The Riva Ego 68 Super is a 68-foot sports yacht launched by Riva, the iconic, Ferretti-owned Italian boat-building brand back in 2008. Striking a fine balance between aggressive performance, contemporary curves and a luxury finish that takes inspiration from Riva’s rich nautical heritage, the Ego 68 Super brings the open yacht concept fully into the 21st century. Designed in partnership with naval stylists Officina Italiana, this sleek vessel was a smash hit with critics, with its initial iteration winning the titles for “European Power Boat of the Year”, and “Croatian Powerboat of the Year” as well as receiving the coveted “Millennium Yacht Design Award”. SI Yachts has the expert team in the industry to assist you in finding the perfect Riva Yacht for sale on the brokerage market.
Brash exteriors in black and bronze fiberglass contrast against the authentic teak decking and impeccable timber and steel bright work that seems to cover every square inch of this boat’s main deck. A double-width leather sunpad out on the foredeck provides a suitably trendy place to work on your tan, while a cavernous aft-cockpit offers a range of comfortable and stylish seating options. A pair of sofas at the transom surround an extending dining table, while a triple-width sunpad offers startling views out across the stern. There is also room back here for a wet-bar console with a grill, so that you can enjoy mixed drinks and light bites while staying in touch with the outdoors. Side steps lead down to a full-beam swimming platform and a capacious transom garage that can host an Avon 320 jet-tender.
Interiors take their cues from the very best of cool Mid-Century design, with discreet curves, handsome lines and subtle simplicity demonstrating Riva’s flair for restrained Italian style. You will find ivory-toned upholstery and cream leather accents in here, contrasting against washed teak surfaces, steel fixtures and hand-carved timber tables. There is a U-shaped lounge sofa to port hugging an extending cocktail table that can be used for a formal dining service, along with a trio of comfortable ottomans and a bespoke cabinet console. At the front of the main deck, you will find a modern helm station with ZF thruster controls, a GiB on-board monitoring system, joy-stick maneuvering, a trio of Raymarine or Garmin display screens, Furuno radar, compasses and VHF radio.
A spacious galley and dinette sits on a sunken level with an atrium-style open ceiling connecting to the upper-deck for plenty of natural light. The option for darker walnut wood down here, plush carpeting and mood lighting gives this level a more subdued feel, though widescreen hull windows offer splendid views out across the water. The kitchen boasts a full-height fridge-freezer unit, an induction hob, a combination oven and a steel sink, while the dinette features a tempered glass table that is surrounded by an L-shaped leather sofa. Cabins on yachts of this class are often an after-thought, but not here, as each stateroom impresses with plenty of head clearance, cushioned wall panels, mirrored surfaces, masses of storage and dedicated en-suite facilities. A VIP double to the bow boasts a skylight and a queen-sized bed, while a starboard twin has enough room for bedside cabinets. A full-beam owner’s stateroom to aft, meanwhile, features a queen-sized island bed, cabinetry, a chaise-longue, room for a work-desk, hanging closets and a bathroom lined in exotic timber with a Murano glass sink and a walk-in shower room with non-slip teak flooring.
Manning the helm at this super-quick vessel is bound to be a bit of an ego-trip, with top speeds of over 38 knots and cruising speeds of around 32 knots coming thanks to a pair of 1550MHP MAN V12 diesels.