The Riva 85 Opera Super is a glorious 85-foot flybridge superyacht launched by the Ferretti-owned brand at Cannes in 2006. A collaboration between Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design, the 85 Opera Super is a restyling of the popular Opera 80. It is bigger and grander than its predecessor, with an imperious profile and lithe, sweeping lines and interiors that possess the understated opulence of a stately theater. If you're searching for a used Riva boat, let the team at SI Yachts use our network of boat buyers and sellers to find you the perfect vessel.
A generous swim platform and tender garage is flanked on either side by four short steps up to the cockpit, which features an al fresco dining area that seats up to eight guests. Stepping through the salon doors – which can be opened up to the cockpit for a more freeflowing atmosphere – and you’ll be struck by the impeccably gorgeous Caneletto walnut paneling, a rich chocolate brown that plays off the sumptuous leather and fabric furnishings. Three settees gather around a low, robust coffee table, bathed in the natural light provided by three elegant windows.
Up just a few short steps, the forward dining area can be opened to or separated from the lounge area with a wooden Venetian blind. The dining table seats up to eight guests and is situated at an angle for easy access to the day head. To port, there are stairs that lead up to the flybridge. The galley is also self-contained, nestled behind the wheelhouse with enough space for you or your chef to prepare a meal comfortably. The panel facing the dining room can be opened up to create a counter from which to serve the food.
The pilothouse features a helm station with three screens with MTU electronic engine controls and displays, as well as a Raymarine GPS (this may vary depending on the model), and levers instead of switches for trim tab control. There is also a C-shaped seating area in the pilothouse with a small table for captain and crew to enjoy.
The flybridge is a sight for sore eyes, designed in a semi-circular shape composed of two long, curving seats around a teak table. The bar and barbecue are located around the helm and a nearby sunbed is situated forward. A bimini top can be extended out to shelter the lion’s share of the flybridge. At the end of the flybridge is another stowage area for a jet ski and launching crane.
Up to four guest cabins (in some configurations, the fourth cabin is used as an office) are located below deck. The owner’s suite has a roomy en suite aft bathroom with a separate shower and bath, as well as a sink and toilet. Stunning wood paneling and marble floors and countertops give sense of sheer grandeur. At the bow, the VIP cabin is almost as opulent, with plenty of room for free movement and heaps of storage. This cabin, too, has a separate shower, toilet, and sink, fitted out with glossy Canaletto walnut that predominates throughout this model. Two twin cabins are located amidships, each with their own en suite bathroom. At the stern and behind a bulkhead are the separately accessed crew quarters with and two crew cabins and a shared head.