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Monday, August 10, 2009

Riva 60 Corsaro...the biggest Riva in the 80's

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The Riva 60 Corsaro was the biggest Riva in the late 80's.
She was powered by two 760hp diesel engines and could "glide powerfully over the waves at 31 knots" according to the original brochure.

The Riva 60 could accomodate up to 6 people + crew in her clever layout: there was one master cabin forward, one double guest cabin aft plus the famous bunk bed cabin to port (L shaped cabin).
A vertical ladder gave access to the crew cabin that was located in the bow near the master cabin.

The master cabin - click to enlarge

The original brochure shows a picture of the salon which was divided in two areas: to port was the dining area with a sofa and a table. There was a comfortable L shaped sofa with a burr coffee table to starboard.
The central helm station came with a bouble banquette and there was a central built-in TV set with a VHS player.
As usual with the Riva shipyard, the interior boasted the finest Italian craftsmanship with a sophisticated burr woodwork and a dark blue laminate.

The main salon - click to enlarge

The port guest cabin - click to enlarge

Her large aft cockpit could accomodate...a folding table and a pair of deckchairs.

Nowadays, such yacht interiors are regarded as out-of-date but the Riva 60 Corsaro continues to offer plenty of storage space and a seaworthy hull...

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