The Riva 68 Diable is a 67-foot open yacht built by the iconic Ferretti-owned boat-building brand Riva that was launched at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. Designed by the in-house Ferretti team working alongside naval stylists from Officina Italiana Design, the 68 Diable presents a sharp and super-modern profile finished in a striking shark grey paintjob that gives this powerful yacht the look of a silver bullet. A windscreen crafted from spherical crystals, an open cockpit with sloping side windows, knife-insert hull glazing, lavish outdoor lounge spaces and engines with real bite further enhance this yacht’s seductive allure.
Guests who wish to work on their tan will have quite a dilemma when boarding this vessel, as there are at least three options for relaxing in the bright sunshine. Out on the foredeck you will find a U-shaped Portuguese Bridge-style sofa decked out, as with all other outdoor furnishings, in hand-stitched leather. Across from this is another sofa with a backrest that connects to a three-seater sunpad with marina-facing views. At the stern end there is a three-panel elevated sunpad adjoining a transom sofa, and side steps down to a full-beam, teak-lined swimming platform where you can feel the waves lapping against your feet. Down here you will also discover access to a tender garage that is large enough to host a Williams 345, a Seabob and snorkeling equipment.
The teak-lined main-deck cockpit remains open at the rear for a breezy feel, while the carbon-fiber hard-top canopy features an electronic dual-opening sunroof to enhance that connection to the elements. The devil is truly in the details in here, where you will find not one but two wet-bar stations with a grill and icemaker aft that connect to a pair of L-shaped leather sofas. A mahogany-topped breakfast table, chrome and steel fixtures, surround-sound speakers, climate control and a widescreen UHD-TV make this yacht as livable as it is stylish. At the uncompromisingly modern port-side helm station, meanwhile, you will find XENTA electro-hydraulic steering, bow thruster controls, a joystick, a Dynamic Positioning System, a pair of Simrad touch-screen monitors, Humphree trim controls and a Boening engine display screen.
Across the spacious lower deck, you will find floors lined in plush carpeting with walls clad in deep-toned wengewood or dark crimson fiberglass and accents in glossy lacquer or softened stainless steel. Good head clearance, cinema-screen hull glazing, plenty of mirrored wall panels and an intuitive understanding for space-making ensure that below-deck rooms feel roomy and expansive. A lower dinette lounge sits across from an open galley with neutral colors, Corian work surfaces, a full-height fridge-freezer tower and all the modern conveniences required to cook gourmet meals. Also to be found down here is a day-head with a shower, a port-side twin cabin, an en-suite VIP double stateroom to the bow and a full-beam owner’s room amidship. This palatial suite impresses with a queen-sized bed, a double closet, side cabinets or space for a work-desk and a bathroom with a ceramic sink and a waterfall shower stall.
A pair of MAN V12 1650 diesel V-drive engines prompt top speeds breaking the 40-knot barrier with cruising speeds hitting a breath-taking 34 knots. At this lower pace you can expect a range of around 250 nautical miles, while a warped hull with spray rails proves to be both balanced and efficient as you attack the surf. As an optional extra you can fit this model with a Seakeeper NG9 stabilizer to eliminate roll while at anchor.