The Riva 122 Mythos is a 123-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by the iconic, Ferretti-owned, Italian boat-building brand Riva back in 2014. The largest vessel to ever leave the Riva Yachts shipyard and the firm’s first ever aluminum-hulled yacht, the 122 Mythos pairs a futuristic, streamlined style with the sort of luxury finish and attention to detail that have been Riva’s hallmark for one and a half centuries. Named as one of the “Best of the Best” at the 2015 Robb Report awards, this beautiful superyacht entrances with Regal Silver paintwork, bullet-sharp curves, dramatic glazing and the sort of performance you would expect from a racing boat.
The low-slung sundeck remains open to the elements for an unbeatable connection to the summer sun, and largely sticks to the serious business of relaxation. A triple-width leather sunpad to the rear connects to a full-size jacuzzi spa-pool, while up front there is a U-shaped dining sofa with an extending table and a steel-lined wet-bar station with a grill, an ice-chipper and chilled storage. There is also a fully equipped helm station up here with three Besenzoni piloting seats, offering great views out across a Venturi-style windshield to the bow.
A trio of modular raised sunbeds are fitted onto the foredeck, where you will also find a cocoon-style lounge area with a teak table, perfect for enjoying early evening aperitifs. Perhaps the most impressive outdoor space aboard the 122 Mythos, however, is the vast aft deck. This partially sheltered space is large enough to host a formal dining table for up to ten hungry guests, as well as a pair of L-shaped sofas nestled up against the transom wall. Centrally positioned steps down to a full-beam, teak-lined bathing platform are flanked on either side by a pair of stern garages where you can store a Williams jet-rib and a jet-ski. On the bathing platform itself you will find an innovative hydraulic panel that can be raised up to be used as a diving platform or extended into the sea for a submerged swimming seat.
Three sofas, a pair of armchairs, a leather-lined coffee table with bronze fringe, a drop-down HD TV, teak and steel-framed cabinetry, marble-effect or white oak flooring, Canaletto walnut surfaces and panoramic glazing combine to make this yacht’s huge salon one of the most sought-after in its class. This space flows freely towards a dining room with an eight-seater, tempered-glass dining table in one direction, while in the other hinged windows entirely retract for a seamless connection between salon and the aft-cockpit. At the very front of the main-deck there is an enclosed full-beam galley with live-in dimensions, private access to the crew quarters, Bosch appliances, Corian countertops, a slick white tone throughout and a dining booth. There is also a raised pilothouse on this level with a trio of Raymarine touch-screen panels, joy-stick maneuvering, VHF radio, thruster controls, radar, autopilot and an engine monitoring system.
Lower-deck rooms astound with vast amounts of head clearance, steel fixtures throughout, warm-toned timber across the walls and plush carpeting underfoot. Buyers can choose between a three-, four-, or five-cabin lay-out on the lower deck, with each room benefiting from en-suite facilities. The pick of the rooms on this level is the full-beam owner’s stateroom, where you can expect a walk-around cabinet with a home-entertainment system, quadruple mullions, a king-sized island bed, armchairs, a work-desk, a walk-in dressing room and a double bathroom with a wet-room and a sculpted ceramic sink.
You can expect top speeds in excess of 28 knots and cruising speeds of around 24 knots at half-loads thanks to a pair of brawny 3510MHP MTU 12V M93L diesel engines, while a fuel tank holding 4887 US Gallons will keep you at sea for days on end.