling.