Riva (35 meters)
When Riva embarked on the project of designing and building its own luxurious cruising yachts, stepping up from what built the brand's reputation and expertise (the day boats), many were skeptical. The challenge was real. How to incorporate the extreme level of finesse and finishing of a hand-crafted craft into what would ultimately have to be semi-series fiberglass yachts, which would be the only formula that would make economic sense once one goes beyond 15 meters in length?
In our honest opinion, Riva did struggle a bit in the 55-65ft range. Too compact, too much of a good thing and ultimately, it showed. The flair was missing.
However, beyond 20 meters, the design, the lines just blossom. it is like seeing a butterfly struggling out of its chrysalis and starting to spread its wings. The wrinkles smoothen, the colors come out, strength start showing.
In MY Babousha, a fantastic 35 meters that we have for sale and currently lying in Italy, one can precisely see what Riva had in mind all along: a beautiful all rounder of a yacht with an incredible sense for volume, fabrics and materials. One look at the foredeck and one knows: Italian yacht. The walkthrough from main deck to flybridge saloon to aft deck is simply incredibly smart.
Built in 2008 and with overnight accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms, MY Babousha is simply a look good, feel good, do good yacht.
On the market for only Euro 4.9M, she is only 12 years old and very well kept. Her full time crew has just been caring for MY Babousha like a babushka would look after her off-springs. But, and that is the beauty of it, the owner simply wants MY Babouska to be well taken care of from now on and ideally have a great new life in a exotic place like Singapore, Manila, Jakarta or Phuket. In Hong Kong, she would be a star. You would be a star...
For more information or arrange a private viewing, do contact our sales team, reference BRO-RIV35: firstname.lastname@example.org. We talk to you soon!