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Curved, racy lines harmoniously design the profile of this yacht which encloses all the elegance of Riva style in her 28 meters, as always in a solution featuring its unique, original design. 92’ Duchessa is the product of a close working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, the studio that exclusively designs all yachts in the Riva range and AYT&D – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, the Ferretti Group’s naval research and design center.
The large windscreen integrates perfectly in the soaring, aggressive line of the 92’ Duchessa, providing an excellent view from the pilot station, whilst the large windows of the upper deck guarantee as much light as possible filters through to the salon and luncheon area. The chromatic balance between the warm shades of the black American walnut embellished with hand-sewn, leather inserts used for the furniture and bulkheads, and the white varnished wood of the flooring, replaced with white stone in marble powder in the dining area makes this environment both welcoming and comfortable.
The slightly raised pilot station is equipped with last generation instruments, and features a comfortable dinette for the crew with direct access to the flybridge and galley, the latter of which is completely accessorized and set lower on an intermediary level. A utility room has been created under the pilot station, where additional household appliances can be fitted. Alternatively, it can be used as a storage area.
At bow, the galley provides access to the three crew cabins, all with in-suite bathrooms. They can accommodate a total of five people, i.e. a captain and four crew members. Definition of a completely separate area for on-board staff, accessible directly through the two doors which open out onto the side gangways, guarantees total privacy for owners and their guests. Moreover, the low set galley and crew rooms have made it possible to optimize the space available in the lower salon, too, to create four large cabins amidships.
The wide master cabin is located astern, but separated from the engine room by the remote control area accessed from the cockpit and the large, full beam bathroom located behind the bed. Fitted with a shower and Jacuzzi, said bathroom guarantees total comfort and quietness. The owner cabin features a walk-in wardrobe and vanity unit, and is well-lit by two large, rectangular windows fitted on either side. Portholes at each end make it possible to air the environment naturally. Another two pairs of twin windows light the two guest cabins and the VIP cabin, too, not negatively influencing the outer design of the yacht, but rather integrating into it perfectly.
The two twin guest cabins, featuring parallel beds, are set amidships and the windows ensure they are well-lit, while towards the bow, the VIP cabin is also full beam, almost making it another master cabin. All the cabins feature in-suite bathrooms, whilst the day bathroom is on the upper floor.
The classical cockpit features a large teak table which can seat up to eight, thanks to a comfortable sofa and four folding chairs, the latter of which can be stored in the base of the table. An elegant stairway to the right provides easy access to the flybridge. A second, smaller living-room has been created at bow, where a teak table with a six-seater sofa and the sundeck are located, the latter has been enlarged to accommodate up to four people and can be shaded by an awning with easy manual opening.
A brand new feature on a Riva model, the flybridge is surmounted by a fiberglass hard top, whose sharp line inclined towards bow gives continuity to the yacht’s general profile, making her more aerodynamic and elegant. Moreover, the special advanced shape of the hard top makes it possible to use the layout of the flybridge better, providing shade from the sun’s rays sun at the pilot station and a small living-area, formed of two sofas and a teak table able to seat up to eight.
A centrally fitted Jacuzzi, which can be replaced by a smart mobile bar in the optional version separates it from the sundeck. The grill and wash basin, on the other hand, are set towards stern, in order to make sure owners and their guests are disturbed as little as possible. Moreover, the size of the flybridge means it can be equipped with a tender measuring up to 4.20 m in length, handled using a small crane.
Another special feature of this model is the garage. Closed by a folding door, it can house a tender measuring max. 3.20 m or a jet-ski. When lowered, a chaise-lounge on runners can be placed inside the garage, creating another area for relaxation, suspended directly over the water. Two ARG 4000 stabilizers guarantee the stability of the yacht both when moored and at sea, whilst the exclusive advanced entertainment system enables those aboard to play the same videos and music in both the salon and master cabin.
The opportunity to choose from a wide range of fabrics specially studied by Riva’s Style Office and add commercially available items to the furnishings, make the 92’ Duchessa an out-and-out semi-custom megayacht, able to respond to the requirements of the most demanding owners.
Riva and Ferretti Group The Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and marketing of luxury motor yachts, has an unparalleled portfolio of eight exclusive and prestigious brands, each with its own distinctive and unique features including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. Established in 1968 by Norberto Ferretti and led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and by the Chief Executive Officer Ferruccio Rossi, the Group operates a series of state-of-the-art production centers in Italy and in the United States, which integrate industrial production efficiency with unsurpassed attention to detail, typical of the artisan tradition of Italian craftsmanship.
The Group is also present in the USA through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Service Points specializing in the distribution and sale of Group brands throughout the North-American market, and in Asia through Ferretti Group Asia-Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as an office of representation and promotion in Shanghai. Moreover, a specialized network of approximately 60 selected dealers grants the Ferretti Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring Clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas throughout the world.
The Group has always been at the top of the yachting industry, due to constant product and process innovation and continuous research in innovative technology solutions. The Group’s comprehensive portfolio of yachts include flybridges, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi yachts and mega-yachts that are designed by highly specialized technicians, engineers and designers at the Advanced Yacht Technology & Design research and design center, who continuously develop and combine aesthetic, functional and innovative design solutions.
The team is constantly developing its internal expertise while working together with internationally renowned yacht designers and naval architects. As a result, Ferretti Group’s motor yachts have always been characterized by high quality, best – in – class safety features, outstanding performance at sea; together with exclusive designs and timeless elegance, which are unparalleled in the boating sector worldwide.
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