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Mythos 122 by Riva, the first aluminium planing mega yacht

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The Ferretti Group iconic brand, Riva, launches the 122' Mythos, it's latest flagship. Riva 122' Mythos is the largest aluminum planning luxury yacht produced by the shipyard and it transfers perfectly the flair and the clean, elegant lines of all Riva models belonging to a new line made entirely in light aluminum alloy.

The design of this impressive vessel belongs to Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, the same team that is in charge of designing all the models of the Riva range, collaborating closely with Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT), the research and naval design center of the Feretti Group, and a skilful team of designers and architects, Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. The experienced CRN shipyard in Ancona will produce the Riva 122' Mythos; they specialize in the construction of super yachts up to 90m.

CRN and Riva are both brands of the Ferretti Group and have a historic partnership which traditionally constructs Riva mega yachts. This strong constructing tradition has more than 40 years of history, dating back to 1970 when Carlo Riva put an end to his contract with a Dutch shipyard he'd been working with up until then. This was a very successful shift that led to the launch of five 23.5m Marco Polo motor yachts and two 27m and 30m Vespucci yachts by the Carlo Riva Yacht Division between 1970 and 1978.

The Riva 122' Mythos bedroomThe CEO of Ferretti Group, Ferruccio Rossi, declares with pride: "Riva launches another amazing model. 122' Mythos features a harmonious and elegant line, keeping that magic aura which has been characterizing all the models of the famous brand for 170 years. We are thrilled that the historic partnership between Riva and CRN has been renewed for the development of this project, designed for coping with the growing demand for mega yachts featuring a unique and unmistakable style. Our major strength is the perfect pairing of Riva's painstaking care for detail, elegance, and design and CRN's know-how, craftsmanship and uniqueness in mega yacht construction".

In turn, Andrea Frabetti, Product Development Director of Ferretti Group, affirms: "Riva 122' Mythos is the first model of Riva's mega yachts completely made in light aluminium alloy. This planning model shall feature high technology and comfort, with top of the range and interesting performance. In this period, any project should be focused on consumption and range. This model, in particular, features a shaft line propulsion system with propellers designed for the utmost efficiency. The active stabilization system completes this project, entirely focused on the utmost comfort".

The Riva 122' Mythos' exteriorMauro Micheli, founder of Officina Italiana Design together with Sergio Beretta, sheds light on his idea for this new Riva masterpiece: "Explaining a craft and its project is always more difficult than designing it. The idea and the line of the new 122' took 10 minutes, but the difference stands in the time dedicated to the definition of details, those making this model unique. 122' Mythos represents the 'large scale continuation' of the Domino, a model which got through the crisis in the most complicated period. I am never completely satisfied with my job, but in the case of 122' Mythos I repeat what I said for the Domino: this craft comes from instincts, this is why it will be awarded. The careful but not aggressive design will make this yacht a milestone of the nautical sector, just like Aquariva, Rivarama, Rivale, which are still being produced after so many years post-launch. The synergy we found with the Ferretti Group makes us stronger in our work. Together, instinct comes to light, embodied by a new model. This is a new chapter of Riva's history".

The Riva 122' Mythos is over 37m long and 7.6m wide. The planning aluminum hull reaches a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots, due to its two MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L engines.

Guests aboard the Mythos can enjoy the time spent cruising in the elegant and spacious exteriors of the vessel. The main deck cockpit features a comfortable sun pad with enough space for a table for up to ten people. The dinette and the salon have large windows connected to the helm station that offer a marvelous panoramic view. The wide galley is located at the front of the deck, after the helm station and can also be accessed from the crew area of the lower deck.


2 * MTU 12 V 4000 M 93L power 3510 mhp / 2580 kW at 2100 rpm

SPEED (knots)

Maximum speed 27,5 knots

Crusing speed = maximum continuos speed 25 knots

RANGE (nautical miles)

Maximum speed 350 m.n.

Crusing speed - 25 knots 400 m.n.

Transfer speed - 20 knots 500 m.n.

Long Range speed - 11 knots 1000 m.n.


Loa = overall length (standard ISO 8666) 37,50 m. - 123 ft. 0 in.

Lh = Hull length (standard ISO 8666) 37,16 m. - 121 ft. 11 in.

Lwl = waterline length (boat fully laden) 32,37 m. - 106 ft. 2 in.

Maximun beam 7,60 m. - 24 ft. 11 in.

Depth under propellers (boat fully laden) 2,30 m. - 7 ft. 7 in.

Displacement unladen 140,00 ton. / lb. 308647

Displacement laden 163,00 ton. / lb. 359355

Maximun number of persons on board 20

Certification modules RINA S.p.A. HULL, • MACH, Y, Unrestricted Navigation

Riva Yachts

Building on a legend

1842. Lake d’Iseo. A sudden storm wreaks what appears to be irreparable havoc: damaged boats, disheartened fishermen with no means with which to work. But a skilled young carpenter, newly arrived in the area from Laglio on Lake Como, accomplishes a miracle, managing to repair most of the boats, earning himself the esteem and admiration of the people of the town.

This is how the Riva story began - from a man who became the master of his own destiny. The skilled carpenter was Pietro Riva, who had just arrived in Sarnico. Pietro opened his shipyard here, where it all began. This is where the very first Riva creations were built, yachts like nobody had ever seen before. Riva quickly became a well-known, highly esteemed company and the shipyard’s work continued to prosper under the management of Ernesto Riva, who succeeded his father. Ernesto introduced technical innovations which raised the quality of what was still artisan production.

He was also the person whose intuition led him to fit internal-combustion engines on the yachts. This was the period during which Riva produced large boats for transporting people and goods over the lake.

After the Great War, Serafino Riva made his mark on how the company would continue to be organised, transforming the shipyard’s esteemed products into a true brand, one which would go down in history. Resolutely putting the tiller hard over, production veered away from transportation towards motorboating, still at its very beginnings at that time. Spanning the 20s and 30s, the Riva family broke a number of records, winning several victories with its speedboats too, in both national and international competitions.

The 50s were Carlo Riva’s years, and those of pleasure boating, of the brand which had become a synonym for elegance, status and perfection. Materials chosen only from the very best available, painstaking care taken over detail, decades worth of artisan experience. Riva creations are an object of desire for kings and queens from all countries, as well as actors and actresses, sports champions, businesspeople and celebrities of all kinds. Still today, these jewels hold the glamour of that time in the past, with its paparazzi, scarved, sunglassed divas, romantic escapades on the water, cover love affairs, timeless luxury and elegance. Because Riva is passion and creation. As it was yesterday, it will be forever.

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