Riva 56 Rivale

Riva has long been the undisputed master of the glamorous open-top sports cruiser, and the latest Riva 56 Rivale is a classic, taking the super-luxury GT cruising concept to another level. The hugely successful 52 Rivale that it replaces was always going to be a very hard act to follow, but Riva’s brilliant designers have exceeded all expectations with this new model.


To some, the Riva 56 Rivale will no doubt be simply a magnificent dayboat. But anyone looking to spend more time on board will find her to be a superbly comfortable cruiser, with a lavish owner's suite amidships, there's a choice of either two further cabins, or just one plus a crew cabin. And all finished in that inimitable Riva style, elegant perfection in every detail.

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In the great tradition of Riva, the profile and styling of the Riva 56 Rivale are nothing short of ravishing. Her huge and very classy cockpit offers sumptuous seating and loungers for at least a dozen people. There's a powered bimini to provide shade when you need it, or you can now choose the option of a fixed hardtop. The hidden steps onto the stern platform are a neat touch, magically revealing themselves on command! And the bathing platform can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.

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If you love the sensation of driving a sportsboat, but need a cruising boat or just something bigger, then the Riva 56 Rivale is the perfect solution. Here is a super-luxury motor yacht for 4 or 6, with the kind of sportscar handling that makes her tremendous fun to drive. Top speed is 38 knots (43mph) with the larger engine option.


Technical Data

Length overall56 ft 8 in / 17.27 m
Max Beam15 ft 7 in / 4.74 m
PropulsionShaft Drive
EnginesMAN V8-1000
Engine HP2 x 1000 hp
Max speed34 knots
Cruising speed28 knots
Range at cruising speed210 nm
EnginesMAN V8-1200
Engine HP2 x 1200 hp
Max speed38 knots
Cruising speed32 knots
Range at cruising speed200 nm
Cabins (ex crew)2/3
Berths (ex crew)4/6
Crew (2 cabin version)1

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