Bella Bellissima

The second of Riva’s 130 Bellissima flagships launches at the iconic brand’s La Spezia yard in Italy.

23 February 2023


Italian brand Riva – a part of the Ferretti Group – has been responsible for some iconic boats over its long history, including the legendary Aquarama design that celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022.

Over the past few years, the brand has moved into ever larger yachts, and at the end of January 2023 it launched the second of its flagship Riva 130 Bellissima models at its facility in La Spezia, Italy.

Styling of the Riva 130 Bellissima comes from the boards of Officina Italiana Design, founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, the studio which has been responsible for Riva designs for the last 27 years. The team work in partnership with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari.

At 40 metres LOA and with an 8-metre beam, the 130 Bellissima is the first planing flybridge yacht in the range to extend across three decks, with a full wide-body design that offers generous volumes while remaining under 300 gross tonnes.


The hull features carbon fibre, steel and glass, with three simple lines running along the profile including a windscreen with a slight forward rake similar to the Riva 48 Dolceriva.

“The name Bellissima perfectly expresses the spirit of this boat, a true work of art that has been a huge success on all four continents,” says Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi.

“With her sporty but at the same time extremely elegant lines, Riva 130’ Bellissima is the dream yacht of every owner in search of outstanding cruising performance combined with the feeling of being at home.”

The outdoor areas include the stern area, set low and open to the water, which is divided into a large beach club and a cockpit of over 60 square metres.

Forward, guests can choose between a lounge, a large sun pad and other intimate and inviting spaces. The exterior spaces are rounded out by an alfresco dining area for up to 10 people on the upper deck, and a relaxation area on the sundeck.

“The success this model is reporting is a credit to Riva’s commitment to always designing boats that navigate both in legend and in the future,” continues Galassi.

“The Riva 130 Bellissima is designed to be superlative and on entering the water becomes even more beautiful, powerful and poetic, like the boats that have written the brand’s history.”

The interior offers spacious, light-filled settings thanks to the large glazed surfaces extending along the full length of the main and upper decks. The interior design is contemporary with elements in steel, polished wood and leather.

The star feature is the large saloon on the main deck – with a 270-degree panoramic view and a height of over 2 metres, it features an imposing staircase with polished marble steps that not only connects the decks but is also a magnificent architectural element.

The cabin layout puts the master suite on the main deck and four cabins on the lower deck, separated by a large lobby and all with ensuite bathrooms. The crew area, made up of three cabins with bathrooms and a large living area, is forward, with reserved entrances and walkways to ensure the utmost privacy and tranquility for both the owner and guests.

Power comes from twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines giving the Riva 130 a top speed of 22.5 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.



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