Developed on the 76’ Perseo Super naval platform, the New Riva 76’ Bahamas Super offers a host of new features in terms of digital innovation, functionality and storage, for a comfortable cruising experience.
In 2016, Riva 76’ Bahamas enriched the art of cruising with a boat which could boast innovative technology and smart appeal. Six years later, this iconic Riva model is back in the spotlight with a radical and innovative restyling that proposes new functions, up-to-date spaces and new storage solutions.
Riva 76’ Bahamas is the result of the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, working in partnership with the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Developed on the 76’ Perseo Super naval platform, the coupe has an overall length of over 23 metres, representing an exciting combination of open and coupe, of onboard practicality and liveability.
The huge cockpit is the iconic feature of 76’ Bahamas. The restyling upgrades this area with advanced technology and home automation solutions: the sunpad’s armrests have two built-in panels that offer a simple and immediate way to control the lighting, the stereo system and the stern door. Continuing forward, the lounge area dominates the central part of the deck and is protected by the double-curved laminated glass windscreen with a polished stainless steel frame.
On the starboard side, the dining area is furnished with an L-shaped sofa and a teak table with stainless steel trim that seats eight guests. Behind this space are various storage compartments that contain, among other things, the audio equipment. The big bar area on the port side contains a fridge, an icemaker and a sink, plus an optional grill or TV screen. The bridge and the helm station instrumentation are another focus of the new technology featured on the restyled 76’ Bahamas Super.
The displays are touchscreen and the steering system has been converted from hydraulic to Xenta electro-hydraulic for better functionality while cruising. The pilot and co-pilot chairs are joined by a third chair on the opposite side of the sliding hatch that leads below deck. The chairs, which are specially designed for all Riva models by Officina Italiana Design, are housed in a fibreglass cradle and supported by a stainless steel “bridge” for a lighter overall look.
The skilful restyling continues in the interiors, with a pull-out wall shelf added to the galley to increase the available work surface. The galley door is no longer recessed but now hinged, which increases the storage space in the adjacent guest cabin, making it possible to add a sliding drawer. In the night area, the full-beam master suite is furnished with a forward-facing double bed and a cabinet unit on the starboard side, complemented by the ensuite bathroom with its new layout.
The master lobby has a convenient storage area containing the washer-dryer, while a big locker on the opposite side increases the storage space on board. The layout of the guest cabin bathroom features a shower separated by a glass partition to improve liveability. The interior decoration draws attention to the yacht’s bold character: the rift-cut white veneer embellished with obsidian varnish is pointed up by black leather trim with white stitching, all elements that bring elegance and refinement. Stainless steel completes the 76’ Bahamas Super’s style palette, which consists of pairings of materials and dark/light colour contrasts and is also expressed in the clear predominance of wood in the exteriors, a core feature of Riva style. Corian - or marble on request - is used for both tops and floors in the galley and bathrooms.