The Ferretti Group unveiled the Riva brand’s 76-foot Bahamas last week at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Ferretti said the patented “C-Top” system on the Bahamas enables the yacht to be transformed from open to coupe mode and vice versa.
“Written into the 76’ Bahamas is Riva's current DNA: a perfect synthesis of history and tradition, of innovation and technology, of elegance and performance,” Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi said in a statement.
“The new convertible epitomizes the synergy between excellence in yacht design and excellence in naval engineering that has produced a super sports boat. With graceful lines and rich in technical features, it is built using cutting-edge materials and sails like a dream. Owners will enjoy an unforgettable experience, thanks to the sophisticated Mediterranean lifestyle offered by this yacht.”
Ferretti said the new model is a further step in the evolutionary path that led to the launch in May 2015 of the 88-foot Domino Super and 88-foot Florida, the coupe and convertible yachts born of the same design.
The outcome of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design — the studio founded and headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta — the group's product strategy committee and marketing department and the Ferretti Group engineering department, the yacht is based on the technical platform of the 76-foot Perseo, Riva’s coupe model.
Ferretti said the aerodynamic roof is made of carbon fiber, a material chosen for its light weight and technical characteristics. The folding mechanism is operated by twin pairs of carbon fiber struts with a polished carbon-look finish.
When lifted from the forward cowling, the roof positions itself and hooks onto the windscreen and carbon fiber roll bar in coupe mode, revealing a dinette in the bow.
Ferretti said the Bahamas is equipped with a pair of centerline V drive MAN V12 engines (1,550 hp each), the propulsion choice that was made for the Perseo, with VIM adjustable-pitch propellers. With these engines it is possible to reach a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots, the company said.
Yacht owners also can opt for a pair of MAN V12 engines (1,800 hp each), boosting performance to a maximum speed of 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots (preliminary data).
A Seakeeper NG16 can be fitted on request.