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Riva Yachts launches its largest model yet

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CRN’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, launched Mythos, a 122-foot flagship that is the first Riva Yachts model built entirely of aluminum and the largest Riva ever built.

The launch of the Ferretti Group brand’s new flagship on Tuesday was attended by the group’s management, engineers, architects and designers who have worked on the project for more than a year. It also was attended by many of the workers at the Marche-based shipyard, which specializes in the construction of customized megayachts in steel and aluminum ranging from 40 to 90 meters.

The yacht is the result of a collaboration between yacht designer Mauro Micheli and Advanced Yacht Technology and Design, in cooperation with CRN’s technical and interior design department. It’s an evolution of the 86-foot Domino, from which it inherited its main style features.

The owner of the first hull has requested a three-cabin version, although the proposed standard version has four cabins, with the option of adding a fifth.

The aluminum planing hull can reach a maximum speed of 27.5 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots because of two MTU 12 V 4,000 M 93-liter, 3510 mho engines.

After the technical launch, a few weeks will be devoted to the completion of onboard outfitting, such as interior decor, before technical trials are performed.

The yacht will cruise across the Mediterranean Sea this summer before it is presented to the public at the 2014 Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes and in Monaco. It will then be delivered to its owner in Brazil.

“Today is a special day for Riva and for us all. The first page of a new story has just been written, which is also the latest of a 172-year-long adventure,” Ferretti Group CEO Ferruccio Rossi said in a statement. “This is indeed, for Mythos, the beginning of a path that we believe will be extremely successful; for Riva, in turn, it’s another exciting chapter of a book that we keep writing day after day, feeling great pride and responsibility. We are sure that the new flagship will be an extraordinary ambassador for its brand, for the Ferretti Group and for the entire Italian boating industry, a symbol of industrial know-how and unmistakable Italian beauty. We can’t wait to officially present it to all Riva enthusiasts all over the world.”

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