The Riva 110 Dolcevita is a spectacular 110-foot luxury flybridge superyacht with a raised pilothouse that debuted in Monte Carlo in 2017. A peerless call-back to the golden age of yachting, the Dolcevita is a harmonious marriage of traditional modernist design and high-performance technology with a stainless-steel frame beneath a fiberglass superstructure. The fine result of Ferretti Group Engineering’s collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, the Dolcevita by Riva Yachts is true to its name: life aboard this stunning cruising yacht is exceptionally sweet.
The first impression of the Dolcevita is its taut, streamlined profile, large, sweeping tinted windows, and the sheer visual impact of its size. Its swimming platform, too, is impressive, and features a submersible hatch, a proprietary development by the Ferretti Group Engineering Department – a typical tilting transom that creates a swim platform, but with a twist: the platform can be submerged in the water, flooding the garage to effortlessly launch and retrieve your tender. The tender garage can accommodate a Williams 565DJ and a Seadoo.
Just a few steps up from the swimming platform is the spacious aft deck with a C-shaped sofa and teak table for al fresco dining. Stainless-steel steps with handrails lead to the flybridge. Through to the salon, which can be fully opened to the aft deck, and you will notice a mammoth, long L-shaped seating area served by two coffee tables. The wood-panelled ceiling is so glossy you can look up and see your own reflection. Forward is a generous dining area that can accommodate 10 guests. It is hard to overstate the sense of elite luxury here: with real wood (rosewood predominates throughout), reflective steel brightwork, and a combination of glossy greys, whites, and browns, the Dolcevita resembles a spaceship imagined by Sophia Loren. Nevertheless, this vessel is not intimidating. Far from it, you simply feel at ease, as if you’ve always lived on a superyacht.
Located on the bow of the main deck, the sumptuous owner’s cabin enjoys complete privacy, completely separated from the other cabins’ bulkheads. As with the rest of the yacht, the owner’s suite features real rosewood, grey accents, and rich brown furnishings. The lower deck is separated into four luxe double cabins – three of which are classed as VIP suites – each with their own ensuite, with the crew quarters and galley at the bow. The forward starboard cabin features two twin beds that can slide together to create a double bed. A professional-level galley is located just forward of the dining area, perfectly positioned to serve the dining areas on both the main deck and flybridge.
In terms of outdoor space, there are several options aboard the Dolcevita. The foredeck serves as an outdoor lounge and sunbathing area, complete with sumptuous jacuzzi. The flybridge is perfect for entertaining friends and family, with several seating options aft as well as a U-shaped sofa with dining table and a full bar with two seats behind the helm.
The Dolcevita is equipped with two 2,000-series MTU V16s engines (with a combined 5,276hp, these reach a cruising speed of a little over 22 knots with a max speed of 26-knots, impressive for a yacht of this size) housed in a generously sized engine room.