This is a truly versatile open in which the onboard space is put to clever and creative use. The exterior areas have been extended and the resulting generous cockpit is a real invitation for guests to simply hang out and enjoy each other’s’ company. The Rivale has strikingly dynamic lines accentuated by a long band of hull glazing and flush portholes, a metallic Shark Grey livery with Bright Black accents, and steel and teak detailing. A single wraparound windscreen shelters the cockpit and brilliantly underscores the boat’s sporty character as it is a masterpiece of both design and engineering in its own right. The steering position features an innovative console that has the sleekly linear, pared-back look of a designer object and an intuitive interface similar to that of, say, a smartphone.
Like all Rivas, the new 17-metre open combines meticulously crafted details with luxe materials: think mahogany, natural teak, lacquered wood, stainless steel, mirrored surfaces, crystal and fine leathers.
Inside is a lounge-dinette – the living area has been slightly compacted to yield a large, comfortable master cabin complete with en suite bathroom. There’s also a second en suite VIP cabin forward.